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Published on March 6, 2008 By Zoologist03 In Misc

I'm bored and currently procrastinating. Of course, that's nothing really new.

Anywho, I thought I'd get a little community participation going.(At least before ya'll shove off and leave...damned exodus!)

So, I offer you a chance to ask me things...anything at all.  Serious, silly, whatever.  I'll even take suggestions or ideas to write other articles if it do ya.

 

So, questions, anyone?  Ideas? Pick my brain apart, guys...go ahead.

 

(Note: No obscure trivia...I don't want to research crap of which I have no idea.)

~Zoo


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on Mar 06, 2008
Will I get in my house by the 11th?

(you're an 8 ball)
on Mar 06, 2008

Will I get in my house by the 11th?

Well, not sure if I'm a fortune teller...but let's say...sure.

By the ides of March at the latest.

 

*Disclaimer: Zoo is not psychic, results may vary.

~Zoo

on Mar 06, 2008
Here's a question my niece asked me recently and I did NOT know the answer.

Is a zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes?
on Mar 06, 2008
Do you feel comfortable eating oysters, knowing that you are eating their guts and everything?
on Mar 06, 2008

I don't really have any questions I want answering.  I know the answer to life, the universe and everything anyway, so what more is there?  Oops, there's a question.  Oh, well, lets see what sort of answer you come up with then.

If you don't mind, I'd like to take a stab at answering uDigIt's question.  In screen printing and colouring, white has to go down first.  This is because if it goes on top of another colour, in this case black, the black would show through.  So the zebra would have to be white with black stripes.

on Mar 06, 2008
LOL, very good answer, Maso!
on Mar 06, 2008
The Zebra only appears to be black and white. It actually just reflects all light on some portions of its body and reflects no light on other portions of its body. You simply perceive this as 'white' or 'black' respectively. So the Zebra doesn't really have any color at all.
on Mar 06, 2008

 

Is a zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

It is believed that zebras are actually dark animals with white stripes.

According to a quick look up for these reasons:

It is believed that zebras are black animals with white detail for three main reasons. The first is that white equids would not be able to survive well in the plains or forests of Africa. Secondly, the extinct species of plain zebra, known as the Quagga, had the white stripes of zebras today on the front of their bodies, but a dark coloured rump. The third reason is based on the Shadow stripes. When the pigmented white band becomes to wide, a secondary stripe starts to emerge. The idea that some zebras have white under bellies and legs is not thought to be evidence of an overall light colour, since many animals of different colours have white or lighter coloured bellies and legs.

This is because if it goes on top of another colour, in this case black, the black would show through. So the zebra would have to be white with black stripes.

While it works for printing, animals are a tad different.  If they started out white before developing stripes, then they'd be eaten like most other white animals(or albinos) when they  end up in the wild.

However, if you want to get all philosophical, it's all about perspective, baby.

Do you feel comfortable eating oysters, knowing that you are eating their guts and everything?

I don't mind guts or anything...however, in the case of oysters I just find their entire taste revolting.  I've tried oysters exactly 3 times in life...couldn't choke one down for the life of me.  Nasty little buggers.

I know the answer to life, the universe and everything anyway, so what more is there? Oops, there's a question. Oh, well, lets see what sort of answer you come up with then.

What more is there? Hmm...the answer to death, the multiverse(or perhaps an inner universe in your mind), and nothing...perhaps.  Although that may blow your mind trying to figure out the answer to nothing, which would somehow be something and yet nothing at the same time.  For nothing is nothing, yet when you refer to nothing you're referring to something.  Yeah, compared to that death and multiverses are super easy.

~Zoo

on Mar 06, 2008
So the Zebra doesn't really have any color at all.

So Michael Jackson is a zebra?
on Mar 06, 2008

The Zebra only appears to be black and white. It actually just reflects all light on some portions of its body and reflects no light on other portions of its body. You simply perceive this as 'white' or 'black' respectively. So the Zebra doesn't really have any color at all.

Or in other words...it's a tricky devil.

~Zoo

on Mar 06, 2008
It is believed that zebras are black animals with white detail for three main reasons. The first is that white equids would not be able to survive well in the plains or forests of Africa. Secondly, the extinct species of plain zebra, known as the Quagga, had the white stripes of zebras today on the front of their bodies, but a dark coloured rump. The third reason is based on the Shadow stripes. When the pigmented white band becomes to wide, a secondary stripe starts to emerge. The idea that some zebras have white under bellies and legs is not thought to be evidence of an overall light colour, since many animals of different colours have white or lighter coloured bellies and legs.

Good answer, Zoo. Now all I have to do is memorize it then tell my niece. I still want her to think I'm the smartest guy in the room, even though we all know that's not true.   

LOL, very good answer, Maso!

Yes it is a very good answer, and it would be easier giving this answer to my niece.
on Mar 06, 2008
Good answer, Zoo. Now all I have to do is memorize it then tell my niece. I still want her to think I'm the smartest guy in the room, even though we all know that's not true.


Well, you can shorten to: zebras started out dark and developed white stripes for protection when in a herd. Breaks up the ol' outline when they're all together.

When you think about it, the only truly, naturally white animals are the ones that live in tundra conditions. Anything else gets eaten if it's white. Kind of like nature keeping the white animal down.

~Zoo
on Mar 06, 2008
What more is there? Hmm...the answer to death, the multiverse(or perhaps an inner universe in your mind), and nothing...perhaps.


I'm over 'verses. When do we get to the chorus?
on Mar 06, 2008
I'm over 'verses. When do we get to the chorus?


Hopefully at around one minute in...that's usually a good place to start the chorus.

Well, then again 30 seconds is pretty good if it's a shorter song...yeah, that works.

~Zoo
on Mar 06, 2008

This zebra conversation has piqued my interest. Should I redecorate my bedroom with a zebra theme and mosquito net hanging over the bed, palm trees and loin cloths....or should I go with green?

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