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Have you ever wondered why a cat's tongue feels so rough? Check out this close up shot. A cat's tongue is covered in backwards facing spines, about 500 microns long. These are called papillae and they contain keratin (the same stuff your fingernails and hair is made of) making them quite rigid. These are used in grooming and act almost like a hairbrush. I won't show you a photo of this, but a cat's tongue isn't the only body part to have spines. The penis has a band of about 120–150 backwards-pointing penile spines, which are about one millimeter long. These rake the inside of the females vagina, triggering ovulation. So there you go. Now you know why a cat's tongue feels like sandpaper, and why female cats make such a loud noise when mating!

Broken Bells, “After The Disco” (Columbia, 2014) | Actualidad sobre música y cultura independientes

Música para ser usada en caso de emergencia. Es un interesante concepto que otorga a la música... Leer más<p><b>Polocorp</b> (<b>Paul Armand-Delille</b> ) y <b>Peter Pan</b> …

Saturday from 12:00-5:00 p.m., celebrate the Year of the Horse with traditions from across Asia during our Lunar New Year Festival. Enjoy performances, interactive gallery activities, and art-making workshops for all ages! http://met.org/1doSli4 Unidentified Artist | Horses in Landscape with Attendant | Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Orson Welles, noche de estreno en la Filmoteca de Barcelona

El lado más «frívolo, amable y divertido» de Orson Welles, director de directores y autor de títulos clave como «Ciudadano Kane» y «El tercer …

46 Yogurt Recipes for Sweet & Savory Fans

Yogurt goes with just about anything—here are our favorite yogurt recipes, from dips to sauces, breads, and cakes.<p>Yogurt is one of the few foods that lends itself seamlessly to both savory and sweet preparations. In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with any foods that <i>don't</i> go well yogurt. Here …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Grapefruit Meringue Cakes

Recipe and Styling by <b>Libbie Summers</b><br>Photography by <b>Chia Chong</b><br>Food Stylist’s assistant: <b>Candace Brower</b><p><i>Something simple and still a bit fussy for a</i> …

Fiesta de la Alcachofa de Amposta 2014

La fiesta de la alcachofa más popular del país es la de Benicarló, desde hace años es popular para todos los que residimos cerca, pero ahora lo es …

Bloglovin

Soooo, I know it’s January 7th, and I should be eating kale and tofu and sipping on homemade kombucha, and I probably should not be interrupting your …

Wallapop lleva el mercadillo a tu smartphone

<b>Wallapop</b> es una aplicación móvil disponible para iOS y Android que te permite comprar y vender artículos de segunda mano cerca de ti. Estas últimas …

Siniestro Total regresan a la carretera

Los gallegos Siniestro Total regresarán a la carretera en abril y mayo para presentar en directo su último trabajo, el single digital “Todopoderoso”, …

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Volunteer army set up to examine archaeological sites uncovered by floods

The Museum of London Archaeology is recruiting a volunteer army of dog walkers, bird watchers, amateur historians and geology enthusiasts to help record sites that have been uncovered by storms and flood tides over the winter.<p>The project is being launched by the museum, with the help of a Heritage …

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Terra Incognita: maps that shaped the world – in pictures

Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia is an exhibition that brings to Australia maps never before seen in the country. Some of the world's greatest collections are lending maps that changed the way the medieval and modern worlds were viewed and shaped. They will be on show at the National …

BCNegra 2014: Conversa amb Andrea Camilleri, Premi Pepe Carvalho 2014

Andrea Camilleri, premi Pepe Carvalho 2014, conversa amb Pau Vidal, escriptor i traductor de l’obra de Camilleri, i Jokin Ibáñez, enginyer.

El millor sushi de Barcelona

<b>Redefinició radical</b><p>El Pakta –el <i>nikkei</i> d’Albert Adrià– més que obrir nous camins del peix els redefineixen. La processó de sushi del menú …

Lasanya sense riscos

<b>Lasanya parmesana</b><br>La Cucchiarella s’ha fet una justificada fama pels voltants de la rambla del Raval. Els seus plats, elaborats diàriament, són, a més …

Sube el precio de los gin-tonics en el Congreso

Madrid, (EUROPA PRESS) La nueva concesionaria de los restaurantes y cafeterías del <b>Congreso</b>, Eurest, ha decidido subir el <b>precio de los gin-tonics</b> y …

How Giuseppe Verdi’s music helped bring Italy together

Verdi’s operas are well known – but what about his work as a member of parliament and fervent supporter of Italian unification? On the eve of the composer’s 200th anniversary, Clemency Burton-Hill looks back at Verdi’s life and times.<p>Can you imagine any country today in national mourning over the …

Flute

The Velvet Underground: As influential as The Beatles?

Shunned in the ‘60s for their avant-garde, shocking rock, The Velvet Underground were more important to music’s future than the Fab Four, argues Greg Kot.<p>When Lou Reed died a few weeks ago at the age of 71, I wrote an obituary asserting that Reed and his band The Velvet Underground influenced …

The Cure publicará nuevo disco este año

The Cure ha anunciado que este año publicarán un nuevo disco, el decimocuarto trabajo discográfico de su carrera, que llevará por título «4:14 …

LlumBCN 2014

Bases de datos y arqueología cultural

La creciente aportación de las nuevas tecnologías a la investigación tradicional incrementa los éxitos en el hallazgo de obras ocultas de la …

Recuperados 11 libros de los siglos XVI al XIX robados en un seminario

Un antiguo profesor de la institución sustrajo los ejemplares hallados<p>Unos indigentes extranjeros pretendían ahora venderlos en Huelva<p>La Guardia …

La Gran Guerra en la gran pantalla

Dirigida e interpretada por Charles Chaplin, «Armas al hombro», película muda de 1918, es el largometraje más corto realizado por el cineasta (46 …

Descubierta en Egipto una pirámide de hace 4.600 años

El monumento ha sido hallado al sur del país, y en origen alcanzaba los 13 metros de altura<p>Se estima que su construcción es anterior a la de Keops, y …

El vecino-policía, ‘The wire’ y la Barcelona negra

El encuentro de novela policiaca se pregunta si el urbanismo puede frenar la criminalidad<p>En la negra Baltimore enferma por su corrupto y blindado …