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The Science Behind Stephenie’s Vampires!

Source: I like a little science in my fiction

Here’s an excerpt:

Vampires appear to be ectothermic, or never warmer than their environment. ‘Cold-blooded’, in other words. Their stone-like ‘skin’ also seems more like an exoskeletonthan warm, soft, human tissue.

What about vampires’ superhuman abilities? The Tiger Beetle is technically ‘the fastest running land animal’. The strongest animal is the world is the horned dung beetle. Insects also have incredible vision; most see colors invisible to humans and bees see in color at five times the speed we’re able. Vampires and other insects don’t breathe like we do, nor do they possess a human heartbeat. As an added bonus, invertebrates are notoriously hard to kill.

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2 responses

  1. Hello,

    I’m glad you found my blog post worth sharing, but you didn’t ask me for reprint rights before you reprinted it here. Please remove it, or replace the full text with an excerpt and a link back to the original post on the SiMF blog.

    Again, thank you, but in future please remember to request reprint rights before you copy someone else’s writing.

    Thank you,
    –Kay Holt

    07/29/2010 at 3:07 PM

    • Twi_Fan


      07/29/2010 at 3:41 PM

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