Today I learned about partially blinding female shrimp/prawns to make the produce more eggs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
A team of paleontologists has discovered 17 million-year-old sperm inside tiny shrimp fossils encased in bat guano on the walls of a cave in Queensland, Australia history.com/news/scientis…
The Mantis Shrimp has one of the best eyesights in the animal kingdom. It’s hexnocular vision is so powerful that it sees six images at once, sees in 12 colors, and can polarize its own light. Scientists are now modeling its capabilities to detect cancer and internal injuries in humans. youtu.be/Lm1ChtK9QDU
Venus' flower basket sponges are often found to house glass sponge shrimp, usually a breeding pair, who are typically unable to exit the sponge's lattice due to their size. They are a symbol of undying love in Japan, where the skeletons of these sponges are presented as nuptial gifts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Today I learned of the Alpheidae AKA pistol shrimp, that is one of the loudest animal in the sea and produces a bubble that when collapses reaches temperatures of over 7,700 Β°C en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
A goby will sometimes live with a shrimp. The shrimp digs a burrow for the two of them to live in, and in return, the goby touches the (nearly blind) shrimp with its tail as a danger signal. In which case they both quickly retreat to the burrow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
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…
Their are 17 flavors of Maruchan instant ramen including ones like lime chili shrimp maruchan.com/products/ram…
Elton John has a species of shrimp named after him vice.com/en_us/article/78…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Venus' flower basket. In Japan this sponge is a symbol of eternal love as each basket commonly contains a pair of mated shrimp. It also creates glass fibre by extracting silica from sea water britannica.com/animal/Ven…
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…
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…
In the 1970s food advertising started moving, which is why we see all the fancy tricks: shrimp doing flips, apples sliced in mid air, lobster claws cracking in slow-motion, french fries bouncing across a table. Because of Elbert Budin. newyorker.com/culture/ric…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
There is a species of giant fairy shrimp which can reach lengths as long as 3.1 inches. arizonafairyshrimp.com/gi…
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…
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…
Shrimp and starfish make sounds (audio) riptide.fm/clips/03603700…
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…
Humans gouge out the eyeballs of femail shrimp to encourage them to reproduce and have better sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Unlike Humans who have 3(RGB) cones, The Mantis Shrimp has 16 Color Receptive Cones. theoatmeal.com/comics/man…
If a human could punch with the same force as a mantis shrimp, they could punch through steel. pasmov.com/what-animals-h…
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…
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…
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-…
, flamingos are born gray. They turn pink over time due to their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae! sciencefocus.com/nature/w…
The singular form of the plural noun "scampi" (as in shrimp scampi) is "scampo." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
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…
...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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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