A Musical Ode to Starfish

Sally Le Page sings the most scientifically-literate song about starfish you’ll ever hear:

When was the last time you heard a song with lyrics like these?

Hey, like all the vertebrates you can name us
They started off with an anus
As a little embryo
‘Cos we’re all deuterostomes

But unlike their vertebrate brothers
Their legs grow back with no problem
And several can from just one hand
Make a body fresh and new

(via Shed Science)

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  • Ben Porter

    I think I am in love lol

    • Ben Porter

      with the starfish

  • arensb

    When was the last time you heard a song with lyrics like these?

    The last time I listened to “Mammal” by They Might Be Giants. Sorry.

    • GubbaBumpkin

      Just yesterday I played the Bohemian Gravity video. It was physics, not biology, but the scientific content was pretty high.
      Also, it didn’t have any kazoos.

  • John Gills

    I also highly recommend, “It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus” to the tune of “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/amphioxus/

    It’s a long way from Amphioxus. It’s a long way to us.
    It’s a long way from Amphioxus to the meanest human cuss.
    Well, it’s goodbye to fins and gill slits, and it’s welcome lungs and hair!
    It’s a long, long way from Amphioxus, but we all came from there.