Heart

300 liters per hour
Is the blood-pumping power
Of the human heart
Which feeds your brain
To make you smart
Enough to paint a flower.


Learn More!  Your heart is about the size of your fist.  As you get bigger so does your heart, and it slows down.  A baby's resting heart rate is 120 beats per minute.  A seven-year-old’s is 90 beats per minute, while an adult’s heart beats about 70 times per minute.  A mouse’s heart beats 600 times per minute and an elephant’s heart only 30 beats per minute.

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  Megalodon

  Your “giant tooth” was as big as my head  
  your giant jaws when wide-open spread  
  were as big as my Dad is tall  
  but with him by my side I’m not afraid at all.

    Megalodón  

    Tu “diente gigante” como mi cabeza de grande,  
    tu mandíbula también, gigantesca se expande,  
    eres tan alto como mi Papá,  
    pero con él a mi lado, nada me pasará.


 

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Tyrannosaurus rex

“Tyrant lizard king,” “Tyrant lizard king,”  
No surprise that you no longer rule;  
your royal name no longer do they sing,  
for eating your royal subjects wasn’t very cool.

Tyrannosaurus rex

“Lagarto tirano rey,” “lagarto tirano rey,”  
No me extraña que ya no impere tu ley;  
tu real nombre ya nadie ensalza,  
pues todos tus vasallos acabaron en tu panza.



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    Stegosaurus

    “Plated lizard,” I know that you're an herbivore
    and would not eat a child like me,
    since you prefer the forest floor
    and munching plants like broccoli.

  Stegosaurus 

  “Lagarto con placas,” herbívoro eres
  Y jamás me comerías a mí,
  porque prefieres tus hierbas y flores
  y el brócoli te hace feliz. Pterosaur




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Pterosaur

“Winged lizard,” fly to the skies,
I’ll meet you there after closing my eyes
and saying to the ground and the day 
my last, sweet good-byes.

Pterosaur

“Lagarto alado,” vuela alto hasta desaparecer,
tras una nube te imagino todavía,
y lamento a la tierra, al final del día, 
cuánto me dolió no volverte a ver.



      Also see more illustrations by Valeska Populoh, including early sketches, on Flickr.



 

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