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Date: 06/17/07 02:11 AM

112 Responses to Pistol Shrimp

  1. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1498 posts
    June 16, 2007 at 7:08 pm
    Link: Pistol Shrimp - Pistol shrimp blows a blast of water at a speed of 100km/h with temp 9900C.
  2. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:13 am
    nice post, im nice, i love my legs
  3. Profile photo of mindy_rawrr
    mindy_rawrr Female 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:14 am
    W..T...F...
  4. Profile photo of thrash56
    thrash56 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:15 am
    Ha, very interesting. Seafood wave guns.
  5. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:15 am
    R.O.F.L.

    I want a claw like that!

  6. Profile photo of Bert10099
    Bert10099 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:15 am
    Nine-thousand, nine-hundred degrees celcius?
  7. Profile photo of zerosk8er
    zerosk8er Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:16 am
    That was cool! I want one as a pet now...
  8. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Is this more Planet Earth stuff? Looks like an awesome series.
  9. Profile photo of Ianislevi
    Ianislevi Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:19 am
    That`s almost 100 times the temperature of water at its boiling point! Yikes
  10. Profile photo of m477b311
    m477b311 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:22 am
    haha if i had hands like that.......
  11. Profile photo of FrcknA
    FrcknA Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:26 am
    Ok... doubt its `the temperature of the sun.`
    More like, `the researchers were on crack.`
  12. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 2:26 am
    gah!
  13. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:28 am
    Wow the shrimps can fire temperatures....OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!!!!
  14. Profile photo of HawkEyeElise
    HawkEyeElise Female 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:29 am
    ooh how i adore bbc lol
  15. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Is this more Planet Earth stuff? Looks like an awesome series.
  16. Profile photo of BEAN_ME
    BEAN_ME Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:34 am
    This so much reminds me of Gym Class on www.oldeenglish.org
  17. Profile photo of Soranita1
    Soranita1 Female 70 & Over
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:45 am
    that doesnt make sense sorry. hott bubbles from a claw being shut? o ok
  18. Profile photo of Smollet
    Smollet Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:46 am
    TEACH THE SHRIMP TO BE EMO!!!!!

    BOOM! insta-shrimp!

  19. Profile photo of No-Chancer
    No-Chancer Male 13-17
    49 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Whoa. Although I don`t understand how bubbles popping causes an implosion. Maybe it`s because they`re so far underwater?
  20. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:11 am
    The temperature of the sun?

    My only guess to the plausibility of that is water pressure maybe, but there was a diver in scuba gear, so it can`t be all that deep either.

    But it is backed up. It should be noted though that they`re only talkin about it being that temperature in an extremely small portion of an extremely small bubble, for an extremely small amount of time.

    And it`s not using the heat to hurt it`s prey, it uses the sonic blast.

  21. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:22 am
    O_O Wow....now we just need to harvest them and mutate them to make them human sized so we can transplant those on to our body and do RYU`s Hadouken at each other ...if you guys catch my drift
  22. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 3:22 am
    OMFW W00t 4 real!?! Cooool!
  23. Profile photo of omgwtfbbqhax
    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:31 am
    The sound effects were poo, I wanna hear the real thing
  24. Profile photo of LolaGabanna
    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:36 am
    He`s a bad mutha effer.
  25. Profile photo of Voxxov
    Voxxov Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:00 am
    Its not that far fetched. It most likely uses a mechanic often called "Bubble Fusion"

    :-P
    Wikipedia Article on Bubble Fusion

  26. Profile photo of 240ZettoAKA
    240ZettoAKA Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:13 am
    What an exquisite trick~
  27. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:19 am
    In other words, comme homme haaa.. for dbz fans.
    Anyway i want to become one of them when i`m reincarnated.
  28. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:25 am
    It should be called the Hadouken Shrimp for obvious reasons.

    That is BADASS though.

  29. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:31 am
    SHORYUKEN!!

    Oh shi- wrong one.

    Screw it, I always liked Guile. SONIC BOOM!!

    Come on, backflip so fast that the guy falls down 30 feet away? That`s the definition of badass.

    The shrimp was cool, too.

  30. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:34 am
    Nature is amazing
  31. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:45 am
    There`s also a fish called a Watchman Goby, that they have a symbiotic relationship with.

