“Barreleyes typically live near the depth where sunlight from the surface fades to complete blackness. They use their ultra-sensitive tubular eyes to search for the faint silhouettes of prey overhead.”
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This cracked me up because I can so relate. However, I tell my kids to sit criss cross applesauce with peanut-butter and jelly hands. I've also noticed that love is in the air because some of my kids have been trying to hold hands during carpet time. Oh, the joys of teaching kindergartners!
"Sit on your bottom, fold your legs, hands in your lap, eyes on the teacher.
Why doesn’t this work anymore? Why are my students ignoring me? Why is Duck lying down on top of Ferdinand?"
Northern Lights Gallery for 2009. Very pretty.
Here's an interesting list of 10 unbelievable medical mistakes. You might not want to read them if you're about to have surgery soon.
For the third time on the same year, doctors at Rhode Island Hospital have operated on the wrong side of a patient's head. The most recent incident occurred Nov. 23 2007. An 82-year-old woman required an operation to stop bleeding between her brain and her skull. A neurosurgeon at the hospital began a surgery by drilling the right side of the patient's head, even though a CT scan showed bleeding on the left side, according to local reports. The resident reportedly caught his mistake early, after which he closed the initial hole and proceeded on the left side of the patient's head. The patient was listed in fair condition on Sunday.
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Check out the items from Neverland Ranch that Michael Jackson will be auctioning off. Needless to say, the stuff is weird. Very, very weird.
Jackson surrounded himself with regal finery. There were suits of armour, display cases of custom-made crowns and an ornately carved throne with red velvet upholstering in his bedroom. "King Michael" even had a royal cape, a Father's Day present inscribed inside with a message from his children "Princess Paris" and "Prince Michael". In the lobby of the house was a commissioned portrait of Jackson as a young man in Elizabethan dress, holding a crown on a velvet pillow.
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I am excited to see this BBC remake of The Day of the Triffids. It will star Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley. And how awesome is that poster?
Scott will play Bill Masen, a doctor who must lead a band of humans in an epic battle against the Triffids, flesh-eating vegetables used originally as an energy source. When spectators gather worldwide for a much-anticipated solar storm, billions are left blinded, and the few sighted survivors watch as society collapses into chaos.