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TIL The pistol shrimp creates a bubble louder than a gunshot and when it bursts, it generates heat four times hotter than lava. Repost List

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/pistol-shrimp.htm

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u/PressIntoYa Sep 29 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome I'll Drink to That Evil Cackle

It's why I keep a pistol shrimp pump on my lap at all times.

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u/Murph-Dog Sep 29 '22

They can be pinchin' with other crustaceans shit, but they can't be pinchin' wit mine!

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u/HotBoyTeece Sep 29 '22

Back in the day they used to run up sayin Shrimp C whatcha know?

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u/esoomenona Sep 29 '22

I'm Shrimp C, bitch, so whatcha need

I got them loud bubbles that generate that heat

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u/sadermine Sep 29 '22

Yeah, the floor may be lava, but my bubble's hotter

Better back up off me or you'll be bubble fodder

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u/WingedLing Sep 29 '22

I was raised at the beach called "tide pool rocks"

Alpheidae In the shell, we chromatic

So I cock my glock-claw for the shell shocks

Pistol shrimp Pump on my lap, clicking it

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u/sky_LUKE_walker Sep 29 '22

You guys made my day with this hilarious parody! Love it!

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u/jamnoble Sep 29 '22

Yeah this is one I didn’t expect to see hahaha

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u/troubledwatersofmind Sep 29 '22

Someone call Weird AL and let's get this shit made

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u/ImAnEagle Sep 29 '22

They can be fuckin with other species of shrimp but they can't be fuckin with mine

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u/Sin_Z Sep 29 '22

“I keep that thang on me”

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u/-m-ob Sep 29 '22 Silver

It's a play on Pistol Grip Pump lyrics by Rage or Volume 10 if its killing anyone like it was me.

So obviously but my brain couldn't connect it

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u/ilmalocchio Sep 29 '22

Thank you

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u/RatchetMyPlank Sep 29 '22

Volume 10 version is old school fire

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u/theVice Sep 29 '22

This is my problem solver right here

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u/Animustrapped Sep 29 '22

If you like that, you're gonna love the Mantis Shrimp.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

I never heard of the mantis shrimp but after your comment I looked it up. Just knowing that its nickname is "thumbsplitter" was enough for me. lol

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u/Dyingdaze89 Sep 29 '22 Silver

You're really going to enjoy this link explaining more about the mantis shrimp

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u/stickdudeseven Sep 29 '22

"Genghis Khan bathed in sherbert ice cream" is now my favorite way to describe these creatures.

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u/Dyingdaze89 Sep 29 '22

The harbinger of blood-soaked rainbows!

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u/otm_shank Sep 29 '22

This one is pretty good, too.

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u/Dyingdaze89 Sep 29 '22

Before clicking I already assume it's gonna be the true facts video lol, almost linked that instead of the comic. One of my favorite videos they've done!

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u/thebackupquarterback Sep 29 '22

Imagine a color you can't even imagine. Now do that 9 more times.

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u/itwasmeFTP126 Sep 29 '22

I enjoyed that very much, thanks!

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u/TekkelGrossiste Sep 29 '22

Love the drawings

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u/hagschlag Sep 29 '22

And if you like that you're gonna love Mantis Toboggan.

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u/ackillesBAC Sep 29 '22 Silver Today I Learned

OP is selling the pistol shrimp short here. Thier claw moves so fast it creates a vacuum bubble behind it, that bubble then collapses so fast it not only creates sound and is hotter than the sun, it generates a flash of light as well. Scientist actually study the pistol shrimp as a way to create nuclear fusion. source

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u/thescoobymike Sep 29 '22

What the fuck how have I never heard of this over powered creature

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u/wagonkid Sep 29 '22

It would be op if it was bigger than 5cm

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u/manofredgables Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Elephant sized. They need to be gently coaxed away whenever they get too close to populated areas because of how expensive it is to replace every window in a 1 mile radius when they get annoyed

Edit: We're all doomed

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u/yetiman277 Sep 29 '22

Thats some metal-ass imagery, bro

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u/manofredgables Sep 29 '22 Gold

crick

Oh shit I think you pissed it off!

