i checked the OED and googlged excessively
i need to know the difference between a cloak a cape and a mantle.
from definitions I’ve gotten:
cloak: lose fitting garment akin to what a religious person would ware
cape: hooded cloak
mantel: sleeveless, hoodless cape.
these kind of run counter to what I’d been taught, my brain wants to say cape= no hood or sleeves, cloak= sleeves, hood optional, mantel=cape.
EDIT: there, now my post is in english :P. Sorry was realy sleepy.
How would/could someone go about tattoing themselves, without any kind of modern equipment? (The fic I'm writing is set in the early 18th century, if that helps.)
Also, what would the risks be of tattooing your own forehead in this manner?
Okay - I know you can get DNA from remains, bones, etc. But is there a noticiable difference between 'dead' DNA that's taken from a corpse or bones and 'live' DNA taken from, say, the mouth of a person?
Here's the set-up - you have an undead person - vampire - and the police take DNA to rule this person out as a suspect. *They* don't know the person is undead. Would one look at the DNA make someone scream - this is from a dead person! Or would they only see the markers and say - no, no match - and the whole deak/alive thing not even come into play?
ETA: Daaamn you people are fast! I've got my answers but of course curiosity would welcome any and all info anyone wanted to toss my way.
I have a question about human cloning... I tried google, but I don't really know how to google this. I tried to search, but I didn't get anything.
My question is: Is there any way to tell if a clone is really a clone? Like a blood or DNA test? Preferably something that could be done somewhat easily and isn't extremely involved. I'll take anything, though.
I've thought of a way around this bit, but I'd still like to know in case I end up needing to use it. Plus, options are good to have.