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50 Odd And Interesting ‘Weird History’ Posts From This Account That Makes Learning Fun No Matter How Old You Are (New Pics)

With real-life facts often being far stranger than fiction, there’s nothing like a good history book to get your noggin’ joggin’ and make you appreciate life from a whole different perspective. I might have started my love affair with history as a subject with the amazing Horrible History book series, but I’ve since then graduated to thick and dusty tomes.

However, I still have a yearning for the more fun and unusual aspects of history that first drew me in. And that’s where the Weird History Twitter page comes into play. A page with 172k followers that’s been active since September 2011, Weird History is the brainchild of Andrew Rader who does, well, pretty much everything: from book-writing to cool space stuff.

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Artist Catana Chetwynd Illustrates Her Daily Life With Her Boyfriend In Adorable Comics (20 New Pics)

Catana Chetwynd is a webcomic artist whose career started rather unexpectedly after her boyfriend (now fiancé) John uploaded her comics online back in 2016 and they went extremely viral. Nowadays the artist has over 3 million followers on Instagram, and uploads adorable comics about the couple’s daily lives every week.

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During My Pandemic Free-Time, I Transformed A Bag Of Garden Mulch And 36 Pebbles Into King Kong…

My name is Jack Lorenz. A.A.K.A. (the artist also known as) Stickboy.

I am an environmental artist, known for using discarded tree branches and other wood remnants to sculpt figurative art pieces.

My style/process starts with tree trimmings and then I reincarnate them into sculptures of living beings. The definition of reincarnation is:

“…rebirth, beginning a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death”.

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17 Artists Suggested Their Own Ideas For The Notre Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Back on April 15, Paris suffered a disaster that touched the hearts of many Parisians and other people worldwide – the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire, a 15-hour-long inferno that destroyed a big part of the cathedral’s roof along with its iconic spire. However, most of the building survived the fire and people from all over the world have donated money to help rebuild it. And while many believe that the cathedral should be rebuilt to its original state, some artists are offering their own unique ideas for the reconstruction.

A few days after the fire, France decided to host a design competition for the cathedral’s spire replacement. Edouard Philippe, the prime minister of France, said that they were looking for a fresh look “adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era”. Many artists responded to this competition and you can see some of the most interesting projects in the gallery below!

h/t

#1

Image source: ejezeta.cl

#2

Image source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

In his project called ‘Palingenesis’, architect Vincent Callebaut tried to combine science, art, and spirituality into one beautiful glass creation. The architect imagined a garden under the glass exterior that would serve as both aesthetic and nourishing purposes. “Transparency, sharing and openness to our society’s development: such are the ideas conveyed by this new, diaphanous forest of Notre-Dame, outlining the new face of the Church in the 21st century. A dynamic, agile and contemporary Church,” says the architect.

#3

Image source: studio NAB

Studio NAB propose a greenhouse on top of the cathedral and even beehives inside the spire.

#4

Image source: studiotjoa

“Our Proposal for the new roof and spire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris: A Phoenix rises from the ashes. The spire, clad in sand cast copper panels, emerges from the blackened stainless steel roof supported by flame charred glulam trusses in remembrance of what was and what can become.”

#5

Image source: summumarchi

“A proposal by summumarchi gives access to Notre Dame’s attic to make it a commemorative park, with purple colors in memory of the fire, while taking advantage of this enormous generosity of donations to make it a sanctuary for animals and insects even more threatened in cities. May this reconstruction serve the environment, and demonstrate to the rest of the world the knowledge of our French companions of how to deal with magnificent, technical, timeless architecture at the highest level possible. A symbol for future generations.”

#6

Image source: honored_art

“Upward motion, an idea of mine for Notre Dame’s spire”

#7

Image source: Norman Foster

Architect Norman Foster says his spire design resembles a “super-slender needle touching heaven’s clouds” and supposedly would give the structure more light.