What? N-no I jus-

crr cr-criIIIIIIEECH

Quick, get down befo-

BOOM

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u/yetiman277 Sep 29 '22

The air moves so fast that your skin and muscles just tear off in tatters

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u/manofredgables Sep 29 '22

This kills the person

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u/joshtm27 Sep 29 '22

So a mantis shrimp?

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u/volthunter Sep 29 '22

they are actually 2 different shrimp

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u/FormalOperational Sep 29 '22

And the Mantis shrimp isn’t even a true shrimp.

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u/SeniorMuchachito Sep 29 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

It's just two pistol shrimp in a trenchcoat.

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u/Bombdy Sep 29 '22

Vincent Adultshrimp

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u/aedroogo Sep 29 '22

Also not a true mantis.

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u/Tylendal Sep 29 '22

What it is, though, is a great example of how natural selection could lead to something as bizarre as energized pulse blasts. The Mantis Shrimp creates these bubbles as well, but in this case it's merely a side effect of its main attack, with the benefit that even a near miss can be devastating to the target.

Presumably the pistol shrimp used to just be a really aggressive snipper, that moved steadily towards relying more and more on the near misses.

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u/8565 Sep 29 '22

I have both and by golly is the Pistol shrimps snap louder. He will wake me up in the middle of the night when a Fire fish visits his tunnel. The even cooler thing about the pistol shrimp is it's relationship with a Goby.

My Mantis Shrimp is way more interactive. She likes to play with tweezers and will spend all day going to whatever end of the tank your on just to examine you. She knows when we are walking over with food and gets excited and starts swimming. She even will stick her eyes out of the water and watch TV with us.

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u/Kiwiana_Az Sep 29 '22

How do you manage to house a pistol shrimp? I've heard it's incredibly difficult as they can break through through very thick glass

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u/Ogow Sep 29 '22

I’d imagine setting up netting between the glass and where it’s housed is the best way. Easier/cheaper to replace a net than a whole tank.

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u/courageous_liquid Sep 29 '22

It's apparently pretty rare. They're often paired with gobies. You can see a ton of them on r/reeftank

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u/BrianWeissman_GGG Sep 29 '22

That’s amazing you’ve got them as pets! Is there any concern about them killing your other fish or even breaking the aquarium glass?

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u/President_Skoad Sep 29 '22

The fact it is only 5cm sounds op to me. Thing can crawl right up our ass fairly easily.

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u/Shotgun5250 Sep 29 '22

If it was bigger it would be increasingly more difficult to create the cavitation bubbles, and require exponentially more energy as it grows. It’s this awesome BECAUSE it’s tiny.

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u/DRACULA_WOLFMAN Sep 29 '22

Avengers should've just attacked Thanos with a pistol shrimp.

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u/LiamB137 Sep 29 '22

Should've used a grow disc on one and let it loose.

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u/D2papi Sep 29 '22

5cm is pretty big, right?

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u/jfrorie Sep 29 '22

It's 0.000248548 furlongs, if that helps.

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u/Nomzai Sep 29 '22

It might be more helpful if you could tell me how many pistol shrimp in a furlong.

(Looks like about 4023)

Also there are about 36 pistol shrimp in a fathom.

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u/Psyman2 Sep 29 '22

Yes, yes. 5cm is way above average. Don't worry.

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u/JDeegs Sep 29 '22

You never watched that Netflix movie with Jamie foxx

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u/CalloftheBlueFalcon Sep 29 '22

That's where I learned about it from lol

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u/Bert_Skrrtz Sep 29 '22

Same, pretty decent movie. Project Power for this interested.

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u/ackillesBAC Sep 29 '22

I've been tempted to get one for my fish tank. But you basically need a dedicated tank for them, or they kill off every thing. And you need to be extra careful as they can break your finger, or the tank glass.

