1. A 392 year old shark discovered in the Arctic Ocean (that means he was wandering the oceans back in 1627)
Found on Reddit.
2. The tiny video store that survived Netflix
In the wake of an algorithm-led video store apocalypse, Captain Video stays afloat by offering the human touch.
“Where the hell have you been? I haven’t seen you in 6 months!”
Ira Belfer rises from his throne (a well-worn dining chair from the 1980s), circumvents a countertop cluttered with VHS tapes, and lumbers toward a well-tanned man in a polo shirt who’s just walked into his store. “What, you’re done watching movies now?”
It’s a question Belfer has found himself asking a lot in recent years.
The world is not the same place it was when he opened his shop, Captain Video, in 1985. At 65, he’s now the grizzled veteran of a dying industry. He’s witnessed the boom and bust of the video store. He’s watched the rental titans crumble. He’s weathered the onslaught of the digital age — on-demand television, Redbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime.
But as the world evolved, Captain Video stayed largely frozen in time. And that’s exactly what has kept it in business.
Read the full article on The Hustle.
3. The Totally Adorable Ferves Ranger
An Italian automobile manufactured from 1965 until 1970. Based on the Fiat 500.
Found on Hot Wheels.
4. Also adorable: Donkey Nannies
Each year in the pre-Alpine hills of the Italian Alps of Lombardy, grazing Animals are moved from high pastures down to the plains…Newborn Lambs are unable to make this journey on their own. Instead they are packed out riding in the pouches of a specially made saddle on the back of a Donkey/Mule Nanny. These beautiful babies are taken down at rest stops and returned to their mothers for a bite to eat and a bit of nuzzling.
Found on For the Love of Donkeys.
5. Adopt a Dog from Chernobyl?
Yes it’s possibble. SPCA International and the Clean Futures Fund have partnered to make the dogs available for adoption in Ukraine and North America.
6. Invasion of the Deer, Japan
In Nara Park, sometimes the deer like to stray outside the park’s boundaries, such as they do each July when they occupy this sidewalk and stretch of road.
Found on Sora News 24.
7. Explorers Make Their Way Through An Abandoned Japanese Village
Residents of Nagatani village in Fukui prefecture were forced to leave en mass over 20 years ago when the construction of a dam was planned nearby.
8. Backup Apollo 11 Commander Jim Lovell reading a newspaper
Found on History, Culture, Education.
9. The Most Handsome Man In Harlem
Famed for his looks, Harold emigrated from London to America establishing himself as one of the most respected ‘kingmakers’ of the 1920s ‘Harlem Renaissance’. If you wished to make it in Harlem society, he had the contacts.
Found on reddit.
10. So France’s Public Enemy No. 1 Was Rather Dashing
Enter René la Canne, c. 1948. He looks a bit like a French James Dean, no? Well, the dashing prisoner was the country’s public enemy no. 1 for a while, and was rather beloved by the public due to his lack of violence during high profile jewel robberies (ex. Van Cleef & Arpels), and his knack for busting out of prison again (and again).
Found on Wikipedia
11. The Black Widow of Gucci
Patrizia Reggiani sits silently as daughters Alessandra and Allegra grieve at their father’s funeral, 1995. Their father, gunned down outside his Milan office, was Maurizio Gucci – the last born Gucci to own the global fashion house. Two years later she would be sentenced to 26 years for his murder.
Found on reddit.
12. Finger Limes
Where have finger limes been all our lives? Our thoughts exactly. Often described as “citrus caviar”, they are being cultivated commercially and are becoming a key ingredient in more restaurants and bars.
Found on the Gin Queen.