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Giant one-celled organisms discovered over six miles below the ocean's surface
mongabay.com ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jeremy Hance

Posted on 11/05/2011 2:55:33 PM PDT by neverdem

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1 posted on 11/05/2011 2:55:35 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 11/05/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: neverdem

Check Pelosi’s vault!


3 posted on 11/05/2011 2:57:36 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Anoreth

I bet you wouldn’t have gone swimming there, if you’d known.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 2:57:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm sure your dog likes you.)
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To: Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; Battle Axe; null and void; ...

macro micro ping


5 posted on 11/05/2011 2:58:27 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

“...the size of a mango...”
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A strange use of comparison.
How big is a mango?
Not something I commonly compare things to...


6 posted on 11/05/2011 2:58:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: neverdem

7 posted on 11/05/2011 2:59:34 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

She was swimming 6 miles down?
What a set of lungs!


8 posted on 11/05/2011 3:00:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: neverdem

A conference of lawyers?


9 posted on 11/05/2011 3:00:32 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: neverdem

Largest single cell going, is said to be the ostrich egg. Bigger than your mango.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 3:02:35 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Time to hit the reset button on the American experiment.)
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To: neverdem

What a miserable existence. Way down there, so deep and dark and cold...

On the other hand, they never have to watch any of those asinine Flo progressive commercials...
Every cloud has a silver lining!


11 posted on 11/05/2011 3:04:22 PM PDT by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Lady Lucky
There are probably even bigger ones deeper down, particularly into the lower regions of the crust.

Rather than imagining life coming into existence in the upper reaches of the ocean, or filtering in from space, it may have simply oozed out from below and worked it's way to the top of the crust.

12 posted on 11/05/2011 3:08:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Repeal The 17th
-----How big is a mango?----

Roughly the size of a Mariana Trench xenophyophore

13 posted on 11/05/2011 3:10:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Repeal The 17th
How big is a mango?

That would 1/17th the size of a Durian. Who knew liberals could survive so deep?
14 posted on 11/05/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: neverdem

Michael Moore eggs?


15 posted on 11/05/2011 3:15:43 PM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: neverdem
Spock was attacked by one of these once:


16 posted on 11/05/2011 3:18:44 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: neverdem

I think there are also a lot of giant one celled organisms at all the Occupuke protests.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 3:28:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: neverdem
Hit 'em before they replicate!


18 posted on 11/05/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Repeal The 17th; Anoreth

Abilities unknown to ordinary humankind.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm sure your dog likes you.)
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To: bolobaby

...Yea, Cousin to the blob...


20 posted on 11/05/2011 3:44:17 PM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: Tax-chick

Some of us, if I recall correctly, can breathe water?
I believe it must be the Irish blood.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 4:00:42 PM PDT by Anoreth (It's not stupid, it's advanced!)
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To: neverdem
"These and many other structurally important organisms in the deep sea need our stewardship as human activities move to deeper waters."

Translation:

Stop all deep-water drilling now. Save the xenophyophores.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 4:05:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Anoreth

No deep-sea diving after drinking whiskey, please. We’d rather have you than your life insurance settlement!


23 posted on 11/05/2011 4:07:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm sure your dog likes you.)
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To: Tax-chick

Bill can use it to buy a stupid Ipod to keep his crappy music on.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 4:47:29 PM PDT by Anoreth (It's not stupid, it's advanced!)
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25 posted on 11/05/2011 5:13:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Repeal The 17th
“...the size of a mango...” - A strange use of comparison.

Would you rather a comparison to an Android?

How big is an Android?
26 posted on 11/05/2011 5:18:31 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: neverdem

Ok, but do they taste good?


27 posted on 11/05/2011 5:23:04 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bigg Red

Mark


28 posted on 11/05/2011 5:36:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Maryland girl, born and bred)
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To: Jet Jaguar; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Jet Jaguar.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 5:36:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: neverdem

“A one-celled organism the size of a mango...” Does an ostrich egg count?