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u/krully37 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

That's a mantis shrimp, pistol shrimps are perfectly reef safe as they're small and live in symbiosis with gobies, I have one in my tank and while the fucker is loud af and just digs tunnels everywhere he is well behaved.

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u/Totesnotadoggo01 Sep 29 '22

The thought of a loud shrimp is entertaining to me.

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u/krully37 Sep 29 '22

It’s really impressive considering the size of that thing. Like you can hear it in the room next to the tank easily.

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u/Blacksheepoftheworld Sep 29 '22

That’s metal af. I kinda wanna get one. Do they do well in schools or are they solitary?

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u/krully37 Sep 29 '22

The shrimp usually lives either alone or "bonded" with a goby (like stonogobiops yasha or cryptocentrus cinctus). They dig tunnels which the goby guards the entrance of at day, retreating into it if there's any danger and sleeping there at night. He also "feeds" the shrimp, especially with his own poop. The shrimp is an oportunistic feeder and will pretty much hunt everything it can, stunning its prey with the "pistol". They're absolutely fascinating creatures but you hear them more than you see them. They also require a saltwater tank (albeit you can get away with a "small" one for a goby/shrimp pair alone, like 25g) and they're quite a commitment.

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u/DrMrRaisinBran Sep 29 '22

Loud living in a tank of water? What's that like?

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u/krully37 Sep 29 '22

Okay so I think I get it now. I have a reef tank or saltwater aquarium if you prefer, and the sound the shrimp makes when it “fires” the “pistol” is pretty loud yes, at night you can hear it pretty much everywhere in the house.

And yeah being in a tank surprisingly doesn’t muffle the sound too much, probably the opposite actually.

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u/puddingpoo Sep 29 '22

Can we see a video?

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u/Shotgun5250 Sep 29 '22

Sound travels faster through water, so it doesn’t dampen noise as much as you would think. The loud would be the popping noise and the sound of grains hitting the sides of the tank.

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u/krully37 Sep 29 '22

What do you mean by loud living? English isn’t my first language sorry if I’m missing something.

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u/MakeBacon_NotWar Sep 29 '22

Think of it as: loud? Living in a tank of water?

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u/I_Do_Not_Know_What Sep 29 '22

Pistol Shrimp Gunslingers Club. But two in a tank and bet on the winner of each showdown.

Just kidding but kinda intrigued as well.

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u/somniumx Sep 29 '22

Scientist actually study the pistol shrimp as a way to create nuclear fusion.

All you need is a tank of pistol shrimps, crab rave on volume 11 and a cable to plug it directly into the grid!

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u/EpicLegendX Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀🦀 Scientists are baffled against the Pistol Shrimp 🦀🦀🦀

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u/Body_Pillow_Bride Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀$11🦀🦀

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u/D-Rictus Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀jagex support don't care🦀🦀

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u/PrimordialXY Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀🦀WE ARE LEAKING🦀🦀🦀

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u/TrixieMassage Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀🦀JAMFLEX FEARS NO LAWYER🦀🦀🦀

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u/EpicLegendX Sep 29 '22

They should be

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u/MyNameIsSushi Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀 13,49€ 🦀🦀

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u/SheeEttin Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀 £9.97 🦀🦀

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u/Ryuko_the_red Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀🦀1200¥crab🦀🦀🦀

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u/MusicalMoon Sep 29 '22

🦀🦀J-Mods won't respond🦀🦀

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u/1_1_3_4 Sep 29 '22

Ukraine utilizes a battalion of pistol shrimp. They turned the tide of war forever.

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u/seasonedearlobes Sep 29 '22

They are known to krill without thinking.

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u/PageTheKenku Sep 29 '22

Problem is that Pistol Shrimp are pretty well known for being annoying when it comes to trying to contain them. If the glass isn't reinforced well enough, they could actually break it.

