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Now that's some serious legs!
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Author:  crandc [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Now that's some serious legs!

Today's San Francisco Chronicle reports on the discovery of a rare millipede in San Benito County. The species has not been seen in California for 80 years. While most species of millipedes (despite the name) have about 300 legs, this inch-long female has a total of 666 :evil: legs (was it found on June 6 2006?) The article points out that this critter "has got more legs than the members of the California Legislature, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco Ballet combined".

(See, there IS a dance connection)[/i]

Author:  djb [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:58 am ]
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Here's the article, with pictures. Despite this creature's legginess, I don't see much future for it as a dancer, as it's legs are so short.

(This link might not last.)

Author:  salzberg [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:58 am ]
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I wanna see it in 5th position.

Author:  Andre Yew [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:53 pm ]
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But it does have perfect turnout.


Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:13 pm ]
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If we want someone to choreograph for I. plenipes' 666 legs, then it has to be NYCB's Benjamin Millepied.

Author:  leftyvaldes [ Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:20 am ]
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The expense for toe/ballet shoes!!!!!! :shock: :cry:

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