30 posted on 11/05/2011 6:13:27 PM PDT by redhead (Don't START with me...you know how I get.)
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To: neverdem

I’m sure the Democrats have just registered it to vote.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 6:25:41 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder what it tastes like fried?


32 posted on 11/05/2011 6:51:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: adorno
How big is an Android?

About 5'11".


33 posted on 11/05/2011 6:56:41 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Rebelbase

It’s bloody seafood. It’s bleedin’ seafood flavor. :’)


34 posted on 11/05/2011 6:58:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rebelbase

Chicken. Always chicken.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 7:41:10 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: neverdem
I am willing to bet that they have a higher IQ than the average OWS protester.
36 posted on 11/05/2011 7:48:40 PM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he says "The F'ing MUSLIMS attacked the USA and are the enemy")
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To: neverdem

"I, for one, welcome our new single-celled overlords..."

37 posted on 11/05/2011 7:52:30 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Lady Lucky

It doesn’t actually say in the article, but I imagine this is more like a slime mold. Many slime molds have multiple nuclei but only one common cell membrane. The largest of these get to be well over 100 sq ft.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 9:43:44 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: neverdem

How do they know that’s a single cell?


39 posted on 11/05/2011 11:13:13 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: neverdem
This find of living things in The Mariana Trench is amazing to me
(God sure works in mysterious ways).

At the depth of these things the pressure exerted on them is 15,750 psi or 2,268,000# / Sq Ft. Maybe that's why they're One Celled? A Compound Structure (multi-celled) would be crushed. (this I would spend money for studying)

(the Mariana Trench is one place I'd hate to be dropped into with 'cement shoes'. Though I'd be long dead before reaching bottom the descent wouldn't be pretty.)

40 posted on 11/06/2011 3:44:38 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Assuming that this is a serious question, a mango is a tropical fruit about the size of a human fist. That means that these single cell organisms are huge, as one normally thinks of single cell organisms as being, literally, microscoopic, i.e. only visible in a microscope.


41 posted on 11/06/2011 5:38:14 AM PST by AndyJackson
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“...a mango is a tropical fruit about the size of a human fist...”
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I know, just my flippant comment and point being that,
a more logical comparison would have been to the size of a fist.
Why, of all things, would someone compare something to the size of a mango?
Certainly not the first thing that would come to most folk’s mind.


42 posted on 11/06/2011 5:57:09 AM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: neverdem
""These and many other structurally important organisms in the deep sea need our stewardship as human activities move to deeper waters."

Translation: another way ecofascists can lock-up areas from mineral exploration

43 posted on 11/06/2011 1:21:42 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: FrogMom
How do they know that’s a single cell?

It was blogging on singlecellmatch.com 8*)

44 posted on 11/06/2011 1:23:57 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: neverdem
I'm a single-cell organism.

Wanna see my nucleus?

:)

45 posted on 11/06/2011 1:29:48 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Repeal The 17th
How big is a mango? hmmm about 5'6" or so ;)
46 posted on 11/06/2011 8:11:24 PM PST by gopheraj
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To: Free Vulcan

Yep. Tastes like chicken... only different.


47 posted on 11/07/2011 8:20:09 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Condor51
At the depth of these things the pressure exerted on them is 15,750 psi or 2,268,000# / Sq Ft.

They probably don't feel a thing since the pressure inside of them is also 15,750 psi or 2,268,000# / Sq Ft.

48 posted on 11/07/2011 8:28:31 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: PALIN SMITH
A conference of lawyers?

I believe the actual term (similar to a "pride of lions") would be an argument of lawyers.

I would have preferred an infernum or a slime but it wasn't my call...

Cheers!

49 posted on 11/14/2011 8:52:46 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SIDENET
You've got some HOT Golgi bodies.

Cheers!

50 posted on 11/14/2011 8:55:05 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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