Mimic Of A Mimic
Mimicry is common in nature, but perhaps the king of this is the mimic octopus, whom we’ve mentioned before. As a brief refresher, the octopus is able to convincingly imitate up to 15 other types of animal, including fish and sea jellies. There are a bunch of videos online and it’s quite spectacular to see.That’s why Godehard Kopp, a German researcher, was extremely surprised in 2011, when he saw a mimic octopus being mimicked by a fish. The fish in question was a jawfish. It was waving around under the octopus to make itself look like a tentacle, while it moved along the sea floor searching for food or shelter. It’s the only time a mimic has been found mimicking a mimic, as well as the first time a jawfish has been seen doing mimicry of any sort.
Mouth In A Mouth
The idea of a mouth inside a mouth was popularized by the movie Alien, and also featured in Monsters, Inc. TV Tropes calls it a “nested mouth.” Yet this arrangement actually exists in reality and is known as a pharyngeal jaw. It is effectively a second set of teeth at the back of the mouth, which can be used to grip or tear food once it’s gone past the first set.The most striking example of a pharyngeal jaw is in the moray eel, whose inner set of jaws actually lunges forward into the mouth to grab and pull inside whatever it’s been chewing on. It evolved as an alternative to using suction to pull in food, as the eel’s build and lifestyle make that impractical. It also allows the eel to eat larger prey. Just to ensure you definitely have nightmares—yes, they have been known to attack humans.
Lake Manitou is the largest in the world lake in an island in a lake. It is located in Lake Huron—one of North America’s great lakes, in Huron’s island of Manitoulin. There are also several islands on Lake Manitou, making them islands in a lake in an island in a lake, and we’re not the first to make the Inception link. Yet it is not the world’s only geological feature with that quality.Taal Volcano in the Philippines is a volcano island in a lake inside a larger volcano, making it the world’s only volcano in a volcano. Taal also happens to be home to a lake, and in that lake is an island known as Vulcan Point. Vulcan Point is thus—deep breath—the largest island inside a lake that is itself inside an island that is inside a lake inside an island. It’s not very big, probably too small to live on. Also, Taal is still active, so it’s also rather dangerous. A better bet would be in Manitou, where you could buy an island with a lovely house or two already built.
A Fire Pit IN THE POOL
A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table
Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen
A Wine Cellar Trap Door
A Sleepover Room
A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave
A Swing-Set Dining Table
A Built-In TV for the Bathtub
A Glass-Encased Fireplace
A Loft Hammock
A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside
A Huge Round Bedroom Window
A Stained-Glass Door
A Library Staircase/Slide
A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog