Today in Ancient Arachnid Activities…

Behold the prehistoric perfection of a 20 million-year-old spider exquisitely preserved in Dominican amber while in the act of unweaving their special spider silk. Here's some additional info about Dominican amber from a helpful Redditor: "Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic. This spider was caught in resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera, which …

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Medieval Cats vs. Monday Blues

Whether you've got too much, too little, or only wibbly-wobbly things happening this week, nothing puts a brand new week into perspective like the angst-ridden, demented, confused, just plain sad, or otherwise troubled visages and misshapen bodies of medieval art cats. I thought I knew existential angst until I saw this anguished kitty: Many of …

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When Betentacled Samurai Walked The Earth

"There is no solitude greater than that of the samurai..." Especially when he's covered in tentacles. I wish I could've seen the 18th century samurai who wore this amazing octopus kabuto. Were other parts of his armor or his swords similarly adorned? Considering when it was made, it's likely this tentacular helmet was for ceremonial purposes …

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