Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
This set of animations really shows the beauty and wonder found in the simple act of breathing. To inspire and expire, to maintain and prevent collapse of these delicate airways and sacs is a remarkable process.
I’m no longer going to be managing my own twitter account for “deadmau5”. I’m going to let management deal with that account. My reasons are my own, not because of something i said, not because of this hilarious I.R.A. vs “ira” craic, not because of lady gaga’s infinite legions of brain dead fans….
5 jóvenes borrachos que salían de una discoteca de madrugada en Burdeos detenidos por el robo de una llama. La vieron en su jaula y la robaron para pasearla por la ciudad hasta que decidieron dar por terminada la noche y regresar a sus casas en tranvía (acompañados de la llama). Hicieron amistad y hasta se sacaron fotos.