#8

Image source: alex_nerovnya

#9

Image source: godart_roussel_architectes

“This subject is very sensitive for reasons that are easily understood. The wood that the construction was made out of as well as its assemblages and age make it a remarkable and honorable creation. It is hard to imagine that there would be another option than rebuilding the identical roof structure and the roof by using all the documents we have. Just like the castle of Guédelon, that is being rebuilt using the knowledge of our ancestors, Notre-Dame de Paris could also become a huge open-air educational project. In a few decades, this tragic episode would fade and as a result we would have a brand new roof of the Cathedral. But if we think about it, would we really be satisfied with this result? What other pleasure would we find besides that of comforting us in the certainty that everything is eternal?”

#10

Image source: fuksas_architects

#11

Image source: alexandre_fantozzi

“Our proposal for the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral is to use one element that it has the best, the stained glass.

Make all the cover in stained glass, including the tower, with transparency to the inner side, through the opening of the vaults, leaving only the structures flying buttresses.

In Gothic there is the connection of the earth to the sky, and inside the Cathedral, the natural illumination multiplies in colors through the filter of the cover in stained glass.

At night the inner illumination turns into a grandiose retro backlit coverage.”

#12

Image source: mathieulehanneur

“Some say that we should rebuild the spire as it was originally. Others say that we should design a new one. So, let’s build a new one as it was… 8 days ago”

#13

Image source: poa.estudio

“NOUVELLE DAME – Proposal for a new cover of Notre Dame, París”

#14

Image source: deroodavid

“Today the French architecture board website reads, ’Heritage, ancient or contemporary, is a revealing and structuring element of our culture, and we must inculcate ourselves to keep alive these markers but also built today the markers of our time’.Ultimately, I trust in France’s cultural core and its decision makers to have the audacity to move forward while retaining The Lady’s timeless image. I can only hope the project will be humble but innovative, delicate, beautiful and engaged,created by highly skilled people around a common table.”

#15

Image source: alexandre_fantozzi

“A single element used, stained glass. No new architectural features, no intervention elements (redesign), no ego, no artistic aspirations.

The material specified for this, stained glass, is made of a high-tech glass produced by a renowned and traditional French factory. The glasses have sun protection, without changing the desired aesthetic.

The windows offer greater thermal comfort inside the Cathedral, greater natural light, reduces external noise.”

#16

Image source: vizumatelier

“It’s a tragedy. Nothing would ever return over 850 years of beauty, but it’s time to [rebirth] Notre-Dame. In Gothic times builders [tried] to reach the sky, Le Duc [tried] it also in 19th century and have come closer. Now it’s possible to make it happen. Lightweight crown that connects heaven with earth.”

#17

Image source: kissthearchitect900 shares

Aušrys Uptas 

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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37 Artists Pay Tribute To The Pregnant Elephant That Died After Someone Stuffed A Pineapple Full Of Fireworks

Back on the 27th of May, Indian wildlife officers reported that a pregnant elephant had died after biting a booby trapped pineapple filled with firecrackers. After the elephant took a bite, the improvised explosive exploded in her mouth, severely damaging her jaw, and even though the locals tried to save the elephant, it didn’t survive. In an interview with Sky News, a spokesperson for the Kerala Forest Department said that local farmers are known for booby trapping food in order to keep animals away from the fields.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

Forest officer Mohan Krishnan shared this heartbreaking story on Facebook and said the elephant was know for trusting people. “When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months,” wrote the man.

According to the officials, the elephant most likely wandered out of the Silent Valley National Park (SVNP) while searching for food. The animal had wandered all the way to the Malappuram District where it found the booby trapped fruit.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

Maneka Gandhi, an animal rights activist, said that Malapurram is well-known for such violent incidents. “For instance, they throw poison on roads so that 300-400 birds and dogs die at one time,” said the woman. She also added that an elephant is killed every 3 days in Kerala.

Mr. Krishnan said that even though the elephant was badly injured and ran in pain through the village streets, she didn’t crush a single home. She eventually got to the Velliyar River where she stood with her head partially underwater. Two captive elephants tried to lead her out of the river but the elephant didn’t move, eventually succumbing to her wounds in the water. Officials the took her body back to the forest and cremated her.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

The officers are currently looking for the culprit and two organizations have announced monetary rewards for those who could provide information leading to their arrest.

After hearing this heartbreaking story, artist from all over the world started paying their respects by creating tribute art – see their contributions in the gallery below.

