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12 Types Of Cats

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I love cats. They are cute. They are independent. They can be good companions, but they are not needy. Besides nothing says “home” better than a house with a cat in it. It is THE perfect pet! Cats come in different shapes and sizes. They have their own attitude, personality and opinion about your weird habits. Every cat is as unique as a snowflake. But I believe it’s possible to at least try and classify them. So here is my classification of cat types based on first-hand experience and extensive research.

Attention, though: Cats are complicated creatures. Your cat can be a perfect representation of only one type or may combine several of them! Mine is just a useless douche… Hmm.

More info: lingvistov.com

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CXLIX)

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1. Steve McQueen and his wife, Neile Adams, firing pistols in the Palm Springs desert in 1963

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Found on Reddit.

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2. Empty Chinese Amusement Parks

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What happens when the crowds go home? That’s what Stefano Cerio has spent the last year investigating for his latest book, Chinese Fun. The Italian photographer has traveled to off-season amusement parks in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Hong Kong after the summer swarms have gone to see what remains.

Found on The Atlantic.

 

3. The Poison Garden

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Established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The garden contains over 100 deadly and hallucinogenic plants. ’I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill… I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.’ -The Duchess of Northumberland

Visit Alnwick Garden’s Poison Garden in Northumberland, UK.

 

4. This Parisian Holiday Apartment

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I found this image floating around Pinterest, and then I found the actual apartment listing. It’s called the Esmerelda!

 

5. Just a Bucolic Cabin On A Roof In Manhattan

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Meet the guy who built it:

Full article found on The Gothamist.

 

6. A “Double Decker” Bridge made out of Living Roots

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East Khasi Hills, India. More info about living root bridges found on Wikipedia.

 

7. This Double-Decker Bus Bag

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Found on ModCloth.

 

8. An Astronomic wristwatch named Midnight Planetarium

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Yours for the low price of $245,000.

 

 

9. A Ridiculous Nightmare Castle in Connecticut For Sale

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Asking price is $45 million and you can read all about it’s very sleazy history on Curbed.

 

10. Donut Pool

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Looks way more fun than regular pool.

It’s a design by Cléon Daniel sent to Design Boom as part their ‘DIY submissionsfeature. He also made a banana one.

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Found on Design Boom.

 

11. Steve Martin working at the Disneyland Print Shop

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As a teen, Steve Martin not only worked at the Disneyland Magic Shop but had to pull double duty making wanted posters. Gloves were required to keep from staining your hands. Looks like he forgot and scratched an itch on his forehead!

Found on Imgur.

 

12. The Packaging on this Gin Brand

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Found here.

 

13. Life in a Town where the Sun Don’t Shine (Population: 14)

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Just off the northernmost road in the United States there’s a village of fourteen hearty souls who live off the land, preparing for a frighteningly frigid winter and darkness that lasts all day.

Read more in the full article on Narratively.

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Artist Creates Flower Fossils By Casting Plants In Plaster

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In 2012, Rachel Dein showed the owners of a flower-shop a plaster-cast tile she had made from a bouquet. They were impressed, and soon the UK artist began receiving commissions to make more of these modern “fossils.” Dein’s method is simple: she presses flowers into wet clay and then pours in a mixture of plaster and concrete to produce a tile. The dry tiles can be left unadorned or be painted. “I enjoy the magic of plaster casting to create fossils from everyday life,” Dein writes on her website. “Whether it’s a shell found on holiday, your grandmother’s treasured lace, a Christening gown, or the flowers from your wedding.” You can find more of her work on Dein’s website, and see pieces for sale on Etsy.

More info: Etsy | tactilestudio.co.uk

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See more of these beautiful modern fossils on Dein’s Etsy.

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Artist Creates Flower Fossils By Casting Plants In Plaster

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In 2012, Rachel Dein showed the owners of a flower-shop a plaster-cast tile she had made from a bouquet. They were impressed, and soon the UK artist began receiving commissions to make more of these modern “fossils.” Dein’s method is simple: she presses flowers into wet clay and then pours in a mixture of plaster and concrete to produce a tile. The dry tiles can be left unadorned or be painted. “I enjoy the magic of plaster casting to create fossils from everyday life,” Dein writes on her website. “Whether it’s a shell found on holiday, your grandmother’s treasured lace, a Christening gown, or the flowers from your wedding.” You can find more of her work on Dein’s website, and see pieces for sale on Etsy.

More info: Etsy | tactilestudio.co.uk

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See more of these beautiful modern fossils on Dein’s Etsy.

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400-Year-Old Colonial Church Emerges From Waters In Mexico

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A 400-year-old church submerged in a reservoir in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has emerged due to a drought in the region that has reduced water levels by 25 meters (82 feet). Local fishermen have been taking visitors onto the Grijalva river to visit the church, which was submerged by a dam built in 1966 to form the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir. The church has emerged twice since the dam was built.

The 16-meter-tall church, known as the Temple of Santiago (or of Quechula) was built some time in the 16th century but “was abandoned due the big plagues of 1773-1776,” Mexican architect Carlos Navarrete told AP News. The church was built due to its position along an important highway built and used by Spanish conquistadors. “It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that,” Navarrete said. “It probably never even had a dedicated priest.” The church is also surrounded by the submerged town of Quechula.

(h/t: ap news)

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Image credits: AP / David von Blohn