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Interesting. How does one get rid of all their bones to avoid it? [Oct. 16th, 2006|01:28 pm]
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=8BmEbe_2dcw Beautiful Yo Yo Ma peice. I love it.

And sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has somthing to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2006-10-16 06:51 pm (UTC)
Dang! I knew there was a reason I wanted to be a shark. Grrrr. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hehe. I think being the King of the Marine kingdom would be kinda fun too.
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2006-10-16 07:02 pm (UTC)
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.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_cartilage

My understanding is that all animals studied intensively enough have produced malignancies except for unicellular ones.
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2006-10-16 07:11 pm (UTC)

P.S.

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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:50 pm (UTC)

Re: P.S.

Gah. Was it really that much? Horrific!
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-10-16 10:13 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
My apologies about the "ludicrous" claim. I got it from a medical fact site I thought to be reliable.

http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/topics/p_bite_on_cancer.htm

That does mention where the original belief in this probably came from.
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-10-16 11:56 pm (UTC)
It's cool. I know you're just the messenger. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-17 01:47 am (UTC)
:)
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2006-10-17 03:30 pm (UTC)
"Crap, there's two of me!" ::dies::

*giggle!*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:44 pm (UTC)
http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/topics/p_bite_on_cancer.htm

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.
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2006-10-17 03:29 pm (UTC)
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*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-18 06:57 am (UTC)
LOL.

=) Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2006-10-16 07:06 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
LOL.

I was hoping someone would pull out their inner geek.
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2006-10-16 07:09 pm (UTC)
"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
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) Nice.

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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2006-10-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:54 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-10-16 10:14 pm (UTC)
You can get rid of all your bones by wishing it from a genie (Family Guy reference). :/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-16 11:54 pm (UTC)
I musta missed that Family Guy episode.
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-10-16 11:57 pm (UTC)
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!"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-17 01:50 am (UTC)
lol! Maybe I have seen that.
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2006-10-16 10:19 pm (UTC)
I heard our ears and noses keep growing our whole lives because there's cartilage and not bone there...interesting...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-17 12:01 am (UTC)
I have heard this too. It's an odd image.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-10-16 11:10 pm (UTC)
*snerk* Yo Mama Yo Yo Ma's name always makes me laugh.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-17 12:01 am (UTC)
hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-10-17 04:16 pm (UTC)

Shark and Ray cancer?

Really? I didn't even know they can't get it, lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-10-18 06:58 am (UTC)

Re: Shark and Ray cancer?

Now ya do
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