Image credits: Sidharthraghav8

#1

Image source: world._.photography0

#2

Image source: raibinesh974

#3

Image source:  funchershop

#4

Image source: karanacharya7

#5

Image source: uday.mohite.99

#6

Image source: DharniaArvind

#7

Image source: Hearthacker2310

#8

Image source: Rabiul Islam

#9

Image source: artis_o_max

#10

Image source: Artist Shubham Dogra

#11

Image source: arjuns_art_of_range 

#12

Image source: theinkedletters

#13

Image source: RakeshS03148870

#14

Image source: way2newsapp

#15

Image source: the_sahil_jadav

#16

Image source: sketchbook_.___

#17

Image source: kartartist

#18

Image source: satishacharya

#19

Image source: Heyabhijeet

#20

Image source: amolgudadhe 

#21

Image source: dipankar.art

#22

Image source: Prince_PSPK1996

#23

Image source: SaeedNooree

#24

Image source: ingenious_____1

#25

Image source: soul.beatz_ 

#26

Image source: mamothcreates 

#27

Image source: Nikkr_05

#28

Image source: creative_meets_graphic

#29

Image source: wirverreckenvorlachen 

#30

Image source: miss_matured

#31

Image source: ravidigitalkr

#32

Image source: iwantsee_bts_

#33

Image source: shivani_pagare

#34

Image source: shumilaya_khan_

#35

Image source: BDarkdevil

#36

Image source: shrutipillai_

#37

Image source: sanjeeta.pokharel11.0K shares

Aušrys Uptas 

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

Got wisdom to pour?

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37 Artists Pay Tribute To The Pregnant Elephant That Died After Someone Stuffed A Pineapple Full Of Fireworks

Back on the 27th of May, Indian wildlife officers reported that a pregnant elephant had died after biting a booby trapped pineapple filled with firecrackers. After the elephant took a bite, the improvised explosive exploded in her mouth, severely damaging her jaw, and even though the locals tried to save the elephant, it didn’t survive. In an interview with Sky News, a spokesperson for the Kerala Forest Department said that local farmers are known for booby trapping food in order to keep animals away from the fields.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

Forest officer Mohan Krishnan shared this heartbreaking story on Facebook and said the elephant was know for trusting people. “When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months,” wrote the man.

According to the officials, the elephant most likely wandered out of the Silent Valley National Park (SVNP) while searching for food. The animal had wandered all the way to the Malappuram District where it found the booby trapped fruit.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

Maneka Gandhi, an animal rights activist, said that Malapurram is well-known for such violent incidents. “For instance, they throw poison on roads so that 300-400 birds and dogs die at one time,” said the woman. She also added that an elephant is killed every 3 days in Kerala.

Mr. Krishnan said that even though the elephant was badly injured and ran in pain through the village streets, she didn’t crush a single home. She eventually got to the Velliyar River where she stood with her head partially underwater. Two captive elephants tried to lead her out of the river but the elephant didn’t move, eventually succumbing to her wounds in the water. Officials the took her body back to the forest and cremated her.

Image credits: Mohan Krishnan

The officers are currently looking for the culprit and two organizations have announced monetary rewards for those who could provide information leading to their arrest.

After hearing this heartbreaking story, artist from all over the world started paying their respects by creating tribute art – see their contributions in the gallery below.

