Scott Hardie | August 8, 2015
If you had the resources to have any exotic animal as a pet, what would you choose?

Samir Mehta | August 8, 2015
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Steve West | August 8, 2015
Yes, safety.

1. Koala
2. Brenda says cheetah but I think that's lame so let's go ocelot
3. Jackal

Chris Lemler | August 8, 2015
Safety first.

1. Monkey
2. Skunk
3 Tiger

Erik Bates | August 10, 2015
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Samir Mehta | August 10, 2015
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Chris Lemler | August 10, 2015
well a skunk is just to keep anybody out of your yard that don't belong

Scott Hardie | August 11, 2015
All of these sound fun. I want to visit your backyard zoos. Myself, I suppose I'd go with a mantis shrimp, for the same reasons that The Oatmeal likes it. Difficult to contain, yes, but quite a conversation starter.

Scott Hardie | August 11, 2015
On second thought, the mantis shrimp is less the animal that I'd like to keep in a zoo, and more the animal that I'd like to be for a day. I'm fascinated by the idea of what colors it must be able to see.

Matthew Preston | July 27, 2016
Not quite the 16 cone receptors like the mantis shrimp, but this is still a fascinating discovery.

Scott Hardie | July 31, 2016
That's amazing! Not only is it fascinating to imagine what colors the tetrachromatic woman might be able to see, but how the scientists thought to find her by studying genetic mutations. What a great story.

Matthew Preston | May 4, 2021
I happened across this article today and it continues my fascination with wanting to experience seeing colors that the human brain cannot imagine.

I then did a search and found this site which tries its best to mimic the experiment for at home use. Using my mobile device, I am able to see... things. I'm being vague, because I'd love for someone else to try this (works best on mobile) and report back what they're seeing. I don't want to share my experience that might possibly aid in confirmation bias. Anyone willing to give it a shot?


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