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The Artful Amoeba

Giant, Ancient Chirping Pill-Millipedes of Madagascar: Irresistible

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On the island of Madagascar lives a group of millipedes that can roll into balls as large as a small orange. Although that may seem alarming, they have no poison glands. They can, however, activate your cuteness sensors.

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Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal on Earth, gets another look

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*Insert Angelina Oscars Leg joke here*, but the leggiest animal in the world is actually the millipede Illacme plenipes, and researchers have published the most comprehensive analysis of the species’ anatomy, including what it does with its record 750 legs. Illacme plenipes means ‘in highest fulfillment of feet’, because the females of the species have [...]

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