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Thread: I think the Sarlacc from "Star Wars" is the most fearsome creature ever imagined

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    I think the Sarlacc from "Star Wars" is the most fearsome creature ever imagined

    So yeah, I was watching a youtube video of a mouse falling into a Nepenthes pitcher plant, and one of the comments was that the pitcher plant worked like the Sarlacc from "Star Wars"

    I did some research on the Sarlacc and thought "OMG, this is horrible!"

    Basically, the Sarlacc swallows you alive, and when you fall into the digestive chamber, these things come out of the stomach and hold you against the wall. They dig into your flesh and inject you with liquids to keep you alive for thousands of years as you are slowly digested.

    Holy crap, who thought of this?!?

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    loke it love it cool stuff wolfn
    thanks .
    im also a fan !

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    wow thats crazyyy

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    Except assuming that most of the "human" characters in Star Wars are essentially normal humans..
    they dont live longer than 100 years anyway, under the best of conditions..
    so the "slowly digested over 1,000 years" part never made any sense to me!

    I think the Rancor is way scarier:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/phot...8/rancor_3.jpg

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Except assuming that most of the "human" characters in Star Wars are essentially normal humans..
    they dont live longer than 100 years anyway, under the best of conditions..
    so the "slowly digested over 1,000 years" part never made any sense to me!

    Scot
    The Sarlacc injects you with liquids to keep the victim alive for a thousand years (or longer).


    However, Star Wars is all fantasy, but even still, damn that's a creepy thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    The Sarlacc injects you with liquids to keep the victim alive for a thousand years (or longer).

    oh!..well ok, I guess that makes it a little scarier I guess..
    but the thing is, none of that was ever explained in the movie!
    this is the first I have heard of these methods for keeping the victim alive..

    When I first saw Return of the Jedi, (Summer of 1983, I was 14) and I first saw that scene,
    I immediately thought "well that doesnt make any sense..you cant live for 1,000 years anyway!) which forever made the Sarlacc "non-scary" to me..
    its too late now..I cant be re-scared!

    but still..yeah, its a pretty creepy thought!
    (sorry Wolfin, didnt mean to shoot down your idea!
    but you are fighting 30 years of ingrained Star Wars culture!

    I suppose a mouse could live for awhile inside a Nepenthes pitcher..while it is technically being digested..it has water and food (bugs)..

    Are there documented cases of this happening?

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post

    I suppose a mouse could live for awhile inside a Nepenthes pitcher..while it is technically being digested..it has water and food (bugs)..

    Are there documented cases of this happening?

    Scot
    Well, mice can't swim and they quickly drown inside a pitcher. Even if the liquid was shallow enough, it would die of exhausting trying to climb out. Once the mouse dies, digestion begins....
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