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Or "the big, puffy, DOLL-thingy Nebula"....really nice...
this should be the one that's called the "heart nebula"
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Hemingway's six-toed cats survive Irma, still have nine lives
by Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, September 11
<<As day broke Monday, authorities were only beginning to assess the damage Hurricane Irma's brute force wrought on the delicate archipelago that is the Florida Keys.
But it became clear that one beloved tourist attraction had survived the storm unscathed: the colony of six-toed cats that resides at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West.
All 54 cats — and the 10 humans who hunkered down with them in the Spanish Colonial house the author called home in the 1930s — rode out the gusts with aplomb, curator David Gonzales told MSNBC Sunday night, after the worst of the storm had passed.
Some of the cats descended from Snow White, a six-toed white feline given to Hemingway by a ship's captain, according to the museum. Cats typically have five digits on their front paws and four on the rear.>>
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Thanks for posting that, Art! How incredibly cute!
I met a five-toed kitten in a shelter myself recently, although I've never seen a six-toed one.
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The "teddy bear"-like object above and just right of center has a very interesting texture (and 2 "ears"). Is it known what causes this unusual appearance?
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Cat's paw? Bears paw? Astronomers clearly are neither pet owners or wild trackers.
Cats always show four pads, and bears show five, complete with claw tips.
You have to go back to ornithopod dinosaurs for a three toed footprint that isn't a bird's!
And of course "ornithopod" means 'birdfooted'.