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The world's leggiest animal has been rediscovered in California, the extremely rare millipede Illacme plenipes. It's often assumed that a centipede has 100 legs and a millipede has 1,000. But in fact centipedes can have hundreds of tiny pins and there is no known millipede with as many as 1,000 legs. One species of millipede …

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Kill it.

KILL IT WITH FIRE.

Only joking. But keep it locked up.

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Joke

Re: Kill it.

Or just run away whilst it's getting its boots on?

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How many pairs of shoes does a girl need?

Well, lots...

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WTF?

I think we have a millipede living in our house!

There must be, I can see at least 200 pairs off shoes by the front door

Only 4 off them belong to me

That leaves 196 pairs belonging to 1 other adult and 2 children

Someone in our house has an obsession with shoes?

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Re: I think we have a millipede living in our house!

And to think, you asked for one measly PC and got denied!

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Re: I think we have a millipede living in our house!

Naaaa, can buy anything I want!

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Windows

"in highest fulfilment of feet"

I love you, science!

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Coat

What goes 99, bump. 99, bump. 99, bump.

A centipede with a wooden leg.

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Quick ring a scientist

You have a centipede that can count out loud!

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I was waiting for it to tie itself in a knot.

I wonder if they ever do that.

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Coat

Re: I was waiting for it to tie itself in a knot.

only when they get completely legless.

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Raising Millipedes

"...body hairs that produce silk..."

Okay, the promised spider silk production hasn't happened yet, maybe we can raise these for their silk production.

I'm expecting a call from a venture capitalist now.

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just me?

Or was that video just a little bit rubbish. Two seconds at the end where you could just about see the whole creature. The rest just zoomed in on a tiny bit of it, with no idea of scale or the length of the damn thing.

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Leggy, leggy, leggy, leggy

Leggy, leggy, leggy, leggy

Leggy, leggy, leggy, leggy

Leggy, leggy, leggy, leggy

Blondie, blondie, blondie, blondie

Blondie, blondie, blondie, blondie

Blondie, blondie, blondie, blondie

Blondie, blondie

Leggy blonde, goodbye, goodbye

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Shouldn't

This be in "bootnotes"?

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Nearly Knot a Millipede

It was that close to a figure-of-eight not.

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Not not: knot

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Not SF

San Francisco is a densely populated city with foggy weather, urban culture, and an undesirable level excessive nudity. San Benito County is a vast sparsely populated area of sandy hills and small towns.

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Re: Not SF

Close enough.

C.

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Holmes

Without going into trainspotter details - Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment, Millipedes have 2 pairs per segment, and according to QI none have 100 or 1000 legs.

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Female species has more feet...

Just like most girls I know...

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Tee Hee

"The appendages aren't just for kicks though".

Very funny. Have an internet.

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