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Huh. What is that? It looks like it should be waaay too hot to touch, but the guy didn't have any trouble at all, apparently.
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↑ It's Science™. :coolspecs:

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It's a very lightweight material and a very good insulator, similar to the tiles used on the space shuttle.

The outer layer quickly cools in the atmosphere and then the red hot tile can be held in a bare hand. But don't squeeze too hard or you crush through the cold outer layer and burn your fingers on the still-hot interior.

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Space shuttle tiles were all made of tesseracts. Who knew? No wonder they kept exploding.
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Some sort of fancy ceramic I should think. But I really wouldn't know and am just blowing smoke. :)
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Territorial mudskippers during mating season.

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I'm pretty sure this is not accurate, but I'm picturing them hooting loudly.

Something about those open mouths suggests that to me. 8)
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As you wish.



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No predators around?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 am
No predators around?
Good question. At high tide they retreat to their burrows and stay safe there as they can tolerate water very poor in oxygen. I don't know what happens at low tide, save that they themselves are predatory, feeding on snails, crustaceans and… other mudskippers. Having excellent eyesight it's probably difficult to catch one as they stay near their burrow.

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Beware of coughs and sneezes:



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Witness wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:30 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 am
No predators around?
Good question. At high tide they retreat to their burrows and stay safe there as they can tolerate water very poor in oxygen. I don't know what happens at low tide, save that they themselves are predatory, feeding on snails, crustaceans and… other mudskippers. Having excellent eyesight it's probably difficult to catch one as they stay near their burrow.
Yeah, that makes sense. Having a hole nearby to escape into if needed. And almost everything in the ocean is both predator and prey. Except for orcas which are top predators. Even great white sharks run away if they hear orcas nearby.
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↑ If you're interested, here's a longer video showing how they build their burrows and use them for reproduction (you can see them jumping too :mrgreen: ):