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Micro.blog August 2020 Photoblogging Challenge #mbaug Day 6 bisect

A sea potato would be easy to bisect

cdevroe
cdevroe

@johnjohnston I have never seen a sea potato

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@cdevroe I see then often, the shells, tests, float so sometimes I’ve seen flotillas bobbing in quite strange. Fascinating creatures: 17 facts about the wee sea potatoes

cdevroe
cdevroe

@johnjohnston OMG! I thought they were a mushroom or something. I had no idea they were an urchin!

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@johnjohnston very like sand dollars.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jeremycherfas looks like. I love the Wikipedia subtitle for sand dollars, “Order of irregular sea urchins”. Tickled my sense of humour.

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jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@johnjohnston Irregular seems very judgemental. Bilaterally symmetrical is more apposite (as your original post noted).

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas Hmm… I thought he meant irregular as opposed to having appointments at the “little office”… @johnjohnston

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jeremycherfas I was thinking that irregular urchins were maybe unconventional, without uniform, freedom fighters of the urchin world😏

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@odd @johnjohnston I can see a Fagin led squad of irregular urchins too.

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas Haha! There is this adaptation that I’ve been wanting to see. Maybe sometime this fall…

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@odd That looks fun. Did you see the other one the BBC did, [mingling all the famous Dickens characters](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickensian(TVseries)?

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas No, I haven’t heard of that one. Maybe a future watch.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@odd Very worthwhile, especially if you know the stories a bit.

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas I have embarrassingly little knowledge about them, as I thought they were “old and boring” when I was a kid, but I want to gain knowledge of them now. However, at the moment I’m wading in literature and films that I “got to read/see”.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@odd Reading Dickens is definitely a slightly peculiar pleasure, these days. I have not read all I would want to yet.

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas A lot of places in the world the thematics are still very current.