February 26, 2013

Giant Crustacean Hasn't Eaten in Four Years

Bill Chappell, NPR

Bob Carney/LSU

From Japan comes news of a giant isopod that knows all there is to know about the hunger game. How else to explain the fasting behavior of the animal that, his minders say, hasn't eaten in more than 1,500 days? The male giant isopod, known simply as No. 1, last ate on Jan. 2, 2009 — or, to put it in perspective, 18 days before President Obama began his first term.

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