The Zone of Heat

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I’m totally kidding. Actually, this book is really great. When we got it in the mail, my mom told me I wouldn’t be able to put it down because it’s so good, and being 17 I flipped my hair, told her she’ll never understand me & slammed the door to my room (just kidding again). She was right, it’s a really interesting (and disturbing) read. The fact that this really happened is pretty nasty. From this book, I have already learned about filovirus and extreme amplification. This book actually freaks me out in the sense that there are seriously viruses THIS deadly, and that a virus just as gnarly could be living in some random mountain or man or animal or something somewhere in the world. I am curious as to what is going to happen in the rest of the book, and I’m really excited to keep reading!


yo girl diz be my scavenga hunt #2

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 This is an egg sitting on my kitchen table. This egg is an example of an amniotic egg because there is yolk in there to keep da lil behbeh chickee safe and nourished. Unfortunately, the chick will not flourish because our society decided that eggs taste good.

In the wise words of Gwen Stefani, “this [censored] is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” Uh these are bananas. Bananas contain enzymes. These enzymes react with oxygen and other chemicals and make the bananas this really pretty color of brown. They also get really soft, which in my opinion is absolutely disgusting, but that is irrelevant.

This flower right hurr is called an autotroph. It is an autotroph because it can produce food for itself through photosynthesis. Contrary to flowers, humans can not create their own food. Unless one is stranded on a desert island and resort to drinking one’s own urine or something nasty. Or unless one decides to eat oneself, in which case they are a cannibal & should probably be put into a mental institution or something.

This flower is exposing its ovary to me. The ovary of the flower holds the ovules, which contain the reproductive cells of flowers. Basically, if you want to make little baby flowers, hit up that ovary YA DIG.

The vines growing on the side of the mailbox exhibit commensalism. The vines are benefiting from the mailbox by having a place to grow, and the mailbox is unaffected aside from probably being freaking annoyed that there are some sticky little vines growing on it.

yo girl diz be my scavenga hunt

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Coco Voreis exhibits animal adaptation by obviously adapting to sitting on my kitchen counter and being a photogenic little princess. While housecats generally adapt to living in the suburbs, bigger cats in the same family probably wouldn’t. They prefer the jungle.

This tree in my front yard has gone through succession. It started as plain dirt, progressed to a pathetic little shrub, went through its awkward teenage-tree phase where is was too skinny and everyone made fun of it for being interested in graphic design and being on the robotics team, and finally progressed to this big, robust tree that is now making a ton of money & has a really hot wife.

This lovely plant in my front yard shows mutualism because there is a disgusting, evil little bee sucking delicious nectar from the flowers. The camera didn’t really pick it up, and I also refused to get any closer because I am absolutely terrified of bees. The bee gets food from the flower and then transfers pollen.

This bush in my front yard has leaves that are covered with cuticle layers. Cuticle layers are waxy coverings of the plant that protect it. Once again, I could not get very close because there was a huge wasp flying around this bush, and sista don’t mess with wasps.

This is my really awesome, really pale, baby hand. It is covered with skin, which consists of a layer called the dermis. This layer is the connective tissue of the skin.