Vintage vanity constructed with guns
A photograph of a gynandromorph of the Rosy Gypsy Moth(Lymantria mathura). Gynandromorphs arise from a genetic error in the chromosomes of the animal. This error results in the organism possessing characteristics of both sexes. Recently, a gynandromorph moth emerged at the Natural History Museum. One side of the moth had the appearance of a male, the other side had the appearance of a female.
Lizan Freijsen, Korstmos carpet @ Objekt Rotterdam. Lizan Freijsen is fascinated by the beauty of mold and stains, it has been central to her work for many years. Recently she has turned this into carpets of lichen that we could all have on the floor in our living-room. It looks so organic that you easily start to imagine that it would still be growing once installed in your living-room. See more on her website here
Tree-saving sculpture. This old horse chestnut tree was falling down and the town council decided to fell it. But the people of Bideford, Devon, UK had different ideas and rose up in rebellion against their council. In the end a local sculptor, John Butler, came to the rescue and sculpted a helping hand to hold the tree up, and the council held off with their plans to fell it.
An 8-year-old Nigerian schoolboy has married a 61-year-old woman, after his dead ancestors told him to. Sanele Masilela tied the knot with Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother-of-five. The boy, from Tshwane, South Africa, said he had been told by his dead ancestors to wed and his family, fearing divine retribution, forked out for a wedding.
Photo credit: Dimakatso Modipa/Barcroft Media
Bizarre epitaph — In the Salt Lake City Cemetery, there is a small gravestone for a woman named Lilly E. Gray with an inscription that reads, “VICTIM OF THE BEAST 666.” Many people have attempted to research this stone and Lilly, but strangely always hit a brick wall, as there is no information aside from her obituary, which states only that she died of natural causes, survived by her husband Elmer L. Gray.
A member of the Omo tribe Located in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia, wearing intricate face paint and a headdress made of flower blossoms. The incredible photographs which capture the way of life for the 200,000 tribal people who call the lower Omo Valley home were taken by photographer Hans Silvester and have been published in a new book: ‘Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa’, published by Thames and Hudson.
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