On this day in history, April 16th, in 1457 BC
Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.
With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.
I made this “game”. Lawnmower simulator? GOTY?
You know how there have been a bunch of simulator games recently, like Woodcutter Simulator and Warehouse Simulator? I’ve always wanted a game where you mowed lawns. Different yards, different mowers, maybe weird upgrades, idk.
Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Big Cat Rescue: Wild Cats vs. Toilet Paper
Do wild species of cats (servals/bobcats/lynx/ocelots) like to destroy toilet paper like their domestic cousins?
BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the 100+ feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” in Tampa, FL. USA. Big Cat Rescue is an educational non-breeding sanctuary and a registered non-profit 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible!
Five years ago today this Pokémon card was sold.
Despite weeks of discussion, the final details were confirmed and made public on April 1st, in order to play into PokeGyms tradition of posting April Fools jokes, and causing many to believe there was no truth to the article.
This was the first, and to date only, time that the card has ever been sold publicly.
This sale was also the catalyst in me starting to talk to some of the worlds top collectors, people who would become close friends. I feel that this sale was one of the things that helped kickstart the true community of collectors, leading to dedicated collector threads, which lead to dedicated forum sections and finally our own dedicated forums.
For me personally it’s just crazy thinking about how long ago this was.
The card itself also still holds the title of most desirable English Pokémon card of all time.
The final sale price was $10,500.