Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scientists find strange primate, once thought extinct

The pygmy tarsier is a mouse-sized primate with massive eyes and long ears that look like Gremlins. Scientists thought the creatures died out 80 years ago. But they've captured some living specimens in Indonesia recently, according to New Scientist. Click that link! You've got to see this thing. It's pretty strange.

Unlike most primates, the pygmy tarsier has claws instead of fingernails (thought their hands look eerily human) and like an owl, they can spin their heads 180 degrees. Awesome.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.