Hello dear friends and intergalactic time-travelling pirates, welcome to edition #74 of interesting things on the internet. Below learn about the carbon capturing capabilities of cetaceans, vedic cosmology, how a frog magically morphs into a man, spicy vegan drinks and more. Pull up a pew and stay a while.
The carbon capture by whales is truly astonishing…
The carbon capture potential of whales is truly startling. Whales accumulate carbon in their bodies during their long lives. When they die, they sink to the bottom of the ocean, sequestering 33 tons of CO2 on average.
Read more: https://t.co/reOyr0Ilh6#whales #ClimateAction pic.twitter.com/eU8EORVmYi— The Happy Broadcast (@happybcast) November 2, 2021
This beautiful infographic guide to this the deities of this ancient religion really captured my imagination! Via Reddit
Because You are unlimited, neither the lords of heaven nor even You Yourself can ever reach the end of Your glories. The countless universes, each enveloped in its shell, are compelled by the wheel of time to wander within You, like particles of dust blowing about in the sky. The śrutis, following their method of eliminating everything separate from the Supreme, become successful by revealing You as their final conclusion.— Bhagavata Purana 10.87.41
Just open up a tin of Whiskas and everything will be fine
For Lavater, the series of images leading from frog through “primitive man” to Grecian god, demonstrated rigid and unchanging taxonomic divisions between humans and animals, and also between some humans and other (in his view) lesser humans.
Like the ancients before him, Lavater believed that, after careful examination, the disposition of every human and animal would reveal itself through the proportions of the head. In his writings, the angle of the neck corresponds to sincerity; the chin to sensuality; and the lips to a mixture of anger, love, or hate. Small nostrils are notorious for denoting timidity, and the bridge of the nose speaks to tranquility versus brute strength.
Fontaines D.C: ‘A Hero’s Death’
I only just recently discovered this band. They sound a bit like Oasis, The Strokes and Joy Division combined. There is a real menacing dark edge and emotional intensity to their music. They are from Ireland and they are amazing! In the video clip (which is really trippy and reminds me of a David Lynch film) is the actor Aidan Gillan who played the villain in Game of Thrones.
Covid: A confusing time for pirates
The deep bass-heavy didgeridoo and the background river sounds create a flowing and hypnotic rhythm, I hope you enjoy it.
The ancient Egyptian sense of humour…
These 3,000 year old fragments of papyrus show scenes of animals taking on human roles; a hippo makes beer, a lion and gazelle play a board game and a cat waits on a mouse. c.1250BC-1150BCE. Images and artefacts (stolen) by the The British Museum.
Dragonall Doo-rag by Thundercat
I didn’t quite know what to make of this song. It’s sort of like Marmite, after you see it a few times it grows on you…or you keep on hating it. The video clip looks home made and crappy. The falsetto singing reminds me of the BeeGees. There is narrative here…a weird James Brown/Parliament kind of guy with strange clothes goes out of his backyard onto the street and tries to pick up girls, who are absolutely horrified by his creepy dance moves and who run away in fear…until…[suspense builds]
Thank you I hope you enjoyed this intergalactic carpet ride and you are suitably confused by what you have seen above. Let me know what you thought about it below…