    The Goby stands watch outside of the hovel (the shrimp have VERY poor eyesight) and alerts the shrimp of danger, while the shrimp provides a hole for the gobi to hide in, and will blast any crazy muthaf*ckas that get too close.

  32. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2007 at 4:52 am
    I hate pistol shrimp.

    They`re always getting into your closets and whatnot and creating trouble.

  33. Profile photo of Luke013
    Luke013 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 5:08 am
    Printers reach up to 9 TIMES the heat of the sun! Not kidding. Can you guys pleeeease check out my profile??? :)
  34. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 5:27 am
    The fact that it reaches the surface temperature of the sun has no significance at all, as it goes away right away.
  35. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 5:58 am
    "My only guess to the plausibility of that is water pressure maybe, but there was a diver in scuba gear, so it can`t be all that deep either."

    Are you sure you are asian?

  36. Profile photo of upendy
    upendy Female 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 7:34 am
    Dang..
  37. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 7:59 am
    "Are you sure you are asian?"

    Well, when I think of super water pressure I don`t associate it with scuba depths (~300 feet max for safety?). I was expecting it to need much more depth than that to have that effect.

    And I never call myself Asian but they didn`t have Middle East in the drop down menu. :P

  38. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 8:46 am
    i thought the sun tempreture would be higher than 9900C :-O
  39. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 9:35 am
    I`ve heard of these shrimp (thanks to The Book of General Ignorance), but them using their claws as a Sonic Weapon (btw, AWESOME!!! :-D ) is news to me. Unless I just don`t recall that page.
  40. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 10:10 am
    dragonball z shrimps
  41. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
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    June 17, 2007 at 10:46 am
    VERY cool video! I didn`t know there were shrimp like that! Yay I learned something, lol!

    "Printers reach up to 9 TIMES the heat of the sun! Not kidding. Can you guys pleeeease check out my profile??? :)"

    OK 2 things :
    #1 - Don`t you mean Pincers? There aren`t any printers underwater, lol (at least I don`t think so. You know something I don`t??)
    #2 - Why do you want people to look at your profile? There isn`t anything to look at on it but ONE picture!! Sure got me to look though didn`t it? LOL!

  42. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:37 am
    It`s over NINE THOUSAAAND!!
  43. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:51 am
    I hate the stupid sound effects. That shooting noise is actually an AK-47 being fired.
  44. Profile photo of Led_zeppelin
    Led_zeppelin Male 13-17
    46 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 11:51 am
    How come the shrimp who fires these bubbles doesn`t feel the heat?
  45. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:54 am
    now that is coool
  46. Profile photo of DJArashi
    DJArashi Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:57 am
    IT`S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND!
  47. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    Why haven`t we made weapons like these? Oh yea... human cruelty laws.. Damn it.
  48. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    @ ggolbez
    in the mear future i think humans will have that if there mutated.....yep its human cruelty
  49. Profile photo of rofl-sockz13
    rofl-sockz13 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 1:18 pm
    pfff, nothing compared to the bazooka shrimp. those bitches can knock out a sub 12km away.
  50. Profile photo of zintosion
    zintosion Male 13-17
    400 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    Nice!
  51. Profile photo of metter
    metter Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    aahaha,....its funny all theese people saying "over niiine thouuusannd!!!!!"

    in the comments.....Yes...I get it..I know where its from...wheres it from ?

    I know....

  52. Profile photo of Bluedot34
    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    Now I`m hungry for sea food.
  53. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 2:10 pm
    what if one shoots a person?
  54. Profile photo of Ianislevi
    Ianislevi Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    8th grade Science says that with high pressure in an enclosed space, the contents will heat up, So the air inside of an airtight container that is 100 psi is much hotter than the air in another container that has 20 psi. The same can be said with a small space with the equal amount pressure as a larger space. So, a 1 inch-cubed space with the same pressure as a 100 inch- cubed space is much hotter.
    So if the pistol shrimp can manage to make a miniscule bubble with intense pressure, then I guess it could make intense heat.
  55. Profile photo of pudsey123
    pudsey123 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    the heat of the sun? thats hot....:-O
  56. Profile photo of Aramil
    Aramil Male 18-29
    315 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    Okay, the crabs can do it...
    So when do we get too?
  57. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
    325 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 4:48 pm
    the shrimp is kinda sh*t if it has to attack big prey

    it would feel like a pinch if he did that to a shark

  58. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    Wow I didn`t believe it until I read the Wikipedia article on it. That`s nuts.
  59. Profile photo of PinkChaos28
    PinkChaos28 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    Yikers.

