I like reptiles and have strong opinions about some things. This blog is mostly about those things.
It’s the muscles surrounding the jaws. The shape of the head is determined by the shape of the skull.
Here’s a boa:
Here’s a boa skull. Note the structure of the jaws, particularly the back end where sit the the two joints that control the gape of the snake (snakes have five mobile and one immobile joint within their skulls). See the boxy, rounded shape those two joints make?
Here are the two overlaid:
Now imagine the muscles needed to control those joints. Depending on the species/size of the snake and the prey they feed on, they’ll need more or less muscle mass to operate their jaws.
See those big fleshy white things in the corners of the mouth? That’s all muscle that, when the mouth is closed, occupies the space in the skull that people like to squish.
That, is headboob.
good evening this is [general news outlet], great white shark populations are recovering but instead of celebrating the fact that sharks are bouncing back from being ruthlessly slaughtered by humans for their fins, we’re going to talk about this one shark attack that happened where nobody died and tell everyone why they should be afraid to set foot in the ocean this summer.
watching Futurama on Comedy Central and knowing the exact jokes they cut for time.
five days of neighbors setting of fireworks (and dealing with our anxious dogs) is about all i can take. it’s the FOURTH of July, not the first week, you can stop any time now people it’s not even the weekend anymore.
i’m starting a “gender and popular culture” summer course today and i get the feeling i’m just going to be screaming and pointing at everything i read.
"*TUMBLRESQUE SHOUT OF APPROVAL*"