Its Friggin' wild that Electric Eels produce electricity

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Postby FourLegsGood » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm

We're quote unquote the most advanced species ever known to exist and we can't even charge our Samsung Galaxies without plugging them into a world-destroying power grid. Meanwhile electric eels are hiding out in dark muddy waters with almost no eyesight like Raiden in retirement but with the power to paralyze any grown-ass human fool enough to trifle with them.

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Postby Debbie » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 pm

They're not even eels!
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Postby fester » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:46 pm

oh shit

The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a South American electric fish, and the only species in its genus. Despite the name, it is not an eel, but rather a knifefish.
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Postby Debbie » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Electric Knifefish sounds way cooler
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Postby FourLegsGood » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 pm

Honestly, we’re fucked. They’re living out like hermits under assumed names with this awesome super power and all it takes is one fish to find them and convince them to get back in the evolutionary fight for one last row and then wicked humanity and all its hubris is toast
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Postby terrific bedwetter » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 pm

im gonna walk to the remote town where an old electric eel is living peacefully and remind it that it is a knife fish and force it back into the electric knife killing game
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Postby grammatron » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 am

Ok what the fuck

Electric eels are also capable of controlling their prey's nervous systems with their electrical abilities; by controlling their victim's nervous system and muscles via electrical pulses, they can keep prey from escaping or force it to move so they can locate its position.
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Postby bruceagain » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:43 am

fester wrote:oh shit

The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a South American electric fish, and the only species in its genus. Despite the name, it is not an eel, but rather a knifefish.

that's not a knifefish
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Postby bruceagain » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:46 am

on closer inspection, these are loafers
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Postby Jeremy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 am

I'm going to train myself to do this.
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Postby Jeremy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 am

Or failing that if it's too late for me I'm going to adopt a child and leave it to be raised by electric "eels."
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Postby chairkicker » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:59 am

if you cut off my arm i promise to give some of my electricity
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Postby Jeremy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:10 am

I can't figure out which muscles this is.
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Postby Beautiful Jugdish » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 am

i'll leave a child anywhere
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Postby Debbie » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:53 am

I left my kid with MGMT and he picked up no skills whatsoever
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Postby Jeremy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 am

MGMT is unitary and a form of knowledge but unfortunately it cannot be taught.
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Postby FourLegsGood » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:39 pm

Watching Masterchef with the windows open like I'm one of those lazy future humans from Wall-E while Electric Eels are out there chopping wood and carrying water, growing stronger and more disciplined
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:02 pm

better than non-sustainable fossil fuel eels

or nuclear eels
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Postby Real Real Real » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 pm

damn, someone made a vid to one of their classics.
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Postby Autarch » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:19 pm

i think about electric eels all the time. fourlegsgood, did you ever see that thread where we talked about how cool it would be if there were a species of bioelectric octopus who could use biofilms as a medium for electricity?
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Postby bruceagain » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 pm

you ever wonder why the machines in the matrix universe used humans rather than say electric eels or whales?
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Postby Jeremy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 pm

I think they should have used hamsters.
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Postby Buddy Knox » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 pm

Because only humans have the capacity to make “the choice” or whatever the fuck the in-universe explanation is I fucken hated the sequels.
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Postby Jeremy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 pm

Those things will just run on a wheel, you wouldn't even need to simulate anything.
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Postby bruceagain » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:28 pm

also, how are they getting a surplus of energy out of humans neccesary to produce the means to farm humans without breaking the laws of thermodynamics
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