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Two-Stage Water Type Species, Stage 2 - Voting Poll

A bit later than I expected because of things, but here it is. Let’s see which sea creature will be the most likely candidate for the evolved form of this line!

Remember, this is a Water/Fighting type, so try to think about which species would be most appropriate for the role. Also, since there are enough entries, you get to vote twice this time around!

  1. Megalodon
  2. Stethacanthus
  3. Hurdia
  4. Leedsichthys
  5. Xiphactinus
  6. Elasmosaurus
  7. Helicoprion
What do you want the evolved form of our two-stage Water-type to be based on?

From African Eve to European Venus

Another medical doctor, the practising gynaecologist Jean-Pierre Duhard, is equally certain that he knows what’s what. In the course of his work, Duhard has seen many naked women, and he says that modern women exhibit the same range of shapes and sizes as the Venuses. He backs up his contention with a plate of line drawings of modern women, below (554). Like Colman, he recognizes some medical conditions. However, Duhard’s conclusion is that Palaeo artists were simply working from life and producing portraits.

via > suzanneubick.wordpress.com

Azhdarchid pterosaurs are, in my opinion, likely the single most terrifying life forms to ever evolve. They could fly, were pretty quick on land, could devour a man in one gulp, and we’re absolutely GIGANTIC. They’re everything I find scary mixed into one hellish monstrosity. Don’t take that the wrong way, they’re still beautiful. Hatzegopteryx is easily one of my favorite extinct genera!

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Design I have in the works for an embroidered badge incentive for my Kickstarter.

… Plus a bonus extra picture of when the prototype was first unboxed. Here he is meeting handmade Velociraptor, Sordes plushosus and my Hansa Great Auk (the only one here not made/designed by me).

Get your own plushie velociraptor here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/palaeoplushies/velociraptor-plushie-soft-toy

Who would like to see this design as an embroidered badge for possible extra incentive for my Kickstarter? Any changes?

Sweden is the first western nation to change its nutritional guidelines to low carb high fat!

Yep, the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment recently released a report “Dietary Treatment for Obesity” after a two-year study on different eating patterns. As a result, they have changed their national nutrition guidelines to a low carb high fat diet. Progress!

I’ve spent the morning sending emails and making phone calls trying to find out if I can get palaeontology work experience to improve my chances of getting on the Bristol masters course once I graduate from Sheffield. I WILL BE A PALAEONTOLOGIST.

Oh and if anyone’s a palaeontologist on here and would either like to be me friend or offer my work experience that would be gr8t thx xxxxxxxxxxxxx



According to this article from Past Horizons, this art was discovered by Canadian archaeologists in the 60s and was simply “forgotten” until it was rediscovered in 2005.

The deposits covering the rock art, in part composed of wind-blown sediments, were dated at the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Petrology (Luminescence Research Group) of Ghent University (Belgium) using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating. OSL dating can determine the time that has elapsed since the buried sediment grains were last exposed to sunlight. Using the constituent mineral grains of the sediment itself, it offers a direct means for establishing the time of sediment deposition and accumulation. This resulted in a minimum age of about 15 000 calendar years, providing the first solid evidence for the Pleistocene age of the rock art at Qurta and making it the oldest graphic activity ever recorded in Egypt and the whole of North Africa. The Qurta rock art is therefore more or less contemporaneous with European art from the last Ice Age, as known from such world-famous sites as the Lascaux and Altamira caves.