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October 22 2017


October 21 2017

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From her wiki article:
...Her father trained the court pages, and so his daughter learned dancing, reading, drawing, and fencing alongside the pages, and dressed as a boy from an early age...
...made a living by giving fencing exhibitions and singing in taverns and at local fairs. While travelling and performing in these impromptu shows, Maupin dressed in male clothing but did not conceal her gender...
...Maupin followed, entering the convent as a postulant. In order to run away with her new love, she stole the body of a dead nun, placed it in the bed of her lover, and set the room on fire to cover their escape...
...In Villeperdue, still wearing men's clothing, she was insulted by a young nobleman. They fought a duel and she drove her blade through his shoulder. The next day, she asked about his health and found out he was Louis-Joseph d'Albert Luynes, son of the Duke of Luynes. Later, one of his companions came to offer d'Albert's apologies. She went to his room and subsequently they became lovers and, later, lifelong friends...
...although her relationship with her fellow actors and actresses was sometimes tempestuous. She famously beat the singer Louis Gaulard Dumesny after he pestered the women members of the troupe, and a legendary duel of wits with Thévenard was the talk of Paris...
...Her Paris career was interrupted around 1695, when she kissed a young woman at a society ball and was challenged to duels by three different noblemen. She beat them all, but fell afoul of the king's law that forbade duels in Paris. She fled to Brussels to wait for calmer times. There, she was briefly the mistress of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria.
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Death of a Cyborg by Shorra.

I love this—the expectation that it’s an old master and then you look at the subject.
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Pfeilstorch ist die Bezeichnung für einen Storch, der beim jährlichen Flug nach Afrika durch einen Jagdpfeil verletzt wurde und mit dem Pfeil im Körper den Rückflug nach Europa überstand. Etwa 25 Fälle von Pfeilstörchen sind bekannt geworden.
Der erste bekannte Fall ist ein Weißstorch, der 1822 auf Schloss Bothmer bei Klütz mit einem afrikanischen Pfeil im Hals erlegt wurde. Er wurde ausgestopft und kann in der Zoologischen Sammlung Rostock besichtigt werden. Er wird häufig als Rostocker Pfeilstorch bezeichnet.
Diese Pfeilstörche waren im 19. Jahrhundert deshalb von Bedeutung, weil durch sie am Beispiel der Störche der Vogelzug bis nach Äquatorialafrika belegt werden konnte. Zu damaliger Zeit war nicht genau bekannt, was mit den Zugvögeln im Winter passiert. Neben der Fernzug-Theorie war damals unter anderem diskutiert worden, ob Zugvögel Winterschlaf halten oder sich in Mäuse verwandeln.
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October 18 2017

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October 17 2017

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Deep sea crab feeding on bioluminescent algae.

deep sea crab brimming with immesurable power

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