10 Cool Things I Found on the Internet This Week #19

Simon Brown, the gentleman felter from the Northumbrian coast

If you have been living on a diet of fast food for your five senses, then here is a little palate cleanser for you…

Snuggly, cosy Peregrine falcon parents look after fastly growing chicklets on a Melbourne CBD live stream

Expect sleepy eyed roosting for many hours, pierced by sudden absences for dive-bombing murders. Later on mum and dad return with an eviscerated ‘something’ that was living a few moments before, and then they feed the chicks carefully and gently.

Death Omens from Brittany

“In the minds of yesterday’s Bretons, the world around them was swarming with signs that, if interpreted correctly, predicted the future. Being prepared for the unknown future and warding off misfortune were constant concerns for our ancestors. Natural phenomena, abnormal behaviour and other irregularities were carefully noted for the favourable or unfavourable shadow they cast over daily life.” Read more on Bonjour from Brittany

A wild orangutan instantly knows how to use a saw on some fallen branches

Simon Brown, the gentleman felter from the Northumbrian coast

“I am a needle and felt artist from a small village on the Northumbrian coast in the UK surrounded by castles, cats and copious amounts of tea. I find old, beaten up, heavily used brushes that nobody would look twice at and bring them back to life with tiny animals stabbed to life with wool, creating whimsical pieces filled with life, curiosity, and danger.” Read more

The moment of electrifying dread when a mummy’s sarcophagus is opened for the first time in 2,500 years

This guy who scaled the outside of a skyscraper in Paris using just his fitness and his bare hands

He’s speaking Polish but no matter, it’s still just as nail-biting to watch. Marcin Banot is no novice though, he has scaled hundreds of buildings in the past. all without ropes or protection. 24 minutes in and a commando guy swings down from the top to ‘rescue’ him, but he tells him to go away!

Nüshu: an ancient sacred Chinese script used by women only

This elegant and beautiful female-only language dates to the Song dynasty (960-1279 BC) or even the Shang Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago in China, an ancient coda feminista.

Nüshu is a women’s-only script that was passed down from mothers to their daughters in feudal-society China

Nüshu provided a way for women to cope with domestic and social hardships and helped to maintain bonds with friends in different villages. Convivial words of friendship and happiness were embroidered in Nüshu on clothing. Although it wasn’t spoken, when women gathered, Nüshu was chanted or sung in poems or songs that talked of personal regrets, marriage complaints, support or advice using Nüshu words. Read more on the BBC

Yummy looking teriyaki eggplant recipe from chef Will Yeung

This way of cooking eggplant seems easy. See video description for the ingredients and steps.

How to be good ancestors to future generations who haven’t been born: A chat with philosopher Roman Krznaric

According to philosopher Roman Krznaric, the crisis of shortterm-ism has us all focusing on what is happening now with climate change, the pandemic and the economy. He thinks we should brainstorm and problem-solve the big questions by using a different model. We can then become the good ancestors that future generations deserve.

A giant man cooks an ultra tiny shoyu ramen

Postcards” 葉書 (Full Album) by The Kyoto Connection restores the soul’s resonance

Postcards” 葉書 (Full Album) by The Kyoto Connection is brimming with synth soundscapes, Kyoto nature sounds and overheard conversations. Made in inspiration from the Japanese environmental music genre of the 70’s and 80’s.

What do you think of my picks for this week? I hope you have enjoyed them!

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

7 thoughts on “10 Cool Things I Found on the Internet This Week #19

    1. I know right! He is insane, this channel is very entertaining he has climbed skyscrapers all over the place. He says in one video how he would like to find a girlfriend maybe have a child, but says that the likelihood of someone putting up with his hobby is low. He has his own brand of yerba mate (green tea) which he is constantly pushing in his videos. He seems like a good guy, but a bit crazy!


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