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   A clutch of snakes with tentacles growing out of their heads were hatched at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. right before the election. Somebody break out the Bible and tell me what this means

09 Nov 2012 03:39 AM   |   22025 clicks   |   Mother Nature Network
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Two Dogs Farking    [TotalFark]  
FTFA: The ... species ... is not endangered, but researchers say it's poorly understood.

So we're back to the racist, homophobic white males again?

09 Nov 2012 03:07 AM
ktybear     
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09 Nov 2012 03:21 AM
cyks     
FTA: The creatures, referred to as Erpeton tentaculatus in the scientific community, are relatively small, growing to about 20-35 inches (50-90 centimeters) in length, and they're the only snakes with two short tentacles on their snouts, which allow the reptiles to sense vibrations from fish that swim by.

If I were swimming and a 2-3 foot snake with farking tentacles swam by me, I wouldn't think it was "relatively small."

09 Nov 2012 03:48 AM
LordJiro    [TotalFark]  

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09 Nov 2012 03:48 AM
Arumat     
I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going...

09 Nov 2012 03:52 AM
ktybear     

LordJiro: ktybear: [cdn.physorg.com image 448x345] 

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ah, perfect!

09 Nov 2012 03:53 AM
drjekel_mrhyde     
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09 Nov 2012 03:54 AM
Nina_Hartley's_Ass     
Wrong book.

09 Nov 2012 03:55 AM
Snapper Carr     
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Everybody chill the fark out. I got this.

09 Nov 2012 03:59 AM
PirateKing     
WTF is that snake's problem?

09 Nov 2012 04:01 AM
SpinStopper     
Means we have some pretty cool biological diversity on this planet ;)

09 Nov 2012 04:11 AM
gsiofa     
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09 Nov 2012 04:20 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Cryptozoology FTW

09 Nov 2012 04:20 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     
It means Sam Neil is going to try to become the U.S. ambassador to Britain
/obscure?

09 Nov 2012 04:22 AM
Snapper Carr     

The All-Powerful Atheismo: It means Sam Neil is going to try to become the U.S. ambassador to Britain
/obscure?


This is Fark, so no

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09 Nov 2012 04:31 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

Snapper Carr: The All-Powerful Atheismo: It means Sam Neil is going to try to become the U.S. ambassador to Britain
/obscure?

This is Fark, so no

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I know, I just wanted you to reply.
I'm so lonely.

09 Nov 2012 04:33 AM
Great Porn Dragon     
OK, we've seen the snakies with barbules like catfish.

Many of us have seen pics of Asian lung...which are traditionally depicted with barbules like catfish.

I still insist that this means we're soon going to have a big scalybutt mofo as CEO of BMW and another having his own talk show :D...not the end of the world, just the magical cycle resetting, that's all :D

Alternatively, if you believed the old stories of why Korean dragons only have four toes and Japanese dragons only three, maybe the poor things just ran out of piggies with distance :D

/still, very very neat looking things and I hope that the zoo breeding programs do well with them
//were they not relatively new to scientific study/herpeculture I'd want a moustached snaky like this
///as it is, I will be happily spending the weekend playing Shadowrun so this is relevant to my interests

09 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
PandaPorn     
Obviously a Tzeentch cult is active in Washington. Better call the inquisition.

09 Nov 2012 04:44 AM
DigitalCoffee     
Snakes with tentacles are from Asia? Someone get Rick Romero on this.

09 Nov 2012 04:45 AM
Cthulhu     
IT MEANS I AM COMING

/bring beer

09 Nov 2012 04:46 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
four years of unsuccessful breeding

And I thought I had trouble finishing sometimes....

09 Nov 2012 04:48 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
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Brain spiders!!!

09 Nov 2012 04:48 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
This will not end well:

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09 Nov 2012 04:52 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
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09 Nov 2012 04:53 AM
juvandy     
Cool- they're harmless, really sweet little snakes.

09 Nov 2012 04:54 AM
Pray 4 Mojo     
I just wanted to take an opportunity to point out how cool it is that we have all these awesome names for groups of animals. Some of my favorites:

Gaggle. Shrewdness, Murder, Intrusion, Parliament... and of course... Sloth.

/And yes... I know a "clutch" is baby snakes.

09 Nov 2012 05:03 AM
Summoner101     
I know how to get us out of this!

Klaatu! Barada! Nickolodean!

Are they gone now?

