A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

March 27, 2017 | 23 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

A VPN provider, takes out a full page ad in The New York Time calling out 50 senators

 

Vantablack, the darkest black invented

 

 

The evolution of face transplants

 

Plans for a boobytrap whistle

 

In 1731 king Frederick I of Sweden set a taxidermist to work on his recently deceased lion. The problem – the taxidermist had never seen a lion before

Frederick I of Sweden received a lion as a gift from the Bey of Algiers, and was so enamored with the beast that when it died he tried to have the beast taxidermied.

The only trouble was that for whatever reason, the taxidermist was only given the pelt and the bones of the beast to work from. The story goes that the poor taxidermist, lacking the modern conveniences of Wikipedia and Google image search just didn’t have the find understanding of large feline bone structure to put together a convincing facsimile. What you see below is the result.

 

8 months until the world’s first human head transplant

 

A young Conan O’Brien

 

ISIS destroying ancient religious relics in northern Iraq, 2014

 

Log of who’s paying for the wall

 

A copy of the Mona Lisa painted along side Da Vinci by his apprentice. Unlike the original, however, the paint was preserved showing what the famous painting would have looked like in 1517

 

Ken Doll Prison Shank confiscated by London Metropolitan Police