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u/adjudicator Sep 29 '22

I think you're thinking of Mantis shrimp. Pistol shrimp are kept super successfully in a ton of reef tanks.

Mantis shrimp are kept pretty successfully too, for that matter. They don't really attack glass lol

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u/chuckangel Sep 29 '22

I think the issue with Mantis' in tanks is that they corner their prey against the glass so while not specifically "attacking" the glass, they're in very close proximity to it, thus causing the damage. IIRC, anyway.

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u/wolfie379 Sep 29 '22

Mantis shrimps are featured in one of Fred Saberhagen’s “Breserker” stories. Can’t recall which of the collections - lost those books a few years back.

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u/GumboDiplomacy Sep 29 '22

I've kept five of them over the years. Pistols aren't that bad. I've been hit by a couple of them while working on the tank. The worst I've had is a split nail, which isn't pleasant. And the loudest one I had sounded like a circuit breaker tripping when he punched. Most of them sound like those little poppers you give kids to throw at the ground when everyone else is doing fireworks.

Mantis shrimp can break glass, but are really intelligent. I've known plenty of people who keep them and have had no issues. In fact, the only times I've heard of a mantis breaking their enclosures are "my friend's friend had a mantis..." Stories.

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u/VoiceofLou Sep 29 '22

But why does it go up to 11? Why not just make 10 the loudest?

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u/RealestMakum Sep 29 '22

This totally sounds like something made up, but the fact that it’s real is really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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u/Russerts Sep 29 '22

According to wikipedia, you're overselling it, as it doesnt get that hot at all, "If the light were of thermal origin.." it would require extremely high temperatures. But it isnt.

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u/CanAlwaysBeBetter Sep 29 '22

Dude cited a medium article

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u/Gibsonfan159 Sep 29 '22

Yeah, that seems a little far fetched.

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u/arriassel Sep 29 '22

I simulate cavitation for my phd. You will indeed get extremely high temeperature. If you simulate bubble collapse of one bubble you are in the range of thousands kelvins. But the pressure rise is very local so you cant really use this energy for anything meaningfull.

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u/DudeWithAHighKD Sep 29 '22

Are the pistol shrimp and the mantis shrimp the same thing? Because the mantis shrimp can do all this and I consider it the coolest animal in the entire world.

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u/Vladimir_Putting Sep 29 '22

Not the same animal, but they do share this ability.

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u/DudeWithAHighKD Sep 29 '22

Ahh ok, so mantis shrimp are like a pistol shrimp on steroids. They hunt the same way but their eyes can also see in infrared and more colours than any other animal on Earth that we know of.

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u/GumboDiplomacy Sep 29 '22

Most species of pistol shrimp actually have terrible eyesight. They have a symbiotic relationship with various species of gobies(often called shrimp gobies) where the goby provides the vision and the shrimp provides protection. They create burrows under rocks and sit at the edge where the shrimp keeps one of it's antennae on the goby and the goby communicates to the shrimp with twitches if it needs the shrimp to attack or flee into the burrow.

I'll edit this comment once I find a video of my old pair doing that.

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u/DudeWithAHighKD Sep 29 '22

That is actually cool as fuck. What I understand though is mantis shrimp have 12 cones in their eye that perceive colour. We have 3, red green and blue. So to have 12 they must see the world in an extremely bizarre way we couldn't even fathom.

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u/GumboDiplomacy Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Oh yeah, mantis are an entirely different genus. Mantis aren't even actually shrimp, they and the pistol shrimp family are an example of convergent evolution. They can see well into the infrared and UV spectrum.

Edit: Video removed for privacy

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u/belsor14 Sep 29 '22

sadly debunked

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature.2014.14578

as i understand, we humans are so complex, that we only need 3 colors to see the whole spectrum. Animals with more receptors don't actually see more colors, they have less brain power than us and instead developed more receptors. so we probably already see more colors than them

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u/tdgros Sep 29 '22

Only if they processed colors like us, but they actually have a pretty bad color discrimination at ~25nm (they can't discriminate colors that are off by less than 25nm in terms of wavelengths), whereas we can do 1 to 4nm!

