The Great Comet of 1882 was bright enough to be visible next to the Sun in the daytime sky. This photograph is one of very few capturing this fantastic moment. Read more about the Great Comet of 1882 at Wikipedia.
“A sample of Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935.
The British biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming gave this sample of the mould Penicillium notatum to a colleague at St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1935.
Seven years earlier, Fleming had discovered by chance that this species of mould produces a substance he called ‘Penicillin’ that was found to have powerful antibiotic properties. This sample marks penicillin’s transition from an interesting phenomenon to a potential drug.”
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An Inu Hariko is a kind of traditional Japanese dog doll. It is a cute amulet that was said to ward of evil. However, now it is used more as a toy or decoration. This cutie was made by Shitayama sometime in the mid-19th century.
“The Sun and Solar Phenomena” is filled with rad illustrations and outdated facts. The exact year and artist is unknown for this vintage astronomy poster. Although, as far as sun diagrams go it is top tier considering it was all hand drawn!
The maker is Charles Kretzschmann whom based the design on ‘buccins’, which means mediaeval trumpets. Of course, as cool as the style is – the main attraction for this instrument is the monster head!!
These are a few of the sheet music covers that André De Takacs did that I found funny(mostly the titles). He also did various questionable covers, so I wouldn’t look into his other works unless you are not easily offended.
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