10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #36

Sargeant Stubby was the bravest soldier on four paws

Yo-Ho-Ho and a mug of Horlicks, I hope you are all going well and are safe. Here is installment 35 of weird stuff from the internet, I hope you enjoy it. Tally Ho chaps and chapettes.


Concentrates of place by Tanya Shandrick

#ConcentratesOfPlace: even before the lockdowns, I rarely had the health to travel often or far. Every trip near or far was precious so that I tried to bottle them, like preserved fruits. Opened all the tins today for a deep inhale of elsewheres. Heather, moss, sand, slate…


This beautiful and toasty looking festive winter clothing from Yakutia, Siberia

A set of traditional festive winter clothing from late 18th-early 20th centuries in Yakutia. Made by Anisiya Fyodorova, video and pictures by Syuzanna Sedalishcheva.


Rear View Mirror’s top ten list of his favourite history books

Prolific and talented history and music blogger Robert Horvat gives us a list of his all time favourite history books. I have added many to my TBR, here are some I am on the hunt for…

The Story of Art (1950) by Ernst Gombrich

A History In Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century (2000)

Saving Mona Lisa: The battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis (2014)

Read more on Rear View Mirror


An ancient Macedonian diadem fit for a goddess

This diadem was owned by one of the wives of Philip II of Macedonia, father to Alexander the Great. 4th c.BC. Found in the royal tombs in Aigai, Macedonia, Greece. Via Twitter

This diadem was owned by one of the wives of Philip II of Macedonia, father to Alexander the Great. 4th c.BC. Found in the royal tombs in Aigai, Macedonia, Greece.
fitThis diadem was owned by one of the wives of Philip II of Macedonia, father to Alexander the Great. 4th c.BC. Found in the royal tombs in Aigai, Macedonia, Greece.

Remembering Inji, The World’s Oldest Orangutan

Inji had a long and happy life living in Oregon Zoo and lived longer than any known orangutan in captivity or in the wild. RIP Inji you will be missed.


Sargeant Stubby was the bravest soldier on four paws

Sergeant Stubby was a courageous WWI soldier dog who warned soldiers of mustard gas and found wounded men. He served for 18 months and participated in 17 battles. He lived through the war and passed away peacefully at home in 1926. Bless you solider dog for your service.

I say four paws not four legs, because there were also plenty of cats, horses and other animals with four legs who were brave for humans and their pointless, stupid wars as well. Via Reddit

Sargeant Stubby was the bravest soldier on four paws
Sargeant Stubby was the bravest soldier on four paws

Inner voice by Sampa the Great

Some serene and dreamy spoken word by the charismatic singer Sampa the Great about listening to your inner voice and believing in yourself.


Songs for travelling: I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

I love this song, and the video clip. This woman going around foreign countries, alone and confused, but also feeling free -that could be me ten years ago. These were times well spent though. That percussive build of the music and then the breakdown is very satisfying and enjoyable, even after hearing it a thousand times.


Making a Miniature tiny pizza for when small guests come over

Making a tiny pizza from scratch, kneading the dough putting it into the oven and everything…just in case some really tiny people come around. Very hypnotic!


A diaphanous dragonfly’s wing

This is not stained glass, not a man-made piece of art at all, but instead gorgeous evidence of nature’s beauty. Via Reddit

A diaphanous dragonfly's wing
A diaphanous dragonfly’s wing via Reddit

Odd things you may do that you don’t realise you do….

I loved this list of weird things by Brian Lageose, I actually thought I was the only person who did these things, but apparently this is universal, and that is somewhat comforting to be a weirdo in company.

  • Saying “excuse me” when you sneeze, even though no one else is in the room.
  • Hollering like a banshee while using a wireless phone in a public setting. It’s like that moment when Homer answers the phone and says “You’ll have to speak up, I’m wearing a towel”.
  • Walking on your tippy-toes when get out of the shower and head toward the bigger bathmat in front of the sink.
  • You give your cat an “official” name, but then never actually use that name again.

Read more on Brian’s blog


Stronger Together by False Knees

Bird and human comic hybrids with a lot to say. Via Twitter.

Stronger Together by False Knees
Stronger Together by False Knees

Via Twitter


This purple-faced langur

I am obsessed with these beautiful langurs and I hope one day to go to Sri Lanka to see one of them, before they are gone forever. Read more about them on my other website here.

This purple-faced langur

Gitkin – Catnip

Aside from the cool name of Catnip, this is a nice tasty bit of Arabic psychedelic surf-rock

Where does magic come from?

By tongue-twisting etymologists, Alliterative

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

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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