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u/SeabassDan Sep 29 '22

If I'm not mistaken, it's more that we have the brain capacity to process the info, whereas they're not as advanced so they need more cones.

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u/BCCMNV Sep 29 '22

No no you’re confusing them.

Pistol shrimp is named due to effect with their pincers creating the bang.

Mantis hit their prey with the force and speed of a .22 cal bullet. That’s just because they’re badass.

Separate functions and not really related.

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u/Giorgsen Sep 29 '22

Mantis shrimp also create vacuum, and they hit twice in one "punch" first fists that accelerate at 102,000m/s2 and then the shockwave from the vacuum

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u/myworkthrowaway87 Sep 29 '22

Two different animals, Pistol Shrimp has a tiny claw that closes fast enough to shoot bubbles at its prey and is mostly harmless to humans. Mantis shrimp have claws like a praying mantis that either serve as spears to impale their pray, or clubs to bludgeon their pray and can easily break human fingers and lacerate flesh if they're handled incorrectly. Both create cavitation bubbles with their attacks though.

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u/greenbud1 Sep 29 '22

Came here to say this. It's called cavitation where the power of the claw snap is so fast (60mph) the static pressure of the liquid drops turning it to vapour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wBYPjkGRdo

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u/Aveira Sep 29 '22

It’s not hotter than the sun. It’s close to the sun’s temperature, but not quite there.

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u/ackillesBAC Sep 29 '22

You are correct I should have said surface of the Sun

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u/a_big_fat_yes Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Youre overselling the pistol shrimp alot here, you can create a cavitation bubble by banging two ball bearings together underwater yourself, it isnt that big of a deal

It even burns paper if you do it in atmosphere

Edit: Cracking your joints also create cavitation bubbles

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u/ackillesBAC Sep 29 '22

That is not a cavitation bubble.

It can be done. But it's not easy.

https://youtu.be/OqnCZ5_iTC4

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u/fandamplus Sep 29 '22

Nice to see that the Hydraulic Press guy has become a full-time mad scientist.

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u/reecewagner Sep 29 '22

You’re all either overselling the pistol shrimp or selling the pistol shrimp short, in reality the pistol shrimp exists on a plane of time so different from our own that it’s own thoughts are hotter than one billion of our suns

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u/ghostofyourmom Sep 29 '22

The pistol shrimp exists in a structured supercontext sphere of pure liquid space-time, formed from the 4-D holographic intersection of two universes.

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u/cymyk Sep 29 '22

Nature is neat!

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u/imveryproudofya Sep 29 '22

You can tell its a pistol shrimp because of how it is.

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u/cwistopherr69 Sep 29 '22

How neat is that

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u/imveryproudofya Sep 29 '22

It’s real neat and I don’t want just me and Rodney knowing about it.

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u/Erniecrack Sep 29 '22

That’s pretty neat.

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u/ultratoxic Sep 29 '22

There should be a Showdown Of The Shrimp. Pistol Shrimp vs Mantis Shrimp in a subaquatic supersonic battle royale. It'll be like an anime fight, but with shrimp.

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u/aria3246 Sep 29 '22

I’d watch the hell out of that

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u/chef_simpson Sep 29 '22

Pokemon creators: "write that down, write that down!"

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u/kusariku Sep 29 '22

Clauncher and Clawitzer from Gen 6 (X and Y) are based on the pistol shrimp

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u/KiIgore-Trout Sep 29 '22

With base 59 speed 🤢

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u/Opening_Carpenter_21 Sep 29 '22

Their claw is fast, not the rest of them. :p

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u/Underscore56 Sep 29 '22

They look so fast, though.

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u/recursion8 Sep 29 '22

No? Clauncher has tiny little legs and Clawitzer is dragging around a giant claw that's twice the size of the rest of its body, what makes you think either would be fast?

