duckfoot8

Hiya I'm Jamie
Age - 30 (And going grey)
From England.
I am a Geek!
I love my Ana, Comics, Star Wars, Deadpool & films.
libutron:

Polka-dot treefrog - Hypsiboas punctatus
Hypsiboas punctatus (Hylidae) is a slender, delicate tree-frog with oval snout and prominent eyes; green above, with small carmine or purplish spots scattered on the back, hence its common name. Like other members of the Hylidae family, the Polka-dot treefrog is characterized by the presence of expanded discs at the fingertips.
The skin glands of Hypsiboas punctatus produce uncommon peptides and proteins with at least two experimentally tested defensive roles: against pathogenic microorganism and a potential predator warning agent.
This species occurs throughout the Amazon basin in South America.
References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]
Photo credit: ©Fredrik Tegnér | Locality: Tahuayo, Peru (2013)

libutron:

Polka-dot treefrog - Hypsiboas punctatus

Hypsiboas punctatus (Hylidae) is a slender, delicate tree-frog with oval snout and prominent eyes; green above, with small carmine or purplish spots scattered on the back, hence its common name. Like other members of the Hylidae family, the Polka-dot treefrog is characterized by the presence of expanded discs at the fingertips.

The skin glands of Hypsiboas punctatus produce uncommon peptides and proteins with at least two experimentally tested defensive roles: against pathogenic microorganism and a potential predator warning agent.

This species occurs throughout the Amazon basin in South America.

References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]

Photo credit: ©Fredrik Tegnér | Locality: Tahuayo, Peru (2013)

skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

(via bobmcbobbertson)

10 Daily Random Facts

ultrafacts:

Jackie Chan trains his stuntmen and pays their medical bills out of pocket.

Mark Wahlberg, a high school dropout, got his diploma at the age of 42 to set an example for his kids.

If you win something on “The Price is Right,” you can’t leave the studio with your winnings until you pay the…