    That would be freaky to be scuba diving near the sea bottom when the scuba teacher tells you that there is pistol shrimp nearby..

  60. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    Woah! That shrimp just popped a cap in that other shrimp`s ass!

    That was awesome, I`d like to read more into the physics of that attack.

  61. Profile photo of G220
    G220 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    What exactaly make the water so hot?
  62. Profile photo of eviloreos04
    eviloreos04 Female 13-17
    135 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 6:13 pm
    its as hot as the sun??? thats crazy...can we get something that hot? even in like a contained area??
  63. Profile photo of jon_onyx
    jon_onyx Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    actually it is hotter than the surface of the sun, which is estimated to be about 6000°C
  64. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 6:39 pm
    I feel the undying need to tell everyone here that it reaches over 9,000C

    I guess I just wanted to be the first and only one to say that.

  65. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    I blame the shrimpz for globul waming
  66. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 7:51 pm
    lame, that is so unimportant to anything its entirely too boring to be on i-am-bored.com
  67. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm
    A shrimp that exploits cavitation? Nice.
  68. Profile photo of Dragonman15
    Dragonman15 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 8:41 pm
    i would not want to be around that thing.
  69. Profile photo of Dragynwing
    Dragynwing Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    i had a Tiger Pistol Shrimp in my saltwater tank (back when i had a saltwater tank. damn you Katrina!). he had a symbiotic with my Yellow Watchman Goby. the shrimp would dig the tunnels using his claws like a bulldozer and the goby would keep watch. any time they were outside the tunnel, the shrimp would keep an antenna on the goby. if the goby started to retreat, the shrimp would duck away as well. it was a really neat relationship. i really loved that they got together just a day after i added the shrimp. natural instinct is cool!

    he scared me a few times. i heard a snapping noise coming from the tank and i was afraid that the glass was cracking. turns out it was the shrimp warning off some of the larger fish that got too close to the tunnel entrance. i could hear it from several feet away from the tank if the room was fairly quiet.

  70. Profile photo of mindmanifest
    mindmanifest Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    Where can you buy them?
  71. Profile photo of tnt1126
    tnt1126 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    wow.....wtf
  72. Profile photo of Dragynwing
    Dragynwing Female 18-29
    130 posts
    June 17, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    mindmanifest

    most pet stores that sell saltwater fish should either carry Pistol Shrimps or be able to get them. you have to have a saltwater set up for them and they require certain supplements (iodine is one of them) to be added to the water. saltwater aquarium keeping is a pricey but very rewarding hobby.

    liveaquaria.com also has Pistol Shrimp.

  73. Profile photo of InvertMini55
    InvertMini55 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    that would really SUCK to get hit with that at point blank
  74. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    That`s f*cking crazy! What if it shot you in the forehead, just a randome place to shoot!
  75. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:33 pm
    To anyone who was still wondering, or if it wasn`t answered, over 9000 C is hotter than the temperature at the surface of the sun. Lightning and I heard some sparklers (among other things too) are also hotter than the surface, which is 5770 K, which comes close to 6000 C I believe.

    The core of the sun on the other hand reaches over 10 000 000 K, so yeah, I hope there aren`t any shrimp doing that.