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u/konaya Sep 29 '22

Haven't you ever seen a lobster on a treadmill? They're crazy fast for their size. Scale that up and you'll definitely have more than 59 base speed.

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u/Ummagummas Sep 29 '22

Your first mistake was assuming stats in any way make sense in Pokémon

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u/NinjatheClick Sep 29 '22 Silver

Hadoken!

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u/SeaBlob Sep 29 '22

Ah ttak ttak douken!

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u/stickdudeseven Sep 29 '22

Pistol shrimp = Ryu

Mantis shrimp = Ken

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u/_FattyClams Sep 29 '22

Jamie Fox taught us about this in a movie

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u/JadesterZ Sep 29 '22

Been looking for this comment lmao that Netflix superhero movie was really good too! (Though I guess not good enough for me to remember it's name lmao)

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u/RealWeedMan420 Sep 29 '22

Lol it’s Project Power

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u/tehroz Sep 29 '22

It also forms a symbiotic relationship with a fish species, and they’ll share a burrow.

Then there’s the mantis shrimp, whose strike is so fast it also forms a cavitation bubble!

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u/214ObstructedReverie Sep 29 '22

Many different fish species actually. They're all collectively referred to as shrimp gobies.

I have one with a high fin banded goby in my reef tank.

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u/daredonkey Sep 29 '22

Reef keepers represent

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u/TheApprenticeLife Sep 29 '22

I had a roommate years ago that had a saltwater tank. He was slowly adding coral to it, anemones, and clownfish. Over the next few days, we were waking up to decapitated clownfish floating in the tank. We were so freaking confused.

After like a week, and multiple fish, his girlfriend said she thought the tank was cracking, because of a loud noise she was hearing from it. As we were examining it, we saw something poke its head out. It was a Mantis Shrimp. This thing had tucked itself into some coral and was slowly murdering his fish, one by one. It wasn't eating them or anything, just removing their heads. We eventually had to go at the coral with a straightened clothes hanger and removed a 4" mantis shrimp.

Side note: I'm pretty sure my old roommate was getting the coral from the ocean, which is probably not legal or safe. So, don't do that.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

Incredible! I'm glad they had the sense not to try and grab the mantis shrimp with their hands!

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u/turgid_wang 3 Sep 29 '22

So bobbit worms aren't the only nightmares hitching a ride on aquarium coral

He's lucky it didn't crack the tank open someone above said they can

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u/kurtman Sep 29 '22

I'm very upset that you reminded me of the bobbit

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u/csward53 Sep 29 '22

If the bubble is 4 times hotter than lava, why hasn't someone taken over the world with a pistol shrimp army? Seems pretty deadly. :p

Seriously though, how is it not dead from its own bubble? We should make pistol shrimp armor for space exploration/spaceships and fire fighting. :p

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

It only lasts a fraction of a second so the heat dissipates before it gets back to the shrimp.

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u/JeffersonsHat Sep 29 '22

Otherwise they would cook themselves

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u/urabewe Sep 29 '22

Self cooking shrimp, mmmmm

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u/Alrik Sep 29 '22

I wish Pinchy were here to enjoy this!

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u/hennsippin Sep 29 '22

It’s what he would have wanted

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u/jonitfcfan Sep 29 '22

Pass the butter :'(

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u/Dockhead Sep 29 '22

Shrimp fried this shrimp?

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u/SmartAlec105 Sep 29 '22

Yeah, “hotter than lava” sounds a bit more impressive than it is. Natural gas burns hotter than lava. You just need a decent amount of it to burn something to the point where it gets that hot.

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u/lennybird Sep 29 '22

And the heat itself isn't what's so scary about lava; it's the thermal mass and flow of it.

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u/evanc3 Sep 29 '22

Heat and temperature are different things. Temperature is "how hot is this" and heat is "how much hot is there". So OP was (accidentally) slightly misleading. The pistol shrimp creates a remarkably high temperature, but not very much heat.