Image credits: Sidharthraghav8

#1

Image source: world._.photography0

Image source: raibinesh974

#3

Image source:  funchershop

#4

Image source: karanacharya7

#5

Image source: uday.mohite.99

#6

Image source: DharniaArvind

#7

Image source: Hearthacker2310

#8

Image source: Rabiul Islam

#9

Image source: artis_o_max

#10

Image source: Artist Shubham Dogra

#11

Image source: arjuns_art_of_range

#12

Image source: theinkedletters

#13

Image source: RakeshS03148870

#14

Image source: way2newsapp

#15

Image source: the_sahil_jadav

#16

Image source: sketchbook_.___

#17

Image source: kartartist

#18

Image source: satishacharya

#19

Image source: Heyabhijeet

#20

Image source: amolgudadhe

#21

Image source: dipankar.art

#22

Image source: Prince_PSPK1996

#23

Image source: SaeedNooree

#24

Image source: ingenious_____1

#25

Image source: soul.beatz_

#26

Image source: mamothcreates

#27

Image source: Nikkr_05

#28

Image source: creative_meets_graphic

#29

Image source: wirverreckenvorlachen

#30

Image source: miss_matured

#31

Image source: ravidigitalkr

#32

Image source: iwantsee_bts_

#33

Image source: shivani_pagare

#34

Image source: shumilaya_khan_

#35

Image source: BDarkdevil

#36

Image source: shrutipillai_

#37

Image source: sanjeeta.pokharel

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17 Artists Suggested Their Own Ideas For The Notre Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Back on April 15, Paris suffered a disaster that touched the hearts of many Parisians and other people worldwide – the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire, a 15-hour-long inferno that destroyed a big part of the cathedral’s roof along with its iconic spire. However, most of the building survived the fire and people from all over the world have donated money to help rebuild it. And while many believe that the cathedral should be rebuilt to its original state, some artists are offering their own unique ideas for the reconstruction.

A few days after the fire, France decided to host a design competition for the cathedral’s spire replacement. Edouard Philippe, the prime minister of France, said that they were looking for a fresh look “adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era”. Many artists responded to this competition and you can see some of the most interesting projects in the gallery below!

h/t

#1

Image source: ejezeta.cl

#2

Image source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

In his project called ‘Palingenesis’, architect Vincent Callebaut tried to combine science, art, and spirituality into one beautiful glass creation. The architect imagined a garden under the glass exterior that would serve as both aesthetic and nourishing purposes. “Transparency, sharing and openness to our society’s development: such are the ideas conveyed by this new, diaphanous forest of Notre-Dame, outlining the new face of the Church in the 21st century. A dynamic, agile and contemporary Church,” says the architect.

#3

Image source: studio NAB

Studio NAB propose a greenhouse on top of the cathedral and even beehives inside the spire.

#4

Image source: studiotjoa

“Our Proposal for the new roof and spire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris: A Phoenix rises from the ashes. The spire, clad in sand cast copper panels, emerges from the blackened stainless steel roof supported by flame charred glulam trusses in remembrance of what was and what can become.”

#5

Image source: summumarchi

“A proposal by summumarchi gives access to Notre Dame’s attic to make it a commemorative park, with purple colors in memory of the fire, while taking advantage of this enormous generosity of donations to make it a sanctuary for animals and insects even more threatened in cities. May this reconstruction serve the environment, and demonstrate to the rest of the world the knowledge of our French companions of how to deal with magnificent, technical, timeless architecture at the highest level possible. A symbol for future generations.”

#6

Image source: honored_art

“Upward motion, an idea of mine for Notre Dame’s spire”

#7

Image source: Norman Foster

Architect Norman Foster says his spire design resembles a “super-slender needle touching heaven’s clouds” and supposedly would give the structure more light.

#8

Image source: alex_nerovnya

#9

Image source: godart_roussel_architectes

“This subject is very sensitive for reasons that are easily understood. The wood that the construction was made out of as well as its assemblages and age make it a remarkable and honorable creation. It is hard to imagine that there would be another option than rebuilding the identical roof structure and the roof by using all the documents we have. Just like the castle of Guédelon, that is being rebuilt using the knowledge of our ancestors, Notre-Dame de Paris could also become a huge open-air educational project. In a few decades, this tragic episode would fade and as a result we would have a brand new roof of the Cathedral. But if we think about it, would we really be satisfied with this result? What other pleasure would we find besides that of comforting us in the certainty that everything is eternal?”

#10

Image source: fuksas_architects

#11

 

Image source: alexandre_fantozzi

“Our proposal for the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral is to use one element that it has the best, the stained glass.

Make all the cover in stained glass, including the tower, with transparency to the inner side, through the opening of the vaults, leaving only the structures flying buttresses.

In Gothic there is the connection of the earth to the sky, and inside the Cathedral, the natural illumination multiplies in colors through the filter of the cover in stained glass.

At night the inner illumination turns into a grandiose retro backlit coverage.”

