10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #20

These creepy cute doll twins who terrorised London

If the internet is leaving you with a funny taste in your mouth, prepare for a little palate cleaner…

Freddy Mercury really loved his cats

He worshipped them, which goes some way to explaining his feline prowling presence on stage.

He wrote the song Delilah for his cat 🙂

Robert Greene and Ryan Holiday in conversation

Ryan Holiday (Author of ‘The Obstacle is the Way’) and Robert Greene (Author of ‘Mastery’) have a conversation about important topics including: how we can find comfort in ancient history and philosophy for dealing with the world we live in now. How conspiratorial, black and white and magical thinking are clouding people’s judgement on Covid. And why reading books and cultivating humble skepticism of your own beliefs may just save your life. This was really amazing and an hour well spent!

In the Company of Trees with Diana Hacker-Reed

Blogger, friend and all round amazing person Diana Hacker-Reed talks about why she prefers the company of trees to the company of people. And why it’s OK if you do in this crazy world we are in right now.

The state of our country, the global pandemic, the loss of a legal icon, the death of our delusions, and our continued ignorance of climate change have left me with a desire to go back to the earth. To duck into the forest and be a small presence, to watch life unfold at life’s pace.

~ Diana Hacker-Reed

Fly Kin Mountain – Cloud Salvo

Swirling, echoey dub and ambient music for your listening pleasure.

A kaleidoscope of 50’s haute couture

Photo for Look by Erwin Blumenfeld, October, 1958

A kaleidoscope of 50's haute couture

Whistling in the dark by James Baldwin

James Baldwin, France, 1970
James Baldwin, France, 1970

Art would not be important if life were not important. And life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos!

~ James Baldwin

The magnificent Codex Zouche-Nuttall from Mexico c. 11th C A.D

Records the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th- and 12th-century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oaxaca the Tilantongo kingdom, especially under the leadership of the warrior Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw.
It’s made of deer skin and comprises 47 leaves. One side records the important centres in the Mixtec region, while the other side records the genealogy, marriages and political and military feats of the Mixtec ruler, Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw.

The magnificent Codex Zouche-Nuttall from Mexico c. 11th C A.D

The Dreams of Dali: 4D Immersive VR Experience

Best to watch this on a desktop or laptop for full immersive experience

Remarkably life-like felted cats by Wakuneco

Intricate, exquisite 3D cat portraits that are handcrafted from felt to look exactly like photos. And yes, you can request to have your kitty rendered in this way, all she will need is a photo!

A Medieval rendition of Rasputin by Boney M

And for comparison, the inimitable original version

These creepy cute doll twins who terrorised London

Creepy doll twins freak people out in Central London

What do you think of this week’s selections? Hope you 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.

12 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #20

    1. Hi Jane, I’m so glad you liked the kaleidoscope, bright colours and 50s fashion cheer me up. Let me know what you think of the music, hope you liked it. 😘


    2. I thought that was wild as well. I’m impressed the photographer thought to include a woman of color in the picture, too (though I shouldn’t be impressed – it should have just been a given, but the times, you know).


      1. Thanks so much for reading and the comment 🙂 Yes, I thought of this as well when I saw this image, very impressive given the age of this photo that the photographer did this and I am so glad that they used this beautiful woman in the shot. A lot of these old film reels from say British Pathe are really cringey for how they portray people of colour and indigenous people, and it is upsetting to see them…but not this cool photo 🙂 Love glamour shots of women of colour…will try and find some more


    1. Hope you enjoy that. I thought it might be up your alley. I am reading the Obstacle is the Way right now and have read all of Greene’s books, both guys are so insightful and wise.


  1. Creepy twins– are they from The Shining? Love the pics of Freddy Mercury and cats! I’ve seen similar pics of him before; he was definitely feline fan


    1. Yes they could be from the Shining, classic movie. I love the looks on people’s faces, just confused and a bit scared hehe . Freddy was a great guy too yes, a shame he is not around anymore but his music lives on. 🙂 Thanks for the comment


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