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OK...Two More Little Sketches!

OK…today features two more wacky sketches from my little book.  I promise I will have a different topic tomorrow and not keep putting up these oddities!  167 more words

Art

Inku-Turso

In Finnish mythology, Iku-Turso was a malevolent ocean deity who took the form a terrible sea monster. Due to the vagaries of language, it is unclear whether he (?) had the shape of a colossal walrus or a giant terrible inkfish (i.e. 243 more words

Art

May 31, 2015. Number Seventeen. Baby Slug.

Found on patch of moss near strawberries.  About 6mm.  I’ve never seen a full-grown slug around here, so I can’t hazard a guess past “slug”.  Pretty cute, really. Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda

Animalia

Mollusk Analysis

Molluscs, Mollusks, Mollusca

Make your learning a conversation with others!  You have watched the video on mollusks. You have taken notes from the lecture. And you have dissected both a clam and a squid.  293 more words

Marine

Planet's strongest material found:

For many years, spider silk has won the prize for being Earth’s strongest material, but no more. The teeth of the common limpet, a sea snail, beat out the silky stuff, being tougher than kevlar and stronger than spider silk. 139 more words

Science

The Rhombus in Nature

In geometry class back in secondary school, there was one happy day, at least—the day we talked about the rhombus. The rhombus is a parallelogram in which the angles of the opposite sides are equal: diagonals drawn through the center of these angles will intersect each other at right angles in the center of the rhombus (see fig. 347 more words

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