i think this is the only time I have ever seen Tom get frustrated and sarcastic and i love it
A 110 million-year-old fossil of Cleoniceras ammonite, found in Madagascar. Ammonites are extinct cephalopods that lived in shells. Their closest modern relatives are nautiluses, octopi, squid, and cuttlefish. Like the nautilus, ammonites gradually added onto their shell to accommodate their increasing body mass. As they extended the shell they built a wall behind them, closing up the now too-narrow portion of the shell as they moved into the larger portion of the spiral.
Unlike the nautilus, the morphology of the tissue wall ammonites built between the chambers is not just a smooth curved wall. Instead it has a bizarrely complex 3-dimensional fractal shape. These are called “suture patterns” and mark the intersection of the septum walls with the shell. Scientists can’t agree why these walls are so complexly furrowed or even how they formed.
im still reminded of this stupid stunt i pulled back in 2011
i went on deviantart and told myself to buy the first result i got after hitting the random deviation button
i ended up buying this crudely drawn MS paint picture of knuckles punching sonic the hedgehog in the face.
i framed it and places it next to my turntable, and it has been there ever since. i still dont regret it.