In the areas between the two hemispheres of your brain there is a cloudy twilight zone where weird things hang out, this is where you will find these random things. I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for reading…
A Golden Retriever named Sampson who is the companion of a scientist at the University of Illinois has been given permission to accompany his mistress in the lab so long as he wears full PPE including a lab coat, plastic booties and goggles. Human friend Joey suffers from chronic pain and Sampson can anticipate when she needs help and can sound the alarm. Sampson is a gentle giant gentleman scientist, one small step for a doggie, one giant leap for science. Via Rex Specs
Markus J. Buehler is the McAfee Professor of Engineering at MIT, and a composer of experimental, classical and electronic music, with an interest in sonification. Using an approach termed “materiomusic”, he has developed a new framework to compose music based on proteins – the basic molecules of all life, as well as other physical phenomena such as fracturing.
Here are some interesting double word names for places in Victoria, Australia found on Reddit. Here’s the explanation as well from Wikipedia, although I would love to know more about the deeper meanings of these words from an Indigenous perspective.
These names are examples of reduplication, a common theme in Australian toponymy, especially in names derived from Indigenous Australian languages such as Wiradjuri. Reduplication is often used as an intensifier such as “Wagga Wagga” many crows and “Tilba Tilba” many waters.Wikipedia
Find out how to put up your hair and give yourself finger waves like in the 1920’s.
Ben G. Thomas has a fascinating Youtube Channel all about ancient animals from different periods and this one was particularly interesting to me!
Artist Maria Strutz who I interviewed last week on this blog is surrounded by beauty.
A fox came in through the flowers of the sunken garden today and briefly drank from the pond. Immediately a crow swooped in, and started following the fox around, cawing all the time until the fox left. Crow stayed briefly before flying off.
A relaxing and meditative experience watching Tina create a giant sparkly lilac eye in the centre of a egg-shaped lotus flower. If that sounds weird….well it is.
From the always inspiring JustaCailín
I love the party atmosphere of this painting, it reminds me of all of the good times I have ever had out and about in cities. See more by Belgian artist Brecht Evens here.
The blue lava, also known as Api Biru is caused by a phenomenon that occurs when sulfur burns. This provides a ghostly and otherworldly electric-blue flame. Via Reddit
French band Orange Blossom who I found randomly on Youtube are an incredible blend of trip-hop, Middle Eastern music, rock and other genres. I am in love with this band!