While I’m at it, have a little Pixie.
wine doesn’t taste like sparkling grape juice and I don’t think I ever fully got over that disappointment
Carlos Schwabe, The Love of Wine. 1900
she’d love it even more if she could figure out how to drink it
This post is full of great images, but this one really cracks me up. A GUY CAN’T GEAR UP AND ENGAGE ONE SINGLE FIRE IN MORTAL COMBAT WITHOUT A NAKED LADY TOUCHING HIS BUTT GODDAMN
Horizontal Sections of the Adult Male
Top-to-Bottom: Mid-section of skull, section at maxilla [hard palate between sections], section below mandible
Eugène-Louis Doyen was a revolutionary (if flamboyant and controversy-loving) Parisian surgeon who lived between 1859 and 1919.
Long before the Visible Human Project created its 1,871 “slices” of Joseph Paul Jernigan at 1 mm intervals, and created over 65 gigs of anatomical data (and later created 40 gigs of data with a female cadaver), Doyen presented a new way of visualizing the cadaver: longitudinal and horizontal sections, showing exactly how the human anatomy goes together in each area, without the context of seeing the full organs or bones.
Though the full usefulness of these unorthodox sections wasn’t truly appreciated until the advent of tomography in the early 1970s, they were noted to be helpful to early radiologists, and especially to the burgeoning fields of criminal forensics and forensic archaeology.
Atlas d’anatomie topographique. Eugène-Louis Doyen. 1911.
Selections from “Atalanta Fugiens” by Michael Maier — Oppenheim, 1617
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
Artistic microscope slides produced in the Victorian era (1840~1900) by arranging hundreds of tiny diatoms into intricate patterns. This was often accomplished by using a single hair to move the diatoms in a special chamber that prevented disturbance to the slide. The fabrication of these amazing objects must have required incredible patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand.
Forgotten Boneyard by Tim Prince
99.9% of all creatures that have ever lived are dead. That’s a lot of bones buried beneath the surface world and most of them will never be accurately identified. Several dinosaurs have only ever existed due to improper skeleton assimilation, fitting the disparate joints together like a prehistoric jigsaw puzzle without the convenient cover photo to know what you’re making. Of course, it’s possible we actually got it right by accident. So it’s not a stretch to assume that the horrific amalgamations of the Forgotten Boneyard could, in fact, exist somewhere deep within the bedrock, crunching beneath our feet. Some of these pieces are available for purchase at etsy.