Today I learned that humans have 3 cones that mix and blend to make all the colors that we can see. It turns out there is a special type of shrimp that has 16 cones. This means there are millions if not billions of colors that we can't even imagine let alone see. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
There is an actual Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, inspired by the 1994 film 'Forrest Gump'. As of July 2015, forty Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants operate worldwide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Pill Bugs are not insects but land crustaceans related to lobsters and shrimp. They breathe through gills, can drink through their anus, and excrete gas through their exoskeleton instead of urinating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
This species of desert tadpole shrimp, Triops newberryi, is found in the western US. It only hatches during periods of seasonal flooding and can live to 90 days. This shrimp's eggs are known to stay viable for at least 50 years. It is being considered as a biocontrol agent for larval mosquitoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Today I learned about the Harlequin Shrimps monstrous eating habits! This species of shrimp feed exclusively on star fish and will form gangs to subdue the starfish and devour a leg or two. They have also been observed feeding the starfish to keep it alive, therefore growing back its limbs to be eaten again!! leisurepro.com/blog/explo…
Mantis shrimp can whack and crack a crab's claw with its hammer-like claws. It keeps doing this until its prey is smashed to pieces so that it can eat the inner flesh. The speed of the whack has been measured at 75 feet/sec, and the heat generated by this whack also stuns and kills its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Shrimp have their hearts located in their heads, not their chests. This is to protect major internal organs telanganatoday.com/shrimp…
Today I learned about the Florida fairy shrimp, which was discovered in 1952 to be a unique species of fairy shrimp specific to a single pond in Gainesville, Florida. When researchers returned to that pond in 2011, they realized it had been filled in for development, thereby causing the species to go extinct. biologicaldiversity.org/n…
Shrimp became a common American food after 1985, with the introduction of farming techniques employed in Asian mangrove forests and the Popeyes Chicken fast-food chain. slate.com/culture/2006/01…
Pill bugs aka Roly polies aren't insects. They are terrestrial crustaceans and they are edible; they taste similar to shrimps. eattheplanet.org/land-shr…
The Mantis Shrimp has an extremely powerful punch, a punch which they use to smash their prey, which has the same strength as a .22 caliber bullet. factanimal.com/mantis-shr…
Flamingos stand on their tip toes most of the time and the bend in the leg we see is actually their ankles and not their knees which are closer to the body and covered in feathers. They get their pink hue from all the microscopic shrimp and algae they ingest. aviary.org/animals/Americ…
A family sued a large hibachi chain restaurant after a family member died after hurting their neck trying to avoid a flying shrimp nypost.com/2004/11/24/kil…
Mantis shrimp can produce a low-frequency "rumbling" sound through vibration of their carapace. This is most commonly done when they are either feeding or defending their territory. dosits.org/galleries/audi…
The shrimp cocktail was invented in a bar on Boston Harbor in 1941. It was first prepared as a drunken β€œlet’s put gross shit together in a glass and dare people to drink it” concoction with shrimp, ketchup, and vodka, but it proved to be delicious while hammered. savagehenrymagazine.com/h…
Flamingos are born with grey feathers which gradually turn pink from a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae. sciencefocus.com/nature/w…
At 19 years old, Chris Pratt was waiting tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant in Maui when he was scouted by a director. At the time he was living in his van and had previously studied acting at a community college for only a few weeks. nypost.com/2015/06/06/how…
Shrimp and starfish make sounds (audio) riptide.fm/clips/03603700…
There is a species of giant fairy shrimp which can reach lengths as long as 3.1 inches. arizonafairyshrimp.com/gi…
The animal with the fastest nervous system is the kuruma shrimp. Whose axonal conduction velocity can reach upwards of 200 m/s and roughly twice that of humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mye…
A single Chilean Flamingo named "Pink Floyd" escaped a Utah aviary and lived a solitary life at the Great Salt Lake for 18 years, eating brine shrimp and socializing with gulls and swans. Locals unsuccessfully petitioned to have other flamingos released in the area to keep Floyd company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Brine shrimp can produce β€œcysts” that have been found to last 10,000 years and actually hatch after just adding water bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
Humans gouge out the eyeballs of femail shrimp to encourage them to reproduce and have better sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Today I learned of the fossil sperm that is approximately 17 million years old and belonged to creatures called ostracodsβ€”tiny freshwater shrimp smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
