Sunday, March 2, 2014
On Wednesday 5 March and Thursday 6 March 2014, 1,000 objects spanning 250 million years are to be sold in London by Sotheby's
The collection belonged to Stanley Seeger, an art collector and musician, who died in 2011 aged 81.
Although born in the US, Seeger lived for most of his life in the UK and quietly amassed an extraordinary collection of art and artefacts spanning 50 countries and several million years of condensed history.
One of the best scenes from Total Blackout.
[DRY HEAVE!!! "That smells like ASS!" DING!!!!]
the look on his face when he realises he guessed right.
The Potoo Bird
Potoos are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump.
The potoos are highly nocturnal and generally do not fly during the day. They spend the day perched on branches with the eyes half closed. With their cryptic plumage they resemble stumps, and should they detect potential danger they adopt a “freeze” position which even more closely resembles a broken branch. The transition between perching and the freeze position is gradual and hardly perceptible to the observer.
Potoos are monogamous.
Possibly because it's hard to find a mate with a face like that.