Animals with Celebrity Faces
Contest Directions: Create images of animals that also contain human faces using images of celebrities, politicians or any other recognizable face.
32 pictures
  • Cheney

    Cheney
  • Mad Cow

    Mad Cow
  • Bush Tiger

    Bush Tiger
  • Cute Puppy

    Cute Puppy
  • Hannibal

    Hannibal
  • Monkeys Uncle

    Monkeys Uncle
  • Koala

    Koala
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe
  • animal

    animal
  • Julianne Moore cat

    Julianne Moore cat
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A fish that has a pattern resembling on its body was found in a pond in Chongju, South Korea. The news of a fish with a human face spread to South Korea through the Internet after a Japanese sports tabloid reported on the unusual fish. A South Korean newspaper then carried an article about the fish in South Korea. The fish is the result of artificial insemination between a carp and a sweetfish. As the fish grew larger, the design on the fish reportedly changed to look more like the face of a human being. Rare markings on a fish are considered a good omen in some Asian countries. Human evolution: In July 2002, fossils of probably the most ancient man were discovered in Georgia, who had migrated from Africa to Europe. Under the guidance of David Lordkipanidze from the Georgian Academy of Sciences, a group of scientists from America, Spain and Switzerland, found a small specimen of humanoid, having a small brain, thin eyebrows, short nose and large teeth. Lordkipanidze and his colleagues came to a conclusion that all the three belong to one species - Homo erectus, which as assumed, was the first of hominids, who came out of Africa. "We now possess a rich collection of three skulls and three jaws, which gives us the opportunity to study the classification of early hominids - said Lordkipanidze. - As a rule, classification is based on individual findings and we have a chance to study the entire community". New findings also provide a rare opportunity to see a variety of primitive people, because scientists have very little information about the individual characteristics of our ancestors. Charles Darwin could not yet understand how complicated and many-sided was this process, about which we are disclosed by the science of the 20th century, however, it was Darwin's simian theory that provided the base for future achievements, directing scientific research of several generations on a correct and fruitful path. From time immemorial: Now, it is necessary to once again address the issues, relating to the origins of the human race, with an aim to trace the history of our ancestors to even greater depth. The human race originated in the environment of early hominids - two-legged creatures with relatively small brains of Australopithecus type. They were almost apes but at the same time, it is difficult to implicitly attribute them to monkeys, since they walked "as a human walks" - on two legs, and perhaps, sporadically started to explore the stone processing. Note, they were no longer monkeys. So, where is "the one", "true" ape ancestor? Thanks to the research in Africa in the 1990s, anthropologists found the fossils of creatures, older than Australopithecus - ardipithecus, who lived 4.4 million years ago on the territory of Ethiopia. Ardipithecus can be attributed to a family of hominids, i.e, again it is "not completely a monkey". So, you have to go even deeper. The line of evolution of ancient apes is being traced by paleontologists on enormous periods of time, measured in many millions of years. Large numbers of anthropoid apes species existed during the Miocene period (22.5 million years ago). Having neither the opportunity nor the need to describe them all, say for example, according to experts, one of the most "suitable for the role of ancestor of hominids," was fossils of samburupithecus, a highly developed ape, who lived in Kenya 9.5 million years ago. But from samburupithecus to ardipithecus a huge time gap - as many as 5 million years. And until recently, there were no discoveries of skeletal remains of creatures that could fill this hiatus in the biological history of human ancestors. But it's so important to prove the simian theory in all its details. It is necessary to "combine segments of broken evolutionary line in our scientific representations" between ape and man. Intermediate link?: Fortunately, fossils of primates, found near Lake Baringo, were the bones of feet, which is extremely important to determine the fact whether the found creature was two-legged and walked upright or not. Studies showed that hominids were found, but most importantly - not "old friends" - australopithecines and much more ancient forms of hominids. They were given the scientific name Orrorin tugenensis. The first word in the local language of Kenyans means "human ancestor" and the second word is associated with the place of discovery, Tugen hills. French investigators believe that orrorin originated in a straight line from samburupethicus and is the intermediate link between apes and hominids, giving rise to the evolutionary line, leading to man, bypassing the stage of Australopithecus, the hypothetical race Preantropus, to which, Homo rudolfensis belongs in particular. Some details of this hypothesis remains to be explained, but the role of orrorin as a link in the evolutionary chain "monkey - man" seems sufficiently clear.

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  • Started: 1/22/2005 06:05
  • Ended: 1/24/2005 06:05
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 32
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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