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Plastidon mastodan

Posted: March 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The world’s most famous ice age fossil excavation site is located in the heart of Los Angeles, California at the La Brea Tar Pits. Fans of ice age animals can view a heartbreaking scene: a daddy mammoth and a baby mammoth bidding a sad farewell to a mother mammoth trapped in the deadly ooze and sinking fast.

Of course, these aren’t real mammoths. They are made of durable fiberglass, created by sculptor Howard Ball and installed at the bubbling site in 1967.

How did they get to the tar pits? Towed behind Mr. Ball’s 1958 Volkswagen, of course!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I woke up this way this morning!

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Looking good

Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Conch shells are something to blow like a horn on special occasions and otherwise keep proudly on a shelf of treasures.

In the ocean, however, conch shells are something else entirely.

Occupied.

We see you, conches!

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Pokémon awe

Posted: March 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: | No Comments »

Recently, an orphaned baby Australian possum was saved from danger by a wildlife rescue service in Melbourne. This particular possum baby suffered from a mutation that resulted in a golden yellow fur instead of the usual dark brown. Caregivers at the animal shelter named it Pikachu after the popular Pokémon character. Several so-called golden Australian possums have been sighted in the wild, but there’s only one Pikachu!

Can you spot the resemblance?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: | No Comments »

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The Dream Garden

Posted: February 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

American painter Maxfield Parrish specialized in colorful, fantastical settings. In 1914 Parrish collaborated with the glassmakers at Tiffany Studios to create The Dream Garden, an epic glass mosaic. This amazing art is located in the historic Curtis Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Learn more about The Dream Garden at freemansauction.

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Sorry, Fritz!

Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Living stone

Posted: January 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Japanese artist Akie Nakata brings found stones to remarkable life with a little paint and a lot of imagination. She chooses stones that speak to her with the voice of a particular character.

“I feel the breath of a life inside each stone,” she says, and sometimes speaks to a stone as she holds it in her hand.

The animals she brings to life look like they could talk back!

To see more of Akie’s amazing art, check our her Instagram.

And listen to her story on boredpanda.

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Celebrate and remember

Posted: January 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Small wonder

Posted: January 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Paedophryne amauensis, a species of frog from Papua New Guinea, is the smallest known animal with a backbone. With an average body length of 7.7 mm, it lives in the leaf debris on the tropical forest floor. It’s nocturnal, so you won’t see it in the daytime. You probably won’t spot it at nighttime, either!

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