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Which species, if provided with opposable thumbs, is most likely to DOOM US ALL?

Cats
14 (56%)
Dogs
2 (8%)
Pigs
4 (16%)
Badgers
1 (4%)
Squid/Octopus
1 (4%)
Sharks
0 (0%)
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Crows
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Offline thelufias

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Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« on: January 08, 2014, 07:30:48 PM »
The thumb contrasts with each of the other four by being the only digit that:

    Is opposable to the other four fingers
    Has two phalanges rather than three
    Has greater breadth in the distal phalanx than in the proximal phalanx
    Is attached to such a mobile metacarpus (which produces most of the opposability)

and hence the etymology of the word: "tum" is Proto-Indo-European for "swelling" (cf "tumour" and "thigh") since the thumb is the stoutest of the fingers.


Now that the lesson is over....Pick ONE of the above species that would doom us all if they had thumbs....

If your species is not listed, pick item 10 and then let us know WHY you think your choice would doom us.

Have fun....  This will be a non ending poll.  New folks and old might want to have some fun with this as time goes by.
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 08:15:35 PM »
 :3flower; Cats of course!  They are already purring on our laps removing our energy and sending it all to the mother ship so that one day they will take over!!!

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 08:18:38 PM »
I miss having a furry feline over lord :cry2:
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 08:20:51 PM »
Clearly cats.  Clearly.

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 08:23:45 PM »
You know I thought they were all ready running things.....maybe I missed some thing? :ummm:
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 08:24:53 PM »
I have to agree with Wayii and CMC but then again Crows are possibly more intelligent than cats, very clever creatures, thieves (love sparkly, shiny things), and not so inclined to 'leisure pursuits'. Hard call, but anyone who owns a cat knows they really own you.

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 09:08:56 PM »
ok now, if this is too much just delete the post

three words; anime tentacle porn

octopus dooms us all
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 09:11:58 PM »
I should clarify this idea came from my son
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 09:30:16 PM »
LOLOL....I'm all for it zawarkal.........  hi5-3:
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 09:32:07 PM »
It's still a toss up for me between Polar Bears and a Cat.....I've got to keep thinking on it  :tearlaugh:
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 09:59:35 PM »
Tape worms.
Need I say more?

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 01:06:52 AM »
Don't know, cephalopods already have the upper hand, so to speak. We only have two hands and ten figures, they have up to ten freaking tentacles! If they could walk on land... let's just say there's a good reason monsters in horror films have tentacles. And sharks, sharks with thumbs don't scare me. Sharks with feet however--not even going there.  :thud:

To be honest though, we don't need another species with thumbs to doom us. We're doing a bang up job all on our own.
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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 03:02:51 AM »
Definitely cats, look it's already happening!!!

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 03:06:16 AM »
Look at this dog. You decide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyQiPWufjwU

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Re: Poll #1: Opposable Thumbs
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 05:30:34 AM »
Oh great just what I did not need to see, so much for owning another pet :tearlaugh:
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