I’m not really a fan of flies and while scorpions are cool in theory, they’re a little intimidating close up. So why did God have to go and combine the two in the form of the scorpionfly, a real life ancient chimera that would have destroyed all of mankind before we had a chance to blossom if it weren’t so damn small and squishable.
Out in the middle of bumfuck, Nevada, far away from civilization, Burning Man is currently happening. And it’s not just a giant hippie fest, where people are roaming around the desert in some aimless drug stupor. It’s a festival of creation and art and imagination, and every year, some pretty interesting things bloom in the Nevada desert.
Scorpions have up to twelve eyes, but new research suggests that their entire exoskeleton may be a single primitive eye, letting them see patches of light and dark from any direction.