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

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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.
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Milk and eggs! Milk and eggs!

Platypus breakfast hour is milk and eggs!
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I just spent four hours reading about platypuses...er...platypi? Dammit!
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APL said they're wicked poisonous, who knew?!?!?!?
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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'.
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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...
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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.
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Post by grant »

Lutra johnrodericki, surely.

Or perhaps Teuthis....

Roy Orbison has a beetle, you know.
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Post 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!
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