This is philodina rosea. A common resident of bird baths and other small freshwater pools, this devilish-looking creature is a tiny multi-cellular animal called a bdelloid rotifer. Although rotifers are often no bigger than their single-celled counterparts, they may contain up to 1,000 cells and sport some remarkable abilities. Most rotifers have a ring of hair-like cilia around their head that’s used for locomotion or catching prey, and bdelloid rotifers can use this crown to retract their head telescopically into their body. Each animal has one or two light-sensitive red spots that function as eyes, as well as a jaw-like structure for grinding food, called a mastax — together, the eyes and mouth give it a strikingly cat-like appearance. [Wired]
The second largest pearl ever discovered is set to go under the hammer in December. The Palawan Pearl, which is shaped like a human brain, is expected to raise as much as $400,000 (250,000) when it is auctioned off at Bonhams in Los Angeles [Telegraph]
Hi there! So long awaited day is here but for those of you who have the Friday following Thanksgiving Day off work, well, let’s the party continue )) But don’t forget to come visit us, there’s plenty of interesting things to see on the site ;) I cut short today, ‘cause I have many things to do... So, I wish you a good time on the site and a great weekend. See you on Monday, bye.
Lt Rice went back to his duties just two weeks after a bullet entered his back whilst leaning over a radio, skimmed along under the skin above his spinal cord, exited just below his skull finally penetrating and exiting his helmet.
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Hi everyone What's up on this Friday 13th? )) I guess it's not a good day for the superstitious people :) No specific announcements to make today, so I’ll be quick. I hope you have enjoyed the holiday in the middle of this week, next one is for the Thanksgiving... But the site will be updated :)
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A pensioner in China hammered a 20cm nail into his own head after being scolded by his wife. Lin, 66, of Yuyi county, southern China's Fujian province, hammered a nail in his skull when his wife scolded him for gambling again.
Very funny and educative story According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria, BC recently was faced with a unique problem.
A number of year 12 girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.
Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.
To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
Hey everyone! Happy Veterans’ Day!!! Since it’s a day-off, we decided to take a little of rest too and made a half-series today. But there are still things to see, especially the Daily Picdump and many others. Tomorrow the site will be fully updated, so come visit us! Wish you a great day and see you tomorrow!
Hi everybody! What's new on this beautiful day of Friday? Here the weather is bad, it rains and it’s cold. What to say, the fall has come. But hey, tonight is the beginning of the weekend so much expected. Unless you work on weekends, in this case it changes all...
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Butcher Pan Xueping from Xiyangpan, eastern China, can claim to have the world's most ‘boaring’ hobby - collecting hairballs from the stomachs of slaughtered pigs. Pictured are five of the hundreds he has collected.
Hi everyone and Happy Halloween!!!!! So, do you have plans for this terrific holiday? Well, my friends and I plan on going to some Irish pub, maybe disguised, since they are almost the only ones that are decorated in a Halloween spirit. Here, this holiday is not very common but it will be someday I hope ;)
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Martian Dust Devil Trails. The twisting dark trails criss-crossing light colored terrain on the Martian surface that you see here are now known to be the work of miniature wind vortices known to occur on the red planet - Martian dust devils Typically lasting only a few minutes, dust devils become visible as they pick up loose red-colored dust leaving the darker and heavier sand beneath intact. Clickable.
1. As an internet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches certainty. 2. Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing. 3. “If it exists, there is porn of it. 4. Any post correcting an error in another post will contain at least one error itself” or “the likelihood of an error in a post is directly proportional to the embarrassment it will cause the poster. 5. “In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing Whale.to as a credible source loses the argument immediately, and gets you laughed out of the room. 6. “If you have to insist that you’ve won an internet argument, you’ve probably lost badly. 7. A person’s mind can be changed by reading information on the internet. The nature of this change will be from having no opinion to having a wrong opinion. 8. Anyone who posts an argument on the internet which is largely quotations can be very safely ignored, and is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun. 9. Whoever resorts to the argument that ‘whoever resorts to the argument that… …has automatically lost the debate’ has automatically lost the debate 10. The more exclamation points used in an email (or other posting), the more likely it is a complete lie. This is also true for excessive capital letters. from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6408927/Internet-rules-and-laws-the-top-10-from-Godwin-to-Poe.html