Less relevant part: the amount of heat can only be as much energy as it takes to move the arm. Shrimps are tiny creatures that rely on normal metabolic processes to create energy, so we know in a single punch from an animal can't generate THAT much energy. What's cool is they release the energy remarkably quickly which is what allows the high temperature, but that same amount of energy over a longer period of time would probably not even cause a noticeable temperature rise.

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u/Bulzeeb Sep 29 '22

Indeed, an easy example of high temperature, low heat is how you can touch aluminum foil fresh out of the oven without being burned, so long as it's not touching anything, because it's very thin and has a heat capacity less than a fourth of water.

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u/nottheprimeminister Sep 29 '22

This was an incredibly tangible example. Thank you for sharing!

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u/efh1 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

It’s sonoluminescence and actually creates a very tiny plasma for a very brief moment that some have speculated could facilitate fusion. It’s an example of converting sound into light and the physics is not well understood. It can be recreated in the lab under a standing wave for study and at least one scientist has had their career ruined for claiming the detection of neutrons.

Edit: Here is a futurology post that goes into the recent funding into this kind of controversial research and the reports by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Navy to justify DARPA and Department of Energy spending on the subject. https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/xrbmam/press_release_arpaeenergygov_us_department_of/

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u/BosleytheChinchilla Sep 29 '22

Can you elaborate on the career destruction?

I'm very curious!

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u/efh1 Sep 29 '22

Here it is. Around 2002 he did research for Oak Labs and people lost their shit when he claimed he recorded a fusion reaction. They charged him with research misconduct in 2008.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusi_Taleyarkhan

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u/BosleytheChinchilla Sep 29 '22

What a mess

Seems like Purdue Nuke Engineering is quite a mess as far as politics and leadership go.. Seems hes still active in the program too.

https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_a7ecdffd-bc07-5974-96e8-43240d45351a.html

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u/efh1 Sep 29 '22

There's a long history of academia losing it's shit over people reporting anomalous results. It's not good science to behave like this and probably a huge reason for the lack of any major breakthroughs in decades. It's dogmatic and unprofessional behavior that undermines the actual scientific method.

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u/BosleytheChinchilla Sep 29 '22

Results get funding, even if they're bullshit

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u/Lickford Sep 29 '22

Isn’t there a basketball team named the pistol shrimps? I remember watching a documentary on them. Ladies Basketball team.

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u/fro2020 Sep 29 '22

If you don’t like that, you don’t like Pistol Shrimps Radio

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u/mrjeffro Sep 29 '22

Ma boogie

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u/TakeItToTheMax Sep 29 '22

me and cloris leachman slurping oysters down at slopgap cove

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u/mrjeffro Sep 29 '22

Loris Cleachman

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u/TakeItToTheMax Sep 29 '22

now say it like kubich would

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u/DeepRoy69 Sep 29 '22

I had a ma boogie once so bad I couldn't sit down

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u/ashtonmelancon Sep 29 '22

Dire straits

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u/dylofpickle Sep 29 '22

I miss that show so much. No joke, it reinvigorated my love of basketball. And when it went away, my podcast consumption tanked completely.

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u/NilliRanaeSchoogler Sep 29 '22

This comment probably won’t be seen but my husband and I live on a sailboat and the first week of living on our boat we couldn’t figure out what the sound was that we’d hear at night that sounded like a crackling fire. Then we learned about pistol shrimp. And became obsessed. Shrimp are the most insane creatures in the ocean. I had already become obsessed with mantis shripms years ago. If you know you know. Anyways, we hear pistol shrimps every night when we sleep. And because there’s SO many down there making noises louder then a gunshot under water, a ton of them together sounds like sizzling bacon. It’s awesome.

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u/Just1morefix Sep 29 '22

Fitting name that, The Pistol Shrimp. They are also known as Snapping Shrimp. Personally I like the reference to firearms. It seems more illustrative.

