Next I'll Slap Somebody On The Back And See If Their Face Stays Like That

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You've probably seen pictures of the recently-discovered hairy lobster by now:

Marine biologists have discovered a crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster or crab covered in what looks like silky fur.

Kiwa hirsuta is so distinct from other species that scientists have created a new taxonomic family for it.

. . .

K. hirsuta is blind; the researchers found it had only "the vestige of a membrane" in place of eyes, the Ifremer researcher said.

It's blind and it has hair on its palms.

Huh.

Damn, my mother was right!

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but somehow, "if you keep doing that, your eyes will evolve into mere vestiges of membranes" just doesn't have the same immediacy...

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