GIF of Eddie the Sea Otter Making a Basket
Someone made a GIF of Eddie the sea otter playing making a basket. Submitted by Pete!
New carnivorous harp sponge discovered in deep-sea.
Modern art meets metal shop 101. Or what happens when all those wire coathangers at the back of the wardrobe breed and mutate.
The deep ocean. What a place…
Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods whenever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
A baby tiger being taken care of and washed up.
I was going to explain this photo, and then I decided that a caption competition would be more fun.
“Waiter, there’s a…
“You know what, it’s fine.”
I love this one too…
Free Comic Friday: Batman Black & White
Batman Black & White: A Black and White World
Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and eye-popping artist Simon Bisley deliver a make-believe story spotlighting the struggle between Batman and The Joker - only this time, they’re re-cast as actors starring in a film-like, comic book production!
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A thing of beauty.