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u/Headjarbear Sep 29 '22

My friend has a pistol shrimp/ watchmen goby pair, and you can hear it clicking all night.

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u/GenomicEquity Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Me who has no clue how loud a gunshot is: Wow that is loud..

Me who has no clue how hot lava is: Wow that is hot..

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u/furyfrog Sep 29 '22

On a submarine using passive sonar (just listening, not making noise), a colony of shrimp sound like a room full of people snapping their fingers.

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u/EndofGods Sep 29 '22

Note to self, no street shrimp fights.

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u/prguitarman Sep 29 '22

That’s hot

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u/YeuxBleuDuex Sep 29 '22

It's Art from Project Power 🦐🔥

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u/moondoggle Sep 29 '22

Right? I thought this whole comment section would just be about that movie.

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u/Alwayslookin4shrooms Sep 29 '22

Only reason I know about the pistol shrimp

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u/GaffitV Sep 29 '22

That movie was incredibly average. But that Pistol Shrimp scene was pretty hype.

https://youtu.be/ja_OE_aWrW8

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u/goblueM Sep 29 '22

it had so much potential and a great cast, but just didn't really capitalize on it

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u/Lagransiete Sep 29 '22

Why do they have to use the wilhelm scream everywhere. Hearing it breaks my immersion every time.

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u/SickOfAllThisCrap1 Sep 29 '22

This is the only thing I could find regarding this heat: From Wikipedia: "The snap can also produce sonoluminescence from the collapsing cavitation  bubble. As it collapses, the cavitation bubble emits a short flash of light with a broad spectrum. If the light were of thermal origin it would require a temperature of the emitter of over 5,000 K (4,700 °C).

Source is not thermal.

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u/Lee2026 Sep 29 '22

What’s with all these crazy shrimp?

The mantis shrimp packs a punch equivalent to a .22 caliber bullet

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u/ChevExpressMan Sep 29 '22

Imagine a Mantis and Pistol going at it...... sounds like a mini shootout.....pow! pow! pow!

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u/IceFireTerry Sep 29 '22

Epic anime battle

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u/Dt2_0 Sep 29 '22

Mantis shrimp would win every time. They are larger, and have much more power behind their punch than a Pistol Shrimp has in it's snap.

Pistol shrimp (and their Goby partner) are one of the "obligatory inhabitants" of any Reef Aquarium, along with the likes of Clownfish. They are safe to work with and make great tankmates for anything that doesn't see them as food.

Meanwhile Mantis shrimp are considered a pest, and are known for splitting fingers and breaking tanks by punching the bottom glass. They are generally not kept in home aquarium as they are legitimate dangers to the tank, and the caretaker (more so than some predator species like Moray Eels, or Venomous species like Lion Fish). When one punchy shrimp can kill the tank and send 200 gallons of water onto your floor on a moments notice... You don't want that thing anywhere near your aquarium.

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u/Psycko_90 Sep 29 '22

Must be quite hard to survive the dept of the ocean to evolve such powerful traits lol

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u/Nevermore667 Sep 29 '22

So much force and so fast that it legitimately generates light.

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u/Wizdad-1000 Sep 29 '22

Yeah, the mantis shrimp cavitation is also unreal. A tiny bubble that is hotter than the surface of the sun when it pops.

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u/Chairman_Mittens Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I have a tiger pistol shrimp in my aquarium! He's paired with a watchman goby, and they have a really fascinating symbiotic relationship.

Shrimpy boy is a tireless landscaper; he is constantly digging caves and moving sand around. He also drags snail shells all over the place, reinforcing entrances to his caves.

I hear him "snapping" pretty often, usually when a hermit crab wanders too close to his home. He's cracked a couple shells, but doesn't cause any real damage. Definitely one of the most interesting pets I've owned!

Shrimp tax

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u/SimianWonder Sep 29 '22

I'd never heard of this until Project Power. 😅

Truth can be stranger than fiction.

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u/JoshMFBurger Sep 29 '22

had a fart like that the other day