November 3, 2017

Miscellany #87

When life imitates art - literally!
Austrian photographer Stefan Draschan observes people in galleries and museums in Paris, Berlin, and Vienna and captures people who inadvertently match the pieces they're looking at.

 Life Imitates Art Museaum

The First Recorded Pizza Delivery Was To A Catholic Bishop… In the 10th Century!

The first ever usage of the word “pizza” was found recorded in a document stored in the archives of the Cathedral of Saints Erasmus and Marciano and Santa Maria Assunta in Gaeta, Italy. The document, entitled codex diplomaticus cajtanus, was a rental agreement over the usage of a mill and its associated land that the Church owned at the time. ...
“Every year on Christmas Day of the Lord, you and your heirs must be paid to us and our successors, by way of rent for the overwritten bishop and without recrimination twelve pizzas, shoulder pork and kidney, and similarly twelve pizzas, and a couple of chickens in the day of Holy Easter of Resurrection.”

 Pizza-Cardinals

Secret of gold finally found: precious metals are forged in cataclysmic collision of neutron stars

Gold has fascinated alchemists for thousands of years, but now scientists have finally solved the mystery. Precious metals are forged in the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars and then flung out into the universe where they eventually aggregate with other stardust into larger bodies, like planets or comets. Previously scientists had theorized that such cosmic smashes could create the vast amount of energy needed to create gold, platinum and silver, but for the first time, they have actually recorded it happening....Researchers say this is the first time a cosmic event has been seen both with gravitational waves and with the full electromagnetic spectrum

 Artist Gold From Stars

Artist's concept of the explosive collision of two neutron stars by Robin Dienel at Carnegie Institution for Science.

I have a message for you…“I put up my hands to protect my head and I jumped from the train.”
Gerard Vanderleun calls it the "most extraordinary tale of loss, survival and regeneration I have heard in many a year."

Butterfly Specimen Boxes Painted as Multi-Story Murals
France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota.

 Martabutterfly-3 Mariposas De Aragon

"Dave The Period Fairy" -  A Viral Sensation After A Woman Shared A Nightmare Hiking Experience On Reddit

Blue Hole discovered in the Great Barrier Reef that is home to incredible, healthy coral colonies

Divers discovered the Blue Hole over 125 miles from Daydream Island. Blue Holes are marine sinkholes that formed during previous ice ages. The discovery of healthy coral in the Blue Hole may come as a surprise to experts, following extensive coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef.

 Blue Hole+Great Barrier Reef

Red Rainbow over Sulov, Slovakia

 Red Rainbow Over Sulov Slovakia

World's largest cashew tree

 World's Largest Cashew Tree

Strolling inside the sprawling canopy, you may think you are walking in an entire lush, green forest of cashew trees, but you are actually walking within one single tree. The tree covers about two acres, which approximates to the size of five football fields, or about 70 normal-size cashew trees.
Posted by Jill Fallon at November 3, 2017 4:22 PM | Permalink