roachpatrol:

blazepress:

The level.

i’m very angry and very impressed

roachpatrol:

blazepress:

The level.

i’m very angry and very impressed

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fuckyeahffboys:

Sora + Riku (KH3D:DDD) | 血湧き肉躍る

fuckyeahffboys:

Sora + Riku (KH3D:DDD) 血湧き肉躍る

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The mechanism of grasp

arsanatomica:

While looking at the little screech owl, I took a series of photographs and made this gif to illustrate the of the automatic grasping action of the talons.

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The structure of bird feet is set up so that the foot automatically grasps when the ankle joint is bent.  

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This automatic grip allow birds to sleep while perching, and for raptors clench/grasp prey as the leg is folded on impact.

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The mechanism of the foot is ingenious…. there’s no muscle in there at all. 

The foot is powered entirely by a pulley system of tendons. 

Two tendons that run along the back of the leg, Flexor Digitorum Longus and Flexor Hallucis Longus are responsible for the automatic grasp. The former pulls the forward facing toes, and the latter pulls on the hallux, or back toe. 

I drew a schematic diagram of these two tendons here:

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It’s particularly interesting in raptors.

Raptors swoop down on prey with talons/legs outstretched. The impact with the prey folds the raptor’s legs against its body, causing the talons to clench automatically, tearing into the prey. The automatic grip is strong enough to kill, and is what allows many hawk species to catch and kill other birds in midair. 

The ingenuity and perfection of this mechanism is mind-blowing.

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flyawaymax:

learning to draw is like driving on the highway like yeah sure you need to be watching other people but you REALLY need to focus on your own lane and your own destination or youre gonna follow that stupid fucking minivan all the way to tuskegee and then what. you didnt want to go to tuskegee. why did you follow that van look now youre in fucking tuskegee.

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horrasin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

arizona joins the aesthetic movement

horrasin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

arizona joins the aesthetic movement

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lloyd-the-barista:

My favorite Tales of Symphonia character is Hugh Jackman.

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