Full credit for turning me on to this wonderful, beautiful creature of the sea came byway of my duo post colleague, the Scientist Gone Wordy, Rachel. Not only is The Oatmeal piece instructive, but it had me and daughter laughing inanely and repeating direct quotes from the article.
And it starts off so innocently, too:
“The mantis shrimps lives in warm, shallow water, and typically grows to be between 6 – 12 inches (15 – 30 cm) in length.”
Typical Discovery Channel, NatGeo stuff, you think. Then, it got better:
“Where we see a rainbow, the mantis shrimp sees a Thermonuclear Bomb of light and beauty.”
So sweet…and colorful:
Then, the “murder sticks” come into play. No kidding, you gotta read this…and my daughter and I are getting T-shirts.