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 Clara the Rhinoceros - Pietro Longhi, 1751

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 Clara the Rhinoceros - Pietro Longhi, 1751

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Kage-e was commonly used to entertain guests at parties during 19th century Japan. The pictures are comprised of two parts: a silhouette image (viewed first) that resembles an easily identifiable object, and a real image (viewed second) that reveals the silhouettes true identity.

For example, what appear to be silhouettes of three swimming goldfish, is actually two flying Tanukis, one of which is crushing a hunter with its gargantuan testicles.

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thagal:

this person obviously took this picture trying to make fun of him but hes straight finessin, transcending, hes on a different plane of existence. We are plebs

thagal:

this person obviously took this picture trying to make fun of him but hes straight finessin, transcending, hes on a different plane of existence. We are plebs

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Cultural Variations on "Have one's cake and eat it too."

dbreunig:

Know the idiom, know the culture:

  • Bulgaria: “Both the wolf is full, and the lamb is whole.”
  • Denmark: “You cannot both blow and have flour in your mouth.”
  • France: “To want the butter and the money from (selling) the butter.” (The idiom can be emphasized by adding, “and the smile of the…
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humanoidhistory:

FOUR QUEENS SADDENED BY THE WAR, clipped from the front page of the September 14, 1914 edition of the El Paso Herald of El Paso, Texas.

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50watts:

Oh 1981 (Shigenari Onishi)

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auspiciousplatypus:

Temptation of Christ.The Fouquet Missal, ca. 1470-75, Beinecke MS 425, f. 48r, Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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Temptation of Christ.
The Fouquet Missal, ca. 1470-75, Beinecke MS 425, f. 48r, Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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mytickledeyes:

Ana Mendieta Burial Pyramid, Yagul, Mexico, 1974 Super-8 color, silent film transferred to DVD,running time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
this was displayed as a set of stills

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Ana Mendieta Burial Pyramid, Yagul, Mexico, 1974 Super-8 color, silent film transferred to DVD,
running time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

this was displayed as a set of stills

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artispretentious:

William Hogarth, David Garrick as Richard III (detail), about 1745.

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William Hogarth, David Garrick as Richard III (detail), about 1745.

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The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player, was an artificial chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century.

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The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player, was an artificial chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century.

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The Hairy Saint

The Hairy Saint

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