If a human could punch with the same force as a mantis shrimp, they could punch through steel. pasmov.com/what-animals-h…
Pill bugs, AKA (Roly polies, Potato bugs, etc), are not insects, but are closely related to shrimp and other crustaceans. They also have gills. youtube.com/watch?v=sj8pF…
Unlike Humans who have 3(RGB) cones, The Mantis Shrimp has 16 Color Receptive Cones. theoatmeal.com/comics/man…
The singular form of the plural noun "scampi" (as in shrimp scampi) is "scampo." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
Actor Chris Pratt was discovered whilst working at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company-branded restaurant in Hawaii - he waited on an actor/director who had starred in one of his favorite movies, and she offered him a role in a short film she was working on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
, flamingos are born gray. They turn pink over time due to their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae! sciencefocus.com/nature/w…
Someone founded the company "Bubba Gump Shrimp Company" after Forrest Gump was released and it's a successful widespread company now! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
In the book Forrest Gump, Forrest was 6 foot 5, and cursed a lot, had a low iq and normal legs as a kid, he became a astronaut where he finds a ape named sue, they crash in the jungles and are captured by cannibals, Forrest farms shrimp in shallow pools and travel the world with Lt. Dan and sue thatwasnotinthebook.com/i…
Flamingos are born with grey feathers and only turn pink because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin in their diet of brine shrimp and algae sciencefocus.com/qa/why-a…
...Small framed 120 lb Molly Schuyler smashed the world record on April 19th 2015 by eating three 72 ounce steaks, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 baked potatoes, 3 salads & 3 bread rolls in 20 minutes. The β€˜Texas King’ is free to anyone than can eat it in an hour or less at The Big Texan, Amarillo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a species of shrimp named after Pink Floyd, "Synalpheus pinkfloydi" npr.org/sections/allsongs…
Shrimp trawling can waste up to 20 lbs of "other fish" in order to get 1 lbs of shrimp. This is known as Bycatch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byc…
The Paul Hogan "shrimp on the barbie" TV commercials were very effective. Australia rose from #78 to #1 or #2 on Americans' list of "dream vacations" after the TV ads began running from 1984 to 1990. They made Hogan famous in the US before 'Crocodile Dundee' (1986) made him a film star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
Shrimp trawl fisheries catch 2% of the world total catch of all fish by weight, but produce more than one-third of the world total bycatch(27,012,099 millions of tonnes). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byc…
Mantis Shrimp have one of the world's best eyes. They have up to 16 photoreceptors and can see UV, visible and polarised light. theconversation.com/manti…
The eyes of a mantis shrimp carry 16 types of color receptive cones, humans only have 3 types (RGB). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
During World War 2, Allied submarines would lie on beds of pistol shrimp. The snapping sound made by the shrimp was so loud, it stopped the submarines from being picked up on Japanese sonar. archives.chicagotribune.c…
Flamingos are not originally pink. They get the color from consuming brine shrimp. britannica.com/demystifie…
Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt was discovered waiting tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant in Hawaii by Tommy Chong's daughter. She offered him a role in her movie, on the spot. cinemablend.com/pop/Chris…
The Prawns in the movie District 9 are not called that because of shrimp, but are in reference to the Parktown prawn which is a cricket native to South Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Farmed female shrimp are blinded so they can mature their ovaries and spawn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Many animals and plants (living as well as extinct) have been named after Sir David Attenborough including a goblin spider, a Tasmanian snail, an extinct marsupial, a long-beaked echidna, a rare butterfly, a flightless weevil, a ghost shrimp, a pitcher plant and an extinct armored fish. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Aubrey Plaza plays on a successful women's basketball team called The Pistol Shrimps gq.com/story/aubrey-plaza…
All flamingoes are born with grey feathers, and turn pink due to their diet of shrimp and algae sciencefocus.com/qa/why-a…
A mantis shrimp (2-5 inches big) was provoked by a researcher, and the animal punched its aquarium wall, shattering the glass and flooding the office. Turns out the mantis shrimp's punch is so fast, it boils the water around it when delivered. student.societyforscience…
There was shrimp on Uluru (big rock in central Australia) up until a few years ago thanks to human poop. australianmuseum.net.au/l…
