Friday, November 23, 2007

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The Rolling Bridge

This is the Heatherwick Studio Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin, London.
Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

Twelve meters long, the bridge is made in eight steel and timber sections, and is made to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

20 Useless Body Parts (Why Do / Did We Need Them?)

A tiny pit on each side of the septum is lined with nonfunctioning chemoreceptors.
They may be all that remains of a once extensive pheromone-detecting ability.

This trio of muscles most likely made it possible for prehominids to move their ears independently of their heads, as rabbits and dogs do. We still have them, which is why most people can learn to wiggle their ears.

Early humans had to chew a lot of plants to get enough calories to survive, making another row of molars helpful. Only about 5 percent of the population has a healthy set of these third molars.

A set of cervical ribs—possibly leftovers from the age of reptiles—still appears in less than 1 percent of the population. They often cause nerve and artery problems.

A common ancestor of birds and mammals may have had a membrane for protecting the eye and sweeping out debris. Humans retain only a tiny fold in the inner corner of the eye.

A small folded point of skin toward the top of each ear is occasionally found in modern humans.
It may be a remnant of a larger shape that helped focus distant sounds.

This small muscle stretching under the shoulder from the first rib to the collarbone would be useful if humans still walked on all fours. Some people have one, some have none, and a few have two.

This long, narrow muscle runs from the elbow to the wrist and is missing in 11 percent of modern humans. It may once have been important for hanging and climbing. Surgeons harvest it for reconstructive surgery.

Lactiferous ducts form well before testosterone causes sex differentiation in a fetus.
Men have mammary tissue that can be stimulated to produce milk.

Bundles of smooth muscle fibers allow animals to puff up their fur for insulation or to intimidate others. Humans retain this ability (goose bumps are the indicator) but have obviously lost most of the fur.

This narrow, muscular tube attached to the large intestine served as a special area to digest cellulose when the human diet consisted more of plant matter than animal protein. It also produces some white blood cells. Annually, more than 300,000 Americans have an appendectomy.

Brows help keep sweat from the eyes, and male facial hair may play a role in sexual selection, but apparently most of the hair left on the human body serves no function.

Often mistaken for a nerve by freshman medical students, the muscle was useful to other primates for grasping with their feet. It has disappeared altogether in 9 percent of the population.

Our closest cousins, chimpanzees and gorillas, have an extra set of ribs.
Most of us have 12, but 8 percent of adults have the extras.

A remnant of an undeveloped female reproductive organ hangs off the male prostate gland.

Lesser apes use all their toes for grasping or clinging to branches.
Humans need mainly the big toe for balance while walking upright.

What might become sperm ducts in males become the epoophoron in females, a cluster of useless dead-end tubules near the ovaries.

More than 20 percent of us lack this tiny, triangular pouch like muscle that attaches to the pubic bone. It may be a relic from pouched marsupials.

These fused vertebrae are all that’s left of the tail that most mammals still use for balance and communication. Our hominid ancestors lost the need for a tail before they began walking upright.

The nasal sinuses of our early ancestors may have been lined with odor receptors that gave a heightened sense of smell, which aided survival. No one knows why we retain these perhaps troublesome mucus-lined cavities, except to make the head lighter and to warm and moisten the air we breathe.

“Naughty Girls” just wanna have fun.

I thought it would never get here.

Right Back At You

There's No Food

Just Hanging Out........

Being Damn Proud Of It.

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Thanks Robert

May The Best Breasts Win

In Japan, it is all about the Art of Breast Fighting.
A Romanian girl versus a Japanese girl, one shall stand, one shall fall.


70 Largest Boobs In The World

The female breast has always been held in the eyes of the males.
Big firm and full breasts still considered attractive?
You judge for yourself.

Huge Problem

My BRA Runneth Over

Men who look like old women

Roger Ebert.
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and film critic, Screenwriter whose films include "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and "Kangaroo Jack" (unaccredited).


David Coverdale.
Singer with Deep Purple and later Whitesnake (not to be confused with the more incendiary and similarly named and musically inclined group of the same era, Great White).


Puts Face On Fire Ant Hole

Small Bits of News

'Nincompoop' is voted UK's favorite sounding word
"Nincompoop" has been voted the UK's favorite sounding word. The term, probably derived in around 1676 from the Latin definition of someone not of a sound mind "non compos mentis", came top of a poll to find Britain's favorite words. "Nincompoop", which is now used to describe a silly or foolish person, polled 13 per cent of the votes to scoop the title. "Love" came in second, followed by "mum" in third place and "discombobulated" - which means being thrown into a state of confusion - was fourth.

Carjacking Suspect Gets Stuck In Wet Concrete
An attempted carjacking was foiled and the suspect captured when he ran and became mired in freshly poured concrete at a construction site, police said.
Construction workers helped nab Rudy Aguas after police said he pistol-whipped a motel guest packing luggage into a truck Tuesday morning.
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