You are looking at a Titan Fluorite skull. The skull is 16.9 inches long, from front to back. We specially saved a large piece of high quality fluorite for caving this titan skull, and were all amazed by its beauty when all the carving and polishing were done.
A site with remarkable focus and clarity of purpose.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Graphic designer Beto Janz took old beat-up skateboards and turned them into badass skull art
for a skate shop in Brazil. Flash interface; mouse hover to the right side of the browser and click to advance the six images in sequence; skull decks are the final two images. Change the minus sign at page top to plus to view more images.
posted by bwg
on Feb 25, 2011 -
"I HEREBY REQUEST
that my body or any part thereof may be used for therapeutic purposes including corneal grafting and organ transplantation or for the purposes of medical education [...] with the exception of my skull, which shall be offered by the institution receiving my body to the Royal Shakespeare Company for use in theatrical performance." [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Sep 11, 2010 -
[Warning: Not Safe For the Squeamish] "An Illustrated History of Trepanation"
: Although the reasons for trepanning and the instruments used for the procedure differ with time and from culture to culture, the result is always the same: a hole in the head, usually made when the individual was fully conscious and, often, unanaesthetized.
• • From an interview with Heather Perry, who trepanned herself
: "I used a hand trepan initially, but that wasn't proving to be terribly successful. Then there was a problem with the people who owned the property we were staying in, so we decided we'd have to just leave it. I wrapped my head up in a towel and we got out of there. A couple of days later, we had another go. We abandoned the hand trepan and got an electric drill instead." • • And, of course, the home version of the game. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 16, 2008 -
With all the crystal skulls
, nazca lines
and such at the box office these days now might be the ideal time to reacquaint yourself with the theories of Erich von Däniken
. What better way to do it than by watching William Shatners Mysteries of the Gods
( Pt. 1
, Pt. 2
, Pt. 3
, Pt. 4
, Pt. 5
, Pt. 6
, Pt. 7
, Pt. 8
, Pt. 9
, Pt. 10
)(MULTI LINK YOUTUBE SHATNERFEST)
posted by Artw
on Jun 10, 2008 -
Sgt. Wells's New Skull. In the epidemic of brain injuries coming out of the war, Army neurosurgeons had never seen someone survive such a devastating wound. But Brian Wells jokes that he just left part of his head in Iraq. Someday, he says, he'll have to go back and get it.
posted by srboisvert
on Mar 15, 2007 -
A collection of bird skeletons (with 3d rotating skeleton goodness).
The site also has tips on cleaning your own
, and identifying those
you might, uh, stumble across. Comparative pictures and anatomy of orangutan, chimp, marmoset, and lemur skeletons
. Will's Skull Site
, with close to 100 skulls and details (Cougar
!). The California Academy of Sciences site on skulls
, including this cool animal-to-skull match
tool. Skeleton specimen tutorials
from the Vetrinary Museum. The Human Osteology
pages. A x-ray anatomy
of the human skeleton. The Human Skull module
at CalState Chico. And, you know, dragon physiology. And previously, the skeletal systems of cartoon characters.
posted by OmieWise
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Man Impaled on Drill Bit
but he's actually going to be alright although he lost one eye. There is a pic on the link of the X-ray shot showing an 18 inch long, 1 1/2 inch wide drill bit going straight through his skull.
No brain damage, no paralysis and his nephew is already joking about how he'll be popping out his glass eye at parties.
posted by fenriq
on Aug 30, 2003 -