10 Cool Things I Found On the Internet#27

Facies hemisphaerii coelestis superior borealis (et australis) Johann Zahn (1641-1707)

Welcome to a cosy corner of the internet where you can find a lot of wholesome and quirky picks to delight your five senses.

Toshiya Sukegawa (助川敏弥) – Bioçic Music: Aqua

Maple Colour by Erin Hanson (2019)

Maple Colour by Erin Hanson (2019)
Via Erin Hanson’s website

Dogs to the rescue in the Wellcome Collection

Dogs to the rescue in the Wellcome Collection

“Monks living in the Great St Bernard Pass in Switzerland may have used dogs to rescue travellers who had become stranded on the snowy mountain roads as early as the late 17th century. Originally introduced as guard dogs, Alpine mastiffs, which were smaller than the St Bernard dogs we know today, became valuable guides for travellers on the mountain pass. Their endurance, resistance to cold and keen sense of smell made them talented at locating those who had lost their way. more from The Wellcome Collection

Lacking Nothing via Ask the Mountains

“We should try to avoid thinking of ourselves as worthless persons – we are naturally free and unconditioned. We are intrinsically enlightened and lack nothing. When engaging in meditation practice, we should feel it to be as natural as eating, breathing and defecating. It should not become a specialized or formal event, bloated with seriousness and solemnity.”

Lacking Nothing via Ask the Mountains

– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche via the always amazing blog – Ask the Mountains

Right stick to the same story…there was a squirrel’ by Iain Welch

'Right stick to the same story...there was a squirrel' by Iain Welch

Ancient emojis via Miscellaneous Details

“The ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and Chinese, to name just a few, used rebuses thousands of years before emoji appeared on our screens. And it would appear that our fascination with symbols, of all kinds, and our willingness to experiment and use them in reshaping how we communicate is motivated by the very same thing that inspired our very distant ancestors — a desire to communicate better.” more on Miscellaneous Details

Ancient emojis by Miscellaneous Details
rebus broadside, satirizing Count Tilly’s defeat at the Battle of Breitenfeld. 1632.  The British Museum
Ancient emojis by Miscellaneous Details
Rebus letter from the Duke of York to Mrs Clarke. Hand-colored etching, London, 1809. The British Museum

Brie, fig and balsamic toasts by Gastronomy Gal

The perfect cosy festive snack or breakfast. Yum!

Brie, fig and balsamic toasts by Gastronomy Gal

A 2,200 year old Roman glass bowl with dazzling luminescence

1st-2nd century AD, Zagreb Archaeological Museum

A 2,200 year old Roman glass bowl with dazzling luminescence
Found via Twitter

Is your cat a (cute) little asshole? Maybe build a fort for him!

Call it Fort Asshole!

Via Jane Cornwell on Twitter

Leaves of Yggdrasil by Myrkur

A haunting blend of ancient instruments and beautifully composed songs that inspire hope by Xavi Druantia

Via Mythologica

Stunning Aboriginal Australian art by Margaret Richards

Stunning Aboriginal Australian art by Margaret Richards
Via APY Art Collective on Twitter

Facies hemisphaerii coelestis superior borealis (et australis)

Johann Zahn (1641-1707)

Facies hemisphaerii coelestis superior borealis (et australis)
Facies hemisphaerii coelestis superior borealis (et australis) Johann Zahn (1641-1707)

Via Twitter

Let me know what you think of this week’s intergalactic picks!

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.

16 thoughts on “10 Cool Things I Found On the Internet#27

    1. Thanks so much my friend so glad you enjoyed this. I have been enjoying your stories too! Hope you are having a good weekend 😊

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    1. I don’t know Anastasia Trusova so will look her up now. Yeah I love this style too, I think of all the styles of painting this is the most vibrant, uplifting and colourful. I hope one day to buy some of her art I hope you are doing well and staying cosy, I am very excited for you that soon you will be a mum xxx

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      1. Yes there are so many interesting and amazing painters and painting styles! I worry I will never see all the ones I want to see, hehe 😅 I hope to travel and go to more museums in the coming years.. It’s something else to see in real life 😊🙏🏻
        Thank you, I hope you are staying cosy too. I guess you have pretty warm weather down there now! Xx

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      2. Don’t worry my dear I’m sure you will get to see them in the coming years and be able to take your little one too 😉 yes been really cosy, weather here been pretty chilly too, it doesn’t get that hot here in Wellington but certainly not as cold as you would get in the arctic. I love 💘 your paintings and would be keen to interview you on the Artists and Writers in Their Own Words section if you are interested xxx

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      3. Sorry for the delay in reply this past week – Christmas has been busy. I hope you are doing well, the baby is no doubt with you now or on its way, which is very exciting! 😀 I wish you all of the love and strength you need to through this major life event. ❤ What is your email, I will send through the questions for your interview. Although no rush on this, I know you are busy. Take care xxx

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      4. Happy new year my lovely friend 😘 🎆🎇 it must be cosy in your belly no wonder he/she doesn’t want to come out hehe ok I will send the questions but yeah…there is no pressure at all to get the responses back. Wishing you and your little pumpkin a great birth xxx

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      5. Hi Monica, I have just sent you the questions to your email, I hope these are OK there is no rush, sometime in February should be OK to get back to me. Big hugs and lots of love xx

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