Ancient reptile birth preserved in fossil: Ichthyosaur fossil may show oldest live reptilian birth.
Scientists report a new fossil specimen that belongs to Chaohusaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyopterygia), the oldest of Mesozoic marine reptiles that lived approximately 248 million years ago. The partial skeleton was recovered in China and may show a live birth. The maternal skeleton was associated with three embryos and neonates: one inside the mother, another exiting the pelvis-with half the body still inside the mother-and the third outside of the mother.
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The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.
"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries! It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."
that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop
If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong
I didn’t even know that Robin Williams voiced the Narrator. Now I know that they were thinking about revealing the Narrator to be the Genie, which is why the Narrator only has 4 fingers; that they didn’t always give Williams scripts as the Genie, just general dialogue directions; that Williams ended up creating over 16 hours of material by ad libbing alone; that because Williams ad libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination; that Schindler’s List was filming at the same time, and Steven Spielberg would call Williams at the end of long shooting days and put him on speaker phone to cheer up the cast and crew, and the material Williams used was stuff he was trying out for the Genie. Just, my gosh. Robin Williams, man.
Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.
I scored 21,500 FUCK YES
I got 32,800 WOAH
32,400. Yay for being average in my demographic!