Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) venom instead of Viagra???
These spiders have a bad reputation. And rightfully so… they are aggressive and their venom can be deadly. But don’t discount their importance to humans too fast… they may be able to help in a way you wouldn’t ever think possible. Their venom is currently being studied to cure impotence! The lethal venom contains a compound that causes erections and may be the latest key to treating sexual dysfunctions in both men and women! Read more about this fascinating spider here.
Braving through the rugged terrain photographer Dennis Stauffer, zoomion, captured over 150GB of time-lapse footage shot in the Sahara at Ahaggar National Park and put together this amazing piece on the Sahara. The night time skies he captures are breathtaking.
Read more about the project, gear used, and exact locations for Sahara Wonderland.
the J Peterman catalog descriptions for these coats must be unbelievable.
Image by GoRunway.com.
Former NBA player Yao Ming lifts up a giant panda cub at Chengdu Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Yao came to the research base after attending the launch ceremony of Panda Valley protected area, where the first batch of giant pandas has been resettled from captivity for wildlife training. (REUTERS/China Daily)
[continued from part 1: The Oasis of the Real]
The team lineup. From left to right: Pyro, Engineer, Spy, Heavy Weapons Guy, Sniper, Scout, Soldier, Demoman, and Medic.
The TF2 team members are, each of them, individual archetypes of “classical” masculinity.
The Heavy is the good-natured and huggable bear (protective; physically massive), the Medic is the aloof intellectual (professorial; teutonic), the Spy is the sleazy Eurotrash Lothario (seductive; manipulative), the Scout is the hyperactive teenager (shallow bravado masking youthful self-doubt), the Sniper is the easygoing outdoorsman (rugged; distant), the Demoman is the “damaged goods” drunkard (as symbolized by his eyepatch and slouching shape), Engineer is the cornfed and capable All-American Dad (friendly; mechanically-minded), and Soldier is the aging army man (strict; blustery).
From Das thierleben in Schönbrunn, Martin Gerlach Verlag (1904).
Photography by A. Karl Schuster.
I don’t have the labels, but from what I can recall, it looks like the top plate has (among others) the Barbary sheep (bottom left), an alpine or Siberian ibex, a mouflon, an Arabian tahr, a bighorn sheep, a bharal, and, um, something else.
Anyway, it’s a bunch of cool horns, go marvel at them…and think about the Carnivora right below hunting them down :D
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