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Lurker the Second
02-05-2005, 19:02:26
The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.

I'm having a real problem envisioning this one. But frankly, I think that's a good thing.

Venom
02-05-2005, 19:04:56
I've done it before after a Tequila night.

zmama
02-05-2005, 19:12:53
For me it was the night the grain alcohol was stolen from the bio lab and poured into the punch.

I no longer will drink punch...ever

The Bursar
02-05-2005, 19:14:27
For a broad enough definition of starfish.

Gibsie
02-05-2005, 19:15:04
Did you know crabs can regrow claws that get broken off?

The Bursar
02-05-2005, 19:15:20
Yes

sleeping_satsuma
02-05-2005, 19:15:30
i'm sure hk will be able to contribute to this meaningful debate :)

MDA
02-05-2005, 19:28:44
Lots of animals can turn their stomachs out - anemones and sea urchins. - I guess those are all Echinoderms.

OK, so they're a lot like starfish. Sue me.

Starfish don't have an anus (snicker) so they just turn their stomach out through their mouths to get rid of crap they've finished digesting.

Lurker the Second
02-05-2005, 19:53:50
So they shit through their mouths? That's like, so gross.

The Bursar
02-05-2005, 19:57:07
Um, starfish do have an anus; they turn their stomachs inside out to feed. It secretes digestive juices, and then absorbs digested food direct from the source. Like licking a plate clean with your stomach I guess.

Urchins are echinoderms, so I guess they're the same. Anemones are cnidarians, and do have a blind gut with no anus, but I don't know whether it ever inverts or not. I suppose they "shit through their mouth" somehow.

MDA
02-05-2005, 20:23:56
I claim poetic license on the Starfish having no anus thing.

This confused me, but sure enough if you google "starfish anatomy", its got an anus...
http://www.arkive.org/species/ARK/invertebrates_marine/Asterias_rubens/ARK008128.html?size=medium


"some echinoderms/cnidarians have no anus" isn't funny.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-05-2005, 20:36:13
I'm not sure what I expected when clicking on this thread, but I'm fairly sure it wasn't a debate on whether a starfish has a brown starfish.

MDA
02-05-2005, 20:38:12
It got a little Poly-p, sorry. :p

Venom
02-05-2005, 20:46:22
Wouldn't that be ironic if a starfish had no starfish?

Alanis should have sung about that instead.

Christoph
02-05-2005, 20:51:28
Mmm, snapple

Drekkus
02-05-2005, 20:59:09
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
So they shit through their mouths? That's like, so gross. people talk shit here all the time.

Japher
02-05-2005, 20:59:48
South Park

if you put food in your butt you'll shit out your mouth... it's all the rave

Cruddy
02-05-2005, 21:05:53
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
So they shit through their mouths? That's like, so gross.

No, no. They eat through their anus. Totally different.:nervous:

mr.G
03-05-2005, 14:50:27
Originally posted by Venom
Wouldn't that be ironic if a starfish had no starfish?

Alanis should have sung about that instead. :lol:

Beta1
03-05-2005, 14:53:46
"its like ten thousand starfish when all you need is an anus,
isnt it moronic"

anyone seen that standup who does an act based on that song?

He suggested "alanic" - things that are almost ironic but are actually just shite.