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biomedicalephemera:

Histioteuthis ruppelli (now Histioteuthis bonelli) - The Umbrella Squid

The umbrella squid is a member of the genus Histioteuthis, or the cock-eyed squid. This genus is characterized by a right eye similar in size to other squids of the same mass, but a left eye that’s at least twice as large as the right.

The head of the Histeoteuthidae has no tentacle pockets, its club arms often have sharp hooks, and it has no corneal coverings over its eyes. In contrast, the largest family of squid (Loligo) have club tentacles without hooks, and have corneal coverings that allow a sort of “blinking” to take place.

Images:

Die Cephalopoden. Carl Chun, 1910.

Kunstformen der Natur. Ernst Haeckel, 1900.

The Hyper-realistic sculpture art of Felix Deac, featuring human-eqsue texture with alien shapes, invoke disgust and curiosity. 

Source (x)

(Source: the-art-corner)

usooroo:

Dental Phantom from the early 1930sThey were used by dental students to practice on.

usooroo:

Dental Phantom from the early 1930s
They were used by dental students to practice on.

OccupyYourBrain: Get the tar and feathers ready, I'm going to talk about guns.

occupyyourbrain:

I’m a little reluctant to go off on this topic. Like everyone else in America, I’m all too aware of what just happened in Connecticut. Unlike most of us, I’ll admit right here that any expressions of remorse, or outrage, are entirely reflexive. Quite simply, I can’t conceive it, and quite simply,…

rhea137:

stain by -greyherbert
and the blood-stain in front is the only damaged part
Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/btqZZp

rhea137:

stain by -greyherbert

and the blood-stain in front is the only damaged part

Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/btqZZp