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November 4, 2008 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Oregon prof's immunology research produces viral video. "We were all amazed ... like 'wow, look at the shrimp go!'"
posted by nickyskye (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would have preferred to see the escargot.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:12 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I would have preferred to see the escargot.

you forgot to link this
posted by xbonesgt at 8:32 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth and hoppeth on the aquarium treadmill. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female image, created he them.

Genesis I: 26, 27
posted by Auden at 8:43 AM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


That video was pretty much exactly what I needed today.
posted by bookish at 8:45 AM on November 4, 2008


I've always been afraid of shrimp and it was a mistake to click that link. Now I know they can outrun me, too.
posted by rmless at 8:52 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I hate to bring this up, rmless, but some can also punch amazingly fast, and have actually broken out of aquariums. And there's always the dreaded claw shrimp.

Metafilter: making the world a little bit more scary, one phobia at a time.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:05 AM on November 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


I could watch that video for two hours straight, and not get sick of it.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 9:28 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Adding Yakkety Sax to anything makes it funny.

Another example for flapjax at midnite.

Damn college kids.

posted by not_on_display at 9:42 AM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is one my favorite internet things of all time.

Yakkety Sax, also, is like some sort of wonder-spice for life that stands up to liberal sprinkling over all daily events, large or small. It is especially tasty when burned onto a CD as the only track, and then left queued and at the ready in your car stereo! Any sort of drive-by jackassery is enhanced by that tune.
posted by invitapriore at 10:29 AM on November 4, 2008


Deliciously fast.
posted by abulafa at 10:35 AM on November 4, 2008


Why are they exercising all the fat off of that tasty shrimp?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:41 AM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yep, everything *is* better with Benny Hill.
posted by medeine at 10:56 AM on November 4, 2008


Did I miss something? I only watched the first half of that video, but the shrimp didn't appear to be running THAT fast...
posted by PigAlien at 11:29 AM on November 4, 2008


This is possibly the greatest thing I've ever seen since that thread with the gif of the fainting goats. Seriously, Tim Berniers-Lee can rest easy. The internet-tubes have fulfilled their purpose.

Also, this is why we shouldn't be funding those fucking fruit flies. They consume resources better used for shrimp/benny hill research.
posted by stet at 11:53 AM on November 4, 2008


some can also punch amazingly fast

Trust me, I didn't sleep for a week after that post. I don't know why I click on these things. They aren't good for my mental health.
posted by rmless at 11:54 AM on November 4, 2008


that shrimp needs a little shrimp headband and running shoes.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 12:20 PM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yes, but can it get airborne?
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:26 PM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


excellent. Yakety sax is the ring tone for my day care; I know when they call, things are gonna get crazy in some unexpected way.
posted by boo_radley at 12:31 PM on November 4, 2008


LOLSHRIMP
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:24 PM on November 4, 2008


This may finally put an end to all those heartless "jumbo" comments.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:31 AM on November 5, 2008


Is "Yakety Sax" the Bacon of background music?
Does that make Benny Hill a fat pig? I mean, more than he actually was?
posted by wendell at 1:10 AM on November 6, 2008


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