10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #40

Cocorrina's a whimsical moon art

Yo-ho-ho and a mug of (forest-destroying) NesQuick. Come one, come all to another kooky edition of 10 interesting contraptions that can barely be defined as real. These things were collected on the rear hub-cap of my car as I drove from one side of the country to the other – I hope you like them!

Hair clip animals by Tatsuya Tanaka

Via Twitter

Hair clip animal miniatures by Tatsuya Tanaka

Björk as extravagant fungi

Via Twitter


80’s Aesthetic

Sculptural hair, big blouses, animal prints, flouncy hats and a great INXS soundtrack….it is so great!


How to make tiny Turkish delights for tiny visitors


An epic list by William from A 1000 Mistakes of his top 100 Australian artists

He links to a mystery song on Youtube for you to sample some of the music below. Some really great and timeless music here. Read more

  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  2. The Drones
  3. HTRK
  4. The Triffids
  5. Ed Kuepper
  6. Dirty Three
  7. The Necks
  8. Augie March
  9. Magic Dirt
  10. Kev Carmody
  11. The Paradise Motel
  12. Lost Animal
  13. Eddy Current Suppression Ring
  14. Beasts Of Bourbon
  15. Laughing Clowns
  16. Primitive Calculators
  17. Scientists
  18. My Disco
  19. Sarah Blasko
  20. Archie Roach
  21. Paul Kelly
  22. You Am I
  23. The Birthday Party
  24. The Go-Betweens
  25. The Saints
  26. King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard
  27. Regurgitator
  28. Seekae
  29. Jen Cloher
  30. Jimmy Little
  31. Dave Graney ‘N’ The Coral Snakes
  32. Died Pretty
  33. Hard-Ons
  34. The Cruel Sea
  35. Rowland S. Howard
  36. Severed Heads
  37. The Avalanches
  38. X
  39. The Blackeyed Susans
  40. Warumpi Band
  41. Don Walker
  42. Holly Throsby
  43. Tumbleweed
  44. The Mark Of Cain
  45. Cosmic Psychos
  46. GOD
  47. Courtney Barnett
  48. Not From There
  49. theredsunband
  50. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
  51. Alex Cameron
  52. Kim Salmon & The Surrealists
  53. Venom P. Stinger
  54. Crime & The City Solution
  55. Divinyls
  56. Hoodoo Gurus
  57. The Church
  58. The Reels
  59. The Meanies
  60. Essendon Airport
  61. Pel Mel
  62. Use No Hooks
  63. Bluetile Lounge
  64. Ricaine
  65. Palm Springs
  66. Witch Hats
  67. PVT
  68. Gerling
  69. Lubricated Goat
  70. Little Ugly Girls
  71. The Lighthouse Keepers
  72. Australian Crawl
  73. Custard
  74. Abbe May
  75. Spencer P. Jones
  76. Ben Salter
  77. Vic Simms
  78. Stephen Cummings/The Sports
  79. Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric
  80. UV Race
  81. Tendrils
  82. The Victims
  83. Manikins
  84. Bird Blobs
  85. The Fauves
  86. TISM
  87. High Tension
  88. The Nation Blue
  89. Kirin J. Callinan
  90. The Peep Tempel
  91. Deaf Wish
  92. Snowman
  93. Beaches
  94. Standish/Carlyon
  95. The Clouds
  96. Falling Joys
  97. The Celibate Rifles
  98. Daddy Cool
  99. Kylie Minogue
  100. AC/DC

The smallest (and cutest) bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird

The bee hummingbird is tiny – about the same size as the eyeball of the world’s largest bird, the ostrich. It is, however, considerably lighter than an ostrich’s eyeball, which weighs around 47 g. As its name suggests it is scarcely bigger than a large bee or butterfly.

The smallest (and cutest) bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird

With thanks for Nature Nook

Nature Nook have a great blog about British wildlife, endangered species from around the world and extinct animals that we have tragically lost. Read more on Nature Nook.


Jane Dougherty (writer) and Jane Cornwell (artist)’s thought-provoking collaboration

This is an Ekphrastic challenge for National Poetry Month (the Ancient Greek practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art). An artistic collaboration between two very talented creatives Jane Cornwell (artist)and Jane Dougherty (writer), the result is very moving and powerful.

See more of these creative collaborations and art on Jane Cornwell’s website, and more writing from Jane Dougherty on her website.


How the ancient Celts saw the world as energy by Zsteven T Evans

Zteven has a fascinating blog about all aspects of ancient cultures, folklore, legends and alternative history you may not have heard of…

The Celts were a varied collection of ethnic groups inhabiting a wide swathe of continental Europe from the west coast of Ireland to the Black Sea and other scattered areas. As a group they appear to have been bound together by common aspects of language, culture and religion rather than ethnicity. They worshiped a wide variety of gods and goddesses which varied from region to region as could the importance and attributes of those divinities. Animism is seen as the one of the threads that connected the beliefs of this vast and diverse group of people together.

Zteve T evans

Cocorrina’s a whimsical moon art

Inspired by the mystery of the unknown and the unseen magic of the moonlight.


What your email sign-off really says about you

I don’t know about you, but I have always found the sign-off of ‘Best’ in emails to be a bit passive aggressive. Perhaps this is a cultural thing. I have gottn emails from people in Europe and America saying ‘Best’ and so it must be OK over there, but it sounds weird to me.

Cheers is seen as ‘chaotic good’ here, but in Australia and NZ signing off with ‘Cheers’ either in person, phone or over email is totally fine. What protocols do you use?


Join the #Boycott4Wildlife

Until big brands cease deforestation completely I am going #palmoilfree and boycotting the big supermarket brands destroying forests and jungles with #palmoil all over the world #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/02/11/palm-oil-free-brands/ via @PalmOilDetect

Originally tweeted by Palm Oil Detectives (@PalmOilDetect) on April 1, 2021.


Am I the only one who can’t unsee these two rolling a joint?

Perhaps there is something wrong with me LOL. In any case, magic is happening here and this interspecies friendship is absolutely amazing. Via Twitter

chimp and gorilla
Am I the only one who can’t unsee these two rolling a joint?

Five minute meditation with wombats and kangaroos


A cardboard horse named Rustle and his cardboard-clad owner ponder their existence in hotel quarantine in Sydney

A whole lot of papery suspense and intrigue ensues…


Moroccan chickpea stew by Will Yeung


Hope you liked these things and found them entertaining. Let me know what you think below.

If you wish you can give alms here to say thanks

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.

9 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #40

  1. The miniature cooking is a craze and a trending topic that I’m all for. The amount of control and precision you’d have to have is insane – I don’t have that much cooking skill when it’s the USUAL SIZE haha lol

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    1. Hehehe yeah me too with cooking although I find baking cakes and scones pretty satisfying 😊 This person has so much skill and patience. It’s a big thing on YouTube such a big community of people doing miniature cooking I love it…..would be great to meet some of these people I am guessing they would be a bit weird but in a great way 😄 thanks for reading.

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      1. Pahaha yeah I think a lot of em would be weird haha – in their own unique way though. I suppose you’d have to be in such a unique line of work .. 🤔🤔😄

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