centaurs

The Centaur with Two Hearts

The mythical centaur represented man's dual nature -- and as one biologist points out, the creature would also need two hearts. In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss all things centaur, from the creature's symbolic meaning to its fictional anatomy.

Blow The Mind: The Centaur With Two Hearts

The mythical centaur represented the dual nature of man -- and as one German biologist points out, the creature would also need two hearts to keep all that human/horse blood flowing. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the meaning of the centaur and how their bodies might have worked if they'd existed. Plus, can animals or even humans really have two hearts? Yes they can. Yes they can...

Monster of the Week: The Centaur with Two Hearts

I don't have to convince you that Centaurs are amazing. They stroll boldly through thousands of years worth of art, canter through our literary classics and their Photoshopped bodies continue to scandalize the Web. They are of course human/equine hybrids, but what of their biology? Having attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville some years ago, I've seen "The Centaur Excavations at Volos" countless times. That specimen provides insight into the creature's skeletal system, but what about all the rest?