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  3. 3345rpmz:

    • Vinyl is the Answer •

    ⋅ Platter Spinning ⋅
    Is a sure decoy to lure teen-agers home for the evening

    (Source: facebook.com, via mudwerks)

     
  4. griseus:

    The spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus), an amazing creature that walks the ocean floor, is a rare Australian fish from the family Brachionichthyidae. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002. is the first Australian marine species to be threatened with extinction.

    The greatest threats to the handfish appear to be siltation and invasive species. The Derwent Estuary where the fish lives is highly urbanised and industrialised, and a range of marine pests have been introduced through shipping.  One key pest is the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis), a particularly large and voracious predator that is now abundant in the estuary. Studies by CSIRO show that the seastars eat the stalked ascidians that the handfish use to attach their eggs.

    (via nannerkat)

     
  5. earthandanimals:

    This Cyclops Shark was found 3 years ago off the Coast of Mexico

    While the shark is somewhat reminiscent of Blinky, the three-eyed fish from The Simpsons, it is the result of the prosencephalon (forebrain) failing to separate into two hemispheres during embryonic development. As the brain failed to separate, only one optic lobe formed, leading to only one eye. This condition often results in miscarriage, and those that survive  to birth typically die within a day. As the shark would have needed to defend itself from the moment it was born, it would not have lasted very long.

    "This is extremely rare, as far as I know less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded,” Felipe Galván-Magaña of the Mexican Institute of Sciences.

    Full article here

    (via nannerkat)

     
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  8. mashable:

    Food Art Photography Ilustrates Delicious Side of European Capitals

    International travel has never looked so appetizing.

    (via npr)

     
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  10. wholesalemoney:

    Piper Laurie  & Joyce Holden

    The milkman, 1950

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  11. erikkwakkel:

    Old envelop

    Here is something very special. It is an opened envelop that I fished out of a box of medieval archival remainders in the archives of the Dutch city of Maastricht. I was looking for unknown fragments of medieval manuscripts, while wading through piles of old binding materials like the stack shown in the lower image. The envelop appears to have been ripped open and in that state it remains. It is post-medieval and dates from the 19th century.

    It is special for its original contents. Casual handwriting states what that was: a medal (“Médaille de Ste Hélène”) offered to one Gerard Timmermans, previously a soldier (“ancien. militaire”) in the army of “L’Empereur Napoléon I” - emperor Napoleon. The St Helene medal was offered by the later Napoleon III to soldiers who had participated in the campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, veterans that were addressed as “Remnants of the Great Army”.

    The envelop is really not supposed to exist anymore: it is a miracle that it was not thrown out. I like to think it was received with a shout of surprise, opened up and put aside, while the medal was fixed to the recipients coat. How great that that moment of joy is captured by an old envelop placed in a box of archival material, waiting for discovery.

    Pic (my own): Maastricht, Regionaal Historisch Centrum,18.A Box 543 Varia. More about the (now lost) medal here (with a pic). This is the archive where I found it.

    (via darksilenceinsuburbia)

     
  12. first-kiss-since-45:

    vikadi:

    set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

    these are incredible

    (via ruinedchildhood)

     
  13. vjeranski:

    Liubov Popova

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  14. malformalady:

    A Horse conch(Triplofusus giganteus) about to make a meal of a lightning whelk On mud flat, Kice Island, just south of Marco Island, Collier County, Florida. Although known as a horse conch, this is not a true conch, as it is not in the family Strombidae and is a species of extremely large predatory subtropical and tropical sea snail. 

    Photo credit: Amy Tripp

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  15. asylum-art:

     Alain Bellino Art

    Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80′s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures. Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint. Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favorite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.

    (via nordicrover)