10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77

Pebble Mosaic by Anna Solnechnaya

Hello friends, this week we drink in some Buddhist philosophy, indulge in an armchair tour of a greek island at sunset, meet some unusual spirit gods deep in the forest, some smiling grass and much more. Let’s jump on the train to funkytown it’s edition #77


Creepy doll stand-ins populate an abandoned town in Japan

In the village of Nagoro on the Japanese island of Shikoku, scarecrows outnumber human residents by 10 to 1. This is down to Tsukimi Ayan – a crafts hobbyist who, on returning to the increasingly deserted village, began to create these memorial-like stand-ins.

A photo of some scarecrows, dressed as various types of person, sitting around outside what looks like a tea house or shop.

Originally tweeted by Polis 🦊 Loizou (@PolisLoizou) on February 9, 2022.


Oia, Santorini Evening Sunset Walk – 4K

Have you ever dreamt of walking at sunset through the marketplace in Santorini? I have, but I haven’t gotten the chance yet in real life, so I have been enjoying this immersive 4K video…really beautiful and it makes me want to go there even more!


Jadav Payeng planted a tree every day of his life since the age of 16 in 1978 and now has created a gigantic forest in India

This is one of the most inspiring stories on the power of one, of how one regular person can change the world and inspire others to do the same.

Read more: https://t.co/sCVJOZq51b pic.twitter.com/UbZvARv8ax— The Happy Broadcast (@happybcast) August 27, 2021

Jadav Payeng planted a tree every day of his life since the age of 16 in 1978 and now has created a gigantic forest in India
Jadav Payeng planted a tree every day of his life since the age of 16 in 1978 and now has created a gigantic forest in India

Pebble Mosaic by Anna Solnechnaya

Very little is known about this artist despite me trying to find out more about her beautiful pebble art online. This looks like a pixellated painting but it’s actually carefully and intricately made from pebbles and rocks – a true work of art!

Via Reddit

Pebble Mosaic by Anna Solnechnaya
Pebble Mosaic by Anna Solnechnaya

That which knows…

Ryoan-Ji zen garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Content Catnip 2018 www.contentcatnip.com
Ryoan-Ji zen garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Content Catnip 2018 http://www.contentcatnip.com

“Buddhist psychology sends us directly into this mystery, to see for ourselves how consciousness works, independent of any object or content. It first describes consciousness as “that which knows”, that which experiences. To understand this we can deliberately turn out attention to examine consciousness. We can start by very simply looking in the mirror. When we do so we are often startled to notice that our body looks older, even though we don’t feel older. This is because the body exists in time, but the consciousness that perceives it is outside of time, never ageing….”

– Jack Kornfield, The Wise Heart

Vegan Yubuchobap: Korean fried rice stuffed into fried tofu pockets

This channel is so relaxing and even if you aren’t vegan you will appreciate the aesthetic of the food and you may even get hungry in spite of yourself!


Grass has cute and super smiley faces under microscope

Via Reddit

Grass has cute and super smiley faces under microscope
Grass has cute and super smiley faces under microscope

Sniff’N Tears – Driver’s Seat

A bit of 70’s Americana driving nostalgia, I like this kind of music even though it’s not from my era…it makes me feel nostalgic for simpler times of my parent’s generation. Although I guess memory is faulty, we remember the things we like and we forget the things we didn’t like. In those days it was still illegal to be gay, and people were more (obviously) racist. Still – this is a good song.


A chiba inu enjoys a lightning strike with a big smile on her face

Via Reddit

A chiba inu enjoys a lightning strike with a big smile on her face

Trentemøller: In The Gloaming (official video): Uplifting shoe-gaze and dreampop


It certainly does!

Originally tweeted by 𝔻𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕋𝕙𝕠𝕥 (@thatsgoodweb) on February 2, 2022.


Thank you for joining me on this whistle-stop tour of the outer reaches of the internet, I hope you liked this journey please let me know your thoughts 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.

2 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77

  1. Somewhat recently, a blogger I follow shared their experiences at said creepy Japanese village with dolls — they said it was delightful! 😛

    And thanks for The Happy Broadcast link. I try to find uplifting messages as much as possible (to counteract all the heavy news). Cheers, xo

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