In Lucerne, Switzerland, there is a stone sculpture of a slain lion embedded in the face of a low cliff that pays tribute to the hundreds of valiant Swiss Guards that courageously met their demise in 1792 when revolutionaries attacked the Tuileries Palace in Paris. Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen designed the public structure known as the Lion Monument, which is also referred to as the Dying Lion or simply the Lion of Lucerne, in remembrance of the massacre that occurred during the French Revolution and to honor the brave men who lost their lives in the ambush.
Guiness says that “minute quantities” of an animal product called isinglass could be in its beer.
Isinglass, a gelatine-like substance made from the air-bladders or sounds of fish like the sturgeon is added to cask beers like Guinness to help any remaining yeast and solid particles settle out of the final product.As the finings pass through the beer, they attract themselves to particles in the fermented beer that create an unwanted “haziness” in the final product and form into a jelly-like mass that settles to the bottom of the cask. While beer left untouched will clear on it’s own, isinglass speeds up the process and doesn’t affect the final flavor of the beer once removed.
The MOMA Store (Museum of Modern Art) just released the Kipik Toothpick Holder for online sales. Designed by Erwan Péron in 2011, this little Hedgehog made out of wood will fit perfectly on any plate you’ll use to serve some olives, tiny tomatoes or any tapas for your friends. Sold for $25 on the Moma Website.
Crochet Magikarp Hat Is Yours, But Only If Your Name is Caitlyn
Check out this awesome head-eating Magikarp crochet hat, created by Savannah Mitchell of Etsy. It’s 20 inches from fin to gaping mouth, crocheted together by acrylic yarn, and is currently only on same for someone named “caitlinsilvestri…”
This means, don’t be an asshole and try to buy this hat from the store without asking first, via message. Since this hat is made-to-order, this will take some time to create before it’s ready to ship out. Plus, head size is needed to make sure Magikarp can wrap his giant mouth around your noggin!
In the 1970′s, actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, one of which the family created a close bond with. Neil the lion lived with the family in their home, and played an active role in the day to day activities of the preserve.