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Old 04-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #571
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A few nights ago, I watched a tv program about the vision of predators and their prey.

It seems that starting with some sort of fleshy, water-living worm eons ago,
a light-sensitive tissue evolved into the skull- and eye- stucture that
is common to all predators from the time of dinosaurs to today.

That is, prey animals have eyes yielding wide fields of vision with little or no overlap.
But predators have two forward-looking eyes with overlapping fields of acute vision for depth perception.

They used a cartoon video to describe the evolution of the retina, the lens, and the tapetal membrane of wolves and lions.
Then this video showed up today in the Google News...



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A new tissue-like material with the squishy stiffness of fat or brain cells
can be programmed to undergo delicate shape changes, akin to the unfurling of a flower’s petals.

Built with a custom-made 3-D printer by scientists at the University of Oxford in England,
the “droplet network” comprises tens of thousands of tiny water droplets connected by lipid layers.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #572
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The Hello Kitty Chia Pet.

I just received one as a gift.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #573
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

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See you, suckers!
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #574
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Ministry of Funny Walks clock: Priceless.

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:47 PM   #575
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Lawn chairs.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #576
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Love the clock, Grav!


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Old 04-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #577
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How do you run a lawnmower up the side of that chair?

Regardless of the amusement value, I'm not charmed by the idea of sitting in a lump that is also attractive to ticks and hornets.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #578
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So, you won't be giving me any lap dances then, eh?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #579
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The clock is great, Grav. I want one.

And then a turn with the anti-gravity slippers.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #580
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So, you won't be giving me any lap dances then, eh?
I'll permethrin you thoroughly first, my dear.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #581
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Don't y'all want to check each other for ticks?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #582
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #583
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Well, after rubbing some of this (or pretty much anything else) on there, I guess it would be left feeling 'soft' and relieved...
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #584
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #585
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That puzzle isn't even the worst, Grav. I've seen one that has no edges, is laid out hexagonally instead of in a standard rectangle grid, and on the other side of the puzzle is printed the same repetitive image, but rotated 180 degrees.
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