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The ugliest thing I ever saw

  1. Apr 2, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    A recent National Geographic magazine shows a picture of a naked mole rat. This is about the ugliest and most pathetic looking animal I think I've ever seen. I didn't spot the NG article online, but I found another image that conveys the idea. Do we have any other favorites?

    http://img72.exs.cx/img72/8599/molerat3sp.jpg
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  3. Apr 2, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    oh yes, please keep it clean folks. :biggrin:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2005 #3
    Naked mole rats?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2005 #4
    Thanks for posting the picture :yuck:
     
  6. Apr 2, 2005 #5

    brewnog

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    On the plus side, it does have the strongest jaw muscle for any mammal its size.

    You win some you lose some...
     
  7. Apr 2, 2005 #6

    SOS2008

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    Yes, they usually wear the traditional mole rat costume, and as you can see from the photo, it's best if they keep their costumes on.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2005 #7

    SOS2008

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    I was going to say the ugliest things I've ever seen, but couldn't decide on:

    1) This rash that won't go away (or maybe a boil on...?)
    2) The guy next to me when I woke up this morning (Boy I had too much to drink last night!)
    3) What I saw last night:

    http://img20.exs.cx/img20/9164/nicecrack2xx.th.jpg
     
  9. Apr 2, 2005 #8

    cronxeh

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    actually i wasnt repulsed by this at all..

    i think i might go into biology after physics in the end.. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 2, 2005 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    FYI, they also use the earth's magnetic field for navigation. The NG article showed them holding their little compasses. :biggrin:
     
  11. Apr 2, 2005 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    I hear that more and more women are working as plumbers.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2005 #11

    Danger

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    Well that one had better stay away from my pipes. :yuck:
     
  13. Apr 2, 2005 #12
    Good God has that woman no friends? Surely someone would tell her that her .....ummm Grand canyon has excaped?
     
  14. Apr 2, 2005 #13

    Danger

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    Grand perhaps, but it sure ain't great.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2005 #14

    Moonbear

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    Well, you'd think she'd notice the draft! :bugeye:



    Ivan, is that mole rat in the center pregnant?! It really seems to be bulging in the middle quite a bit. That, or it's got some horrid tumor. None of the others seem to be shaped quite that way. It's a good thing they're moles; when you look like that, it's much better to be blind. :rofl:
     
  16. Apr 2, 2005 #15
    Is it a female that talks alot?
     
  17. Apr 2, 2005 #16

    cronxeh

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    is it me or those rats are dead??
     
  18. Apr 2, 2005 #17

    Moonbear

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    Well, you don't seem dead either. No, they're not dead, they do look all piled up, probably staged for the photo, but they're supposed to be that ugly.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2005 #18

    Danger

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    Since you're new here, I'll excuse your redundancy.

    Must be you... but I was gonna blame it on Brewnog's aftershave. :uhh:
     
  20. Apr 2, 2005 #19
    The Naked Truth about Mole-Rats
    by Jill Locantore
    Endowed? Well that's one word...
    They don't need to be concerned about appearances, because no one sees them--they don't even see one another (good thing, for mating purposes, and talk about mothers who think their babies are cute).

    As for the other photo, I haven't found data on this species yet, so can't make a "wise crack" at this time...
     
  21. Apr 2, 2005 #20

    Moonbear

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    :mad: Okay sisters, which method should we use for torturing this one? I think Hypatia brought up the topic of boiling in oil recently. I don't think we've done that one yet. :devil:
     
  22. Apr 2, 2005 #21

    Danger

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    <overhears Moonbear and sneaks rapidly back to another thread before being detected>
     
  23. Apr 2, 2005 #22

    Moonbear

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    You'll get yours too, don't worry. I'm thinking we may need to arrange for a few surprises in the cancer clinic.
     
  24. Apr 2, 2005 #23

    brewnog

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    Sorry bud, that's 100% au naturelle.

    Next time you need an excuse for a smell, give me 24 hours notice and I'll be sweatier than a nun in a cucumber factory.
     
  25. Apr 2, 2005 #24

    Danger

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    :shy: Oh goodie! :smile: I like surprises! (Will there be cake too?) :tongue2:

    :rofl: :rofl:As much as it galls me to admit defeat, I got nothin' to top that.
     
  26. Apr 2, 2005 #25
    Uh-oh. I guess I should stay in the weeds for awhile too... Maybe make ammends by working at the cucumber factory?
     
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