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erikkwakkel:

Blue world
This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?
Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.

erikkwakkel:

Blue world

This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?

Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.

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A side by side of the women who inspired their fifties pinups. - Imgur

A side by side of the women who inspired their fifties pinups. - Imgur

babybutta:

spaceangelqueen:

hannigraham:

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree


I do this too much for someone with debilitating anxiety

HHHHHHRmmm

babybutta:

spaceangelqueen:

hannigraham:

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

I do this too much for someone with debilitating anxiety

HHHHHHRmmm

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smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 
smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 
smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 
smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 
smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 
smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.
(Lindemann 2463) 

smallspecialcollections:

Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.

This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.

The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.

Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.

(Lindemann 2463) 

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