45 posts tagged Tongue
45 posts tagged Tongue
Please brace yourself against something or someone sturdy. It’s time for another visit to the Department of Incapacitating Cuteness:
This itty-bitty creature, who looks like he/she just had one too many pancakes for breakfast, is part of a new species of mouse lemur.
Microcebus mittermeieri is one of three newly announced mouse lemur species found on the African island of Madagascar.
Photo by Mark Thiessen
[via National Geographic]
Thanks to breakdownclown, we all get to see this amazing “not lost” advertisement for Ambrose or ‘Beefy’ the pug seen on the streets of Portland. Things that may help you recognize Ambrose:
When he was a child designer Jason Goh liked to play with his food, his favorite food being fish balls. Jason’s grandmother concocted a scary fish ball monster story in hopes of getting him to stop playing with his food and simply eat it. She told him that, if he continued playing with them, the fish balls would turn into a big hairy monter and eat him instead. So Jason grew up and brought his grandmother’s story to life by creating this awesomely monstrous Moyee Chair, eye-catching, comfy, and hungry for tasty humans. We love that it even has a long, red tongue.
[via Yanko Design]
“Sentient Kitchen examines the convergence between technology and biology. As the machines that assist our lives become smarter and more architecturally complex, they borrow increasingly from the biological realm. Sentient Kitchen takes inspiration from some of nature’s most ingenious engineering. What better way to dispense salt than through an organ that is highly developed to taste, and why not take advantage of the mammary gland’s unique relationship to milk? While it is the nature of the human ego to cast suspicion on a challenge to human intellect, Sentient Kitchen products offer a non-threatening environment to explore the benefits of smarter, more sensitive solutions to our daily dining needs.”
Here you see “Shuttling Shakers,” “Tasting Spoons,” the “Nostril Mill,” the “Perceptive Sugar Jar,” a “Good Listener Teacup,” and “Toothed Tongs.” Head over to Christine Chin’s website to view even more Sentient Kitchen utensils.
From the Department of Awesome Animal Anatomy comes this post by astronomy-to-zoology about Woodpecker Tongues.
“The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.”
That’s one impressive tongue.
Learning is awesome!
Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology
Christmas Krampus was painted in 2004, acrylic on wood panel, and depicts the creature taking its time devouring a fearful child with its horrifyingly long tongue. Rest assured, that helpless child almost certainly did something REALLY bad to deserve this nasty fate. Let’s not talk about the broom.
[via the La Luz De Jesus Gallery]
“Look ma, no cavities!” Wildlife photographer Joe Bunni captured this awesome image of a beluga whale showing of its pearly whites and wrinkly pink tongue while playfully rushing towards him in the freezing cold waters off the coast of Russia in Murmansk province, which borders Finland.
Check out more of Joe’s amazing underwater photography, including many more photos of lively beluga whales over at his own website.
[via Design You Trust]
Eew! Yuck! This is Clover, who, even at her tender age, is clearly a master of making an absolutely awesome yucky face. We’re wondering if it might be because she just tried some of our Bad Candy. At least half the fun in getting our Bad Candy comes from giving it to other people and watching their reactions.
Photo by Evan Long
Source Flickr / clover_1