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I believe it may well be of interest to some members to know that the pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

 

There again most people may not even care :)

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I'd like to be under the sea

In an octopus' garden in the shade

He'd let us in, knows where we've been

In his octopus' garden in the shade

 

I'd ask my friends to come and see

An octopus' garden with me

I'd like to be under the sea

In an octopus' garden in the shade.

 

We would be warm below the storm

In our little hideaway beneath the waves

Resting our head on the sea bed

In an octopus' garden near a cave

 

We would sing and dance around

because we know we can't be found

I'd like to be under the sea

In an octopus' garden in the shade

 

We would shout and swim about

The coral that lies beneath the waves

(Lies beneath the ocean waves)

Oh what joy for every girl and boy

Knowing they're happy and they're safe

(Happy and they're safe)

 

We would be so happy you and me

No one there to tell us what to do

I'd like to be under the sea

In an octopus' garden with you.

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One of my favorite Beatles songs. :)

 

 

Don't know much about Octopuses but I've wanted to go scuba diving and see their "gardens" for a while now. :lol: (as long as the Octopus wasn't home.. those things are gross looking. )

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I believe it may well be of interest to some members to know that the pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

Funny, a goat's eyes are the same.

 

Q for a Beatles song about goats. :lol:

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Here you go Dennis chew on these facts....

 

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two.

 

A horse cannot vomit, neither can a rabbit.

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One of my favorite Beatles songs. :)

 

 

 

Don't know much about Octopuses but I've wanted to go scuba diving and see their "gardens" for a while now. :lol: (as long as the Octopus wasn't home.. those things are gross looking. )

 

You mean octopi? :lol:

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Here you go Dennis chew on these facts....

 

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two.

 

A horse cannot vomit, neither can a rabbit.

 

:lol:

 

And you can't flush a ping pong ball. (Why you would want to eat one in the first place is beyond me)

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did you hear aboout the magic tractor..............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it turned into a field

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One more useless fact to store in our "useless information" brain cells:

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

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You mean octopi? :lol:

octopus + octopus = 3.14 (or octopi) :D

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octopus + octopus = 3.14 (or octopi) :D

Surely octopi = 8 x 3.14

 

And as were on random info - a phrase I learnt in physics to remember 6 decimal places of pi that always stuck in my head:

 

3. I(1) wish(4) I(1) could(5) calculate(9) pi(2)

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Okay Fluffy, now you got me on a sidetracked thought that is absolutely baffling me. Never thought of this before. How do giraffes breathe?! An animal with a 12 foot long neck is never going to get enough fresh oxygen down its throat into its lungs. Unless it has huuuuuge lungs and breathes in and out once every 30 seconds. Judging from the size of their nostrils that would make them a very noisy creature with air blowing in and out their noses with gale force. But that's not the case.

Are their lungs located along their throats, or halfway down the neck or something? I'd assume they're in their abdomen like most critters. dunno.gif

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Here ya go Corona, hope this helps :D

The gross aspects of the internal architecture of the lungs are similar among mammals. The volume of the conducting airways, which contribute to the anatomical dead space, is a constant fraction of total lung volume. This is essentially true even in the giraffe, in which the trachea is very narrow with respect to its length

EDIT: Amazing the things you stumble across when Googling something unrelated but just found this which amused me:

 

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj183/l...boy-anatomy.jpg

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The gross aspects of the internal architecture of the lungs are similar among mammals. The volume of the conducting airways, which contribute to the anatomical dead space, is a constant fraction of total lung volume. This is essentially true even in the giraffe, in which the trachea is very narrow with respect to its length

 

That still doesn't explain known physical problems with the length of the neck and the size of their lungs. All it does agree with is that their lungs are located in their abdomen. And it somehow bypasses the length of their esophagus by calling it "conducting airways/anatomical dead space". And why do I know the term esophagus and the people who wrote that article don't?

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