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BUMP WHEN LEARNING by Fuck Brivingmat - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:40:48 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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BWL

This thread is for neat facts. not fun facts .
Post here when you learn something interesting, and then I'll read it and think "Wow! Neato!"
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Fuck Brivingmat - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:51:53 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a fungus found in Asia. The fungus overwinters in soil. In order to complete its life cycle, it parasitizes ghost moth larvae, and no other larvae, which crawl through the soil. Once it takes over it's host, it makes the caterpillar emerge to the surface, and stick its neck up, before the fruiting body grows out of the caterpillar's head.

These infested caterpillars are worth several days wages in Nepal where they are found. A pound sold for $50,000 in 2012. Chinese medicine say's its amazing, and people are willing to pay for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_sinensis

Cordyceps is a genus which contains many insect pathogens that do freaky mind control stuff.
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press !//CEObOMBY - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:31:21 EST ID:GdZbeHwT No.79090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
evolution being a blind process, that merely snuggles its way into a fitting way of using the environment, the most common protein of earth this far is
RuBisCO. it is such a fundamental component to the life forms on this planet that there are tons of adaptationss and modification around its function but there are no plant like organisms -afaik- that can work around that bottleneck. it functions comparatively terrible under higher temperature so nature makes up for that by .... using more of it and putting into play a bunch of auxilliary tools

hemoglobine behaves in an almost analogues nature eventhough humans allready have the means to produce much more efficient oxygen carriers -designing a system within those would be useable is a different question

i dont know if this applies to /chem/ but did y'all ever wonder who first came up with the mathematial construct of zero?


>>79087
i love you too, ya big dummy. lets hang out. scihub and chill?
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Clara Shakebury - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:37:49 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nematodes. These lil' wiggly dudes. Four out of five individual animals alive today are nematodes. They live in and on you and fucking everything else. They have been found living in mines 3.6 km (12,000 ft) underground . Nematodes are very important organisms of study because they are some of the simplest animals. They are still incredibly complex.
Caenorhabditis elegans is the only animal to have it's neuronal system completely mapped. There are species of fungi that live out their entire life cycle inside its intestines.
Wikipedia has a gif of a hot roundworm creampie in action if you want to check it out.
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Walter Shittingbanks - Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:51:25 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>79090

i think it was ancient indians
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bress - Wed, 09 May 2018 12:17:03 EST ID:owgnkIMV No.79099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>79092
what kind of indians? the ones that dance all the time or the ones that go smoke pipes?
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Bressbastus Werrywag - Sat, 12 May 2018 02:42:36 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>79099
hey you forgot about the truly ancient indians who invented fireworks and artillery
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Katsuragi !hZYzX5/C3s - Thu, 24 May 2018 13:47:59 EST ID:pMrrl6aC No.79116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>79082
Although argon is non-toxic, it is 38% denser than air and therefore considered a dangerous asphyxiant in closed areas. It is difficult to detect because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
Neat.


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