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June 28, 2012

The rediscovery of the Lord Howe stick insect, Dryococelus australis

Long NPR story short:

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The giant flightless stick insects (above and below)

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on Lord Howe Island, off Australia in the South Pacific,

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were believed extinct in 1920.

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Turns out they are alive and well.

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[via Kay (Leah)]

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are they edible?

Posted by: sherlock | Jun 28, 2012 10:18:52 PM

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