Oddities and Illuminations
Codex rotundus. It is a small book of hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.
An old ad for oiuja boards.
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence. via dvice.com @Noah Guy Forsberg
Red king crab caught in Bering Sea is lavender-colored, baffling experts | GrindTV.com
Victorian heart mourning ribbons with heart charms
"David Huggins claims to be a repeated abductee by those infamous “Grays”. The 68 year old man claims to have been initially abducted at the age of 8. More so, he claims that throughout his long history, or rapport, with the aliens he developed a sexual relationship with a female Gray by the name of Crescent. Normally I would just ignore these types of claims, but there’s something really creepy about one of Huggins’ paintings that I wanted to show you guys. It’s not that it’s so much as..."
Merry Christmas! The house of stars in Rheineck, Switzerland by Kecko, via Flickr
Authentic vampire-killing kit in a rosewood and ebony case from the19th century,
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Marble Caves, Chile
Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in Roanoke, VA in 1893. In 1899 they were kidnapped by sideshow agents and told there mother had died and they would never see her again. They were showcased as White Ecuadorian cannibals, Eko and Iko. In the mid 1920s the brothers toured with Ringling Brothers circus and while visiting their home town, their mother found them and fought to free her sons 20 years after their disappearance.
The tretretretre or Megaladapis, as described in 1661 by Étienne de Flacourt in Madagascar, is a large animal, like a calf of two years, with a round head and a face like a man's. The forefeet are like those of an ape, as are the hindfeet. It has curly hair, a short tail, and ears like a man's..it is a very solitary animal; the people of the country hold it in great fear and flee from it, as it does from them.
White alligator is one of rarest in world with only 12 of its kind.These are not albino animals, they are what we call leucistic, which means they have a little bit of pigmentation around the mouth and a little touch on the tail and they have piercing blue eyes.
Alexandria’s Genesis, also known as ”violet eyes” (a mutation). When someone is born with Alexandria’s Genesis, his eyes are blue or gray at birth.After six months, the eyes begin to change their original color to purple, and it lasts six months. During puberty, the color deepens to dark purple, a purple color, a royal purple, or blue-violet and remains so. It does not affect a person’s vision. Women that are born with this genetic mutation do not menstruate, ...
Maneki-neko ceramic lamps, Seto, Aichi, Japan 瀬戸市せともの祭り