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Nature is not unlike your lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger*…

 

Good advice above. The pointy end belongs to the viperfish, whose teeth are so long that they have to curve around its face when it closes its mouth. Fishbase says that it’s “harmless” to humans, which is exactly what the viperfish wants you to think.

Source: Pacificoceanwork

From the giant squid to the humble hook worm, readers will find a compendium of carnivorous creatures at Nature Wants to Eat You.

* a paraphrase of Ace Ventura (from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls)

 

As we rethink that picnic, we might might send hearty birthday wishes to botanist Albert Francis Blakeslee; he was born on this date in 1874.  While Blakeslee contributed to our store of natural knowledge in a variety of ways (e.g., he became an expert on the poisonous jimsonweed via his use of it in genetic experiments), he is probably best remembered for his pioneering work on the sexuality of fungi.

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November 9, 2011 at 1:01 am

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