Masters of disguise: The gecko that resembles a leaf and nature's other camouflage experts. By Wil Longbottom Updated: 07:29 GMT, 8 December 2011 Stare at these pictures for long enough and you might just spot some clever creatures playing the ultimate game of hide and seek.
This Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko is barely visible against the leaves in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. These amazing animals are true masters at blending effortlessly into their environment as a means of survival in the natural world. Blending in: This Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko hides from predators in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar, or is it just a leaf? Nothing to see here: A Bat-faced Toad hides among dead leaves in Amacayacu National Park, Colombia Barking up the wrong tree: It's nearly impossible to pick out this Lichen Spider at the Erawan National Park in Thailand From frogs to fish and bugs to birds, this collection of images shows the animal kingdom's outstanding camouflage ability.
Animals use two basic methods of concealment in a bid to hide from predators and catch prey. A mother like no other. Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own.
The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to more than 30 animals, including cheetah and tiger cubs, potbelly pigs, a porcupine, a pygmy hippo, a weasel and a barn owl. Rob Hall, director of the wildlife refuge, says that Lisha domesticates the wild animals and serves as a bridge between them and humans. “They adjust more easily to her, and when they see that she trusts us, they are more at ease around us," he said. Hall and his wife, Nadine, said they noticed early on that regardless of the whether Lisha encountered a kitten or a baby hippo, she treated them all the same — like a child that needed a mother. "She would just walk up and lick the creature she was caring for. Check out some other photos of Lisha and her many "children. " Photos: ZUMA Press. Lamborghini Madura by Slavche Tanevski. One Sharp Black Lambo From the darkest depths of the design mind of the one called Slavche Tanevski comes THIS!
The Lamborghini *Ankonian. It’s black. It’s sharp. It’s just fabulous. And I don’t mean flashy in any kind of bad way. It’s not quite “green,” but it’s does have that sort of environmental friendliness in mind with it’s downsisedness. . + Does this car look familiar to anyone? *NOTE from Chris Burns: originally I’d had this car marked “Madura”, when in fact it is called the Ankonian. Chromatic typewriter types works of art. A typewriter that paints?
Artist Tyree Callahan modified this 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter to do just that, replacing each key with a different hue that can paint on paper. A chromatic typewriter isn't by any means practical (the keys have to be manually reloaded with paint) - but the concept is still pretty interesting. View all So, how did he come up with the idea to create the typewriter, and once he had that idea how did he turn it into a reality? We had the opportunity to talk about the project with Tyree. How did you come up with the idea for the typewriter? The idea for the Chromatic Typewriter came about one day in the studio as I was struggling along with a watercolor. How did you put the idea together? Guy built a Lamborghini in his basement. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302: A Profile of a Muscle Car"
If Ford was embarrassed that its finest Mustang muscle cars were the handiwork of the same guys who developed the best Chevrolet Camaros, it certainly never said so.
At any rate, revenge was sweet with the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302. GM executive Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen, who used performance to revive Pontiac, defected to become president of Ford in early 1968. He brought along stylist Larry Shinoda, whose work included the Z28 that had unseated Mustang as '68 and '69 Trans Am champ. The Mach 1 was among their first efforts, but the most-special '69 and '70 Mustangs drew on Shinoda's nickname for Knudsen, "boss. " Like the Z28, the Boss 302 was built as a Trans Am road-racing qualifier. Shinoda's expertise in aerodynamics influenced the Boss's exterior. In Trans Am, racing Boss 302s retook the '70 crown from Chevy. Return to Classic Muscle Cars Library. For more cool information on muscle cars, go to: Some of the best all-around performance machines of the day were Ford muscle cars.
How Music Affects the Brain and How You Can Use It to Your Advantage. It's interesting, because I'm never NOT listening to music.
I've been officially diagnosed with ADHD Combined-type and it helps me actually sit still and concentrate when I need to things like homework or type a paper up. It takes just enough of my brain power to listen, and it calms what's leftover down enough for me to actually get what I'm doing, well, done.