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"... nervous fibres were wound tightly about a central core which itself unfolded as the cable stretched."
They invented the telephone cord :)
Marine mammal boffins are less baffled by blue whales, having discovered that stretchy nerves allow the beasts to gobble the gallons upon gallons of water and food they are famous for guzzling. In a paper with the pleasantly explicit title "Stretchy nerves are an essential component of the extreme feeding mechanism of rorqual …
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