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Today’s Holiday, Next 7 Days

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Unisex adj
  1. Not distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; suitable for any sex or gender.
  2. (dated) Of or pertaining to only one sex or gender; unisexual.

unisex n

  1. The state of not being distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; the state of being suitable for any sex or gender.

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Both the revolutionary and the creative individual are perpetual juveniles. The revolutionary does not grow up because he cannot grow, while the creative individual cannot grow up because he keeps growing.

~ Eric Hoffer ~

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Range of O. dimidiatus (yellow) in Central America

Oryzomys dimidiatus, also known as the Nicaraguan oryzomys, Thomas's rice rat, or the Nicaraguan rice rat, is a rodent in the genus Oryzomys of the family Cricetidae. It is known from only three specimens, all collected in southeastern Nicaragua (range pictured) since 1904. Placed in Nectomys upon its discovery, it was later classified in its own subgenus of Oryzomys and finally recognized as closely related to other species now placed in Oryzomys, including the marsh rice rat and Oryzomys couesi, which occurs in the same region. With a head and body length of 118 to 128 mm (4.6 to 5.0 in), O. dimidiatus is a medium-sized rice rat. The upperparts are gray-brown and the underparts are grayish, not buffy as in O. couesi. The tail is only slightly darker above than below. All three specimens were caught near water and the species may be semiaquatic, spending some time in the water. There is currently not enough data to make a proper assessment of its conservation status. (This article is part of a featured topic: Oryzomys.)

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Branches of a jade plant (Crassula ovata), potted in a teal glazed ceramic jar.
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