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If you could choose to be an animal....

Sofonda Cox
12-12-2008, 09:08 PM
what would you be?

I would choose a rabbit :D

http://www.mismatch.co.uk/images/boss.jpg

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Tardigrade

http://www.bio-pro.de/imperia/md/images/artikelgebunden/stern/funcrypta06_338x263.jpg

Zirconek
12-12-2008, 09:44 PM
I'd like to be a Coelacanth

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/animals/images/1024/coelacanth-swimming.jpg

Garson007
12-12-2008, 09:49 PM
A dust mite. :D

http://axiom.anu.edu.au/~luke/images/mites/dust_mites_pin.jpg

Ivanatis
12-12-2008, 09:51 PM
jayjay's new cat maybe?

but seriously, my only real priority would be an animal without any natural enemies, would make life a lot easier I guess

Ivanatis
12-12-2008, 09:53 PM
Tardigrade

http://www.bio-pro.de/imperia/md/images/artikelgebunden/stern/funcrypta06_338x263.jpg

what the hell is this? :unsure: some mite species? I'm glad they are that tiny..

Getta
12-12-2008, 09:54 PM
seagull


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/2290340568_deac902c08_o.jpg

Garson007
12-12-2008, 09:59 PM
but seriously, my only real priority would be an animal without any natural enemies, would make life a lot easier I guess
Like a human? :P We're far better off than any other species on earth.

Ivanatis
12-12-2008, 10:07 PM
humans have themselves as their natural enemies more than any other species probably, and we do not even have to eat each other :lol:

I guess most cats of prey and crocodiles don't have any other enemies than humans

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 10:17 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrada

Tardigrades have a body with four segments (not counting the head), four pairs of legs without joints, and feet with claws or toes. The cuticle contains chitin and is moulted. They have a ventral nervous system with one ganglion per segment, and a multilobed brain. Instead of a coelom they have a haemocoel. The only place where a true coelom can be found is around the gonad (coelomic pouch). The pharynx is of a triradiate, muscular, sucking kind, armed with stylets. Although some species are parthenogenetic, males and females are usually present, each with a single gonad. Tardigrades are eutelic (all adult tardigrades of the same species are believed to have the same number of cells) and oviparous. Some tardigrade species have as many as about 40,000 cells in each adult's body, others have far fewer.

Tardigrades are polyextremophiles; scientists have reported their existence in hot springs, on top of the Himalayas, under layers of solid ice and in ocean sediments. Many species can be found in a milder environment like lakes, ponds and meadows, while others can be found in stone walls and roofs. Tardigrades are most common in moist environments, but can stay active wherever they can retain at least some moisture.


Modern tardigradesTardigrades are one of the few groups of species that are capable of reversibly suspending their metabolism and going into a state of cryptobiosis. Several species regularly survive in a dehydrated state for nearly ten years. Depending on the environment they may enter this state via anhydrobiosis, cryobiosis, osmobiosis or anoxybiosis. While in this state their metabolism lowers to less than 0.01% of normal and their water content can drop to 1% of normal. Their ability to remain desiccated for such a long period is largely dependent on the high levels of the non-reducing sugar trehalose, which protects their membranes.

Tardigrades have been known to withstand the following extremes while in this state:

Temperature — tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C, or being chilled for days at –200 °C, or for a few minutes at –272 °C. (absolute zero is −273.15 °C).[11]
Pressure — they can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than 1200 atmospheric pressure. It has recently been demonstrated that tardigrades can survive the vacuum of open space and solar radiation combined for at least 10 days.[12] Recent research has notched up another feat of endurance: they can withstand 6,000 atmospheres pressure, which is nearly six times the pressure of water in the deepest ocean trench. [13]
Dehydration — tardigrades have been shown to survive nearly one decade in a dry state.[14] Another researcher reported that a tardigrade survived over a period of 120 years in a dehydrated state, but soon died after 2 to 3 minutes.[15] Subsequent research has cast doubt on its accuracy since only small movements in a water bear's leg were detected.[16]
Radiation — as shown by Raul M. May from the University of Paris, tardigrades can withstand 5,700 grays or 570,000 rads of x-ray radiation. (Ten to twenty grays or 1,000–2,000 rads could be fatal to a human). The only explanation thus far for this ability is that their lowered hydration state provides fewer reactants for the ionizing radiation.
Recent experiments conducted by Cai and Zabder have also shown that these tardigrades can undergo chemobiosis — a cryptobiotic response to high levels of environmental toxins. However, their results have yet to be verified.[17][18] In September 2008, a space launch showed that tardigrades can survive the extreme environment of outer space for 10 days. After being rehydrated back on earth, over 68% of the subjects protected from high-energy UV radiation survived and many of these produced viable embryos, and a handful survived full exposure to the sun.[19]

