The Neolithic settlement Skara Brae, Scotland, dubbed the “Scottish Pompeii” due to its excellent preservation. This site was occupied approximately 3180 BCE–2500 BCE.
8 stone dwellings are what remain of Skara Brae today, each of these are linked together by low, covered passages. Considering the age of these structures, their preservation is astonishing, the walls still stand, and the alleyways are each roofed with their original slab of stone.
The preserved interior fittings of Skara Brae offer a rare insight and glimpse into the daily of Neolithic Orkney. Each house is similar in their basic design, each have a large square room, beds on either side, a shelved dresser on the wall opposite the doorway, and a central fireplace.
It was declared part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999, and was described as proclaiming ”the triumphs of the human spirit in early ages and isolated places.”
Photos courtesy & taken by Michel Guilly.
Metal Insects by Edouard Martinet, who recycles bits and pieces of old objects to create this fascinating bestiary. Radios, household appliances, typewriters and other metal relics become the raw material of these sculptures.
Today we learned that in the 1930s some people entertained large crowds by skating in giant frying pans with slabs of bacon on their feet. It may not be the most efficient way to fry bacon for a big group of people, but it sure is novel.
We aren’t aware of any contemporary bacon skaters, so this seems to have been a fleeting craze, which is a shame. Professional Bacon Skater would look awesome on a résumé.
Adorable lion cub Karis loves playing with Autumn leaves so much keepers have swept them into her enclosure
The 11-week-old cub was born in September at Blair Drummond Safari Park
Lion keeper David Reid thought leaves would entertain tiny cub
Karis is due to be introduced to the rest of the pack over Christmas. Photos by Andrew Milligan PA Wire via DailyMail
By Hiroko Kubota, whist making custom shirts for her young son, Kubota gave in to a request of his for cats on his shirts from a vast library of internet felines. Interest boomed, and now if you really want one you can purchase one from her Etsy store—if you’re quick that is, they go like hot-cakes.