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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

She re-cycles, too

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Photo courtesy of Jonathan Burishkin.

7 comments:

Cryptopop said...

A bike with a thousand pedals?

jdege said...

Looks more like a centipede, to me.

BreakingCodes said...

It's an adult Hemiscolopendra marginata (Florida blue centipede), common in the southeastern U.S. This one was found in Tennessee -- ordering a custom-made, 40-pedaled Raleigh Retroglide cruiser.

Cryptopop said...

Jdege-
Are you pettifogging today?

The centipede and millipede rarely live up to their names. The terms "hundred-footer" and "thousand-footer" are often used interchangeably.

jdege said...

The terms "hundred-footer" and "thousand-footer" are often used interchangeably.

Not in my world. My mother was a school teacher, and her mother was a school teacher, and her mother was a school teacher - all the way back to Priscilla Mullins, the schoolteacher on the Mayflower.

Arrant pedantry runs in my blood.

Cryptopop said...

Amen! How can I possibly compete with the Pilgrims?

Mark said...

nice...