Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


Notes:

  • Source: Nat Geo. The camel gnawing on a prickly pear cactus. The animals’ tough, flexible lips move over the food, and each half of their split upper lips wiggle independently to get close to the vegetation. As you might be able to imagine, the six-inch needles on the cactus make the plant difficult to chew. So, the inside of a camel’s mouth is lined with raised, cone-shaped structures called papillae. Papillae can be found in the mouths, internal cheeks, and tongues of some species, and they manipulate food to flow in one direction, generally toward the stomach.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again.

Comments

  1. Camels are amazing creatures, designed to survive harsh climates and terrain. They never cease to amaze me.

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  2. kudos to the camels of the world. this is amazing

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  3. niasunset says:

    how amazing, every detail had been thought… Thank you dear Dave, Love, nia
    ia

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  4. Holy cow! Like eating my grandmother’s ‘sewing ball’ where she stored all her needles. 😳 Amazing… Caleb is one cunning creature….

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  5. Ouch!

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  6. Hmm…

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  7. Nature is remarkable, isn’t it? Wow.

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Mmm, tasty and crunchy!! … “The camel gnawing on a prickly pear cactus. The animals’ tough, flexible lips move over the food, and each half of their split upper lips wiggle independently to get close to the vegetation. As you might be able to imagine, the six-inch needles on the cactus make the plant difficult to chew. So, the inside of a camel’s mouth is lined with raised, cone-shaped structures called papillae.” … and more!!

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  9. Wow! I had no idea! The marvel of nature. Of course nature could have just made some nice soft food for the camel.

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  10. Yikes!!!! You’re my hero, Caleb!
    HHD, Dave!

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  11. How much we have to learn and appreciate about life on this planet! What a photo–yikes! And, what an amazing explanation! I thought we all had papillae on our tongues (but ours would be much finer and delicate?)? Thanks for our weekly came lesson!

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  12. OUCH!

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  13. If Caleb went to a Mexican market he could get the prickly pear with the prickly removed. It is a yummy food sautéed with onions and tomatoes. 😎

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  14. I did wonder about that solit upper lip. Now I know. This is seriously amazing. 🐫

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  15. I know prickly pears, and any creature that can eat them deserves my admiration! No joke comment today!

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  16. Alan Malizia says:

    Owwww! That’s got to hurt.
    -Alan

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  17. The day? My favourite day!

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