« October 16, 2018 | Main | October 18, 2018 »

October 17, 2018

99 million-year-old snail preserved in amber

Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 5.30.11 PM

Paleontologist Jeffrey Stilwell of Monash University in Australia calls it "the first and oldest preserved soft tissue of a snail in the fossil record from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar."

Screen Shot 2018-10-13 at 5.19.03 PM

The discovery was reported in the journal Cretaceous Research.

[via National Geographic]

October 17, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Decline and Fall of the Sears Empire

OG-BW131_201810_G_20181012184905

 

Sic transit gloria mundi.

October 17, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 12.35.06 PM

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: located in the U.S.

A third: older than you.

October 17, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Limited-Edition C-3PO Sunglasses

Glasses_3_2_2400x

From the website:

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Glasses_3_1_2400x

As the "Star Wars" saga celebrates its 41st anniversary, Parasite Eyewear offers its boxed "Collector's Edition" sunglasses, inspired by the emblematic character C-3PO.

Two compartments keep sunglasses and their clip safely separate until deployment.

Limited edition of 3,000.

Made in France.

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Glasses_3__side_view_2400x

$476.

Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

October 17, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

« October 16, 2018 | Main | October 18, 2018 »