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Indigenous cultures and legends often get associated with nature’s alien viciousness—consider the way the 2008 horror film The Ruins uses lost Mayan pyramids as a setting for its carnivorous vines.
Such systems are common in small organisms, including animals (like the infamously pugilistic mantis shrimp), plants (like the infamously carnivorous Venus flytrap), and even mushrooms, many of which eject their spores with phenomenal fungal power.
As moderator of a recent panel discussion at the Wharton School titled Meat Without Animals: Social Entrepreneurship and the Future of Food, I felt obliged to disclose my carnivorous past.
The women scattered across the U.S. and Canada who call themselves Honey Badgers have no true affiliation with the ferocious carnivorous mammals, nor with the viral nature mockumentary meme.
And Marty has to be saved from carnivorous Alex, who now sees him not as an empathizer but an appetizer.
There also are one-hour seminars about carnivorous plants at 2:30 p.m. April 14 and on basic orchid care at 11 a.m. April 15.
My family is more carnivorous than a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
But the Heat have plenty of smart people making decisions, people who know that an ailing Kyrie Irving is preferable to a carnivorous LeBron James.
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The order of mammals that Linnaeus named the Carnivora includes such families as the dogs, the bears, the raccoons, the weasels, the hyenas, the cats, and the seals. Most carnivores eat only meat in the wild, but some have varied diets; some bears, for instance, normally eat far more vegetation than meat. Carnivores have powerful jaws and complex teeth, and most are highly intelligent. Humans, like their ape cousins, are basically omnivores.
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