Emile Gallé, No title (clocks set), 1873-1883, materials: tin-glazed pottery, brass, gilded clock (not original): copper, enamel, glass, collection: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, photo: Tom Haartsen.
Right half of skull. Diet: Leaves, roots, fruits and animal material
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
A King Cheetah, which is not a separate breed, just a color mutation. This particular cheetah is also brandishing something of a mane!
*turns on adorable animal feeds and gives you soft pillows and blankets*
this will vastly improve my life.
The Dog’s Dentition: Each maxillary (inferior and superior) has six incisive and two canine teeth. The superior arch has 8 premolars and four molars, and the inferior arch has eight premolars and six molars, in total the dog has 42 teeth. The incisive teeth are used to cut and rip food, while the rest help grind the food (Wang. X Tedford RH. 2008).
The fang-canine teeth are there to grab (the big ones on top and bottom) hold and tear. The front teeth scrape meat off of bones (whether real or fake). The incisors (small saw like teeth) grab and hold. The big incisors cut—acting like a pair of scissors. The molars—larger back teeth are there to crush, very much like us human. The jaws are long most dogs, (except for breeds that have been deliberately manipulated by human breeding to provide a shorter, more human-like face), enabling the fang to grab large objects. The muscles that control the jaws are some of the most powerful muscles in the dog’s entire body; just ask Pit Bull or Rottweiler. They can grab and hold, hold and hold some more.
The dog cannot move its jaws sideward. Observe this—it’s amazing, just as is a dog taking a drink. The tongue tips backwards, not frontwards. We can move our lower jaw from side to side, enabling a grinding process when we chew. Your dog cannot. The fang teeth make it impossible. The jaw joint is a stiff hinge joint, like our knee joints—it does not allow any flexible movements other than up and down. If your dog trusts you, it might allow you to test this by trying to gently move its lower jaw from side-to-side.
Source Article Here. If anyone tries to tell you that dogs need the plant material and carbohydrates in processed pet food, point them toward some basic physiology.
Twin Dao Swords
- Dated: circa 18th century
- Culture: Chinese
- Medium: steel, copper, silk, wood, leather
Biloela — Wild Cockatoos, Leila Jeffreys
Hello beautiful human. Once you get this, you should publicly say five things about yourself, then pass it on to 10 of your favorite followers. Not back to me.
1. I drink ridiculous amounts of coffee. I can “accidentally” drink 7-15 cups a day if i don’t pay attention to it hahaha. Trying to keep it under 5 cups nowadays tho
2. I’m kind of an adrenaline seeker i quess. I probably wouldn’t move at all if i didn’t like that particular feeling so much hahah
3. My small talk skills are simply pathetic. More serious/deep conversations are a lot easier to me.
4. ^ One of the reasons why keeping in touch with any of my friends is kinda hard for me.
5. I got my own tattoo machine recently! Going to try it out sometime soon, right after i get my school stuff finished.
Thanks a lot for tagging me, i’m flattered :>
The name refers to any one of the three species (A. atropos, A. styx and A. lachesis) of moth in the genus Acherontia. These moths are easily distinguishable by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the thorax. These moths have several unusual features. All three species have the ability to emit a loud squeak if irritated.
The two of the tree species named after the Moirai in Greek mythology (the Fates) Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable). The word Styx (also meaning “hate” and “detestation”) is a river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld.
source in the names and here | edit by me
Even though i cannot stand most of the insects in this world (i only like butterflies and bees) i found this particular animal pretty amazing. Still, only in photos.
Painfully accurate model of the solar system if the moon were the size of a single pixel.
The wit is absolutely fantastic.