  76. Profile photo of jon_onyx
    jon_onyx Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:34 pm
    wait im still confused how hot the water is , cuz no one has commented on it, can someone please tell me?
  77. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2007 at 11:40 pm
    Upon further examination and a frame-by-frame analysis of the bubble`s structure, I`m going to venture a guess and say close to 9000C
  78. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 12:03 am
    Good call, B-Hazard. I was also having problems reading the other comments and watching the video! Thanks for clearing that up for us.
  79. Profile photo of kelzuya
    kelzuya Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 6:08 am
    Pistol shrimp pump on my lap at all times
  80. Profile photo of Pyro_Raver
    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:50 am
    COOOOLLLLL! The sound effects made me laugh. Thats a pretty cool shrimp
  81. Profile photo of perigee
    perigee Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:55 am
    Hey! Sonoluminescent shrimp!
  82. Profile photo of Qpax
    Qpax Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 9:15 am
    Wish I could do that.
  83. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 10:12 am
    That`s pretty sweet. ^^
  84. Profile photo of lestat221
    lestat221 Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 10:46 am
    Where they on the Titanic or something? Haha I liked the shipwreck :P
  85. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 11:27 am
    Ow
  86. Profile photo of maxmcd
    maxmcd Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    Yeah, it`s over 9000 degrees, but it`s a dry heat, so it only feels like around 8000
  87. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    haha
  88. Profile photo of pffffttttt1
    pffffttttt1 Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    wow...that was very intresting...B-|
  89. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    there`s a Sponge Bob episode in there somewhere...
  90. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    Amazing! Imagine this creature, only forty times bigger.
    ...or not.
    As for the real sound - it`s just a sharp click, or pop.
  91. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    lmao "it`s over nine thousaaaaand!" it`s that DBZ thing on the internetz.
  92. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    I dont belive its as hot as the sun, if so the thing would have been burnt, not shocked
  93. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    quality.. when there are tidal waves its caused by a few hundred of them doin their lil gun fingy at the same time in the same direction. FACT.
  94. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    *cough* fake*cough
  95. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtpyeLxV...
  96. Profile photo of burjo7
    burjo7 Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 2:37 am
    thats quite something, I`ve never heard of the pistol shrimp. most of mankind`s technology is present in similar ways in nature. this would be another example:

    fishing rods, a technology working in exactly the same way as this predator fish
  97. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 3:39 am
    Always sucks for the victim...
  98. Profile photo of taha1
    taha1 Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    burst of bubbles at the temp. of the sun
    imposterous
  99. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    WHY DIDN`T THE OTHER SHRIMP GET VAPORIZED???
  100. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    "Wow the shrimps can fire temperatures....OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!!!!"

    lmao! You win XD

  101. Profile photo of stumped4ever
    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    wow thats amazing, even though ive haerd of it years ago
  102. Profile photo of MORNAF1
    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 12:27 am
    im going to get a tank full of these things and use them to heat my pool!

    ... but it is just a little plastic ankle deep pool from wal-mart, but oh well, it will work!

  103. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 11:02 pm
    we humans r supposed 2 be the "superior race" when a goddam shrimp can reach the tempature of the sun by snapping its fingers????
  104. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    June 25, 2007 at 1:31 am
    It`s a pokemon!
  105. Profile photo of 614188
    614188 Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2007 at 6:09 am
    the surface temperture of the sun is about 5300`C
  106. Profile photo of metter
    metter Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2007 at 7:34 am
    lmao

    Numbuhzero

    AAHAHAH

  107. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2007 at 11:12 pm
    gimmie one and ill use it as a gun and kill fags
  108. Profile photo of rockangel249
    rockangel249 Female 13-17
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    August 24, 2007 at 8:29 pm
    where are we, the titanic...?
  109. Profile photo of Scotchy
    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm
    Such.. stupid people..

    1. The IMPLOSION of the bubble happens so fast it creates a nuclear fusion instantaneously, meaning that for a brief (very brief) second it goes away. Also, the temperature is of that VERY small space, jsut because something is extremely hot, doesn`t mean it has a lot of energy.

    If I were to place an object.. that is burning at 700 or so degrees (not sure how hot it really gets but im going to use this) on top of a block of ice, or near enough to the ice where it gets the full effect of the heat, what will happen. The object would be cooled down and lose all its energy to the ice. Why?

    The burning object was just a match, and the ice object was a 30lb ice sculpture. The ice sculpture (because of its size and mass) has far more energy then that lowly match, even if its only 20 degrees farenheit.

    The same thing happens in this case, it MAYBE 9900 degrees, but the area is so small (microscopic) that the energy is lost in a split second when it expanded

  110. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Nuclear fusion is how the sun produces energy and light. That shrimp can create a mini-sun that lasts for a millisecond.
  111. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    One shrimp hunts another? ok
  112. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2011 at 7:36 am
    Don`t listen to these idiots.. this has nothing to do with nuclear fusion. the surface of the sun is only 10,000 oF. the core, where nuclear fusion takes place is 25 million degrees. Nuclear fusion is hydrogen converting into helium under immense pressure and heat, none of those are present here. Fun fact, lightning is around 50,000 degrees.

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