seabreezefriendship:

"In the name of water, we will recruit you!"

magicturtle:

behaviorismspeaks:

magicturtle:

behaviorismspeaks:

Why?

Why are these guys not dinosaurs? or why make a guide of non-dinosaurs?

Sorry, I meant why are these not dinosaurs. Is it that kind of classification that lizards could not fly or swim so therefore they were not cold blooded and not reptiles? also my favorite dinosaur (the Stegosaurus) is still a dinosaur right? I would also like to proudly announce I am finally current with critical hit :D keep up the amazing work!

No. Today we have crocodiles and sea snakes, and those guys are reptiles. It doesn’t have anything to do with their ability to fly or swim.

Basically the confusion comes from a pair of important (linked) concepts that most people don’t know.

  • Dinosaurs are a specific kind of animal
  • Not all prehistoric reptiles were dinosaurs.

To illustrate this question let’s pretend that it’s the future and you have a friend who lives in a planet where animals are completely different, she is not familiar with earth animals but she is excited to come visit you and see these strange critters. When you go pick her up at the spaceport you drive by a billboard for a pet store, on it are a cute golden retriever puppy and a little gray kitten.

She says “Oh look at the cute dogs.”

To which you answer, “no, the one on the left is a cat”

She asks, “What’s the difference?”

Well? What IS the difference, they’re both furry pet animals. Some dogs get way bigger than cats, but does that mean that a cat is just a small dog? Obviously not. What about the noises they make? Meowing is pretty specific, but again, dogs are all over the place, so is a meow just a high pitched bark? Also she couldn’t even know their vocal or behavioral differences since all she’s seen are pictures.

The real reason why cats aren’t dogs is that they’re just not. Cats and dogs did evolve from a common ancestor (which accounts for their many similarities) but their skeletons, diets, behavior and other attributes are different because they’ve evolved to be completely different species.

But the only reason why YOU know that is because you’re very familiar with cats and dogs, and the differences between them.

So that’s basically why a dimetrodon is not a dinosaur, because even though they have a common ancestor, (which by the way, is probably the same common ancestor they have with us) their bodies evolved differently than dinosaurs, in the example dimetrodon are dogs and dinosaurs are cats (or more accurately birds). But it’s difficult to say why, Just like it’s difficult to explain why a hedgehog is not a rodent and a legless lizard is not a snake. They’re just not, but only familiarity with the creature OR scientific study lets you know what the differences are.

And yes, Stegosaurs are still dinosaurs.

too-much-green:

"Daddy, look who’s here!"
 There has never been a full ref of Nick’s office so I had to made up some of it ( I also added a couple of not so subtle easter eggs haha). I hope it looks believable.
A BIG thank you to all you guys for your encouragement, couldn’t have done it without you guys !! \o/
11x17 print available at AX, table J9.

too-much-green:

"Daddy, look who’s here!"

 There has never been a full ref of Nick’s office so I had to made up some of it ( I also added a couple of not so subtle easter eggs haha). I hope it looks believable.

A BIG thank you to all you guys for your encouragement, couldn’t have done it without you guys !! \o/

11x17 print available at AX, table J9.

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bellhasabat:

pk-draw:

my favorite nintendo fanboy & pseudo hipster & ….czech
arh artdump

Super cute!!

bellhasabat:

pk-draw:

my favorite nintendo fanboy & pseudo hipster & ….czech

arh artdump

Super cute!!

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leadfeathers:

geekerypokery:

jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

Titled: Brace for It.

flameraven:

andythanfiction:

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sophieonpage:

thegoddamazon:

I present the most badass gifset on Tumblr.

Legitimately turned on by this

This is the best thing.

Oh my god

I don’t even know this fandom and this is cool.

Reason #999 why the cartoon will always be ONE MILLION PERCENT better than that travesty of a movie. They did so much research and put so much detail in you don’t even notice.

Bonus trivia: Toph got a unique martial arts style to match her distinct version of Earthbending (Southern Praying Mantis style, I think) which the creators found out later was (according to legend) invented by a blind woman. Totally a coincidence, but still so fucking cool.

(If you don’t watch the show, Toph is both blind from birth and the best damn Earthbender in the world. Also, GO WATCH THE SHOW.)




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leonrw:

Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever

An online poll conducted in the ’90s set Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. After gathering data about people’s least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners.

Amazingly, this “most unwanted music” contains little dissonance — that would have been too easy. For the most part, they seem to have tried to assemble these elements in a listenable way.

Komar & Melamid and David Soldier’s list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It’s actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone.

- Wired