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Old 02-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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February 6, 2012 Centaur of Tymfi



The "Centaur of Tymfi" stands proudly on display at Tucson's International Wildlife Museum. Also on display are the bones of a cyclops, a griffin and a unicorn.

What? You don't believe me? Look at the image. It really is on display.

Entitled "Mythological Wildlife," the exhibit aims to make folks think about how we know what is real.
Hmmm. How do we know?

Once upon a time, mythology was science, accepted as part of the natural history world as perceived by the ancients.

Imagine how it must have seemed when they saw a man on horseback for the first time. They didn't see two different creatures. They saw one new and scary creature and called it a centaur.


The skull of a prehistoric elephant called a mastodon, tipped on its side, might resemble the skull of a one-eyed giant they named a cyclops.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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And don't forget the "jackalope"...
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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Pictures of real jackalopes make me cry.
Have to remember to post that in the "Jackalopes That Make You Cry" thread.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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They are limited to the western U.S., so you'll have to travel far to see one IRL.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Entitled "Mythological Wildlife,"
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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Hey Moma. Could you please use bigger fonts than 0.00004 pitch. I can't read it with my ancient s.

Quote:
You can highlight with quoting
or

color

or

bigger letters

or bold

or italians

or fonts.

Thanks.

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Old 02-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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or italians
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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Like, maybe, having Italians standing there with magnifying glasses?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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Shuddup! I just found out I need bifocals...

wtf? When did I get THAT old? :'(
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #11
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CooperVision Biofinity Multifocal contact lenses. They are wonderful.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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Thanks glatt ... I'll ask about them. My problem is that although I wear contacts when active, I hate to wear them everyday. They rotate and irritate my left eye. I have scar tissue from an injury years ago. My eye has scar tissue in it which created a "bump." Contacts usually don't stay in the proper place on the eyeball itself.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #13
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Too bad. These are good contact lenses, but they are still contact lenses.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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or italians
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AAAAHHhahahahahahahahaha!!

Oh, and I enthusiastically second SPUCK'S remarks, Bigger fonts, please. TIA!
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:35 AM   #15
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LOL. I misspelled it then started to correct it. Then decided what-the-hell, leave it and see if anyone notices.

I should've known better with this crow.
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