Hyacinth Dirigible

"For the world we see is like a sack placed over our heads, so that we are blind to the true nature of things; yet there are places where the sack-cloth is threadbare, where the fabric of it is worn thin, and strange sights may sometimes be seen..."

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Leopoldo Galluzzo, Discovery of Life on the Moon

In 1835, The New York Sun published a story announcing the sensational discovery of life on the moon. Bat Men and Moon Maidens were described as frolicking among unicorn bison and giraffey beasts. The story increased the newspaper’s popularity dramatically. Believe it – or not ;)

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Constant Roux (French, 1865-1942)

Glass Ceiling Pendant, Oceanographic Museum, Monaco

Inspired by Plate 88, Ernst Haeckel, Art Forms in Nature

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  • Science teacher: What is the difference between venom and poison?
  • Me: Venom is black metal and Poison is glam metal.