François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past..
New York: Harper, c1879.
We all know about our uvula - or at least the palatine uvula - the one in our mouths. This hanging mass at the back of our mouth is formed from the soft palate, and is involved in the gag reflex and some languages (but not English). But did you know that we have more uvulas than just that?
Uvula means “little grape"in Latin, and a swollen uvula is called "ūva" which is simply “grape”. Hanging grapes everywhere!
Everyone also has a cerebellar uvula, which is right next to the cerebellar tonsils (more tonsils!) and at the end of the cerebeallar vermis (“cerebellar worm”). This area of the brain is involved in posture and locomotion.
In addition to both of those, males also have a uvula of the urinary bladder. This is less of a “little grape”, and more of a slight elevation in the internal urethral orifice, caused by the prostate.
Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical. Gray’s Anatomy, 1918.
"I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna kill the human."
Por qué Alfred Hitchcock asociaba a los pájaros con algo perverso y malévolo en sus mentecitas
The Dream places a Hand on a Man’s Shoulder, 1936
Bone up on skeletons' inner beauty with MNN's awesome guide to osseous tissue.
Figure 1: Images of figurines and their geographic origins. Images are shown in the same (random) order and numbered, as they were for the questionnaire study.
(1) Willendorf’s Venus (Rhine/Danube)
(2) Lespugue Venus (Pyrenees/Aquitaine)
(3) Laussel Venus (Pyrenees/Aquitaine)
(4) Dolní Věstonice Venus (Rhine/Danube)
(5) Gagarino no. 4 Venus (Russia)
(6) Moravany Venus (Rhine/Danube)
(7) Kostenki 1. Statuette no. 3 (Russia)
(8) Grimaldi nVenus (Italy)
(9) Chiozza di Scandiano Venus (Italy)
(10) Petrkovice Venus (Rhine/Danube)
(11) Modern sculpture (N. America)
(12) Eleesivitchi Venus (Russia)
(13) Savignano Venus (Italy)
(14) The so-called “Brassempouy Venus” (Pyrenees/Aquitaine)
(15) Hohle Fels Venus (SW Germany)
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Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943) was a Swiss and French physician and bacteriologist. He is remembered as the discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest, which was later named in his honour (Yersinia pestis) and for being a hottie with a body.
Temple of Ramses II Abu Simbel (New Kingdom), ca. 1279 - 1213 BCE.