Client: Can you put one of those sand boxes on the website?
Me: I’m sorry, what boxes?
Client: Sand boxes. With the little dots inside. So people can take pictures.
Me: Um… QR codes?
Client: YES! One of those on the site!
Me: Well, what would it link to?
Client: The website!
Me: But… they’re already on the site.
Client: Oh, I see.
ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!
Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.
Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!
X-Ray Image of a Winghead SharK
The distinctive form of a winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii) is revealed by an X-ray image. The Winghead Shark, one of about ten species of hammerhead sharks, has its eyes set at the tips of its wide, T-shaped head, giving it superb binocular vision.
- Credit: Sandra Raredon/Smithsonian Institution
An officer just told the guy filming the live feed that he had to turn off the camera or he would SHOOT HIM. A police officer in Ferguson just told a member of the media he needed to “get the fuck out of here or I will shoot you with this.”
In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Cornelius Fudge tells the Prime Minister that the previous one “tried to throw him out the window.” HBP is set in 1996, the PM was John Major. Before him it was Margaret Thatcher.
When osprey fish, they soar above the water until they spot their prey. Then they dive talons-first into the water, often submerging themselves completely.
After making a catch, osprey will adjust their grasp on the fish so that it faces forward. This aligns the fish with their direction of movement to make flying away more efficient.