The Venezuelan poodle moth was first brought to the attention of entomologists in 2009 after being photographed, and even now the moth remains very poorly understood. It is believed that the moth is extremely rare. The furry muslin moth is considered to be its close relative based on morphology. mymodernmet.com/venezuela…
There is a society devoted to identifying and classifying occlupanids (bread clips), complete with an official taxonomy and morphology horg.com/horg/?page_id=92…
A study from 2013 revealed that facial morphologies associated with brown-eyed individuals were rated as appearing more trustworthy than faces with blue eyes. Also, female faces were rated to be more trustworthy than male faces. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Manchester University ran "Turing's Sunflowers", a community project to finish Alan Turing's work on plant morphology manchester.ac.uk/discover…
The Soviet Venera landings revealed that the surface of Venus is essentially basaltic in composition based on geochemical measurements and morphology of volcanic flows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The bank UBS has a 44-page dress code with stipulations such as that the "node" of a man's tie must "match the morphology of the face" thefinanser.co.uk/files/u…
There is no such thing as a Anthropod but there is a suborder of Anthropoids relating to the mammalian suborder and cranial morphology hominid.psu.edu/Anthropoi…
On average less than 1/3 of the sperm in a healthy male's ejaculate resemble the traditionally accepted morphology of a "normal" Spermatozoon (one oval head with one tail), and that researchers are still unsure of the effects that sperm shape ultimately has on fertility. maledoc.com/blog/tag/sper…
There was a social group that existed to facilitate the autopsies of it's members for scientific study of the brain and brain morphology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Falcons are closer related to parrots and songbirds than to other raptors like eagles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euf…
After comparing more than 2000 languages, scientists noticed that languages with more speakers are usually simpler than smaller languages. For instance, most English nouns can be turned into plurals by simply adding -s, whereas the German system is notoriously irregular. phys.org/news/2019-07-siz…
Hyenas are closer to cats than dog: "Although phylogenetically they are closer to felines and viverrids, and belong to the feliform category, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically similar to canines" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
T Rex’s closest living relative is a domestic chicken, genetically speaking. wideopenpets.com/a-brief-…
Shrews do not hibernate; instead they undergo morphological changes that reduce their body weight. Shrews can reduce up to 50% of their body weight in the winter by shrinking the size of their bones, skull, and internal organs, to survive when food is scarce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
The amount of morphologic variation observed in the dog is reported to surpass that of all living land mammals. americanscientist.org/iss…
We had interbred with Neanderthals and share between 1.5-2.1% of our DNA with them. We have some positive genes from the Neanderthals affecting morphological adaption in skin and hair. On the negative side we have groups of genes responsible for Crohn's disease, Diabetes type 2, Lupus et al. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Bee larvae have an incomplete digestive tract and do not defecate until they are ready for the next morphological stage. beeccdcap.uga.edu/documen…
There is a crater in Canada currently being studied as a Mars analog by NASA and SETI due to its uncanny morphological resemblance , as well as a near lack of any vegetation. planetary.org/explore/top…
Humans are the only animals that have a chin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Only 4% of sperm cells have to be functional to be considered normal and healthy. prostate.net/articles/wha…
Bookkeeper is the only word in the English language with three consecutive sets of double letters. guardian.co.uk/notesandqu…
DNA research proved that Red Pandas actually belong to the Musteloidea superfamily. Which makes them relatives of racoon, otters and weasels. They also have their own family : Ailuridae, within which they are the only specie not extinct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail…
Today I learned of Mormon Transhumanism, a sect of Mormonism which agrees with the notion that humanity will one day merge our technology and biology into one. transfigurism.org/
The Dire wolf was a real creature, similar to a wolf but larger, that went extinct. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
There was an actual breed of Dire Wolf ("fearsome dog"). It lived in North America 10,000+ years ago, alongside its also extinct competitor Smilodon, the "sabre-toothed cat". They weren't giant, though. Probably about the size of current wolves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
The actor who played Tattoo in Fantasy Island insisted on being called a midget, not little person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…

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