Vocabulary Word for the Morning: Prosthetic
JediBoy came downstairs this morning while I was still looking over my Google Reader, at the moment that I was reading this morning’s Mental Floss post on animal prosthetics. He asked about the dolphin with the rubber tail in the first picture:
and I wound up reading the whole article to him. He was fascinated and thought some of the moments were funny – like when George the African Grey ate his prosthetic leg. We had a nice little discussion about several of the elements of the story – the word prosthetic, why a dolphin can’t swim without a tail, what titanium is, and so on. Okay, so I glossed over the blurb about “Neuticles” at the bottom of the story! I just didn’t want to go there.
As I was getting breakfast ready, JediBoy branched out from his usual artwork (Pokemon and Star Wars characters) to create these two charming animals:
Then one of those too-cute-not-to-tell-but-don’t-tell-him-I-told-you moments came…
JediBoy said to me with pride and excitement, “Do you see? Do you see his pathetic tail?”
Hope you have a happy morning in your house too!