TIL The pistol shrimp closes its claw so quickly that it sends a shockwave of bubbles that burn as hot as the sun and generate 80 kPa of pressure, stunning or killing fish. The shrimp can even interfere with sonar and underwater communication. (realmonstrosities.com)

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683 ups - 224 downs = 459 votes

66 comments submitted at 23:04:16 on Dec 17, 2012 by running_musician

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -48 Points
  • 04:58:36, 18 December

You're an idiot.

It's not a shockwave of bubbles, it's a bubble that is created via cavitation and collapses creating a shockwave. That first bubble is extremely hot, but it isn't a burning shockwav of death bubbles.

Can you even read?

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  • Diggleborf
  • 29 Points
  • 05:26:47, 18 December

Good for you now can you say that without being a dick?

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -40 Points
  • 05:39:20, 18 December

Could, but then I would forfeit the chance he'll kill himself.

I'd be a hero if I got him to do it.

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  • jdennison101
  • 13 Points
  • 06:34:10, 18 December

You're not a very nice person, are you?

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -31 Points
  • 07:07:50, 18 December

How can you deny my kindness when I've tried to get that shitstain parasite out of our society?

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  • gustle
  • 3 Points
  • 17:27:26, 18 December

well his name seems to be a combination of rage and prolapse...

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  • DotGaming
  • 11 Points
  • 05:18:02, 18 December

you spelled it shockwav and also called him an idiot?

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  • addictedtohappygenes
  • -6 Points
  • 05:34:48, 18 December

Yeah, what a moron. He must definitely think it's spelled "shockwav" despite using "shockwave" twice already.

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -31 Points
  • 05:38:27, 18 December

Typos happen.

Typos go uncorrected when people are more focused on content than syntax.

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  • damienshredz
  • 4 Points
  • 18:56:09, 18 December

You, sir, are a dick!

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -4 Points
  • 21:22:34, 18 December

You, sir, should kill yourself.

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  • damienshredz
  • 2 Points
  • 00:52:20, 19 December

Aww that's not very nice. You don't have to stay a dick, though, you can do things proactively to even become a nicer person! If just being a nicer person for the sake of it doesn't seem like a good motivator, you seem like the type of chap who would appreciate getting more internet points and not having your comments downvoted into oblivion.

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  • Ragnalypse
  • -2 Points
  • 02:53:26, 19 December

I have over forty thousand Internet points, I don't need any more.

As for being nice, it's the nicest thing I could possibly say. Think of how much everyone around you would benefit if I convinced you to kill yourself.