WUvians will surely be interested in a great new art book showcasing the weird comics covers of
, inventors tried to think of ways to preserve items during a sinking. Dutch inventor Cornelis Van Blaaderen came up with his Floating Safe, which never quite caught on.
has a brief explanation in English.
has the full story, but all in Dutch. Google translate should help. But even if you don't bother, there are great pictures and a film!
Romance over practicality? What were they thinking?
I finally tracked down the original story. It's copyright so
and read all about it.
Interview with Susanne Wenger from Jeremy Weate on Vimeo.
You know all those campy old films where explorers find a leopardskin-clad white woman ruling an African tribe? Well, while not quite the same, here's the story of
, who gave up European life for Yoruban culture.
And given that Wenger was once
quite a looker
, maybe the Hollywood version is not so far off.
I just hope he knew enough to yell, "Fire!"
Full article here.
Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.
This video offers a perfect pairing of weird personalities.
, a black man from the USA, once a boxer, who became a pop star, but only in Europe.
Jayne Mansfield, dancing and uttering the line, "My ears directed my body toward the sound." 'Nuff said.
More coverage below.
Original article here.
Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.
This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.
Read the whole account here.