A Fin whale carcass the bears have been feeding on for the past year lies beneath the surface of the water, Svalbard, Norway.
I’ve been looking for this for such a long time
Michael in the “Homicidal Barber” sketch
Archangel Michael’s victory over the Devil, sculpture above the main entrance at St. Michaelis Church, Hamburg
WHY DO WE SAY “NEAR MISS” WHEN THEY’RE REALLY A “NEAR HIT”: because there are many types of misses. you can miss something by a little (“a near miss”) or by a lot (“a far miss”). if you DON’T want to be hitting something, a near miss is obviously more dangerous than a far one. in contrast, when dealing with bombs, a “near miss” of a target is better than a far miss because while you didn’t hit the mark, it may have still be damaged by the explosion.
Inscribed Pound Weight
Syria, 743 AD
This unusual green glass weight is among the earliest dated Islamic objects (other than coins) in any American museum. In addition to the name al-Walid, who was the financial director of the Damascus treasury, the weight’s inscription, stamped on top in an angular script known as kufic, evokes Yazid III, a caliph, or ruler, of the Umayyad Dynasty (661-750).
Foundation plaques B (photo 1) and A (photo 2), dating to the early 4th century BCE. Both these plaques of hammered gold have been inscribed in Old Persian, and are from Iran during the Achaemenid period.
The Ultimate Dandies by Karl Lagerfeld for Numero Homme