Roll-up, roll-up to the bizarre three-ringed circus of 10 Interesting Things, where acrobats breathe fire and things go bump in the night. I hope you enjoy this carnival of weekly delights….
I love the ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ vibes of these places and the combination of myth, fantasy and the harsh extremes of the Siberian landscape. Via Nina Byzantina on Twitter
This is a great background soundtrack to soothe you this weekend.
Stopping a cow from farting was a tricky business in medieval Brittany…
Did you know that different sounds reverberate differently through water, causing fractals of exquisite shapes? I had no idea!
Adam Sharpe is a very talented guy to come up with this verbose and witty comedy gold all of the time! He’s a one-man-literary-meme-making-machine! If you aren’t following him yet, you should see what he’s up to on Twitter.
10. Fleetwood Macaroons
9. Florentine and the Machine
8. Bourbon Jovi
7. Hob Nob Dylan
6. PJ & Dunkem
5. Gari(baldi) Barlow
4. Jaffas on Airplane
3. Penguin Stefani
2. Oreo Speedwagon
1. Lionel Rich Tea
The Epic of Gilgamesh sung in ancient Sumerian
One of the oldest songs in the world, sung as it would have been thousands of years ago…
A Child Born Out of the Fog · Anaïs Nin
I love the cadence of her voice and the soft unrecognisable accent she has, which is a total mash-up. She has a gentle and magnetic way about her when she tells stories.
Lush are a really amazing band from the 90’s that aren’t talked about often, but they are criminally underrated. I love the sweeping, epic guitars and swirling floaty vocals here in a song of theirs from 2016. The video clip with the murmurations of starlings at sunset, it’s very dreamy!
Cognitive biases are the irrational mind traps that we all sometimes fall into…
Here’s a really amazing poster about these biases that can easily and unconsciously creep into your life and how to recognise them and also counteract their effects. (Click on image to go to full sized poster).
Victor Nizovtsev was born in Siberia near lake Baikal in 1965 and studied at various art schools in Russia culminating in studying at the prestigious Vera Muhina University of Industrial Arts in St Petersburg. In 1997 he moved to the US and now lives in Maryland with his wife and children where he continues to paint and sell his art, with numerous solo and group exhibitions. Via Mariana Gomez on Twitter
I love how their little faces show so many micro-expressions in a few seconds! Curiosity, joyful abandon at eating the grapes. They are the smallest monkey species and only weigh as much as a stick of butter and yet they pack loads of personality into this wee package! Via Interesting as Fuck on Reddit.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s finds, please let me know what you think below…
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