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Millions of crabs shut down the streets on Australia's Christmas Island…

#RedCrabs #australia #ChristmasIsland
The impact of flowering plants on the evolution of life on Earth…

#evolution #FloweringPlants #impact #ResearchResults
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#HematologyTweetstory 17 is about el bazo, die Milz, селезенка, तिल्ली - whichever name you use for the mysterious organ that in English is the spleen. Ask the proverbial man on the street, “What does the spleen do?”; he won’t know. (Image: Gray's Anatomy; the book, not TV show.)
The function of most organs was obvious to the ancients based on orifices: heart, stomach, bladder, etc. But the #spleen? Not so much. #Galen was so puzzled that he called it the organ full of mysteries, "mysterii pleni organon". Plato thought it kept the liver bright & shiny./2
“The viola is like the spleen. We have one, but no one knows why, or what it’s doing there.” - Harry Rumpler, violist for the Roussel Trio circa 1940 [Insert your favorite viola joke here... or don't; violists have suffered enough from such jabs.] /3
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