#12

Image source: mathieulehanneur

“Some say that we should rebuild the spire as it was originally. Others say that we should design a new one. So, let’s build a new one as it was… 8 days ago”

#13

Image source: poa.estudio

“NOUVELLE DAME – Proposal for a new cover of Notre Dame, París”

#14

Image source: deroodavid

“Today the French architecture board website reads, ’Heritage, ancient or contemporary, is a revealing and structuring element of our culture, and we must inculcate ourselves to keep alive these markers but also built today the markers of our time’.Ultimately, I trust in France’s cultural core and its decision makers to have the audacity to move forward while retaining The Lady’s timeless image. I can only hope the project will be humble but innovative, delicate, beautiful and engaged,created by highly skilled people around a common table.”

#15

 

Image source: alexandre_fantozzi

“A single element used, stained glass. No new architectural features, no intervention elements (redesign), no ego, no artistic aspirations.

The material specified for this, stained glass, is made of a high-tech glass produced by a renowned and traditional French factory. The glasses have sun protection, without changing the desired aesthetic.

The windows offer greater thermal comfort inside the Cathedral, greater natural light, reduces external noise.”

#16

Image source: vizumatelier

“It’s a tragedy. Nothing would ever return over 850 years of beauty, but it’s time to [rebirth] Notre-Dame. In Gothic times builders [tried] to reach the sky, Le Duc [tried] it also in 19th century and have come closer. Now it’s possible to make it happen. Lightweight crown that connects heaven with earth.”

#17

Image source: kissthearchitect

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32 Artists From All Over The World Pay Respect To The Australian Bushfires With Beautiful Art

As bushfires continue ravaging the vast territories of Australia, its devastating effects on the wildlife has inspired numerous artists to express their grief through their art. Illustrations, comics, and even food art are pouring in from all over the world, urging people to help fight the deadly flames and save the local animals.

If you want to help, here’s a list of organizations that you can donate to:

Relief efforts: First Nations GoFundMe Fundraiser, GIVIT, RSPCA New South Wales, Australian Red Cross.

Local fire services: New South Wales Fire Service, SA Country Fire ServiceTasmania Fire ServiceWestern Australia Fire Service.

Animal support: WIRES, World Wildlife Fund, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

Scroll down below to see the full list of artworks dedicated to the Australian bushfires and vote for the ones you like the most.

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These Artists Create Mesmerizing Tables That Look Like They’re Being Washed By An Ocean Wave

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Two minds are greater than one, and when two equally artistic and crafty people come together, it’s bound to result in something truly magnificent. Artist Rivka Wilkins and woodworker Jared Davis collaborated on a shared project, and the result is an excellent example of what can be achieved through artistic projects.

Davis crafted a giant walnut table out of reclaimed wood to allow the artist to go wild with it. Wilkins, who is already established as an artist heavily inspired by the ocean, adorned Davis’ piece of furniture with layers of resin that brought the wood to life as an ocean shore.

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These Artists Illustrated How Downsizing Can Actually Be Good For You

The Woke Salaryman is a comic series started by two friends, Goh Wei Choon and He Ruiming. The two had been friends during their study days but grew apart after graduating. Eventually they reconnected again after becoming colleagues and decided to make the most out of their rekindled friendship by starting the comic series.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artists said they noticed how many of their peers were recklessly spending their money. “Some of them were in their 30s with very little savings. We found that scary, and wanted to trigger the young folks in our country to better their financial decisions and lives in general,” said the artists. “Along the way, audiences from other countries started to pick up on our page.”

In one of their most recent comics, Goh and He illustrated how downsizing could lead to a better life and the comic is truly eye-opening. Check it out below!

More info: thewokesalaryman.com | Facebook | Instagram

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The artists live in Singapore and say it’s one of the most materialistic and consumeristic on the planet. “Often, people get into meaningless competitions to see who can display more material wealth. This isn’t always good for people’s financial stability,” said the duo. They say they managed to save quite a bit of money by resisting peer pressure and living below their means. “We thought if people could see that doing this had its benefits, they’d be more open to trying this out,” explained the artists.

However, not everyone agreed with the duo’s message









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