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Pict with Drinking Horn This 9th century warrior of the Pictish tribe drinks from an eagle, the ancient symbol of power.  From Invergowrie, Scotland and now in the Museum of Scotland, it is an unusually droll carving, certainly a caricature, perhaps in the category of the Scandinavian insult stones, which were carved as an artistic and bloodless "thumbing of the nose" to a perceived insult.  It is the earliest artistic rendering of drinking on Scottish stones.

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from koshersamurai

The Bumblebee Bat (aka Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat)

The Bumblebee Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) is the smallest mammal in the world weighing in at just barely 2 grams – about the weight of a penny! – and measuring 1 to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in length – about the size of a large bumblebee. by koshersamurai #Mammal #Bumblebee_Bat

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from WIRED

Vivid Snake Photos Come at a Cost — A Bite From a Black Mamba

Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the front pair of which may be quite long. Large and stout, it ranges in total length (body + tail) from 72 to 107 cm.

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from BBC News

Richard III: Facial reconstruction shows king's features

Facial reconstruction on skeleton found under a carpark in Leicester England shows how Richard III, much maligned King of England from 1483-1485, last of the Plantagenet kings, looked. Richard was accused of killing his nephews, the "Princes in the tower",and was defeated in The Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last English king to die in battle. Henry VII became king after Richard.

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Elf on the shelf and reindeer pets play pin the nose on Rudolph! View #2 I downloaded a coloring page and then used the paint program on the computer to color it and make it bigger. Then I printed it on card stock and trimmed the edges a little, glued the picture to blue cardstock, and used my circle paper punch to get the noses.Here is the link to the picture I used. You can color it online too but I wanted it bigger that's why I downloaded it…

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from My Life and Kids

30 Awesome Christmas Games for Kids

If you're looking for great kids games or need some winter boredom busters, you and your family will love these 30 awesome Christmas games for kids!

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'She kissed the bear on the nose' (c.1910), From "Bella's Glorious Adventure" by Helena Nyblom John Bauer [Swedish painter and illustrator, 1882-1918]

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By Happydolls Just last night I was imagining fairy hat topped houses with legs and stockings on their feet.

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - although I believe it's only a King Charles if it has the thumbprint on the forehead

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