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Fractals.

amillionlightreflections:

according to this thermometer it’s approximately too fucking hot outside

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My cat.

inetgate:

乾燥機の蓋を開けて30秒程目を離しているといつの間にか(ry

I leave the dryer open for thirty seconds… - Imgur

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strangebiology:

Selections from All Your Yesterdays

Often dinosaurs are drawn by paleoartists as simply skeletons covered in flesh, with no colors or feathers or strange behaviors. All Yesterdays was published to challenge these traditional drawings, and featured art speculating on the bizarre ways that fossil animals could have looked and acted.

For All Your Yesterdayspaleoartists were invited to submit art in speculation of how extinct animals could have looked and acted. This is called speculative evolution. Although none of the colors or actions chosen in the above images are discernible by referencing the fossil record alone, none are impossible either, given our current knowledge of modern and prehistoric animals.

Art Credits:

Christian Masnaghetti's Two-Headed Zupaysaurus. Two-headed animals are not too uncommon; the Venice Beach Freakshow has over a dozen live two-headed red-eared slider turtles. However, the artist concedes that it’s extremely unlikely that a two-headed animal like this one would survive in the wild to adulthood.

H. Esdaile's Tool Use in Jinfengopteryx

Jon Conway’s Giraffatitan brancai (Brachiosaurus) at the Mudbaths

Jon Conway’s Balloon-headed Allosaurus

Rodrigo Vega's Speculative Spinosaurus. The Spinosaurus that is typically portrayed has a crocodile-like snout and a massive sail on his back. Vega illustrates the Spinosaurus with a trunk-like snout and a bison-like hump on his back.

Bethany Vargeson’s Ambulocetus Couple (LostBeasts on tumblr!)

Brian Engh’s Diamantinasaurus in Caves

Vladimir Nikolov's Microraptor with Damaged Feathers

These talented artists all worked for free, so if you like their work please take a moment to visit their pages and shop around. All Your Yesterdays is also free online (liked above) with an optional donation to the editors.

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lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

astronomy-to-zoology:

Historical Ornithology 101

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Yes, Darren Naish infographics are the best

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lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

aspacelobster:

biologizeable:

avianawareness:

funnynhilariousgif:

Bird with hands »

The hell is this?

That’s a hoatzin! Such a precious dino-beb. The claws are used by the unfledged chicks to scramble around, and are lost in adults.

You know what else is cool? Their hand fuses together to support a wing later in life. Shown below with a chick’s hand above and an adults hand below.

HOATZINS!!!

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

aspacelobster:

biologizeable:

avianawareness:

funnynhilariousgif:

Bird with hands »

The hell is this?

That’s a hoatzin! Such a precious dino-beb. The claws are used by the unfledged chicks to scramble around, and are lost in adults.

You know what else is cool? Their hand fuses together to support a wing later in life. Shown below with a chick’s hand above and an adults hand below.

HOATZINS!!!

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good-enough-for-a-poke:

another-morning-stoner:

TIM’S FUCKING FACE.
eric’s laugh.

In case you’ve never seen this

wheatles-the-cat:

Wheatley doing what he does best; climbing all over stuff he’s not supposed to climb on.

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