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(9News (Australia))   This tasty 'wandering meatloaf' chiton comes with a rare mineral in its teeth for extra flavor. Subby will pass on eating this mollusk   ( divider line
    More: Weird, Argonne National Laboratory, Teeth, meatloaf' chiton, rare mineral, Meat Loaf, Tooth, 3D printer ink, teeth of a living organism  
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2021-06-01 1:52:11 AM  
It seems more to be a rare mineral used as an abrasive.  I wonder if there's a way to train these things to lick / grind barnacles from submerged structures.
2021-06-01 2:14:09 AM  
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2021-06-01 2:41:36 AM  
I can think of many uses for this.

We need to find out how many there are before we go all corporate on this.
2021-06-01 5:59:04 AM  
A quick google search indicates that while you can eat these, the experience is akin to eating an extremely fish-scented tire.

Best to just stick to throwing these in a hand-cranked sausage grinder attached to a 3D printer or whatever the guys in TFA are planning.
2021-06-01 9:34:35 AM  
So long, wandering meatloaf.  Enjoy extinction.
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