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Why can a snail slide over a razor blade without being hurt?

  • Posted May 28, 2009 by Monika in Mankind. Viewed 19297 times

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I am awed by their curiosity every single day… its so pure and true, a real hunger for knowledge.
And looking at them I sometimes blush for shame because comparing to theirs, adult`s curiosity is often just vanity… whishing not to know, but to talk… or would you travel overseas to the end of the world just for the sole pleasure of seeing, if you knew you could not tell it to anyone?

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    • # Bogi

      what a great set! Wonderful pictures, beautiful children! Grats!!!!

      2009.06.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      This is a wonderful, wonderful set, one of the best I have seen in this blog. I'm taking # 9 to my fav. just to remember this stunning post!

      2009.06.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jan

      i esp like 8 and 10... but as said many already by any a very beautiful set. (still using the d70 btw?)

      2009.06.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stormfish

      yes i would.

      it's worthwile to see everything with your own eyes, even if it's just for urself. like your two gorgeous kids are examining this snail, we humans want to know how things are. curiosity might be vanity for grown ups very often, but if you save some of this children's urge to know, to understand... you will always want to find out about everything everywhere.

      but i agree with you, sharing that knowledge wth others... for the sheer pleasure ofmaking them look in awe at you, is a surplus in happiness. we should always look out for the surplus... ;-)

      2009.06.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Monika

      thank you makaid for this honest answer... I was wondering why actually noone answers that question.

      2009.06.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Makai Dunne

      Thank you for those words. I think a child's curiosity can sometimes reignite our own. But your question is so intriguing. Adults rarely do anything completely out of there own curiosity.

      2009.06.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Vterezia

      SZIA,rég nem jártam a fotó gallériádban , de most annál nagyobb az örömöm , mert egy csodaszép sorozatodban gyönyörködhettem , meghivlak egy vizuális irországi utazásra a blogomba........

      2009.05.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Storytaylor

      I want to say one thing to you my friend, wow. wonderfully done. amazing. there are just no words to describe this set of photos. just wanted to say that the kids emotions are so true. just look at the kids faces, they love the nature and they feel great with you.

      2009.05.29 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brian

      These are fantastic! I love them all but think 1 and 2 are just brilliantly done. Adding to my favorites.

      2009.05.29 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Elclic

      lovely set, i like how u have play with the deepth of field and the focus on the nails..... very cool almost instructive

      2009.05.29 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Redro

      Lovely set !
      So true, kids are so thirsty for discovery while adults get bored with life thinking that they know already everything ...when the world is infinite !

      2009.05.29 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Anna

      Ezt a sorozatodat többször is végignéztem , mert nagyon elvarázsolt , tökéletes minden részlete.. A kíváncsi gyerekarcok, szemek, kezek ,....és a csiga-biga mintha nem félne tőlük, annyira vigyázták ...

      2009.05.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      made me smile, it is a lovely set, their expressions there are wonderful, 4 and 9 are perfect!!!

      2009.05.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Hanna Magnusson

      Great photos!
      I like the perspective and expession very much!
      (and the razor-blade is true, they are protected by their lot of slime)

      2009.05.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pete

      perfect wow
      the DOF in the first few is 100% perfect
      the facial expressions are something to behold
      if I have to choose .. I have to pick #9 . adding it to my favs because it will bring me back to this set

      2009.05.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mark

      Pity you didn't do the razor trick, I've always wondered if it's true.

      2009.05.27 Edited Reply Cancel