Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crocodile Armor

I've had this tab open for like two months. I keep thinking I'm saving it for someone but then forgetting who that is. If I already posted it here I apologize.

This is a piece from the British Museum about armor made from crocodile hide. At first glance that might seem pretty useless, but these guys have the animal version of armor plating.

This particular suit is about 1800 years old. Be sure to click the image so you can zoom in.

If you think this is pretty flimsy armor you should take a look at the history of armor. The Romans also used to use armor made of felt. That's right, felted wool, which could also be treated to protect from fire.

Proof positive that you didn't have to be rich to give yourself a modicum of protection.

Friday, November 15, 2013

One very confused rabbit

Watch the outside. He comes from behind.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Suction feeding by Petenia splendida, the red bay snook

This makes me think of Britta's pizza song and dance on Community. Pizza pizza pizza me so hungry me so hungry

Monday, November 11, 2013

Horses With Laser Eyes

I can't get over how much I love this image.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Another Rabid Animal

This is the second rabid animal found in our county in less than a month. A stray cat bit an elderly man in Millersville recently. It was rabid and he had to go through the shots.

For a terrifying and depressing look at rabies try this article:

No vaccine for rabies victims in Moga. I believe less than five people have survived rabies infection. Ever. In the entire history of humans vs rabies. Vaccine needs to be available.

Another depressing article about the prevalence of rabies in Yemen. The ratio of owned to feral/stray dogs is disturbing, as is the infection rate among these animals. But Yemen residents aren't just being infected by canines; all kinds of animals are attacking including a donkey and a cow.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Browse Inside Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Browse Inside Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Loved this novel.