Sunday, November 05, 2023

Sunday Links

Parkour pooch | Sanna Sander from Sweden.

The Winners of the 2023 Dog Photography Awards have been announced with a pooch doing parkour (above) and a doberman performing ballet among the winners.

There is so much happening in this picture (via everlasting blort)

The Angel Oak Tree of Johns Island is one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi River.

Cats have many faces. In a recent study researchers tallied 276 different feline facial expressions. These expressions have evolved over centuries of domestication. Read more

Yuho Tanaka was a Kyoto artist who created graphic patterns in the 1890s that were inspired by butterflies. These were compiled into a book titled One Hundred Butterfly Designs. Now more than 30 of these designs have been made available for download

Remember Fridge Magnet Poetry? Now you can replicate the experience online. (via Memo Of The Air)

A Literary Journey: Does the Long Island of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby still exist?

I was terribly sad after reading the story of this lonely sheep a few weeks ago and am glad to hear that there has been a happy ending to its plight.

Every now and then I like to take a virtual walk through a city I’ve never visited but am curious about. This stroll through Central Stavanger, Norway made me want to go there. It’s clean and charming and with a  population of 130,754 it is IMO the perfect size.

This Squash and Spinach Pasta Bake is going into my winter rotation.

Dorothy Catherine Draper is mostly forgotten now but she was the subject of the first portrait photograph ever taken.

Travelling through Japan’s picturesque Maple Leaf Tunnel When Kyoto’s Eizan Railway passes through their famed “momiji tunnel” they slow down and, at night, turn their lights off for a surreal view.

Stuff The British Stole Most heists target gold, jewels or cash. This one targeted illegal seeds.

Digital Embroidery Illustrates Gaza Death Toll: Maya Amer, a Palestinian motion graphics designer and illustrator, shared an animation in which over 8,000 multicolored stitches represent children, adults, and unidentified people reportedly killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip since the Hamas attacks on October 7.

Love Letters to Places I’ll Never Meet Elan Ullendorff’s interactive map is a sweet tribute to businesses which existed in his South Philly neighbourhood before he lived there. via Web Curios

A nightmarish influencer factory in Indonesia (via everlasting blort)

This international border is inconvenient if you want to visit your neighbour across the street.

Inquiring minds want to know: Can you die from fright? 

Twice a year, every year, the ritual returns as literal clockwork: the start or end of daylight saving time. In the US and Canada there has been a push to go to permanent DST. Some experts argue that the implementation of the Sunshine Protection Act in the US would save lives, reduce crime, conserve energy and improve health. Others disagree. I’m not about to hit the streets to protest the issue but, if pushed, I’d support permanent DST. Which side of the fence are you on?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:45 pm

    The Angel Oak Tree is more than just a tree; it’s a living testament to nature’s power, endurance, and beauty. Then conservation efforts counter that. Leave it alone.

    I wonder why they couldn’t move the sheep by boat.

    Add me to your winter rotation, please.

    Which side of Canusa Street has clean sidewalks?

    Have to retrain my electronics if they change daylight savings.