IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Re: [Aroid-l] OT: Fungi that eat ionizing radiation?
From: Hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2007.05.24 at 19:49:06(15703)
At 12:06 PM 5/24/2007, ExoticRainforest wrote:

Far be it for me to discredit or vouch for any of
this! But I did find it interesting due to another interest dear to
my heart. I'm one of less than a thousand people in the world who
can document having logged over 5000 scuba dives. My time in the
water as a professional underwater photographer included time in a deep
submersible. Never got to go down to the deep water in the
mid-Atlantic rift or the really deep water off Galapagos but I recently
saw a National Geographic special which featured deep ocean dives to both
areas of the ocean where live volcanoes are constantly spewing on the
ocean floor. The National Geographic team found large incredible
marine life actually using the noxious gasses produced by these volcanoes
as a food source. And to top that, many were living in water with a
temp approaching 800 degrees! Some were photographed crawling into
vents so hot it was actually burning them alive and they were happily
gathering and eating the stuff!
I 'member that! i was blown away! and the SIZE of those critters!
it reminded me of Robert Heinlein stories of life on planets with frozen
methane-ammonia atmospheres! Or maybe they were Isaac Asimov
stories. ("Fantasy and Science Fiction" magazine, circa the mid
I just saw an advertisement on telly (or perhaps was hallucinating) about
underwear with silver wires in it to keep my head from exploding due to
radiation from my cel phone. and I wondered, do I really need this stuff,
if I wear silver bracelets? has anyone else heard of silver in the undies
to ward off a radioactive head?
I believe virtually NOTHING, by the way.

Hermine Stover

Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.