While humans possess three types of color receptor cones in their eyes, a Mantis Shrimp carries sixteen color receptive cones giving them the ability to recognize colors that are unimaginable by other species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Scientists have discovered a 'lake' in the Gulf of Mexico with water five times as salty that is highly toxic. For animals (and people) who swim into it, these toxic concentrations can be deadly. Only bacterial life, tube worms, and shrimp can survive sciencealert.com/scientis…
"Shrimp on the barbie" comes from an Australia tourism ad starring Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee). Even though Australians call them "prawns" it was changed to "shrimp" to avoid confusing Americans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
The Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta has 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat and 1,090 milligrams of sodium. This is 150% of the daily recommended caloric intake for the average adult, in one meal. reuters.com/article/2013/…
There is a bioplastic bag made out of Algae and Shrimp shells that you can drink and will not pollute the Earth edition.cnn.com/2017/01/1…
Almost all major American Grocery chains continue to profit from the use of Slavery in Thailand's peeled shrimp industry. washingtonpost.com/news/w…
Dietary Cholesterol (those found in eggs, shrimp, lobster, etc.) are completely safe and are "not at risk for overconsumption." Instead, limit Saturated/Trans Fats as those do much more damage. health.harvard.edu/blog/p…
Rollie pollies (pill bugs) are not insects, they are crustaceans. They are related to shrimp and crayfish, breathe with gills, and need humidity or moisture to survive. bugfacts.net/pill-bug.php
A Norwegian 3rd division football team once traded one of their forwards to a rival team for his weight in shrimp theintelligencer.com/news…
The mantis shrimp's punch accelerates quicker than a .22-caliber bullet. The water surrounding them briefly reaches the temperature of the Sun’s surface. When the clubs hit their target, they deliver 160 pounds of force, which can break aquarium glass. softschools.com/facts/ani…
The Trap-jaw ant snaps its jaw closed faster than a mantis shrimp can punch. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
The myth of the mantis shrimp's eye's ability to detects an array of colors unimaginable to humans has largely been debunked. nature.com/news/mantis-sh…
Coolio wrote a book called "Cookin' With Coolio" including the chapters "SaladEatin Bitches," "Appetizers for That Ass," and "It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp." books.google.com/books/ab…
Tommy Chong's daughter Rae Dawn Chong scouted Chris Pratt at 19 when he was her waiter at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rae…
The mantis shrimp has club arms that hit prey with so much speed and strength that they have the impact of a .22 caliber bullet phys.org/news/2016-05-man…
The one of the loudest animals on the planet is the pistol shrimp, which can create an up to 218 decibels loud sound with his claw en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Pillbugs (AKA roly polies) are not, in fact, bugs at all. They're crustaceans, "closely related to lobsters, crabs, and shrimp." aos.org/Default.aspx?id=1…
Ikizukuri is the preparing of sashimi from live seafood and is served while still alive. The most popular sea animal used is fish, but octopus, shrimp, and lobster may also be used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iki…
Today I learned about the Mobile Bay Jubilee, a recurring natural phenomenon found in only one spot on the whole world. Roughly once a year, thousands of crab, shrimp, eels and fish will leave deeper waters to swarm onto the shallower coastal waters, due to oxygen suffocation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob…
Farmed Salmon are fed colourings to make their flesh pink, given they don't feed on the natural krill and shrimp they do in the wild en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Thanks to the peacock mantis shrimp - which snaps its claws faster than a .22-caliber bullet, boiling the water around it creating a sonic shock wave which stuns or kills its prey - a new lightweight, super strong material has been discovered to be used to build cars and airplanes. newatlas.com/mantis-shrim…
New York’s tap water is full of shrimp and it may not be Kosher. thestar.com/life/health_w…
The Pistol Shrimp kills is prey by closing its claw so fast it creates a sonic bubble that momentarily reaches the temperature of the sun and knocks out its prey youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8…
Chris Pratt has no previous acting training and was actually discovered while waiting tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned of "The Night of the Long Prawns". In 1974, the Australian government planned to have a senator resign as part of a plan to improve its chances of winning a majority in the next election. By keeping the senator busy with alcohol and shrimp, the opposition prevented him from resigning on time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gai…
In the 1995 forrest gump book sequel called "gump and co", forrest becomes bankrupt because of bubba gump shrimp, plays football for the new orleans saints, invents "new coke", performs bible story reenactments with john hinkley jr. in Iran, and causes the destruction of the berlin wall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum…
