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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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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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