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Old 02-02-2007, 05:33 AM   #26
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Re: Sea Monkeys are the biggest rip offs ever!

and i'm still at a loss how they duped the public into believing this...

looked like this...

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:37 AM   #27
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what happens if you drink em?

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:44 AM   #28
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what happens if you drink em?
probably nothing.... other than hearing the constant screams of soulless creatures that now inhabit your belly.

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:47 AM   #29
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from wiki

For other uses, see Seamonkey.

Artemia salina, sometimes known as "Sea-Monkeys"Sea-Monkey is a brand name of a hybrid of Artemia salina, a species of brine shrimp.These are a type of fairy shrimp — not true shrimp, but a branchiopod. The term Sea-Monkeys (sometimes unhyphenated) is a trademark used to sell them as a novelty gift. They originate in salt lakes and salt evaporation flats.

Sea-Monkeys can reproduce both sexually (requiring a male and a female) and asexually. When the eggs are laid, there are fewer males than females per "litter". This is probably because they are not needed for reproduction. Females stop reproducing with the males when the males are too few.

Sea-Monkeys have been cited in studies of DNA and sexual behavior, primarily because they are commonly available specimens.

They were first marketed in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut as Instant Life, though Braunhut changed the name to "Sea-Monkeys" on May 10, 1962. Many types of Sea-Monkey kits are now available. The company produces the original Ocean View tank as well as a variety of other products. The Sea-Monkeys company is now part of Educational Insights, and as of 2005 it is headed by George C. Atamian and son-in-law David Horvitz.

Sea-Monkeys are a hybrid of Artemia salina, (brine shrimp), called Artemia nyos. They were bred for their larger size and longer lifespan, making them more suitable as pets than the original breed of brine shrimp. The U.S. Patent 3,673,986 granted in 1972 describes this as "hatching brine shrimp or similar crustaceans in tap water to give the appearance of instantaneous hatching." Adverts for Sea-Monkeys were widespread in comics in the 1970s, featuring drawings of smiling humanoid creatures that bore little resemblance to brine shrimp.

The key observation that allowed unhatched "Sea-Monkeys" to be cheaply packaged, shipped, and handled is that, in certain easily prepared environments, they enter cryptobiosis, a natural state of suspended animation. When released into their aquarium they leave this state and hatch.

Basically, one adds the 'water purifier' package on day one. The user is typically unaware that this package already contains eggs in addition to the salt. At day two, one adds the 'instant life eggs' package, containing epsom salts, borax and soda, in addition to eggs, yeast, and a blue dye. The blue dye is used to enhance the 'instant life' experience by making the freshly hatched animals more visible. The Sea-Monkeys seen during the second day after adding the 'eggs package' are derived from the eggs added with the 'purifier' package. The food package is a mixture of Spirulina and dried yeast. The 'boost' packages mainly contain salts, which induce sexual activity in artemia.

Sea-Monkeys have a biological life cycle of one year, but thanks to their ability to enter cryptobiosis, the product guarantees that the Sea-Monkeys live for up to 2 years. This should be understood as the colony being able to sustain itself for two years.

As of 2005, there are even "Sea-Monkeys" themed slot machines. Sea-Monkeys are sometimes nicknamed "salty simians". Sea Monkeys as babies are very small and cannot be seen without a magnifying glass.

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:50 AM   #30
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LMAO, funniest post of 2007 so far.
I concur.

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Old 02-02-2007, 09:12 PM   #31
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That was even the same package!

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:02 PM   #32
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I piss on Sea Monkeys.

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #33
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This thread is short, sweet, and fascinating

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:53 PM   #34
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WTF why does it say there is a section on seamonkey "TRAINING" in the manuel? Thats such bull**** its not even funny....

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Old 02-03-2007, 12:07 AM   #35
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Makes me wonder how companies can say "You will be 100% satisfied or your money will be refunded". Must be all fluff; they get around it somehow.

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Old 02-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #36
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I remember having sea monkeys, and my girlfriend accidently spilling them on the floor .
It was never the same after that.

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Old 02-03-2007, 01:38 AM   #37
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I loved and love sea monkeys.

They usually die on me though

So I have like 1442820 sea monkeys waiting for me in heaven...see you soon mates!

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Old 02-03-2007, 01:41 AM   #38
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I reckon the monkeys look cool. I think they are ... I just love 'em

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Old 02-03-2007, 01:41 AM   #39
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Does anybody remember sea monkeys? They show you pictures of them having fun and playing basketball and dancing...

Then you find out they're a bunch of gay brine shrimp!
Shrimp - SHRIMP!? I can't even taste them when I dip em' in melted butter! HOW CAN THEY BE SHRIMP!?


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