The Secret Lives of Fish
Paris-born artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard uses fish for her art. Not a common medium for most artists, but that’s what makes her work so incredibly fascinating. The details in each scene are meticulously placed and the positioning of her “subjects” is perfect. Each piece is so unique with its content that it brings to mind particular scenes from movies and film.
The artist works in Berlin, Germany and takes up to three months to complete each piece. Every diorama she makes is perfectly placed and detailed, with set decorations, clothing, shoes, and tiny utensils. After she is done photographing the fish scenes, she cooks and eats them. Recycling at its best.
Slow Motion Water Balloon Explosions
Nothing speaks to the coming of summer better than a water balloon to the face. Watching the shape the water takes as it pops in slow motion is fascinating.
Ancient Animal Mummies
Wrapped in linen and carefully laid to rest, animal mummies hold intriguing clues to life and death in ancient Egypt. One hundred years ago, the many thousands of mummified animals that turned up at sacred burial sites throughout Egypt were just things to be cleared away to get at the good stuff. Few people studied them, and their importance was generally unrecognized.
In the century since then, archaeology has become less of a trophy hunt and more of a science. Excavators now realize that much of their sites’ wealth lies in the multitude of details about ordinary folks—what they did, what they thought, how they prayed. Animal mummies are a big part of that.
(Source: National Geographic)
The glass frog is a fascinating little creature. While most of the frog’s body is lime green, the abdominal skin is translucent. Most of the internal organs, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract are visible through its translucent skin. The glass frog is also very small in size, ranging from 3 to 7 cm.
Worlds Longest Tusks
Narwhal skull with twin tusks. One tusk is 254 cm or 8’ 4” in length while the other one is 223 cm or 7’ 4” long. Base approx. 50 cm or 20” high. Extremely rare find and in near mint condition. One of the most prestiguous natural finds in history. Only a few skulls with double tusks are known, almost none are documented and this is probably the one with the longest tusks ever. The animal must have been between 40-50 years old. It was caught by Canadian Inuit hunters off the NE shores of Canada during the summer 2001 hunting campaign.