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  •  Finally something pleasent (3+ / 0-)
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    hoolia, annetteboardman, vcmvo2

    on today.  So much in the news is depressing.  As always, thanks to Mark H for nice work.  I would make the observation that the group name, Balistidae, as pointed out by Mark H, is the same root that forms the ballista.  This derives from the Greek root ballo, "to throw", and thus explains the use of modern terms such as ballistic missiles, etc.  It is almost sort of a pun that the trigger mechanism, part of many ballistic devices, is the only part in the fish.  Regards, Doc.

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