meawbin:

Creepy Cat 11-20

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

Tags: cat

coolchicksfromhistory:

Aglaonike
Art by Mark Tomczak (tumblr)
In Plato’s Gorgias (circa 380 BCE), Socrates speaks of “the Thessalian enchantresses, who, as they say, bring down the moon from heaven at the risk of their own perdition.”  Virgil and Horace make similar references to the legendary ability of women from Thessaly to pluck the moon from the sky.
Aglaonike or Aganice of Thessaly was known for predicting lunar eclipses.  Plutarch wrote that she was “thoroughly acquainted with the periods of the full moon when it is subject to eclipse, and, knowing beforehand the time when the moon was due to be overtaken by the earth’s shadow, imposed upon the women, and made them all believe that she was drawing down the moon.”  Although she may have played on the naivety of others, Aglaonike’s understanding of lunar eclipses makes her one of the first female astronomers.  

coolchicksfromhistory:

Aglaonike

Art by Mark Tomczak (tumblr)

In Plato’s Gorgias (circa 380 BCE), Socrates speaks of “the Thessalian enchantresses, who, as they say, bring down the moon from heaven at the risk of their own perdition.”  Virgil and Horace make similar references to the legendary ability of women from Thessaly to pluck the moon from the sky.

Aglaonike or Aganice of Thessaly was known for predicting lunar eclipses.  Plutarch wrote that she was “thoroughly acquainted with the periods of the full moon when it is subject to eclipse, and, knowing beforehand the time when the moon was due to be overtaken by the earth’s shadow, imposed upon the women, and made them all believe that she was drawing down the moon.”  Although she may have played on the naivety of others, Aglaonike’s understanding of lunar eclipses makes her one of the first female astronomers.  

Tags: history

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viα tenebrumThomas Ingoldsby ‘The Witches Frolic’ (with illustrations by Ernest M. Jessop) ‘The Ingoldsby Legends’ where written by the Clergyman Thomas Barham (1788-1845) under the pseudonym ‘Thomas Ingoldsby’, and originally published piecemeal in Bentleys Miscellany before being collected in book form in the early 1840s.

(via moika-palace)

foodffs:

An Edible Flower Collaboration with Luna Moss: Creamed Honey & Rose Popsicles, The Cornflower Kickback, & Candied Pansy & Viola Mini Pavlovas
Really nice recipes. Every hour.

Tags: food flower

patrickthomson:


this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

patrickthomson:

this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

Tags: old things

crownedinwood:

sara21h:

فطور رمضان حول العالم

Breakfast Ramadan around the world

Seeing the feasts in China and Tibet (well, it might be Tibet, or it might be anywhere between China and India, really) is really exciting to me! By a bizarre bit of happenstance I ended up studying Islam in China quite extensively during my college career, and so anything that crops up on that topic fills me with glee. You should’ve seen me freak out over finding a halal supermarket on my first China trip, it was pretty funny.

Tags: food culture

mingsonjia:

冯长江 - 《四美图》

"Four Beauties" by Feng Changjiang

-Xi Shi sinks fish

Wang Zhaojun entice birds falling

Diaochan eclipses the moon

Yang Guifei shames flowers-

Tags: illustration


A swimming pool in the shape of a cat at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, c. 1955. Photographed by Slim Aarons 

A swimming pool in the shape of a cat at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, c. 1955. Photographed by Slim Aarons 

(Quelle: vintagegal, via sashayed)

Tags: cat