10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #52

Remember the Spring 2020 by Kimika Hara

Put on your red shoes and get ready to dance the night away to these funky sounds, through the cavernous expansive realms of history, time and space. Don’t forget to pack your space suit and have a safe journey…

What Life Was Like For Pompeii’s Citizens? Pompeii With Mary Beard

The great Mary Beard, my favourite presenter of history documentaries and esteemed historian has created this incredible history of the doomed Pompeii and its inhabitants. Answering the intriguing questions about who they were, how they felt, what was like in their city, what they cared about and loved. It’s a poignant, emotional and fascinating documentary!

Kitsch too, has its masterpieces via Be Kitschig

Within the category of Kitsch we can thus distinguish between more and less successful paintings. Kitsch, too has its masterpieces.

~ Karsten Harries

One of my favourite bloggers is Be Kitschig, she is a wonderful purveyor of all things kitschy, cute and quirky. If you also love Kitschy art, I recommend you follow her.

The flower, the bird and the mountain // The Kyoto Connection [Japanese Ambient Music / Atmospheric]

This serene, gentle and melodic song is by The Kyoto Connection. I love the uniquely Japanese vibe of this band, that’s why it’s surprising that they aren’t from Japan, but instead hail from Argentina, they just love Japanese culture. As a fellow Japanophile I understand!

Oh the Huemanity: a fascinating Wired podcast about the history and science of colour

For as long as humans have existed, we've been obsessed with color. Everything from the color of your clothes to the brightly illuminated pixels on your screen is an attempt to recreate—and enhance—the vibrant hues found in the natural world. In fact, the pursuit of pretty colors (and how we understand them) can be seen as a driving force behind some of the biggest technological advancements and societal shifts in human history. This week on Gadget Lab, we talk with WIRED senior correspondent Adam Rogers about his new book Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern and the wild ways color affects our brains. Show Notes:  You can find Adam’s book, Full Spectrum, here. Read an excerpt from Adam’s book about how Pixar uses color to hack your brain on WIRED. Read Adam’s story about the science of The Dress here. Also check out Proof, Adam’s book about the science of booze. Read Lauren’s story about the internet and memories. Recommendations:  Adam recommends the show Beforeigners on HBO Max. Lauren recommends fly fishing. Mike recommends the memoir Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls by Nina Renata Aron. Adam Rogers can be found on Twitter @jetjocko. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys. If you have feedback about the show, or just want to enter to win a $50 gift card, take our brief listener survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A grey wolf howls and others in his pack howl back in the snowy misty mountains

Kimika Hara’s kawaii and exquisite embroideries

Kimika Hara is an embroidery artist and illustrator, born in 1984 in Kyoto. She embroiders with free hand stitches and uses cute fabrics, colourful threads, acrylics and beads.

Via Twitter and Kimika Hara’s website

The movement of polar bears throughout the arctic tundra in the 80’s and 90’s

Animated map shows the movement of 130 polar bears in Alaska throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Source:


Originally tweeted by Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) on June 11, 2021.

Vegan sticky and spicy Korean tofu

70’s African funk album has infectious vibes

Prepare your bright and stretchy pants for this one and I dare you to refrain from moving your money-maker.

Surreal and menacing landscapes by Eliseo H. Zubiri

Eliseo is a multi-disciplinary 3D artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Via Twitter

I hope you enjoyed this foray into the unusual and macabre reaches of humanity. Let me know what you thought 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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