"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes come to the top."
The Ocean Sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish in the world! They weigh about 2,200 pounds fully grown, and consume enormous amounts of jellyfish to sustain themselves. This sunfish was captured in 1910 and weighed about 3,500 pounds.
Fun Fact of the day: Albert Camus was not only one of the leading philosophers of modernity, he was also a mega-babe
In the 1930s, the Soviets experimented with training dogs to deliver first aid, track land mines, transport food, and detonate enemy targets.
Twelve regional dog schools were opened in Moscow, and by 1935, anti-mine dog units were officially included in the Soviet Army.
However, the project was later abandoned because the dogs were too afraid of bomb blasts to be truly effective.
"All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations which his kind"
- Karl Marx from Manifesto of the Communist Party
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe"
Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe
"In me are united two almost irreconcilable characteristics. I have a passionate temperament, and lively and headstrong emotions. Yet my thoughts arise slowly and confusedly, and are never ready till too late. It is as if my heart and my brain did not belong ot the same person. Feelings come quicker than lightning and fill my soul, but they bring me no illumination; they burn me and dazzle me. I feel everything and see nothing; I am excited but stupid; if I want to think I must be cool…. so it was that I was burning for love for no object, and it is perhaps love of this sort that is the most exhausting."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau from Confessions
Memento mori is the Latin phrase for “remember your mortality.” It usually refers to a type of art that seeks to remind the viewer of their mortality.
Vanitas by Philippe de Champaigne boils life down to three basics: Life, Death, and Time.
is a form of acute malnutrition. It is caused by excess consumption of lean meat like rabbit without supplementing with other nutrients and meats with greater fat content. After a week of eating only rabbits, humans develop diarrhea, headaches, and vague discomfort, and will eventually starve if they do not find other food.