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is it a bird, is it a reptile? no, it's the platypus

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:00 am
by Liesbeth
I think it's high time we paid some attention to one of the strangest creatures on this earth: the platypus. Yesterday it became clear that, yes: Platypus genome is as weird as its looks

Good news:
The draft genome sequence should also help to end the platypus's identity crisis.

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:06 am
by grant
Milk and eggs! Milk and eggs!

Platypus breakfast hour is milk and eggs!

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:19 pm
by John
I just spent four hours reading about platypuses...er...platypi? Dammit!

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:10 pm
by Harvey Winters
APL said they're wicked poisonous, who knew?!?!?!?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:52 am
by Liesbeth
Ah, John, time well spent!

Harvey Winters wrote:APL said they're wicked poisonous, who knew?!?!?!?

I did! But then again I have a husband who loves platypuses. It's only the male species who have it though.

I love its Dutch name vogelbekdier, which means 'bird beak animal'.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:16 pm
by Betty Felon
Liesbeth wrote:
I love its Dutch name vogelbekdier, which means 'bird beak animal'.


Vogelbekdier would make a great board moniker. If that is what you are waiting for lurkers...

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:09 am
by Moni
The german name is a little less spectacular, it's just Schnabeltier (beak-animal). Sorry for the letdown.


Oh and, Neil Young got his own spider, and with all the supernerds drawn to TLW I wonder how long until we get a cordylus johnrodericki or something.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:28 am
by grant
Lutra johnrodericki, surely.

Or perhaps Teuthis....

Roy Orbison has a beetle, you know.

Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:27 pm
by longtimecoming
poot spray!

i just spent my time at the library, looking up bop magazine.

poof!

platypus? how about them there platypus fights with seabert the friendly sealion. ah, sorry. that was just the bookreport i finished.


go sharpay, go!