Curioser and Curioser

The curious hobo gathers inspirational artefacts
ronbeckdesigns:

Idolomantis Diabolica Revving Up For Takeoff | Scott Cromwell

ronbeckdesigns:

Idolomantis Diabolica Revving Up For Takeoff | Scott Cromwell

biomorphosis:

The Gladiator Spider can make an expandable sticky web like a net. When an insect passes below it, it stretches out the net, lunges downwards and flings the net over the prey. 

biomorphosis:

The Gladiator Spider can make an expandable sticky web like a net. When an insect passes below it, it stretches out the net, lunges downwards and flings the net over the prey. 

(via thenewenlightenmentage)

Jose in Senkele National Park, Ethiopia, reluctant to go any where without her copy of Anne Frank. She really enjoyed reading it - in fact it is an incredibly popular book in Ethiopia. Reading is the best.

Jose in Senkele National Park, Ethiopia, reluctant to go any where without her copy of Anne Frank. She really enjoyed reading it - in fact it is an incredibly popular book in Ethiopia. Reading is the best.

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Mermaid illustration obtained by Blomhoff, late Edo period (artist unknown)

Reports of mermaid encounters were not uncommon in 19th-century Japan, and a number of illustrated documents from that period - including a few by notable natural historians - depict some fantastic specimens rarely seen in today’s world.

This mermaid illustration from the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands) was obtained by Dutch trader Jan Cock Blomhoff, who served as director of the Dejima trading post in Nagasaki from 1817 to 1824. The drawing appears to show a different mermaid than Blomhoff’s famous mummified specimen, which is also owned by the museum.

(via wnycradiolab)