The Beauty of Lava.
Have you ever seen the skeleton of a turtle? Via Biologia-Vida
“The shell of a turtle, composed of carapace (top) and plastron (bottom), is formed by bones and covered by a layer made of the protein keratin (the same substance present in our nails and hair). Contrary to what most people believe, the turtle does not outgrow its shell, because these keratin layers, called scutellum, sheds several times during the year to allow the shell to grow along with the animal. That’s why turtles rub themselves in stone and stay in the sun, to dry the scutellum and facilitate the shed, and warmth, since they are cold blooded animals and cannot maintain constant heat in the body.”
This is so cool!!! I’ve always wondered what a turtle’s skeleton looked like, how their bodies worked. I never realized that its spine is practically fused to its shell…
Tortoise. (I think.)
It actually is appropriate to refer to the entire group as “turtles.” A “tortoise” is a kind of turtle. The terms are treated as an important distinction in the UK, but nobody’s sure why because it’s definitely not what was originally correct there.
“Frog” and “toad” also have little to no meaning - animals in the same exact group are often designated as either by their common name - and arguably, the popular “APES, not MONKEYS!” is also arbitrary.
“You don’t need to go to India to escape materialism. If you want to escape materialism, quit being materialistic.”
Oh my god you guys this commercial has anatomically correct fleas and ticks flying airplanes
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
I adored this movie as a kid, but the short scene with all the little aliens overshadowed almost the entire thing for me. I’d get up to that point and spend the rest of the movie drawing them, half paying attention. Sometimes I just fast-forwarded to it.
AHA! I was thining of this movie the other day but couldnt remember what it was called. A highlight of childhood
I don’t know how to feel about Lemongrab.
One of television’s deepest and most complex characters.
And thus, the problem with relatavism is revealed.
Mice can infest a house, but have you ever heard of a home overrun with squirrels? Of course not, they’re different animals with different needs. It takes a very special set of adaptations to thrive in a building, and of the 30,000 some species of cockroach known to man,…
Good god this creeps me out I would so much rather have the awesome crooked monster teeth than my jaws slowly deformed.