Snapping shrimps (the family Alpheidae), which grow to only 3-5cm long, compete with sperm whales for title of loudest animal in the ocean. Their snaps are capable of stunning fish and breaking glass jars. In numbers, the shrimp can interfere with sonar and underwater communication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
The communal chatter of snapping shrimp colonies on the ocean floor created enough white noise that the U.S. Navy successfully hid submarines near them during WWII, avoiding detection by underwater Japanese hydrophones. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Not all US patent numbers are whole numbers. For example, US Patent number 2,712,152Β½ was issued in 1955 for a new shrimp-peeling process. hdp.com/blog/2018/10/29/f…
Shrimp has a very large amount of cholesterol. It has ~2x that of beef in the same serving sizes. ucsfhealth.org/education/…
The Lobster body plan represent the intermediate evolutionary development between shrimp and crabs. Shrimps evolved into lobsters, lobsters evolved into crabs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
Cleaner shrimp, despite having bright, vivid colour patterns, are colourblind. jeb.biologists.org/conten…
In 2002, Norwegian football player Kenneth Kristensen spent his summer eating seafood at an island fishing port, so his club decided to sell him to the island's football club. In place of a monetary fee, the island's club paid Kristensen's weight in shrimp, with Kristensen weighing in at 75 kg whatculture.com/sport/5-f…
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
Israeli farmers are raising shrimp and coral in the Negev desert. (Aquaculture starts at 26:30) youtube.com/watch?v=VUNmN…
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…
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…
Today I learned about partially blinding female shrimp/prawns to make the produce more eggs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
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 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…
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…
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 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…
Elton John has a species of shrimp named after him vice.com/en_us/article/78…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Shrimp have their hearts located in their heads, not their chests. This is to protect major internal organs telanganatoday.com/shrimp…
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…
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 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…
Unlike Humans who have 3(RGB) cones, The Mantis Shrimp has 16 Color Receptive Cones. theoatmeal.com/comics/man…
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…
There is a species of giant fairy shrimp which can reach lengths as long as 3.1 inches. arizonafairyshrimp.com/gi…
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…
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…
If a human could punch with the same force as a mantis shrimp, they could punch through steel. pasmov.com/what-animals-h…
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…
Shrimp and starfish make sounds (audio) riptide.fm/clips/03603700…
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…
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…
, flamingos are born gray. They turn pink over time due to their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae! sciencefocus.com/nature/w…
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…
...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…
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…

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