Photographed Circa, 1890
Photographer: Paul Kooiker
The photographs from the archives of Dutch town of Utrecht`s university hospital (records of medical disorders).
In the early days of medical photography clinical standards had yet to be formulated for photographic images. Consequently, many photographs are more poignant and beautiful than they are scientific. Light, space and patients` complete submission to doctors and photographers evoke feelings of compassion, surprise, embarrassment and amusement rather than disgust or scientific curiosity.
One of the conditons was Goitre a thyroid condition once common there due to a deficiency of iodine in the drinking water. The exhibition “Utrechtse Krop in De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal” centred around the appeal of illness and the fragility of our physical being.
One time when I played Sims 2, I had two people at university that were engaged and they were my favourite sims at the time. But then one of them died and I wanted him back but they didn’t have a lot of money so he had to come back as a zombie, and at first I wasn’t sure if I had done the right thing, but I learned to love him again, even though I could never escape that nagging feeling of ‘hmm, something isn’t quite right here’.
The point of this post is that, every time I see something about Warm Bodies, all I can think about is those sims and that feeling.
Everytime I see a quote from a book, and the source only states the author and not what book it’s from, I want to rip my eyes out. Just because they wrote the book doesn’t mean that they share the opinion.
Also, sometimes people are good and write both but they write the author first, which is forgivable, but still annoying, because after all the book is what is the most important, really.
I mean, I have no idea what the actual rules for quoting are, or if there are any at all, but if they tell you to only write down the author then I don’t like them.
Because all right, imagine if someone quoted Voldemort and put J.K. Rowling as the source—wouldn’t be quite right, would it? I mean, she would be the source, obviously, but it most likely wouldn’t be her opinion, but it would seem as though it was.
I WANT TO BE A SUPER GENIUS. But I can’t because mmmmmmmm takes 100 steps. :(
Although technically slower than my solution, I really like the elegant simplicity Miranda achieved here. I had to use 5 instructions, where she only used 4 - the only thing holding her solution back is the fact that the copy-comparison loop has an exponential time-complexity. It’s logical though, and quite an intriguing approach if you ask me.
I made another one, but mmmmmm still takes 100 steps. And I think the others are longer as well. Because I added a box. Bah!
All members of the order Carnivora fall into one of two sub-orders: Feliformia (cat-like), or Caniformia (dog-like). Outward appearance of carnivora can be deceiving; most people would classify the hyena and aard-wolf as “dog-like”, while the weasels and pole-martens are commonly considered “cat-like”, which they are not.
The Feliformidae are obligate carnivores; that is, they must eat meat to survive, as their body cannot produce one or more nutrients that cannot be found in plants, or that their digestive tracts cannot absorb large amounts of non-animal matter. They are not all hypercarnivorans (meat making up >70% of the diet), however. The order Feliformia includes all of the cats (Felidae), mongooses and meerkats (Herpestidae), hyenas (Hyaenidae), civets and genets (Viverridae), as well as two very small families: the Nandiniidae, which contains only the African palm civet; and the Prionodontidae, which contains the two Asiatic linsangs.
Caniformidae include the seals, sea lions, and walruses (Pinnipedia); true dogs (Canidae); bears (Ursidae); skunks (Mephitidae); badgers, weasels, and otters (Mustelidae); raccoons, coatis, and kinkajous (Procyonidae); and the family containing only the red panda (Ailuridae).
Most Caniformidae (except for the Canidae, interestingly enough) are plantigrade - that is, they walk on all of their podial and tarsal bones on the ground at the same time. This affords greater stability and weight-bearing ability and is helpful when standing your ground or trying to balance in trees.
The Feliformidae (and the true dogs, or Canidae) are almost completely digitigrade - they walk on just their finger and toe bones, and have elongated “heel” bones and Achilles tendons. Digitigrade animals can move much more quickly and quietly than plantigrade animals, and their specialized “heels” allow for spring-type motion, like what you see in cats.
Huge h/t to the ever-awesome Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop for finding the words to simplify something I’ve wanted to post on for a while ;D Go watch The Brain Scoop and get smart!
[Wolverine, Walrus] American Animals. Witmer Stone and William Everett Cram, 1902.
[Spotted Hyena, California Sea Lion] The Book of the Animal Kingdom: Mammals. W. Percivall Westell, 1910.
[Black-Footed Ferret, Polar Bear] Quadrupeds of North America. John James Audubon, 1851.
[Kinkajou, Lion] Dictionnaire Universel d’Histoire Naturelle. M. Charles d’Orbigny, 1849.
More about plantigrade and digitigrade animals! Glad to see the video could help shed some more light on this subject for you.
By the way, if you haven’t checked out Biomedical Ephemera do so; Arallyn writes a fantastic blog!