What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

This spiny animal with a wobbly gait is an echidna Not only is it a mammal that lays eggs, it’s also hiding other secrets… Echidnas are fantastic creatures and they have some amazing features. But one of the most bizarre features that they have is that their hind feet are actually pointed backwards. In fact,…Continue reading What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum

Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum

Behind me is Black Ven, near Lyme Regis, where Mary Anning did a lot of her hunting. Mary was really the first person who looked inside coprolites and saw the remains of fish, with scales and bone. And this prompted William Buckland, who was a well-known geologist, to confirm that they were coprolites, which is…Continue reading Mary Anning and her surprising Dorset discoveries | Natural History Museum

Lucy Cooke explores weird and wonderful flies at the Museum | Natural History Museum

Erica, hello! Nice to meet you. This is part of our insect collection. There must be millions. Approximately 34 million, to be kind of precise, if we can be. Yes, it’s one of the largest collections in the world. These are some of my babies. So I work on the best animals on the planet.…Continue reading Lucy Cooke explores weird and wonderful flies at the Museum | Natural History Museum

The Evolution of Iron Man’s Movie Armor | Yellow Spandex #15 | NowThis Nerd

Hey guys, I’m Kya, and when it comes to superhero fashion, no one touches the debonair destruction of the Invincible Iron Man. You’ve been called ‘the da Vinci of our time.’ What do you say to that? Absolutely ridiculous. I don’t paint. Between the comics, cartoons, and movies, there are well over a hundred variants…Continue reading The Evolution of Iron Man’s Movie Armor | Yellow Spandex #15 | NowThis Nerd