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1st July, 2012

Sepia latimanus

Here is the description from Reef Creature Identfication - Tropical Pacific by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach:

Large, common species displays wide repertoire of colours and patterns; expert at camouflage using colour change and skin flaps; yellowish margin around eyes; typically display black and white spots on body.

There you can see the yellow margin around it’s eyes. =D

Because this species can and will show various patterns and colours the pictures showed in identification books and the net is usually the one with intricate patterns and vivid colours. 

Note: It’s the same individual minutes apart

Photos by me (Lyra)

Submitted by: enchantedlyre

17th June, 2012

Warning, ad hominem attacks ahead.
For those of your unfamiliar with this horrible, disgusting troll, its name is Silvia Browne, of Montel Williams fame.
Besides faking her way into the personal lives of numerous persons, she is charged with lots and lots of unnecessary inflicted pain.
To start off with, there is no such thing as a psychic.
Number two, this Gremlin has no qualms about saying whatever it is that pops into her skeevie little brain. My favorite was when she told a helpless couple their missing son was dead (famous, sickening tagline: “The kid’s dead.”), to their painful, utter astonishment, yet he turned up some time later, having been kidnapped, yet physically unharmed. 
Here is another doozie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRc4LkBRjIc
From: Beaglestowaway

Warning, ad hominem attacks ahead.

For those of your unfamiliar with this horrible, disgusting troll, its name is Silvia Browne, of Montel Williams fame.

Besides faking her way into the personal lives of numerous persons, she is charged with lots and lots of unnecessary inflicted pain.

To start off with, there is no such thing as a psychic.

Number two, this Gremlin has no qualms about saying whatever it is that pops into her skeevie little brain. My favorite was when she told a helpless couple their missing son was dead (famous, sickening tagline: “The kid’s dead.”), to their painful, utter astonishment, yet he turned up some time later, having been kidnapped, yet physically unharmed. 

Here is another doozie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRc4LkBRjIc

From: Beaglestowaway

5th June, 2012

A type of palm tree native to Belize, called the ‘give and take’ palm (Cryosophila stauracantha), is a kind of joke from nature. The razor sharp spines on the tree will inject a deadly poison into the body of anyone who dares touch it. As well, it will leave a rather nasty cut on anyone who touches it. However, there’s a remedy for the cut. What is it? The very sap of the tree! It contains a chemical that will nullify the poison, help heal the cut, and disinfect the wound.

13th May, 2012

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer Prize winning 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, he combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science to give a perspective of how human intelligence evolved.
One of the main issues featured in the book is the search for a quantitative way of measuring intelligence. Sagan shows that the brain to body mass ratio is an extremely good indicator, with humans having the highest and dolphins second.  It does break down, however, at the extremely small end of the scale. Smaller creatures (ants in particular) place disproportionally high on the list.
Other topics mentioned include the evolution of the brain (with emphasis on the function of the neocortex in humans), the evolutionary purpose of sleep and dreams, demonstration of sign language abilities by chimps and the purpose of mankind’s innate fears and myths. The title “The Dragons of Eden” refers to man’s early struggle for survival in the face of predators, and how fear of reptiles may have led to cultural beliefs and myths about dragons and snakes.
Submitted by: Beaglestowaway

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer Prize winning 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, he combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science to give a perspective of how human intelligence evolved.

One of the main issues featured in the book is the search for a quantitative way of measuring intelligence. Sagan shows that the brain to body mass ratio is an extremely good indicator, with humans having the highest and dolphins second.  It does break down, however, at the extremely small end of the scale. Smaller creatures (ants in particular) place disproportionally high on the list.

Other topics mentioned include the evolution of the brain (with emphasis on the function of the neocortex in humans), the evolutionary purpose of sleep and dreams, demonstration of sign language abilities by chimps and the purpose of mankind’s innate fears and myths. The title “The Dragons of Eden” refers to man’s early struggle for survival in the face of predators, and how fear of reptiles may have led to cultural beliefs and myths about dragons and snakes.

Submitted by: Beaglestowaway