10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #39

The lush and haunting feminine portraits of Aniela Sobieski

Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of atomic juice, welcome to another weird and wobbly edition of 10 Interesting Things, where anything can happen and anyone extinct or extant can be reanimated on the full moon and then thrust into the limelight for a microsecond.


Little timber kids are frozen in time

Via Twitter


A Newfoundland named Dethan manages to convince his owner to go to the park


Quiet by Jo-Jo Al-Waealy

As I face the sun,

softly spoken,

I feel the desire

to bloom

with shallow roses.

To open my heart,

a misfit with scars,

I show you

my pain as

the door closes.

Be the reason

for my smile,

as this is my path

that I haven’t

run for a mile.

Two skies

with shadows

kiss me sweet

as I feel gentile.

With thorns

to cut, I linger

with my finger,

as the world

abandoned my window.

Shocked


The lush and haunting feminine portraits of Aniela Sobieski

Via Collosal


Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm – Birds of Passage


Haniwa: mysterious and ancient Japanese funerary idols from 250-660 A.D

Haniwa are large hollow, earthenware funerary objects found in Japan. Massive quantities of haniwa—some life-sized were placed on top of big tombs known as kofun. This was done during the Kofun Period (c. 250 to c. 600 C.E.). They varied in shape, how they were placed and their specific function and use. As there was no writing system at the time, the use of these idols remains a bit of a mystery.

Haniwa: mysterious and ancient Japanese funerary idols from 250-660 A.D
Haniwa: mysterious and ancient Japanese funerary idols from 250-660 A.D

Via Tokyo National Museum


The ancient healing herbs of Brittany by Bon Repos Gites

Once popularly strewn on floors to improve the smell of the farmhouse, the herb known as Meadowsweet or Meadow Queen was used to ease rheumatism and kidney ailments; its flowers were macerated in white wine which was then drunk daily on an empty stomach. It is worth noting that the plant contains salicin; one of the active ingredients in aspirin. Read more on the always incandescent and amazing blog Bon Repos Gites.


This word does not exist!

A unique AI-powered project by Thomas Dimson that merges the semantic meaning of different words and languages, puts them into a blender and spits out words that don’t exist at all. A really fascinating website.


Finding connection by Green Renaissance


Tutti-Frutti Summer Love

In Gunther’s words of wisdom echoing across the ages: “It’s a no-no….and I like it”


The Medieval Beastiary of Aberdeen

Via Maene Signe on Twitter


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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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