by The Society for Entrepreneurial Discoverers of Potential Things

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Maxim, or Doorknob Anemone

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The maxim, or doorknob anemone is a luridly bright purple creature that thrives in rare tide pools along the eastern coast of Newfoundland. When startled, it closes up into a tight ball, then aims to confuse its attacker with pithy sayings which it poops out of a small hole in the center of the ball or 'knob'. These are generally written - ingeniously - in the attacker's own language. Some have been found lying about the shores (they harden when they are exposed to the air) written in Seagull, Crab, and Golden Retriever, in addition to human languages.

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