10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #60

Roll up roll up to another big top bonanza of circus acts and strange phenomena…


A Day in Roaring 20’s Berlin | 1927 AI Enhanced Film


The mythical Boobrie of Ayrshire in Scotland

This is a gigantic aquatic bird is fabled to inhabit the lochs and open water around the west coast of Scotland. They are quite bloodthirsty and prefer sheep and cattle but aren’t fussy and may eat people! Via Stephen G Ray on Twitter (Painting origin: unknown)

The mythical Boobrie of Ayrshire in Scotland
mythical Boobrie of Ayrshire in Scotland

Where do the phrases ‘Bite the Bullet and Blowing Raspberries come from?

From the fascinating YT channel Chalking Points by Left Side-Right Side Games


Secret confessions: I want to be a lamp!

Doesn’t everyone? Who doesn’t love a good lamp enough to actually be one!

Secret confessions: I want to be a lamp!
Secret confessions: I want to be a lamp!

Via Australian Kitsch on Twitter


Pnau – Journey Agent

A classic song from the turn of the century by Sydney electronica group Pnau, from the classic jazz-electronica album Sambanova. I loved this album then and I still love it now. Plus this is a really evocative video clip.


A toy from the 1963 film ‘Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People’

Who knew that terrorist funguses on tricycles could be so endearing?

A toy from the 1963 film ‘Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People’

The original mushroom people from the movie, doing what they do best…igniting terror into the hearts of Japanese people.

Via Deep Thot on Twitter


Alugalug cat orchestra

Words can’t really describe this, you simply have to digest it..


Terry Watkinson’s soothing and otherworldly Canadian landscapes

Terry Watkinson is from Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario. He is both a musician and a visual artist and he along with his rock band Max Webster, which toured extensively in Canada, the USA and Europe, and produced five Gold albums. When Max Webster broke up Terry returned to University and became a medical illustrator. He now works as an artist and has gallery exhibitions twice per year. He’s inspired by the landscapes of Ontario and conjured up imaginary scenes from the landscapes.

Via True North Gallery


On Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

How we value work, and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it.


Creating a capsule wardrobe inspired by Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom painting

I love this series by Daria Andronescu where capsule wardrobes are inspired by the aesthetics and colour pallette of key masterpieces from history.


Peaceful ambient music by Blume

Great for intense work and tasks that require immense concentration and focus – the best kinds of tasks!


A bright kaleidoscope of colour by Guna women in Panama

A magnificent and magical triumph of colour. Molas are textiles using a reverse appliqué technique by women of the Indigenous Guna people, also known as the Cuna or Kuna people in Panama.

These Chibchan-speaking Indian people once occupied the central region of Panama and the neighbouring San Blas Islands and are being marginalised by illegal land-grabbing by big companies. Via Twitter

 A bright kaleidoscope of colour by Guna women in Panama

I hope you enjoyed this week’s colourful bold renderings and flights of fancy let me know if these tickled your fancy 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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