Hurray tomorrow is Leap Day! And to celebrate we’re kicking up our heels and hooves with a brief look at the loveliest of leapers, the horse. From royal parades to fatal falls we’ll sample three bronzed statues that capture the might and majesty of the horse. We begin in ancient Rome…

Leaping (or Gliding) to Infinity & Beyond

In honor of Leap Day, I give you the leaping, gliding, amazing planetetherium.  No, this is not some alien virus, but a prehistoric mammal of the Paleocene epoch (50+ million years ago).  The planetetherium was approximately 10 to 12 inches in length, and an herbivore.  Its unique, bat-like membrane of skin, stretched between front and... Continue Reading →

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