Aug 5 2009
Eminent Victorians

Even though this ivory "Venus" was a Victorian anatomy-teaching tool, doesn't she look weirdly like a Medieval

Nov 7 2008

It turns out the difference between a Hockey Mom and a pit bull is more than lipstick. Humans are the only animals with transition lines, known as the vermillion border, between the skin and the red part of the lips. As for why lips are (often) red, their color comes from the blood-filled capillaries under the skin. [L