2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour
3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper... Let your imagination flow
"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." James M. Barrie Peter Pan.
The platypus looks, for all intents and purposes, like a joke. A slapped together set of features and parts of other animals, evolving in the island obscurity of Australia. Wait, what country? Oh you know exactly where this is going now...that's right, even the comically misshapen platypus will do you in. For all their bumbling charms, platypuses have a number of points in their favor. Firstly, they're damned fast swimmers. They can also hunt their prey by detecting the electrical fields generated by their muscular contractions. That's right, they can track by telltale signs of your body's electricity. How badass is that? Not only that, but the Platypus is one of the few venomous mammals to be found. Only the males pack this heat, on the spurs of their hind legs. While it's powerful enough to kill animals around the size of a dog, it won't kill you. But you might just wish it had. The pain is so excruciating that it's completely incapacitating, and can last for months. You also get edema, starting at the site of the wound, and then rapidly spreading. That's when weird fluids building up beneath your skin, making the effected area all swollen and lumpy.
These are photos of the Red Plant. I'd say are unique!
Jan 27th, Mars will be closer to Earth than any other time between 2008 and 2014.
Below, this image looks remarkably like groves of trees growing among Martian dunes but, the trees are an optical illusion. They are actually dark streaks of sediment on the downwind side of the dunes. They were created by escaping gas from the evaporating carbon dioxide ice below. The bottom of the ice melts into vapor and moves toward holes in the ice carrying dark sediment along with it that is then deposited when the gas escapes.
Below a dune field on the floor of a crater made by an asteroid impact.
A costumed man sharpens a knife along a street during a carnival in southwestern Macedonia's village of Vevcani.
The carnival is always held on St. Vasilij's day, which marks the beginning in the New Year by the Julian calendar.
The masks usually represent pagan rituals, Biblical issues and political satire.