And lo, Evolution thus spake “thou shalt grow large fragile eyes and place them upon long fragile eye stalks” and the shrimp of little brain replied “sure, what could possibly go wrong with that plan?”
Ever wonder how brightly coloured shrimp can manage to avoid being eaten by predators?
Horseshoe crabs have stayed largely unchanged for millions of years.
At some point in the past, one of them evolved this form and all the rest of them were like “Daaaayum! Dude! That is the *perfect* look!”
This shrimp is considering running for public office because it heard that people want more transparent leadership.
The name “fire shrimp” is a misnomer. You can’t actually burn shrimp when they’re underwater. Well, unless you make them out of magnesium, I guess, but then they’d be called “magnesium shrimp”.
Lobsters slowly grow buds and, when sufficient mature, these will drop off and eventually grow into little lobsters themselves.
There are numerous tech companies working on building human exoskeletons, but no companies at all building crab endoskeletons.
This either exposes a speciesist basis on the part of humanity or tremendous forethought on the part of crabs.
Back when these creatures were discovered, someone looked at them and thought “slipper!”.
Exploratory biologists got rather homesick at times.
When making a shrimp, you pretty much just poke a bunch of little sticks into the body until it doesn’t look like a shrimp anymore. Then you take that last one out and call it done.
The peacock mantis shrimp has the most interesting eyes anywhere in the animal kingdom. If you don’t believe me, ask The Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp.
He’s knows all the other kids will respect him more once his mustache comes in, but it sure is taking its own sweet time doing so.
Giant freshwater prawns aren’t all that impressed with modern HDTV’s.