09 Nov 2012 05:03 AM
Shadowtag     
It means either Samuel L Jackson or Ice Cube are going to have to have a talk with their agents before this SyFy gets wind of this.

09 Nov 2012 05:07 AM
Akbar the Trappiste Monk     
REJOICE! REJOICE! FOR THE SON OF FSM IS BORN!

09 Nov 2012 05:08 AM
TravelinJones     

09 Nov 2012 05:11 AM
CSM101     
i've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.

09 Nov 2012 05:16 AM
cyks     

Pray 4 Mojo: I just wanted to take an opportunity to point out how cool it is that we have all these awesome names for groups of animals. Some of my favorites:

Gaggle. Shrewdness, Murder, Intrusion, Parliament... and of course... Sloth.

/And yes... I know a "clutch" is baby snakes.


My favorites are for cats: 'Glaring' what they often do to me... or 'Destruction,' what I often want to do to them.

09 Nov 2012 05:30 AM
Ghastly    [TotalFark]  
Hey guys! What's going on in this thread?

09 Nov 2012 05:35 AM
starsrift     
Bible? Wrong deity, wrong book.

Try De Vermis Mysteriis.

/ in no way obscure

09 Nov 2012 05:44 AM
Mister Peejay     
If they were to put miniature pants on their heads, would they be retarded?

09 Nov 2012 05:48 AM
Public Savant     
FTA: Apparently, their nervous systems allow them to predict where a fish prey will end up when startled.

So if these snakes eat all the predictable fish, will that mean that we end up with edgy, unpredictable fish?

09 Nov 2012 05:53 AM
Deep Contact     
But how do they taste? Recipes needed.

09 Nov 2012 05:56 AM
HotIgneous Intruder     
Oh? A republican snake?

09 Nov 2012 06:03 AM
mike_d85     

Mister Peejay: If they were to put miniature pants on their heads, would they be retarded?


No, just decent.

CSM101: i've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.


Arumat: I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going...


See?

09 Nov 2012 06:18 AM
Hawnkee     

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I love old engravings (etchings?) like that. Where is that from? Mostly because I'm curious why the two guys referenced by the L are just laying there like they're indifferent with whatever the fark that thing is raging behind them.

09 Nov 2012 06:19 AM
abhorrent1     
from Southeast Asia

Figures. Do they have anything in Asia that isn't weird, scary and wanting to destroy the world?

09 Nov 2012 06:22 AM
tafka     
OMG, they are so CUTE!

09 Nov 2012 06:27 AM
DrunkenBob     
I thought the headline said testicles, and I know for a fact it would have meant that Obama had negotiated a deal between the gays and Satan to break into our homes and convert us all into fairies by making us drink liters of their sulfuric semen over the course of months.

But it said tentacles, so it means they'll brainwash us by jamming cocks into every hole in our skull to baste our brains directly with their lewd lotion.

09 Nov 2012 06:39 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

abhorrent1: from Southeast Asia

Figures. Do they have anything in Asia that isn't weird, scary and wanting to destroy the world?


Pandas...

09 Nov 2012 06:44 AM
Teresaol31     
I am disappointed. Thought when it said tentacles that we had a mini-gorgon look happening. This, it more like HORNS than tentacles. :(

09 Nov 2012 06:49 AM
Zarquon's Flat Tire    [TotalFark]  

Deep Contact: But how do they taste? Recipes needed.


My roommate tried to grill a black racer last night. It did not go well.

09 Nov 2012 06:49 AM
Crudbucket     

cyks: FTA: The creatures, referred to as Erpeton tentaculatus in the scientific community, are relatively small, growing to about 20-35 inches (50-90 centimeters) in length, and they're the only snakes with two short tentacles on their snouts, which allow the reptiles to sense vibrations from fish that swim by.

If I were swimming and a 2-3 foot snake with farking tentacles swam by me, I wouldn't think it was "relatively small."


I would be too busy screaming to take an accurate measurement.

09 Nov 2012 06:50 AM
TommyDeuce     

starsrift: Bible? Wrong deity, wrong book.

Try De Vermis Mysteriis.

/ in no way obscure


The Kitab al Azif would probably be a superior reference.

/If you read Arabic
//And make the SAN check

09 Nov 2012 06:52 AM
Xenomech     
Prepare for a thousand years of darkness.

/Thanks for the warning, Chuck!

09 Nov 2012 07:02 AM
Nurglitch     
I wish I had a tentacle moustache. It could twirl itself!

09 Nov 2012 07:07 AM
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