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  •  So many delicious sounding links! Off to read more (3+ / 0-)
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    possum, Aunt Pat, Larsstephens

    but the Xenoturbella one was great fun and reminded me of another weird organism, Trichoplax. An even earlier weee beastie, Trichoplax has different cells types and layers of cells, but only one real axis, top and bottom: no front/back, left/right. It looks like a badly poured pancake and if you turn it upside down, it flips back over. If you cut it in half along any diameter, the wound heals and you get two of them.

    Life is weird.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 04:41:44 PM PDT

    •  Wee Mama, who but you would (3+ / 0-)
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      recognize those weird creatures.  The story really caught my eye but that was my only association with the species.  Trichoplax sounds like another intriguing species.  Thanks for sharing.

      Life is even weirder than fiction.  :)

      War only feeds the fires of hate.--James Barclay

      by possum on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 05:02:13 PM PDT

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