There was a new species of shrimp named after Pink Floyd discovered in 2017 (Synalpheus pinkfloydi). It uses a unique singular large pink claw that can make really loud high-pitched sounds to kill small fish. npr.org/sections/allsongs…
The Mantis Shrimp has the fastest punch out of all animals, each punch travels at 50mph. The shrimp is only a few inches long. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
In the ocean there exists biotic cleaning stations, where fish will go to be serviced by certain species of fish and shrimp who remove dead skin and parasites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
In 1987 a lone Chilean Flamingo named Pink Floyd escaped from a zoo in Salt Lake City and lived alone in the wild in Utah on the Great Salt Lake, surviving off brine shrimp. He was last seen in 2005, but others have claimed they've spotted him since. utahbirds.org/featarts/20…
Filipinos deserted Spanish Galleons and settled in Louisiana bayous, starting with Saint Malo in 1763, the "Manilamen" introduced dried shrimp to Cajun cooks, and they answered the call to fight under General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
There is a unique species of octopus called "mimic octopus" that has the ability to mimic other sea creatures like sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. It also intelligently mimic it based upon the threat. youtube.com/watch?v=H8oQB…
The Mantis Shrimp delivers a punch so fast and deadly that its acceleration is 10,000 times greater than gravity and creates a pressure wave that boils the water around it. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The Bible refers to eating shrimp as "an abomination" in the same book that bans homosexuality. rationalwiki.org/wiki/God…
A Pistol Shrimp can vaporize water with its claws, and for an instant that bubble is as hot as the sun - YouTube youtube.com/watch?v=uQ7Zt…
The mantis shrimp punches its prey with more force than a .22-caliber bullet. news.sciencemag.org/scien…
In WWII American Submarines used shrimp as camouflage against sonar reefs.com/2016/05/17/shri…
Mantis Shrimps have up to 16 photoreceptors (compared to 3 photoreceptors in humans) which enables them to see more of the electromagnetic spectrum than any other species. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
A mantis shrimp swings its claws so quickly and violently that it boils the water surrounding it. sciencenewsforstudents.or…
The Lobster Sauce in the popular Chinese dish Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is not actually made from lobster at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
The pistol shrimp clicks its big claw in less than 1 millisecond to produce a bubble that generates pressure extreme enough to kill small fish. The temperature of this bubble can reach 4700 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
The stereotypical phase "shrimp on the barbie" was created for a US advertising campaign. Aussies use the word "prawn" but it was changed to "shrimp" to avoid confusing Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
Ocean fish, rays, turtles and sharks stop at cleaning stations, where smaller shrimp and fish clean them of parasites, even swimming into their mouth and gills to do a thorough job. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
The mantis shrimp strikes a blow at the speed of a bullet, which also produces cavitation bubbles (similar to boiling) in the water. The prey is thus struck twice - once by the blow itself, and a second time when the bubbles collapse. The blow is powerful enough to break aquarium glass as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The world's first super predator was Anomalocaris, a 2-6 foot long shrimp from around 500 million years ago that had powerful compound eyes, undulating lobes for propelling itself through the water, and appendages near its mouth to capture its prey. trilobites.info/anohome.h…
There are species of fish which have symbiotic relationships with certain types of shrimp where the shrimp provides shelter and the goby provides security alerts to help them avoid predators. youtube.com/watch?v=8YFKd…
Competitive eater Molly Schuyler once ate three Big Texan 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes. Each plate consisted of a 4.5lb steak, a shrimp cocktail, a baked potato, a salad, and a bread roll. She weighs 120 pounds. amarillo.com/news/local-n…
Chris Pratt was 'discovered' while working at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Hawaii after the Director said, "you're funny, audition for my movie. youtu.be/m_WkLIDj1xs?t=2m…
The peacock mantis shrimp has the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom, can see ten times the color of human beings, punch with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet, can create bubbles that implode with light, heat, and sound, and is being studied by by researchers for military applications. aqua.org/explore/animals/…
The snapping shrimp is the one of the loudest known living creatures. It has specialized claws that shoot jets of water at up to 62 miles per hour and leaving a trail of bubbles that explode at over 200 decibels β€” enough to stun and even kill its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…

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