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Landshark, for reals

Scientists have discovered nine species of walking sharks. They mostly ‘walk’ along the sea floor, but they’re capable of walking over the tops of coral reefs, out of the water, to reach new feeding grounds. Only a matter of time.

I was going to use the picture from the NatGeo article, but when I right-clicked to copy I got a pop-up warning me to be respectful of copyright. I don’t think that’s right — once you’ve put an image in a tweet, I believe you lose exclusivity per the TOS. Otherwise, you could sue people for retweeting stuff.

Eh. I’ll be honest. I’m just sitting on Twitter following the #coronavirus hashtag again.

Have a good weekend, y’all!


Comment from Drew458
Time: January 24, 2020, 9:42 pm

If you are concerned about copyright, just hotlink the picture. This used to be an internet rudeness, but bandwidth is so large and cheap these days that it no longer matters.

Comment from weasel again
Time: January 24, 2020, 9:58 pm

Really? I still think of it as bad manners.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 24, 2020, 11:55 pm

In a limited way, I agree with @Drew458. I’d avoid hot linking as a normal practice, but if a copyright owner tweets the image then that changes things.

I’m glad to be just over a mile from the Gulf of Mexico. There are enough alligators in that mile to take care of any strolling squali.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 25, 2020, 12:30 am

Is that a picture of the coronavirus sneaking up on that woman!

Darn those Chinese keeping this information from being available to everyone!
If there were enough of those ‘viruses’ in one place, and they got scooped up in a tornado like Dorothy Gale did in Kansas!
Well, I just leave it to your imagination about the horror that would result!

Comment from Monty James
Time: January 25, 2020, 2:10 am

Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) global cases map:


Comment from Mitch
Time: January 25, 2020, 3:09 am

We should call it Kung Flu; that’s MUCH better than coronavirus.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 25, 2020, 1:02 pm

Quelle Surprise – suddenly it’s speeding up. What were the odds?

Comment from Pupster
Time: January 25, 2020, 6:48 pm

I’d much rather tangle with a shark on dry land. Bring it out to the parking lot, chompy.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 26, 2020, 6:34 am

Remember the “Landshark” sketches from back when Saturday night live was funny?

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