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(Mental Floss)   Sixteen amazing facts about Sea-Monkeys   ( divider line
    More: Cool, sea-monkeys, Casper the Friendly Ghost, pet foods, cysts, oxidants, aquatic ecosystem, hatchlings, Wikimedia Commons  
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2014-05-17 02:26:42 AM  
2014-05-17 10:07:17 AM  
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They can talk, sing, and write for Esquire.
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2014-05-17 11:08:30 AM  
These are actual accessories you can buy for Sea Monkeys:

A Sea Monkey watch, so you can bash your shrimp's heads into walls all day long!
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A Sea Monkey race track:

A Sea Monkey space shuttle:

A Sea Monkey pen:
2014-05-17 11:14:00 AM  

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2014-05-17 11:15:53 AM  
The man who marketed shrimp in a glass box, is himself a man in a glass booth.  Fascinating!
2014-05-17 11:18:42 AM  
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2014-05-17 11:42:23 AM  
So wait, they're not primates?
2014-05-17 11:43:47 AM  
If sea men come from sea monkeys, why are there still sea monkeys?  Tell me that, smart guy.
2014-05-17 12:03:23 PM  
My wife keeps a sea-monkey tank in her work room. Its going really really well.

Heres a little 12 second video

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2014-05-17 02:19:55 PM  
Curiously absent - oh, no, wait, they covered that: THEY DON'T REALLY LOOK LIKE THE CREATURES ON THE PACKAGING.
2014-05-17 02:39:38 PM  
Came for the South Park reference. Leaving satisfied.
2014-05-17 02:41:41 PM  
Props to the author. They really went all out and did their research for this sea monkey story.  I now know more than I wanted to know about sea monkeys.
2014-05-17 03:29:47 PM  
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2014-05-17 03:35:16 PM  

Zombalupagus: Curiously absent - oh, no, wait, they covered that: THEY DON'T REALLY LOOK LIKE THE CREATURES ON THE PACKAGING.

And they ain't wearing any bikinis either.  Filthy liars!
2014-05-17 03:38:18 PM  
Sadly, we missed the opportunity to buy real monkeys.
2014-05-17 04:19:30 PM  

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well, if had bothered to keep reading, you discover that the brine shrimp that are sold as sea monkeys are a product of cross breeding to yield a strain of brine shrimp that are more resilient to the whole sea monkey, instant life process that results in more viable, and longer lived survivors.

so.. yes, you are correct in the notion that Brine shrimp, do indeed exist in nature, but the article is Technically correct in the assertion that the brine shrimp sold as sea-monkeys most likely do not actually exist in nature unless the special sea monkey strain has managed to have escaped captivity and has set up a viable population in the wild.

And, of course technically correct is the best kind of correct..
2014-05-18 04:10:07 PM  

Heliovdrake: My wife keeps a sea-monkey tank in her work room. Its going really really well.

Wow, details please. I want a tank like that.
2014-05-18 05:23:29 PM  
I watched part of The Amazing Sea Monkeys (1992-     ) with Howie Mandel as the mad scientist who embiggens some sea monkeys. It's very much a low budget kid's show with standard sitcom plots and three stooge ripoffs as the three human-sized sea monkeys. However, I'd probably buy the 11 episode run at $9.99 or less, maybe even $12.
2014-05-18 05:28:30 PM  
An alternative to sea monkeys is Triop, a crustacean that resembles a tiny horseshoe crap. I had some once. They are cannibals so you tend to end up with one big one (perhaps a inch long). They live in muddy water and probably could use some places to hide from each other. The dehydrated powder they come in may include daphnia or water bears. These are quite interesting in their own right. Read about water bears. They are amazing litle beasties. You can get the kits in toy stores and museum gift shops.
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