"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
A pair of strange deaths occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1966. To this day, the deaths of two men found under what can only be described as unique circumstances, have yet to be explained.
It is unclear whether the death of these two middle aged men were self-induced or not. They were last seen buying water from a bar, and they seemed to be in a hurry. Three days later their bodies were discovered. The strange part about this case was the weird and strange items the dead bodies had on them. They had lead masks with no holes, much like the ones used to protect from radiation, an empty water bottle, two towels, and a notebook. The notebook confused the case even further. It contained a few notes in Portuguese. Translated, they read: “16:30 be at agreed place, 18:30 swallow capsules, after effect protect metals wait for mask signal.” They had left town saying they were going to buy a car but the car money was not found on the bodies.
They had on suits which indicated they were meeting someone. The masks of course suggested they were expecting radiation. The area they were found at was famous for UFO sightings and we all know what the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy does say about towels, but I’m sure they were also expecting moisture.
The biggest mystery is the notes. Who were they meeting? Why? Was Vintem Hill the actual spot they were meeting? The notes suggested they took the pills but the toxicology came up clean. What did they mean by “protect the metals”? Where they waiting for radioactive material or an intergallactic ride? Either way, why did they end up dead?
The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.