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Old 01-21-2013, 11:02 AM   #46
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Magnets. How the phuck do they work?

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #47
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #48
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<...>the Brazilian treehopper is one of the strangest creatures I have ever seen!

From io9: "...Note that the 'balls' on the antenna-like structure aren't eyes, but simply spheres of chitin. A first guess is that it's a sexually-selected trait, but those are often limited to males, and these creatures (and the ones below) show the ornaments in both sexes. [Art Historian Martin Kemp, an expert on visualization in art and science] hypothesizes-and this seems quite reasonable-that 'the hollow globes, like the remarkable excrescences exhibited by other treehoppers, probably deter predators.' It would be hard to grab, much less chow down on, a beast with all those spines and excrescences.

Note, though, that the ornament sports many bristles. If these are sensory bristles, and not just deterrents to predation or irritating spines, then the ornament may have an unknown tactile function."
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #52
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awesome

love this snake....scales are like little leafs
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #53
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I counter your stylish bird



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What do you think of this hairstyle? This is the Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus), and its green mohawk is made up of algae. This often covers the shell as well as the head, and helps to camouflage the animal.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #54
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:56 AM   #55
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from the finalists for the sony world photography awards 2013...





NBA team doing wind sprints?







reminds me of fungi and jellyfish.



gotta be a creature in there somewhere!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:43 AM   #56
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btw, that's called a ravine trapdoor spider.



if you're a fan of patterns and asses, then you'll want to check out its amazing rump:







yes... its rump forms the trapdoor to its little homey cave.
it's rump also looks like it would make a very fine ink stamp.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:53 AM   #57
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isn't that the same guy who always sits 3rd-row-right behind the bench at the lakers' home games?
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:55 AM   #59
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That thing is pretty amazing. Evolution throws out some truly bizarre things.
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Jack?
the guy with the rainbow afro, sunglasses, and lots of body hair, like in the pic.
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