DailyDirt: Biodiversity Makes Life More Interesting

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

The 1996 movie Bio-Dome made fun of ridiculously fruitless attempts to create an artificial biosphere, but the concept of designing a man-made biosphere is still pretty interesting (but it's just really, really hard to do, if you wanna make one that can sustainably support humans, indefinitely). And we're going to have to create one some day, it's just a matter of time -- measured in centuries, perhaps. Here are some interesting links on the biodiversity we're all currently enjoying. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Pixelation, Mar 14th, 2011 @ 6:40pm

    Umm, Mr Owl would say "Three licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop".

    There FTFY

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 14th, 2011 @ 7:01pm

    Re: Right you are...

    People have actually tried to do it experimentally:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tootsie_Pops#Rumors_and_set_Attempts_for_Tootsie_Pop

    But the lick estimates range from about a couple hundred to a few thousand....

     

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    Pixelation, Mar 14th, 2011 @ 7:20pm

    Re: Re: Right you are...

    I tried it myself as a kid. I got to a thousand and some.

    All the dentists in the crowd are seeing dollar signs in future research. Their toothless Lizard overlords will be pleased.

     

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    ethorad (profile), Mar 15th, 2011 @ 2:17am

    strange immunity

    Wow, fish that are immune to Printed Circuit Boards? Sounds like they'll be the survivors of the robot uprising!

     

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