Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’
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THEYRE LIKE CHICKEN NUGGETS BUT FROGS????????????????????????
i’m pretty sure they’re just pregnant but ye
NO THEY AREN’T EVEN PREGNANT THEY’RE DESERT RAIN FROGS AND THEY SOUND LIKE THIS
my cat is really intrigued by the frog video. i think she thinks it’s kittens.
THE TRAILER FOR THE LIVE ACTION KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
MY WHOLE LIFE HAS LED UP TO THIS MOVIE
Coral covered statue. The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.
Photo credit: Michael Brashier
Horseshoe Crabs having a conga line @ The Tampa Aquarium