10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #34

Togo the Brave

It’s been a long time baby. Perhaps you have been pining for this little buttery pastry of uplifting sugary goodness. I haven’t forgotten about you, I’ve been baking away in the oven for ages. So here it is…straight out of the oven for you…


Celestially divine embroidery by Ophelie Trichereau

Find her work on Patreon and on Twitter

I am Ophélie, a French artist and I live in Edinburgh, UK.

I embroider by hand more or less large embroideries, mainly about the planets that inhabit our Solar System but I also explore more natural subjects like animals and flowers. I also do original illustrations, mostly in gouache and watercolor, my subjects are very varied but my universe remains rather colorful and poetic.
I am currently working on the creation of an illustrated CD book with an author, Mirélè Rozen, which should be published this year 2021 …


Yantra De Vilder – Oceania: The Promise Of Tomorrow (1989) [Full Album]

Australian ambient composer Yantra De Vilder with a lost classic of the new age/environmental music genre, inspired by the Pacific ocean and Australian sea wildlife. A lovely album to put on as background music for working. It begins and sounds like a merry pirate voyage and ends on a reflective piano influenced note. It reminds me of the White Winds by Andreas Vollenweider.


Vegan owl cupcakes

I have no idea who made them but I found them Twitter and they are cutie patootie alright. Almost too cute to actually eat.


How a computer imagines our inner micro-worlds to look by Gael McGill…

How a computer imagines our cells to look like...
How a computer imagines our cells to look like…How a computer imagines our cells to look like…

Created for Cell Signaling Technology, Inc., and inspired by the stunning art of David Goodsell, this 3D rendering of a eukaryotic cell is modeled using X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and cryo-electron microscopy datasets for all of its molecular actors. It is an attempt to recapitulate the myriad pathways involved in signal transduction, protein synthesis, endocytosis, vesicular transport, cell-cell adhesion, apoptosis, and other processes. Although dilute in its concentration relative to a real cell, this rendering is also an attempt to visualize the great complexity and beauty of the cell’s molecular choreography. Interactive versions of parts of this landscape can be explored at http://www.digizyme.com/cst_landscapes.html.

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Alalá das Mariñas by Xavi Druantia & Silvïrd

Soulful and passionate traditional Galician music from immensely talented pagan folk musicians Xavi Druantia and Silvïrd.

Every year thousands and thousands of people are forced to leave their homeland to find a better future for their families. With this traditional Galician song we want to honor our grandparents who came from Galicia as well as all those brave people who have to emigrate to new lands to prosper.

Xavi Druantia

Read more about Xavi and his music on this website:


Will Yeung’s Vegan Singapore Noodles


The Viking, Magyar and Muslim invasions of Europe in the early Middle Ages

Via Digital Maps of the Ancient World on Twitter

The Viking, Magyar and Muslim invasions of Europe in the early Middle Ages
The Viking, Magyar and Muslim invasions of Europe in the early Middle Ages

Song of the Day: All The Gold In California by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Song of the Day is an amazing and eclectic selection of little-heard music from my blogger friend William A1000Mistakes I have to agree that this Nick Cave and Warren Ellis song, taken from the soundtrack to True Detective is a real classic.


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Thanks to Eddie Two Hands for this beautiful quote, from his always insightful blog of the same name.


The quirky origins of bird words in the English language

A fascinating round-up of history of medicine non-fiction books

Here are some books to add to your TBR list from the always interesting blogger and voracious reader and reviewer Thoughts on Papyrus

  • The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
  • The Story of the Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman
  • Awakenings by Oliver Sacks

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‘Whom’ by Jo-Jo Al-waealy

O’ speaker of my words,

we seek the wandering star.

In the twelfth night we fall

as you rise with hopeless scar.

Her world, allay, from

misunderstood passion we sought.  

For I had to fight my blood off my hands

I had no fraught when I fought.

They are neither man nor woman,

to as I felt my spirit rising with my soul.

For I want,

for I have to be,

for I shall be the one whom is whole.

Who listens when I plea,

who listens when I cry,

whom is my emotion that I want to be.

Read more amazing poetry on his website


Mommy…what’s a carbon footprint?

Asks a family of polar bears in NY’s central park. Signs and language matter. Via Twitter

Mommy...what's a carbon footprint?

Togo the Brave

In 1925, a deadly diphtheria outbreak affected the lives of 10,000 + in Nome, Alaska. With the weather to harsh to fly in the anti-toxin. Togo the Husky lead the sledge dog team that delivered the serum, traversing 674 Miles, some said he was on his last legs at age 12 years old, but he had a strong heart and persevered. He delivered the vaccines. If you are interested in Togo’s story, it was recently made into a really great movie.

Togo the Brave
Togo the Brave

Hope you enjoyed these picks. Let me know what you think below…

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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.

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