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(Wired)   120-foot long jellyfish loves global warming and will haunt your dreams   (wired.com) divider line 19
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2014-06-14 09:12:59 PM  
Iä!  Iä!
 
2014-06-14 10:44:07 PM  
Meanwhile in Australia....
 
2014-06-14 10:45:44 PM  
An entire ocean of NOPE!
 
2014-06-14 11:16:24 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Iä!  Iä!


93

/That is all
 
2014-06-14 11:25:38 PM  
mouth.. that also functions as its anus

They must be putting themselves through college and need the money.
 
2014-06-15 12:11:08 AM  
No brain and a mouth that's also an asshole...must be republicans.
 
2014-06-15 01:00:51 AM  
Can we genetically engineer a 120-ft-long peanutbutterfish?
 
2014-06-15 01:26:31 AM  
These guys get to be pretty numerous in the Puget Sound in the late summer, fall. Their sting hurts like a motha-efa.

CSB time: Last summer, I was out sailing with my girlfriend in the Sound and anchored off a nice, secluded state park island. Being the studly stud, I told her I was going to take a quick skinny dip off the boat (the water is 53 degrees, so it was going to be quick). Just as I was lowering the stern ladder and getting ready to hop in, one of these sizable Lion's mane jelly came drifting from under the boat and right through the center of the swim ladder. Had I jumped in 5 seconds earlier, I would have taken the thing full frontal to the crotch as I was getting in.

Lesson learned: don't skinny dip in the Puget Sound.

Also, just because I have it, here's a photo I snapped of the business end of a Lion's Mane while scuba diving - when I was training students on a night dive near Tacoma, WA.
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/interestingly, they don't always leave their tentacles out - sometimes, like above, they'll have them pulled almost all the way in
 
2014-06-15 02:09:26 AM  
My tentacles tend to withdraw in cold water too.
 
2014-06-15 08:48:01 AM  
120-foot long jellyfish loves global warming and will haunt hunt you down in your dreams

This is why I hate the ocean and everything in it.
 
2014-06-15 08:57:07 AM  

Destructor: 120-foot long jellyfish loves global warming and will haunt hunt you down in your dreams

This is why I hate the ocean and everything in it.


Me too.  I take joy every time I poop in water because of this.
 
2014-06-15 10:40:34 AM  
Like Monica's dress and Bill Clinton's sperm, this article is riddled with outdated pop culture references. As interesting as reading about this kind of naturey stuff is, I had to roll my eyes at the references, and then out right stop when it got too much for me to take this man-child (or perhaps woman-child) of a writer seriously.

There's definitely a time and place for that kind of irreverent literary self-gratification, just like there was a time for feeding your Tamagotchi. Heck, maybe even if the reference is timely and just perfect for the topic du jour, then okay shove it in there (remember how you used to shove those VHS tapes into the VCR?).

But, if you find you have to work really hard to pepper every other sentence and/or paragraph with stale references that by and large the average person would describe as stretch (and not a good sretch, I loved Stretch Armstrong toys, those were good stretches, these are not).

Hey Wired, can I have a job? A writing job. Not a Steve Jobs. Because Steve Jobs is dead, and that's the kind of Steve I don't want. I mean job, not Steve. I want a job.
 
2014-06-15 12:01:22 PM  
Interesting.  I would have thought the term "oral arms" would have been much more salacious.
 
2014-06-15 02:45:59 PM  

dobro: No brain and a mouth that's also an asshole...must be republicans.


Leave it to politicians...you never go ass to mouth!
 
2014-06-15 03:05:24 PM  

MechaPyx: dobro: No brain and a mouth that's also an asshole...must be republicans.

Leave it to politicians...you never go ass to mouth!


Barnie Frank would disagree.
 
2014-06-15 08:11:47 PM  

MrHappyRotter: man-child (or perhaps woman-child)


did you just mean `child` (of a writer)?

ffs
 
2014-06-15 10:50:37 PM  
You know who'd be able to fix this? Aquaman. Just saying.
 
2014-06-16 06:38:44 AM  

AngryDragon: Interesting.  I would have thought the term "oral arms" would have been much more salacious.


It is.  To a cnidarian.
 
2014-06-16 06:48:31 AM  
I rather enjoyed their picture captions. +1
 
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