buddyholly
12-12-2008, 10:40 PM
Tardigrade

http://www.bio-pro.de/imperia/md/images/artikelgebunden/stern/funcrypta06_338x263.jpg

Is this one coming or going?

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 10:48 PM
Is this one coming or going?

Front end

Another pic:

http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/Bio/tardigrade2.jpg

Crazy Girl
12-13-2008, 01:03 AM
I have no doubts! A dog! He's my favourite animal! All my beloved dogs: Titta, Bibo, Pippo! Our best friends! They are ready to give their lives to us!!!!

Clydey
12-13-2008, 01:31 AM
I would choose to be an l_mac.

A portrait of this beast.

http://www.garethstevens.com/products/GREEK_Medusa.jpg

The beast in her natural habitat.

http://coolest-homemade-costumes.shippony.com/images/characters/medusa/medusa-costume-01.jpg

Thanos
12-13-2008, 03:52 AM
black panther

http://www.lilytherese.com/Black_Panther_on_mud_hill.jpg

alfonsojose
12-13-2008, 03:56 AM
I would choose to be an l_mac.

A portrait of this beast.

http://www.garethstevens.com/products/GREEK_Medusa.jpg

The beast in her natural habitat.

http://coolest-homemade-costumes.shippony.com/images/characters/medusa/medusa-costume-01.jpg

:lol:

Nathaliia
12-13-2008, 04:50 AM
a lolcat

http://lh3.ggpht.com/shaileshdoke/SAKeQAiY5DI/AAAAAAAAAdo/cNWj9QqCldA/funny-pictures-cat-screen-mouse%5B14%5D.jpg

alfonsojose
12-13-2008, 04:02 PM
a leopard

elessar
12-13-2008, 04:08 PM
what would you be?

I would choose a rabbit :D

Let me guess, because they fuck all the time :D?
seagull

Because you know some special people you'd like to crap on :awww:?

I'd wanna be a Peregrine Falcon, fastest animal in the world :worship:

Betty
12-13-2008, 04:47 PM
cat or horse

Crazy Girl
12-13-2008, 05:17 PM
Let me guess, because they fuck all the time?:aplot::aplot::aplot:

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 05:19 PM
I'd be a Tasmanian devil.

http://www.tasmania.australiaccommodation.com/images/Tasmanian_Devil.jpg

I love the noise they make when they're angry/fighting.

Betty
12-13-2008, 05:20 PM
:aplot::aplot::aplot:

well but a very quickly..f*** :lol::devil:

Crazy Girl
12-13-2008, 05:24 PM
well but a very quickly..f*** :lol::devil:Yes, but very often!!! And then, Betty......"Carpe Diem"!! "....del doman non v'è certezza....chi vuol esser lieto sia..." L. Il Magnifico

Betty
12-13-2008, 05:31 PM
better a good one then 3 bad:devil: or not

Corey Feldman
12-13-2008, 07:38 PM
I'd be a Tasmanian devil.

http://www.tasmania.australiaccommodation.com/images/Tasmanian_Devil.jpg

I love the noise they make when they're angry/fighting.great one

and they have incredible powerful jaws :eek:

look at his balls hanging, what a fantastic little beast

Clydey
12-13-2008, 07:42 PM
great one

and they have incredible powerful jaws :eek:

look at his balls hanging, what a fantastic little beast

:haha:

Corey Feldman
12-13-2008, 07:43 PM
:lol:

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 07:47 PM
:rolleyes:

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 07:49 PM
LoL biscut u gotz big ballz.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 07:51 PM
LoL biscut u gotz big ballz.

