10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #35

A beautiful iridescent hummingbird

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to another bounty of beatific delights and shimmering wonders taken from the bottom of the internet ocean and brought to the surface for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think of them below…


The bewitching bejewelled Lindau Gospels

Named after the Abbey of Lindau on Lake Constance (Germany), where it was once housed, the Lindau Gospels ranks as one of the great masterpieces of book-binding and was constructed and put together at different times. The back cover dates from Salzburg 8th Century A.D, the front cover was made in eastern France 100 years later and it was written in and illuminated in a monastrery in St Gall. Switzerland. Read more


Art versus Machine: Goya’s three-nipped monstrosity

This is a fascinating blog and Youtube Channel for art lovers, artists and anyone who enjoys the macabre. In this episode Eric Wayne looks at Goya’s infamous nude with three breasts and finds technical anomalies and screw-ups in the painting. Follow Eric’s blog here


Writing and art synesthesia

Is this what it means to smell or feel colours?

Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter.

Writing and art synesthesia
Writing and art synesthesia. Via Reddit

How to write a VICE article

This is possibly a little crass, a little cheeky and even a little gross but I still think it’s funny, perhaps because of all of the above reasons, by the Australian comedian Adrian Alaberg. WordPress won’t let me embed it, so here is the link


A beautiful iridescent hummingbird

Nature’s beauty can’t be matched by anything made with a human hand…

A beautiful iridescent hummingbird
Found on Reddit

Found on Reddit


Magazine: Because You’re Frightened

A catchy post-punk song that I had on my playlist from years ago and just rediscovered, don’t you just love those times!


When mother nature takes LSD

When mother earth takes LSD
When mother earth takes LSD. Via Reddit

Via Reddit


The immersive world-building of Studio Ghibli

How Studio Ghibli draws you into a hypnotic sense of realism and yet dreamy otherworldly mastery. If you have never watched a Ghibli film, I envy you, because you have many worlds to explore.


A woman’s purse from the 14th century in Iraq

Beautiful things deserve to be admired forever.

A woman's purse from the 14th century in Iraq
A woman’s purse from the 14th century in Iraq

Via Twitter


Quando, Quando, Quando

This is an oldie but a goodie. The older gent has dementia and the together with his son they sing Quando, Quando, Quando on the way to the supermarket. You may have heard this one it went viral years ago, but it still makes me smile.


You’re already beautiful now by Titsay

This has to be the most wholesome and nourishing Twitter account out there. I have been courting her for an interview, but she is being a bit coy about it, I think she is really busy with her art, so that’s great!

Via Twitter


Make Things by the Cryptonaturalist

The Cryptonaturalist always has amazing, short-form poetry about the connectedness of nature, humans and animals.

This ‘give me space’ dog vest

I love the shy and slightly tense looks on the dogs face. Why is it unacceptable for humans to want quiet, silence and space? I am just wondering. What if I just don’t want to be social or friendly or make conversation? Inside my head is a far more interesting place to be for me, I actually like it there mostly, it’s nice. Conversely I find the outside world to be pretty overwhelming, harsh and just too much, so yeah Via Twitter


A delicious looking mushroom melt burger by Will Yeung

Baroque hair printing is now a thing…

Via Twitter

I hope you liked these picks, let me know below what you think…

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.

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