Nightwatch by Peter Meuleners, 2000. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm. Submitted by the artist.
someone told me once that shooting stars are really just angels throwing away their cigarettes before God could catch them smoking
Gunther von Hagens, acid-corrosion cast of the arteries of the adult human hand and forearm
Every dog has his day
the productive afternoon of two 50 year olds and a 23 year old. might i present to you, “a foot of snow in wilsford, lincolnshire”
The Fukang Meteorite
Back in the year 2000, an incredible meteorite weighing 2,211 pounds was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the Funkang meteorite, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite. With 4.5 billion years in the making, its golden olivine mixed with silvery nickel-iron to create a stunningly beautiful mosaic effect.Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.
It has since been divided into slices which give the effect of stained glass when the sun shines through them. It is so valuable that even tiny chunks sell in the region for $40 to $60 a gram. An anonymous collector holds the largest portion, which weighs 925 pounds.
WHO ELSE MISREAD THIS AS “THE FUCKING METEORITE”
God fukang dammit