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Didn't your mother teach you any manners? :rolleyes:

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 07:54 PM
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Neely
12-13-2008, 07:55 PM
Probably I would like to be an animal whose meat tastes like shit and whose skin and fur is not popular or sought-after.


But I would most like to be a cat.

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 07:57 PM
Seriously though, I would be a Basset Hound.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 07:58 PM
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http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/28/albundygif.gif

Don't poison this thread with your obscenities.

ETA -

Seriously though, I would be a Basset Hound.

That's hardly being serious. What a sad-looking, ugly breed.

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 08:03 PM
That's hardly being serious. What a sad-looking, ugly breed.
You're seriously cruising for a bruising.

Clydey
12-13-2008, 08:05 PM
You're seriously cruising for a bruising.

You two need to get a room :mad:

finishingmove
12-13-2008, 08:06 PM
:haha:

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 08:08 PM
You two need to get a room :mad:
When I goto Belgium we will get a room...and I'll pay.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 08:09 PM
You're seriously cruising for a bruising.

:(

That's it, I won't be voting for you in the popularity contest, unless it's accompanied by sarcastic comments.

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 08:13 PM
:(

That's it, I won't be voting for you in the popularity contest, unless it's accompanied by sarcastic comments.

I have 2 Basset Hounds....don't mess.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 08:18 PM
I have 2 Basset Hounds....don't mess.

:rolleyes:

Shut up.

You're so random.

And you're derailing the thread.

I'll get it back on topic. If I couldn't be a Tasmanian devil, I'd be a desert wild cat.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/333779/2/istockphoto_333779_desert_wild_cat_02.jpg

Bc they're like any other big wild cat, but then with pointy ears.

TMJordan
12-13-2008, 08:26 PM
:rolleyes:

Shut up.

You're so random.

And you're derailing the thread.

I'll get it back on topic. If I couldn't be a Tasmanian devil, I'd be a desert wild cat.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/333779/2/istockphoto_333779_desert_wild_cat_02.jpg

Bc they're like any other big wild cat, but then with pointy ears.

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Clydey
12-13-2008, 08:28 PM
:rolleyes:

Shut up.

You're so random.

And you're derailing the thread.

I'll get it back on topic. If I couldn't be a Tasmanian devil, I'd be a desert wild cat.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/333779/2/istockphoto_333779_desert_wild_cat_02.jpg

Bc they're like any other big wild cat, but then with pointy ears.

Are you choosing your favourite animal based on what you find cute? You seem to have gone off Tasmanian Devils since Mikey pointed out the visibility of their nuts.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Are you choosing your favourite animal based on what you find cute? You seem to have gone off Tasmanian Devils since Mikey pointed out the visibility of their nuts.

No, I said if I couldn't be a Tasmanian devil. :D But yes, what Mickey pointed out is indeed not cute.

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I'm not feeling sorry for you. I actually kind of hope you're blue. :shrug:

Clydey
12-13-2008, 08:36 PM
No, I said if I couldn't be a Tasmanian devil. :D But yes, what Mickey pointed out is indeed not cute.


How can you not find that cute? They're wandering around without any shame, letting it all hang out. Gotta respect that.

the biscuit
12-13-2008, 08:38 PM
How can you not find that cute? They're wandering around without any shame, letting it all hang out. Gotta respect that.

OK...? If you say so. :shrug:









You've got issues. :unsure:

Clydey
12-13-2008, 08:40 PM
You've got issues. :unsure:

Tell me about it :drink:

finishingmove
12-13-2008, 08:45 PM
our scottish friends make a good point.

Pfloyd
12-13-2008, 09:33 PM
Godzilla.

I'd mess things up.

:p

smitty8
12-14-2008, 03:23 AM
I would be a spoiled rotten housecat. I know mine sleep about 22 hours a day. What a life!

Sunset of Age
12-14-2008, 03:40 AM
A CAT. No discussion there. :worship:

Voo de Mar
12-14-2008, 04:07 AM
A CAT. No discussion there. :worship:

The same.

Sofonda Cox
12-14-2008, 12:37 PM
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:haha: :sobbing: :rolls: