Sci is unfortunately coming down to the wire on several projects (including approaching Super Awesome Conference at which Sci is going to BLIND PEOPLE WITH SCIENCE), and so there was no time to cover a paper this week, even though I had several in mind. Instead, Sci will show you...this:
The image is courtesy of You Suck at Craigslist (which is a GREAT site), and if I knew from whence this lizard came, I would truly like to barter...something...for it, and then I would give it as a gift to Laelaps, because he is awesome and clearly would know how to take care of a lovely mummified lizard that has "Numerous other detailed parts that you would find on any of today's Lizards" (because this species apparently died circa 1997...). In fact, I bet Laelaps and Mrs. Laelaps would find this gift pretty awesome for their anniversary. And I owe Laelaps. He's the one who introduced me to You Suck at Craigslist. I mean, it's got all these FEATURES:
Toes = 10
Fingers = 10
Tail = one complete
Eye sockets = two GOOD'URNS
No cracks, scratches or broken parts. 100% Complete!!!
Additionally, the seller asserts that he harmed no lizards in the obtaining of this mummy, he found it...in a car. An old, broken car.
Seriously, I think this thing is awesome. Sci would totally put it on her mantle. But she would be nice and give it to Laelaps. Happy (belated) anniversary, Laelaps!!!
So today, Sci has a weird science question for YOU: how would such a lizard come to be mummified by being in a car? And what kind of lizard IS it? Anybody? And who wants to send the awesome mummified version to SCI?!?!