Three more altarpieces.
Medieval advertisement for a bookstore
In medieval times, books were not just made by monks. By the thirteenth century commercial scribes had become the go-to people for a book. To attract clients, the professionals running these “bookstores” made advertisement sheets, like this one. They were usually put on display outside the shop’s entrance: clients looked at the samples and choose a letter type for the book they were about to order. This one is from the shop of Herman Strepel in Münster, Germany, and dates from c. 1447. Herman did an excellent marketing job because he wrote the names of the letter types in gold next to the samples.
Struggling with this piece
“I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. Even though I can direct this ephemeral response by drawing on it, the reaction is involuntary, much like the uncontrollable nature of a blush.”
My friend has this
I draw dicks on his arm
there are two types of people
8.2” skull carved from white coral
The southern gastric brooding frog(Rheobatrachus silus) is a creature that has been extinct and then resurrected after almost 30 years. Mike Archer from the University of New South Wales and his team of scientists’ goal is simple: To bring the extinct gastric brooding frog back from oblivion. The species was discovered in 1972 in the mountains of Queensland, Australia. It’s a remarkable for the way to reproduces. The mother frog converts her stomachs into a womb. She swallows her own eggs and stops making hydrochloric acid in her stomach to avoid digesting her young. 20-25 tadpoles hatch inside her and the mucus from their gills continues to keep the acid at bay. While the tadpoles grow over the next six weeks, mum never eats. Her stomach bloats so much that her lungs collapse, forcing her to breathe through her skin. Eventually, she gives birth to her brood through “propulsive vomiting”, spewing them into the world as fully-formed froglets.
Photo credit: Bob Beale
Photo credit: Mike Thompson on Flickr
Source: Flickr / mikecthompson
These extraordinary pictures show a South African seal devouring a blue shark - one of five that it attacked and ate for dinner. The rare event took place off the coast of Cape Point and was witnessed and photographed by a group of shocked divers. The seal ate only the stomach and liver of its prey before moving on to its next victim.
Photo credit: Chris Fallows
Glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium sp.) found in South and Central America, the skin is so transparent that you can see the organs; with nocturnal habits, they are difficult to observe because of their small size and coloration.
Photo credit: Virginia L.Shuford Freire
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I know all this book sculpture is the in thing now, but seeing a book mutilated just makes me cringe
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