Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Strod

    Strod said, almost 3 years ago

    Yesterday you asked about the storyline in which Max hits his head and talks fluently.
    It started on August 13, 2007. On August 17 he falls from the tree and is then taken to the ER. On August 29 he starts to talk fluently, shocking everyone, but unfortunately it doesn’t last long.

  2. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s a millipede-eat-millipede world out there…

  3. Otera

    Otera said, almost 3 years ago

    if they’re eating each other, then they’re centipedes. Millipedes are herbivores. Centipedes are carnivores.

  4. PMark

    PMark said, almost 3 years ago

    I am a little surprised at Alix’s reaction. I would have thought a girl so into nature would have seen, or was very aware of this sort thing before now.

  5. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago


    Interesting… I didn’t know that!

  6. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 years ago

    Seeing them twisted together in the jar reminds me of the show about African wildlife we saw last night. Two (or at one point, three) male giraffes were standing next to each other and whamming each other in the neck with their heads, in kind of a leisurely fashion. “Bop! . . . Bop! . . . Bop!” Silliest fighting I’d ever seen.

  7. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, almost 3 years ago


    Thanks!! I’m going to go look that up! I don’t know how I missed that. (I do recall after reading). Of course some days, I don’t know what I had for breakfast. Thank you again so much! And thanks for the smile on a very early Tuesday AM.

  8. Manga Enthusiast

    Manga Enthusiast said, almost 3 years ago

    My kids kept a Praying Mantis couple in a bug cage one summer in Japan, and we were shocked when we found the female and the legs of her mate when we woke up one morning.

  9. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    One of my favorite comics…I didn’t find Stone Soup until a couple of years ago, so I missed these strips and, thanks to you, I got to see ’em.

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Uh oh!

  11. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Thanks very much for that. I had to view the entire sequence – great stuff.

  12. snakemama

    snakemama said, almost 3 years ago

    animal planet in living color…too much reality for alix to handle

  13. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Cool; I didn’t know that, either. I do know the technical distinction—centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment; millipedes have two.

    “In the Upper Carboniferous (340 to 280 million years ago), Arthropleura became the largest known land invertebrate of all time, reaching lengths of up to 2.6 metres (8 ft 6 in)” (Wikipedia). I am so glad I don’t have to contend with any eight-foot long millipedes in the house nowadays!

  14. Pesky Critter

    Pesky Critter said, almost 3 years ago


    Thank you, Otera! I was going to write that!

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