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Anatomy for a head in the middle of the neck

First off, I will state right off that the design we have isn't "good", it is just "what we have". The question becomes: what functions are supported by the different "heads&...
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Could a person survive a high temperature environment by only cooling the blood supply or will parts of the body eventually overheat?

When you can't sweat, or if the core body temperature is high, having some extra cooling could be useful. A few years ago Stanford University investigated cooling gloves with the idea of being able to ...
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Could a person survive a high temperature environment by only cooling the blood supply or will parts of the body eventually overheat?

The way you see blood cooling the body is backwards of what it actually does Blood doesn't pull external heat away from the skin, it pushes internal heat to the skin where it can be removed from the ...
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Could a person survive a high temperature environment by only cooling the blood supply or will parts of the body eventually overheat?

I think you have just tried to reinvent sweating. Sweating achieves exactly what you intend to do: sweat secreted by the sweat glands reaches the surface of the skin it evaporates, subtracting heat ...
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Giant mole-like creatures. Are more limbs for digging worth it?

No digging limbs. Only teeth. Your bear-sized creature is a scaled up gopher. It digs almost exclusively with its teeth. Like the gopher these protrude from the mouth and grow very fast as they ...
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Anatomy for a head in the middle of the neck

Parasitic twin syndrome. Also known as fetus in fetu, occurs as a result of either: two eggs being fertilised in the womb at the same time, but fusing in such a way that one developing embryo becomes ...
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Anatomy for a head in the middle of the neck

The main issues with these connections are the spine, spinal cord, and oesophagus/trachea Spine The spine is easy to fix: Simply add an inverted occipital bone on top of the skull, upon which the ...
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How large does a dragon have to be for a hunter to enter its stomach through its throat?

31 meters long, from head to tail. I pasted your Diagram of a Dragon in MS Paint and inserted a straight line across the narrower visible section of the esophagus, right next to where the trachea gets ...
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How large does a dragon have to be for a hunter to enter its stomach through its throat?

The only animals which could swallow an adult human whole witout tearing their bodies apart first are giant constrictor snakes, which squeeze their prey to death first before swallowing, to avoid the ...
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How large does a dragon have to be for a hunter to enter its stomach through its throat?

The dragon needs to be the size of a sperm whale. Reference: Swallowed by a Whale Fair Use Quotation: Late that night, working by lantern-light, the tired crewmen removed the stomach of the whale and ...
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What are the distinct functions a body orifice could have?

Here is a list of distinct orifices, with a note to show an example of an organ with such a distinction Eating (mouth) Drinking (springtail collophore) Coughing (hagfish gills) Olfaction (fish ...
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Blowhole for gilled air-breathers

Suck-Hole There is no blowhole. There is a suck-hole that takes in air while the creature swims along the surface. The air goes along a tube inside the animal to the gills where it bubbles out from ...
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