Osteology Everywhere: Target Edition

I swung by my local Target a few days ago to pick up much needed supplies (read: miniature cans of Coke Zero, emergency Gatorade, frozen enchiladas). While wandering through the aisles in search of things that I hadn’t realized that I needed , I momentarily entered an osteological wonderland: the Halloween decorations aisle.

Halloween exploded
Upon closer examination, I became somewhat perturbed:

I think if cats had bony ears of this magnitude it would cause some serious issues with their functional anatomy.

I am not a comparative anatomist, but think that if cats had bony ears of this magnitude it would cause some serious issues.

Gator skulls

I can’t tell if the skull on the right has some sort of weirdly cavernous frontonasal suture, or whether it’s supposed to be wearing sunglasses.

Spider skeleton

I was dubious, and KidZone confirmed that I had every right to be suspicious: “spiders do not have a skeleton inside their bodies”.

Bundle burials

I was impressed by the bundle burials, however. And the sassy, if anatomically inaccurate, skeletal fish. On point there, Target.

Has anyone else seen any particularly ridiculous skeletal decorations this far in advance of Halloween? If so, share them in the comments. Happy weekend everybody!

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4 Responses to Osteology Everywhere: Target Edition

  1. Greg says:

    I sent you a photo of that glitter skeleton from Jo-Ann Fabric almost one month ago. One month ago! And skeletons probably don’t have glitter on them most of the time, that seems inaccurate.

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  2. pollyw says:

    I, for one, am glad spiders don’t have skeletons. And who knew about the connection of Target with bundle burials…
    You going down the Halloween aisle reminds me of me going into a mall, so many gaits for a PT to analyze. Even my kids can do it now.


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