Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Are you lost in the world like me?

The official video for Are You Lost In The World Like Me? Taken from These Systems Are Failing- the debut album from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

Animation - Steve Cutts

Fake Captions Add New Dimension To Library Books

Snide Octopus's Instagram account is dedicated to "causing disturbances to libraries nationwide" by  adding hilarious subtitles to library books.

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Cat Prison Backpack

This portable cat prison fully incarcerates your feline friend and you can throw it on just like any other backpack. The best thing about it is you don't have to watch your neurotic cat screaming when you take it to the vet.


Via Boing Boing

Amaranath sasesusos Oronoco initiation secedes Uruguay Philadelphia

My cat, Joyce, striking a pose with my old Underwood
The seven word sentence above was the first one typed on every newly produced typewriter to ensure proper alignment after manufacture.
How does it work? ‘Amaranath,’ the misspelled name of an imaginary flower, checks the alignment of the vowel ‘a’ between a number of common consonants. ‘Oronoco’ checks the ‘o’ key, while ‘secedes,’ ‘initiation’ and ‘Uruguay’ check three vowels that are among the most commonly used of all letters, ‘e,’ ‘i,’ and ‘u.’ ‘Sasesusos’ not only compares four of the five vowels in the same word against the baseline of the letter ‘s,’ but also ‘includes several of the most common letter combinations in twentieth-century business English.’ ‘Philadelphia’ checks the horizontal alignment of ‘i’ and ‘l,’ the narrowest letters on the keyboard.

Via PfRC

Earliest Dog Art

These rock carvings, described recently in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, may be the earliest-known depictions of dogs. Some 7,000 rock art panels at Shuwaymis and Jubbah in Saudi Arabia depict interactions between humans and animals, including numerous livestock and at least 349 dogs.Though the images hint the dogs were heading toward domestication, more work is needed to confirm both age and meaning behind the rock art.