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thePhantom
101237.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:30 am Reply with quote

ok how i do it might not be the right way, but it works;

copy and paste the text you want to quote,
highlight it in your posting box,
press quote,

 
did you know....
101238.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:33 am Reply with quote

kk thanks thePhantom that was a very un-evil thing to do.

 
thePhantom
101240.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:36 am Reply with quote

don't remind me!!!
anyway back to sharks...

 
did you know....
101242.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:57 am Reply with quote

whats the bigest shark ever (not counting whale sharks)

 
Jenny
101272.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:59 pm Reply with quote

Lots of shark records here: http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/topics/r_elasmo_records.htm

Largest predatory shark is apparently the White shark, and the smallest is the dwarf lanternshark, measuring 7.5 inches. The most abundant shark is the spiny dogfish.

 
Not a Number
101323.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:31 pm Reply with quote

The sensors the shark (and the dogfish, which was the unhappy formaldehyde-ed subject which I studied) uses to detect electrical fields are called the Ampullae of Lorenzini (which I always confuse with the oil of Lorenzo, for some reason). They appear as small pores around the nose and mouth of the shark, and are used to detect prey - particularly those buried in sand. Sharks have the greatest electrical sensitivity of any animal. They are often confused by this sense into attacking boats, which they believed were prey.

 
Tas
101514.  Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:27 am Reply with quote

Megalodon was a pretty large shark. It's maw was big enough that a man can walk through the opening of the fossilised remains of one quite easily.

(Now to Google some pics and so on)

:-)

Tas

 
Southpaw
101953.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:17 am Reply with quote

Quote:
yes my teachers do accpet that as a valid argument


A) No wonder the country's going to the dogs and
B) It's pretty obvious that this is just laziness - accpet? Just check through your post quickly before you submit it and these old giffers won't moan at you as much.

 
swot
102143.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:31 pm Reply with quote

Southpaw wrote:
It's pretty obvious that this is just laziness - accpet?


Curse my inner pedant.


Please say you only put that in to test someone.

 
Ameena
102241.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:41 pm Reply with quote

Hrrmm, Swot, he was referring to the quote he just made, wherein the original typo can be found ;).

 
samivel
102693.  Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:27 am Reply with quote

Old giffers? Pah!


Where's me Werther's?

 
swot
103058.  Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:07 am Reply with quote

Oh right. Sorry Southpaw. I wasn't paying enough attention.

 
Southpaw
103570.  Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:34 am Reply with quote

I should think so too. Humph.

By the ancient laws of QI, I now require a doughnut before I will talk to you again.

 
inca_drum
108792.  Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:48 pm Reply with quote

i got a shark fact for you thats not much well known -
Great Whites', despite the reputation and all the footage, dont even attack seals until they are at least 10 years old. Up until that age they live on fish and whatever they can scavenge. I suppose footage of a shark attack on a sardine isnt that thrilling!

 
Not a Number
115954.  Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:12 am Reply with quote

Shark vs. Octopus

Who do you think would win? You might find this video surprising (needs Realplayer)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/octopus/media_players_blue/shark_hi.html

 

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