Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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   (9news.com.au) divider line
    More: Weird, Argonne National Laboratory, Teeth, meatloaf' chiton, rare mineral, Meat Loaf, Tooth, 3D printer ink, teeth of a living organism  
•       •       •

919 clicks; posted to STEM » on 31 May 2021 at 11:53 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



5 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
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  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comView Full Size
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comView Full Size
 
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.
 
Displayed 5 of 5 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.