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April 12, 2012


Caterpillars More Likely to Vomit Alone

(Thanks to Stuart Loucks)


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But who's gunna hold their hair back?

"the caterpillars of the large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) protect themselves by vomiting on their predators."

Why does this remind me of college???

Oh, I remember why!!! I saw the Vomiting Caterpillars open for the Fine Young Cannibals back at that time....

isn't "i'll vomit alone" an old johnny cash song?

mud, no that was a line by Marlene Dietrich...

Not Cash, but Sinatra:

Vomiting alone
Exchanging gastric
Juices on the phone
Because I called you
Caterpillar tone...

I'm stuck. Ligirl?

Caterpillar legal defense. He made a futive movement toward my leaf so I thigh-puked him in self-defense.

This is diametrically opposed to behavior patterns among fraternity brothers, who often "perform" as a group, sometimes in perfect unison ... merely sayin' ...

Do they also drink alone?

Sounds more like George Thorogood:

"I vomit alone, yeah
With nobody else
I vomit alone, yeah
With nobody else
You know when I puke alone
I prefer to be by myself

Fine, but it still doesn't explain why they have all those itty bitty little legs.

CAPITAL ***SNORK*** at Jeff...

Clankie, because if they didn't have all those legs then their pants would just look silly with empty pant legs flopping about.

sorry, JSG - i can't cough up anything

...but you DID kinda give me butterflies in my stomach ;)

ligirl, are you familiar with the term
"Get a room!"

ligirl, that was meant to be followed with a "(g)"...

My thought exactly Jeff.

"...A type of caterpillar which defends itself by regurgitating on its predators is less likely to do so when in groups than when alone..."

Well sure, it's embarrassing.

Geez, just when I thought I was hitting rock bottom, I find out that I might be a catapillar. Urp.

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