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(Scientific American)   The Kingslayer is a spineless jellyfish   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line 27
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2013-10-07 08:23:21 AM  
Well, wouldn't it be beneficial (for the king) if the king's layer was extra-flexible?
 
2013-10-07 10:06:39 AM  
FTFA:

"(And now would be a good time to mention that there's a book by Sydney-based author, Wendy Lewis, that recounts King and Jordon's tragic encounters with these jellyfish called  See Australia and Die. SEE AUSTRALIA AND DIE. Help I live here and my cat brings spiders into my house through the window.)"

Lulz.
 
2013-10-07 10:33:17 AM  
Get the Japenese on this.
 
2013-10-07 10:43:07 AM  
Jaime Lannister is many things, but I wouldn't call him spineless.
 
2013-10-07 10:44:16 AM  
While fascinating, I'm starting to have the opinion that jelly-fish go from being fairly useless annoyance to freaking nasty killing machines that serves absolutely no real purpose aside screwing with people and animals/fish, and should be eradicated.

From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.

Similar to mosquitoes and flies.. the world wouldn't miss them and be a better place without them.
 
2013-10-07 10:45:38 AM  

imfallen_angel: While fascinating, I'm starting to have the opinion that jelly-fish go from being fairly useless annoyance to freaking nasty killing machines that serves absolutely no real purpose aside screwing with people and animals/fish, and should be eradicated.

From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.

Similar to mosquitoes and flies.. the world wouldn't miss them and be a better place without them.




You know who else wanted to eleminate a population?
 
2013-10-07 10:55:46 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: You know who else wanted to eleminate a population?


Aerys Targaryen?
 
2013-10-07 11:06:41 AM  

imfallen_angel: While fascinating, I'm starting to have the opinion that jelly-fish go from being fairly useless annoyance to freaking nasty killing machines that serves absolutely no real purpose aside screwing with people and animals/fish, and should be eradicated.

From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.

Similar to mosquitoes and flies.. the world wouldn't miss them and be a better place without them.


Not sure about the "use" of mosquitoes, but flies assist in the breakdown of dead creatures, and they feed fish and other animals.
 
2013-10-07 11:11:58 AM  
Here I thought the title meant Rothfuss finally got around to writing the third book. Then I realized that was just crazy talk.
 
2013-10-07 11:12:28 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: imfallen_angel: While fascinating, I'm starting to have the opinion that jelly-fish go from being fairly useless annoyance to freaking nasty killing machines that serves absolutely no real purpose aside screwing with people and animals/fish, and should be eradicated.

From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.

Similar to mosquitoes and flies.. the world wouldn't miss them and be a better place without them.

Not sure about the "use" of mosquitoes, but flies assist in the breakdown of dead creatures, and they feed fish and other animals.


Mosquitoes exist to help us bring Jurassic Park to life. After I get my bet Raptor, then we can start thinking about killing off all the mosquitoes in the world and wipe them from the history books.
 
2013-10-07 11:16:44 AM  

kronicfeld: StoPPeRmobile: You know who else wanted to eleminate a population?

Aerys Targaryen?


www.reactiongifs.us
 
2013-10-07 11:22:11 AM  
Of course my first reaction was "Rand Al'Thor? Spineless?"
 
2013-10-07 11:42:39 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Not sure about the "use" of mosquitoes, but flies assist in the breakdown of dead creatures, and they feed fish and other animals.


There's many other insects that does that and aren't a pest like flies are. The nutritional value of flies is extremely low, and the risk of them carrying diseases is quite high.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23231935/insect-food-facts-caterpillar s- are-popular-flies-not
 
2013-10-07 11:45:20 AM  

The Kingslayer is a spineless jellyfish


Winter is coming.


No really, it is. We're in October.
 
2013-10-07 11:48:58 AM  

imfallen_angel: While fascinating, I'm starting to have the opinion that jelly-fish go from being fairly useless annoyance to freaking nasty killing machines that serves absolutely no real purpose aside screwing with people and animals/fish, and should be eradicated.

From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.

Similar to mosquitoes and flies.. the world wouldn't miss them and be a better place without them.


Lots of things eat jellyfish, notably sea turtles. Ditto for mosquitoes. They're good eating for dragonflies and other aerial insectovores. Guinea worms, on the other hand...
 
2013-10-07 11:51:14 AM  

kronicfeld: StoPPeRmobile: You know who else wanted to eleminate effeminate a population?

Aerys Targaryen?


Eric Cantor?
 
2013-10-07 11:53:13 AM  

nmrsnr: Jaime Lannister is many things, but I wouldn't call him spineless.


He's a fascinating character, whatever else you say about him. I'm amazed at how he's developing.
 
2013-10-07 11:53:49 AM  

bdub77: Of course my first reaction was "Rand Al'Thor? Spineless?"


Oh good, I'm not the only one missing letters in things today.

/Did the same thing.
 
2013-10-07 11:54:34 AM  

bdub77: Of course my first reaction was "Rand Al'Thor? Spineless?"


Lews Therin Telamon, but that was my first thought too.
 
2013-10-07 12:06:08 PM  

Once and Future Lurker: bdub77: Of course my first reaction was "Rand Al'Thor? Spineless?"

Lews Therin Telamon, but that was my first thought too.


Same dude.
 
2013-10-07 12:06:53 PM  

nmrsnr: Jaime Lannister is many things, but I wouldn't call him spineless.


Backbone is a word for spine. Boneback is a word for incest.
 
2013-10-07 12:20:43 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Here I thought the title meant Rothfuss finally got around to writing the third book. Then I realized that was just crazy talk.


Getting close to finishing the first book. Trying to put it off, because I know once I finish this book, I'll HAVE to read "The Wise Man's fear", and then I'll go "GOD DAMNIT RELEASE BOOK THREEEEEEE"
 
2013-10-07 12:31:19 PM  
"Order my book, Zombie tits, astronaut fish and other weird animals "
 
2013-10-07 01:02:19 PM  

imfallen_angel: From what I've read, they aren't on anything's menu, so aren't even part of the food chain, and if something does eat them, other things would probably substitute them easily.


Sea turtles like to eat jellyfish.
 
2013-10-07 01:55:47 PM  

SmackLT: kronicfeld: StoPPeRmobile: You know who else wanted to eleminate a population?

Aerys Targaryen?

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Indeed. Well worth the price of my post.
 
2013-10-07 06:54:18 PM  
Yet another reason to stay the hell out of Australia (and its nearby waters!).  Seems like everything there is designed to kill you in the most painful and heinous way possible.
 
2013-10-07 07:13:01 PM  
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