This week, Baba Yaga greets you in the Polish twilight, you will get insights into pet body language, see a Mardi Gras ready caterpillar, lunar snails, a levitating coffee, some ancient Greek badasses and more in edition #95, stay cool but if you are in a wintery place now – stay warm.
A Guide to Dog and Cat Body Language
Wondering what your pet is feeling and thinking but not quite sure? This is a very handy guide indeed! Via Cool Guides on Reddit
Ever had a dream when there were clouds in your coffee?
Carly Simon’s iconic lyrics turned into a real phenomenon. Hot black coffee is served with cotton candy suspended over the top. The hot steam of the coffee causes the candy and a magical “rain” effect occurs. Found at the Mellower Coffee in Singapore Via Reddit
Partiboi69 and Hector Oaks B2B set
A whole mythological ecosystem of memes has sprung up around this guy. He does back to back sets with other DJs in the style of acid techno, hard house, booty/ghetto house etc. It’s just amazing. His whole channel on YT could be considered a gigantic meme or comedy channel, if it wasn’t for the fact that his mixes are really amazing, he has the skills. Here PartiBoi69 does a B2B with techno producer Hector Oaks, check out the intro part of this set with the funny dance off…the music is pretty fire as well. I love how he doesn’t take himself too seriously and is all about bringing the fun and silliness back to electronic music!
150,000 stars in Sagittarius: a photo by the Hubble telescope
This is mind-blowing! Is there anybody out there? Via @Aerospace_Lovr on Twitter
Can we please talk about this Mardi Gras ready caterpillar
My god! Just look at it! It’s a moth from the Saturniidae family of Lepidoptera, which has around 2,300 described species and in their ranks are the largest moths in the world including Emperor Moths, Royal Moths and Giant Silk Moths. Via Reddit
A lot of people love Saturniidae including Vincent Van Gogh…
Never Too Small: Amsterdam apartment
I love the twisting climbing plants surrounding the lights and the use of mirrors to bounce the light around. Although I wouldn’t want to dry my clothes so close to the bed, that would make it very humid.
Clown to Clown Communication
I don’t know why or what’s wrong with me but I just love this meme. You will know these kinds of people in your working life or maybe if you are really lucky – in your own family. Clown to clown communication is full of unexpected moments of insight and wisdom.
Rain in the Steel City: Dub Techno mix
This mix is both peaceful and energising, I just love it! Great to have as background music when you’re working.
Badass: People in Ancient Greece used to literally wipe their asses with their enemies’ names
Ancient Greeks exiled their enemies using small shards, or ostraka, inscribed with their opponents’ names; if they later used these ostraka to wipe themselves, “literally putting faecal matter on the name of individuals,” it was a curse.‘This Is How They Wiped Themselves in Ancient Rome’ – JSTOR
Ancient Romans were hardly sanitary either, here is the detail in case you are curious…I know you are…
The Romans had two primary ways to clean themselves post-bathroom break. Option one? A tool called a tersorium, which was “used to clean the buttocks after defecation.” Imagine a loofah, but made of fresh sea sponge, attached to a wooden rod—similar to back-washers sold in drugstores today. After using the stick to aim and the sponge to wipe, the person would dunk the sponge in a bucket full of water or vinegar to clean it off for the next user. While water wouldn’t do much in terms of sterilization by modern standards, vinegar would prove much more—if not totally—effective.‘This Is How They Wiped Themselves in Ancient Rome’ – JSTOR
Frida Kahlo’s home is a riot of colour
Via Isabelle Baldwin on Twitter
This eerie Baba Yaga Street Lamp in Wrocław, Poland
She is coming for you, so don’t close your eyes!
Found via Oddly Terrifying on Reddit
Rudi Hurtzlmeier’s snail on the moon
I can’t find much online about this painting or even the name but it captured my imagination. What is happening with these snails, one in the background has been removed from its shell and it appears the marauding humans are intent on harming the big boy. Aside from the fact I am concerned for the safety of this fantasy snail in a piece of fantasy art – Rudi Hurtzlmeier is a well-known artist and cartoonist from Germany who makes whimsical and satirical art often featuring animals in sweet and amusing scenarios.
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6 thoughts on “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #95”
Thanks so much 😽 🙏 for sharing this dear friend
Love the Baba Yaga lamp!
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Thanks Mike yeah me too, its so creepy . I hope you are well I heard about the cyclone, stay safe friend
Seems like it will miss us down this end, though it’s a bit drizzly right now.
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Thank goodness for that im glad it’s not that bad there