Dogs that are too scared to walk past a cat
The scaly foot gastropod is probably the worst snail name ever invented. Especially for one of the most incredible organisms on the planet. How many creatures can you name that have an iron shell? None. No creature can grow a metal sheath around itself—except Scaly G. Living nearly 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) below the ocean’s surface, near hydrothermal vents, the scaly foot gastropod incorporates the heavy metals floating in its habitat into its shell.
Anatomical Cross-Sections in Paper
These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree.
A message about forgotten diseases, and how we can keep them forgotten (hint: vaccines) from Beatrice the Biologist, whose comics are wonderful.
Do it for the testicles. And for the ovaries. And for the good of humanity.
Build your own skeleton
With a bit of patience, a few split-pins and some very thorough folding, this brilliantly bony book mutates from a fine flat-packed fellow into your very own skeletal sidekick. Each page is conveniently perforated so that you can easily pop the bones out – no scissors or glue required (Hallelujah!).
Covered in anatomical labels in both English and Latin (for all you valde populo astutus out there), it’s an ideal teaching aid but best of all it’s the perfect jangly centrepiece for your Halloween party!