2.4.10

DISAMBIGUATION

Jellyfish are just the most stunning creatures . . .

Here are some fun friday facts!
- Jellyfish have been around for more than 650 million years . . . meaning they outdate both dinosaurs and sharks!
- The Box Jellyfish kills more people than any other marine creature each year. (A box jellyfish also has 64 anuses!)
- The worlds largest known jellyfish can reach a diameter of 2.5 m / 8ft and its tentacles can grow to be half the length of a football field.
- Jellyfish have no brain, no blood, and no nervous system. Their senses are primitive and consist of a neural net, eye spots that can sense light from dark, and chemosensory pits that help them identify potential prey.
- Jellyfish NEVER stop growing.

8 comments:

The Sundae Driver said...

i adore this post but i love you more.

10thMuse said...

lol, maybe they're aliens :D

Anonymous said...

Excellent post.

Sister Wolf said...

No brain but 64 anuses....a description of so many humans, too.

bravegrrl said...

definitely the best post of the day...

never stop growing??? crazy!

xo
bravegrrl.blogspot.com

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

i'm obsessed with jellyfish. they're so disgustingly wonderful.

alice said...

and Turritopsis jellyfish is basically immortal:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/01/090130-immortal-jellyfish-swarm.html

Now, that's amazing. :D

DREAMY said...

good lord. i LOVE your friday facts. do more!