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Winner: SchaeferMan

An epic battle between two of next gen’s finest. Tied in regulation, their playoff went 12 rounds before SchaeferMan defended his title and took out TJ.

Yeah, that’s the same TJ we have been trying to ship out of town for the last month. He assures us that this was his swan song. He’s headed to Vegas to start his career and look for a high stakes trivia game.

The final question that decided the game? What animal is on the bottle of Gordon Gin? It’s a boar. Every label and bottle top of Gordon Gin bears a depiction of a wild boar. According to legend a member of Clan Gordon saved the King of Scotland from the animal while hunting.

Good Question! : Which creature is actually immortal?

Choices: a. clam   b. sea urchin   c. koi   d. jellyfish

Answer: jellyfish

Immortal Jellyfish

“The good news is that you can be immortal. The bad news is that you have to become a floating blob of jelly to do so. Scientists have discovered a jellyfish which can live forever.

Turritopsis dohrnii, a jellyfish found in the Mediterranean, is now officially known as the only immortal creature. The secret to eternal life, as it turns out, is not just living a really, really long time. It’s all about maturity, or rather, the lack of it. The immortal jellyfish (as it is better known popularly) propagate and then, faced with the normal career path of dying, they opt instead to revert to a sexually immature stage.

Their tentacles retract, their bodies shrink, and they sink to the ocean floor and start the cycle all over again. Among laboratory samples, all the adult Turritopsis observed regularly undergo this change. And not just once: they can do it over and over again.

Thus, the only known way they can die is if they get consumed by another fish or if a disease strikes the jellyfish.”

“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

For some reason, all this talk of jellyfish makes me think of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Who can forget James Mason as Captain Nemo.

 

 

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