This is pretty cool - one picture is of Shannon (when she was 4 years old), and the other is of Libby (about 2.5 years old). Interesting resemblance, don't ya think?
I fear that Sherri Shephard, a co-host on The View, has once again shown that there is no limit to her own stupidity. My brain nearly exploded after seeing the following clip from yesterday's show:
Did you hear what she said? Shepherd just attempted to assert that Christians existed in classical Greece, and that the Greeks threw them to the lions. When confronted on this point, she further claimed that "Jesus came first" (before Greeks and Romans) and stated "I don't think anything predated Christians".*
This wasn't the first time Sherri has been so ridiculously inane: a few months ago she said that she wasn't sure if the world was flat or not. I'll give you a second to process that one. Sherri isn't sure... if the world... is flat. Holy f*ckbuckets, Batman.
How do people like this exist, much less appear on broadcast television? Never before has this speech from Billy Madison been more relevant.
Sherri is so willfully ignorant it's painful. I would feel sorry for her if she wasn't so damn sure of her own infallibility.
via Huffington Post
The Tasmanian Tiger (or Thylacine) was a fascinating animal that went extinct during the early 1930's. It was technically a carnivorous marsupial and looked like a strangely wonderful combination of a wolf, tiger, and kangaroo. Even at their peak population the tiger was rarely seen, and was most likely driven to extinction by dingos.
You can see a video of one of the last remaining tasmanian tigers alive in captivity. When I watch these clips I feel both sad and fascinated; it's like seeing a home movie of a dinosaur or dodo bird.
Scientists have found soft tissue in a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone:
[Cutting the bone in half] revealed a startling surprise: soft tissue that had seemingly resisted fossilization still existed inside the bone. This tissue, including blood vessels, bone cells, and perhaps even blood cells, was so well preserved that it was still stretchy and flexible.
Mmmm - am I the only "baller" who thinks this looks like bar-b-que?
(edit: whoops, this isn't really recent news - the original discovery story happened over 1 year ago)