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Weirdest Lizards! – Armadillo Girdled

Weirdest Lizards! – Armadillo Girdled

Information This is one of the weirdest, yet coolest lizards in Africa. As you can see in the picture above, they are covered in spiky scales which help them blend into their environment; Shrubs and rocky areas. An interesting feature of the Armadillo Girdled Lizard is it is ability to form a circle, revealing it is sharp, spiky scales. They do this when they are frightened or threatened by a predator. By rolling into a ball they increase their chances…

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4 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

4 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1953 General Motors Firebird 1 XP-21 Information To describe today’s super cars, we fall back on likening the Koenigsegg’s and Pagani’s of the world to jet fighters. The 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 was an actual jet fighter, with four wheels, a tail fin, and a bubble cockpit. The turbine engine spun at up to 26,000 rpm to generate a whopping (for the time) 370 horsepower. Pictures Videos Useful Links wikipedia.orgbusinessinsider.commyautoworld.comgmheritagecenter.comconceptcarz.comroadandtrack.comhemmings.com

Long-Tailed Widowbird

Long-Tailed Widowbird

Information The long-tailed widowbird (Euplectes progne), also known as the Sakabula, is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. The species are found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and southern Zaire. The long-tailed widow bird is a medium-sized bird and one of the most common in the territories it inhabits. Adult breeding males are almost entirely black with orange and white shoulders (epaulets), long, wide tails, and a bluish…

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3 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

3 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1947 Norman Timbs Special Information No other automobile looks like the 1947 Norman Timbs Special, with its front-mounted cockpit and curves leading to a raindrop tail. Timbs, an Indy racing engineer, made the car with a Buick Straight 8 engine placed at the rear of the chassis. Look to racers like the 1937 Auto Union Type C for indications of Timbs inspiration. Pictures Videos Useful Links businessinsider.comconceptcarz.comcardesignnews.comthevintagenews.comkustomrama.comcarstuffshow.com

2 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

2 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1942 Oeuf Electrique Information Paul Arzens (1903-1990) was a  French industrial designer of railway locomotives and motor cars. Arzens was born in Paris, at an address along the Boulevard des Batignolles  (fr) on the northern side of the city. As a young man he studied at the cole des Beaux-Arts and soon gained recognition as a talented artist able at this stage, unusually, to live reasonably well on the sales proceeds from his paintings. This gave him enough time to pursue other interests in…

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1 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1936 Stout Scarab Information The history of automotive design is littered with bold attempts to create vehicles so different in how they look and how they work that they render obsolete everything that?s come before. The most daring of these are usually concept cars, which are not limited by practicality or government regulations and can therefore allow automakers to really push the limits. For its latest exhibit, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has assembled 17 of the most…

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White Giraffe

White Giraffe

Information A villager in Kenya was herding animals one day recently when he came upon a head-turning sight. A ghostly creature with a mighty long neck was grazing off in the distance. Upon closer inspection, the vision was revealed to be a female reticulated giraffe tall, majestic and preternaturally white and she was accompanied by a smaller apparition: a pale baby giraffe. The sightings in June, in Garissa County near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy, sent the villager scurrying off to…

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