Zelda likes to chase a dot of sunlight reflected off the face of my wristwatch. We will both be sad when the sun runs out of hydrogen in 5 billion years and we won't be able to play this game any longer.
The Diatomist is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.
Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth. Klaus Kemp has devoted his entire life to understanding and perfecting diatom arrangement and he is now acknowledged as the last great practitioner of this beautiful combination of art and science. The Diatomist showcases his incredible work.
Soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bernard Herrmann and Cults Percussion Ensemble.
Matthew Killip is an English filmmaker living in New York. His documentaries have been broadcast on UK television and exhibited in festivals including Sundance and True/False.
Wow! (Via Arbroath)
"The bat ended up being rabid, something [Derrick Skou, from Gresham, Oregon] only found out after taking it to Multnomah County health officials. He had first tried to take it to the Clackamas County Environmental Health Department, but he says they declined to test the bat."
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"Mad honey," or deli bal as it is call in Turkey, contains a neurotoxin from rhododendrons called grayanotoxin that can cause "low blood pressure and irregularities in the heartbeat that bring on nausea, numbness, blurred vision, fainting, potent hallucinations, seizures, and even death, in rare cases."
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When Yvonne Esquilin of Georgetown, Texas found a moth in her house, she interpreted its wing pattern as a sign from God.
"At first it looked like Jesus and I still think it looks like Jesus," she told KXAN news.
After her family shared photos of the moth on social media networks, some people said the image resembles Satan.
“People also saw an image of the Devil which is kind of creepy but after staring at it for so long it almost looks like it,” said Esquilin.
Who is right???
Bedbug infestations are notoriously difficult to eradicate. Hotels are terrified of them because they will get reported on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Now bedbugs have taken to the subways of NYC. The lilliputian turnstile jumpers are biting conductors and shutting down trains. Officials have deployed bedbug-sniffing dogs to help out in their efforts to rid the subway system of the blood sucking insects. (Thanks, Carla!)
And this is how wars start. (Via Arbroath)