It literally is.
Q:Candace- and the mystery of the disappearing boobs
Yeah, apparently. XD
Ladies and gentlemen, here is a special curvy Candace post devoted to her Second Dimension counterpart! I realised this when I found this artwork making fun of the whole ordeal. I’ve known about this for a while, but I decided to compile 10 images devoted to Candace-2 and her more… feminine appearance when noticed. Some of these aren’t even that obvious, but if you look they still show more curves than the main Candace. Spongey444 also suggested an interesting idea - Candace-2 does talk about how she had to grow up faster in the movie, so maybe this is all a bit of symbolism?
Now I have to wonder if Tales from the Resistance will continue this…
Fish Out of Water Learn to Walk
Around 400 million years ago, fish left the water and started to evolve into land-loving creatures. But how did the transition happen? A new and unusual experiment could shed some light on the kinds of changes that enabled fins to become limbs. Researchers took a fish species known to be able to walk on its fins from time to time, and raised it on land. Watch the fish promenade in this Nature Video.
Read the paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13708
Read the News & Views: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13743
STORIES I CANT STOP POSTING ABOUT:
If A Fish Grows Up On Land, Will It Learn To Walk?
Flipping your fins actually does get you pretty far.
by Lauren Grush
The old idiom about “being a fish out of water” just lost some of its luster. Researchers from McGill University in Canada successfully trained a group of fish to live on land and strut around.
The idea was to simulate what might have happened 400 million years ago, when the first group of ancient fish moved from water to land, eventually evolving into the amphibians, reptiles, birds and other animals roaming the Earth today. The researchers wanted to see if their land-dwelling fish looked and behaved similarly to the ancient fish, based on what has been learned about them from fossil records.
For their experiment, the research team raised 111 juvenile Polypterus senegalus – African fish also known as the “dinosaur eel” — on land. These fish already look a lot like the ancient fish that evolved millions of years ago, and they’re already capable of “walking” with their fins and breathing air. According to the Verge, their terrestrial environment had mesh flooring covered in pebbles, as well as 3 millimeters of water, so the fish didn’t dry out completely…
(read more/ watch video: Popular Science)
Sudden urge to write Phineas and Ferb meta.
Somebody stop me. Wait, nobody stop me.
Okay, let’s talk about Perry the Platypus.
He’s this brilliant secret agent who’s living with these kids, pretending to be a dim but lovable pet. He’s very much an adult intelligence: he has a job, he’s one of the best employees at his job, he’s expected to bite the bullet if they relocate him, he’s visibly annoyed when his boss turns his lair entrance into a theme park ride and more so at the suggestion that this was done in lieu of a bonus check.
These things being what they were, I always thought of him as almost an extra dad to the boys—going to work, detached from their reality and whatever it is they’re doing in the backyard, but fiercely protective of their young lives and willing to spend as much time with them as he can. This kind of…platypus parental figure.
USING LIVING FISH TO STUDY ANCIENT EVOLUTIONARY CHANGES: How plasticity works in evolution race
Ambitious experimental and morphological studies of a modern fish show how developmental flexibility may have helped early ‘fishapods’ to make the transition from finned aquatic animals to tetrapods that walk on land.
The origin of tetrapods from their fish antecedents, approximately 400 million years ago, was coupled with the origin of terrestrial locomotion and the evolution of supporting limbs. Polypterus is a ray-finned fish (actinopterygians) and is pretty similar to elpistostegid fishes, which are stem tetrapods.
Polypterus therefore serves as an extant analogue of stem tetrapods, allowing us to examine how developmental plasticity affects the ‘terrestrialization’ of fish. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might have taken place when fish first made the move from sea to land over 400 million years ago? putting a fish walking on land…