I took my kids to the pet store today to replenish pet supplies. When I was ready to check out, the kids went over to a huge salt water tank. They peered into the glass and oohed and ahhhed over the aquatic creatures.
Then they saw something strange. "Mama," my daughter said. "Come here and check this out."
"Hold on a minute. Let me finish paying."
When I was done, I walked over to the tank. "What do you want to show me?"
"That sea urchin has an eyeball."
Huh? "I don't think sea urchins have eyeballs."
My son pointed to the creature. "Yeah they do. Look."
Sure enough, there was some kind of round eyeball thing on it. And it looked like it was looking at me. That was a little freaky, but I still didn't think that sea urchins had eyeballs. So I asked the worker. "What's that bubble thing on the sea urchin?"
"Seriously? Sea urchins have eyeballs?"
The guy nodded. "It's used to see and excrete waste materials."
Okay. That was way more than I needed to know. What a freaky creature!
Did you know that sea urchins had eyeballs (that excrete waste material, too)?
Eeeeek! Interesting and gross at the same time!!ReplyDelete
I think so, too. I have to wonder how well it sees!Delete
I had no idea! Icky and yet fascinating.ReplyDelete
You learn something new every day!Delete
I had no idea. Now I hope I don't dream about that tonight. I'll let you know. ;)ReplyDelete
Uh oh. I'm going to feel real bad if you end up having freaky eyeball nightmares!Delete
lol, that's weird. I think sea urchins win the freaky award.ReplyDelete
Yes. Maybe my kids should made a freaky award sticker and plaster it on that urchin's tank!Delete
It is. But gross at the same time!Delete
Ewww! Not sure how much a sea urchin can see when it's getting rid of waste from that same eyeball.ReplyDelete
I can only wonder what I looked like to that creature. I probably don't want to know!Delete
An eyeball that can poo, haha who knew.ReplyDelete
You'll have to write about it at your mat. I'm sure cat would get a kick out of that!Delete
That's called multitasking with an eyeball.ReplyDelete
LOL! A multi-tasking eyeball. Good one!Delete
i've never noticed, but then again, i wasn't looking!ReplyDelete