Interesting facts about rollie-pollies.

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  1. Xuphor
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    1. The official name is Armadillidiidae. Sounds familiar? They're related to the Armadillo.​
    2. They are crustaceans (Like crabs and lobsters), not insects.​
    3. They breath through gills, but die if completely underwater for too long.​
    4. They don't urinate.​
    5. They drink through their anus.​
    6. They eat their own shit.​
    7. If they get sick, they turn cyan (a bright blue color).​
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    Heh I forgot that is what people called woodlice in various places.

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    Maybe I don't understand how biological classification works but I don't think they can actually be related to armadillos if they are crustaceans because I don't think armadillos are crustaceans. They're probably just named similar because they look similar.
     
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    Wut, how can this be, the armadillo is a mammal (vertebrate), while the Armadillidiidae is a crustacean (invertebrate). That's pretty much as related as a human to a mosquito can be.

    armadillo are closer to sloths and anteaters and as you pointed out, the Armadillidiidae is closer to shirmps and more closely by anything from the isopod order.
     
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    Congratulations, you found the one of sevens facts that is total bullshit.
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    But I thought that the ability of bringing accurate facts about stuff nobody cares was part of the joy of being a nerd.