2006-10-16 06:51 pm (UTC)
Dang! I knew there was a reason I wanted to be a shark. Grrrr. ;)
Hehe. I think being the King of the Marine kingdom would be kinda fun too.
And sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer.
Um, although vet med isn't my area, I don't think that this is true. They do have a low rate of malignancy, but it isn't zero. Although Dr. Lane made a great deal of money with his books with the titles claiming that this is true (although I am told that the inside text correctly states that sharks do get cancer, but not very often) heand selling shark cartilage as a cancer cure/preventative, it has since been debunked and Lane labs sanctioned a number of times for false claims. http://www.nautilusproductions.com/sandtigersharks/scam.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_cartilage
My understanding is that all animals studied intensively enough have produced malignancies except for unicellular ones.
I adore Yo Yo Ma, but not enough to pay the $300 USD they were charging for tix the last time he was in my area.
Gah. Was it really that much? Horrific!
A unicellular organism gets cancer: "Crap, there's two of me!" ::dies::
Thank you for providing some insight into this ludicrous claim. I didn't know if it was true but was positive it had nothing to do with the presence/absence of bones.
It's cool. I know you're just the messenger. :)
"Crap, there's two of me!" ::dies::
You are correct. I did find more information. I got the original fact from a medical fact site. I didn't check to close in to it because I knew most of the other facts surrounding it were indeed true. I'm at work so I just posted it quick without doing research. My apologies.
No prob. :) In addition to everything else, thanks to you I now know where to go should I ever wish to see thousands of fish tumors! *g*
Well, if you get Gilderoy Lockheart to try to heal you . . .
But then you'd have to drink Skele-gro to be able to, you know, move around and stuff.
. . . Yes, my geek is showing.
I was hoping someone would pull out their inner geek.
"get rid of bones" makes me think Harry Potter.
"yo yo ma" was read "Yo mama" the first five times i tried to read it. Hahaha
Interesting, not sure how a cartilage skeleton affects the developement of cancer since cancer is that result of a mutation in the DNA of a person, I should do some research.
There's some links above.
I posted a faulty fact it seems, though there is some truth to it. *shrug*
Oh well. I found it on one of the fact pages with facts I knew to be true.
You can get rid of all your bones by wishing it from a genie (Family Guy reference). :/
I musta missed that Family Guy episode.
It was the viewer mail one where they did 3 ideas sent in by fans. One of them involved Peter finding a Genie and one of his wishes (right before some guy said "I'm gonna break every bone in your body!") was, "I wish I had no bones!"
lol! Maybe I have seen that.
I heard our ears and noses keep growing our whole lives because there's cartilage and not bone there...interesting...
I have heard this too. It's an odd image.
Yo Mama Yo Yo Ma's name always makes me laugh.
2006-10-17 04:16 pm (UTC)
Shark and Ray cancer?
Really? I didn't even know they can't get it, lol.