Today in Cool (?) Stuff in the Mail: Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy. Walter Potter was a British country taxidermist whose whackdoodle scenarios of kitten weddings and rabbits in school became a renowned example of Victorian whimsy (though, uh, perhaps a bit upsetting to modern sensibilities — I didn’t post the taxidermied kittens, for which you’re no doubt thanking me right now).
Potter died in 1918 and the collection continued on as a museum for decades — interestingly, when it was finally split up and sold off in 2003, auction house Bonhams rejected a £1 million pound bid from Damien Hirst for the entire shebang, a decision that later got them sued by the original owners who argued the bid should’ve been accepted. Though I dunno, I can’t see how being studded with diamonds or suspended in formaldehyde could improve on this any.
Originating from England, the Lancashire Heeler is apart of the herding group. They are most commonly black and tan, but may appear in liver and tan as well. It is speculated that this breed came about when a Welsh Corgi was introduced to a Manchester Terrier, but others suggest a Corgi and a Dachshund. Unlike the Corgi, these hearty pups can live up to 15 years old, or more, and they are half the size. If you’re interested in owning one of these handsome dogs, don’t let their short stubby appearance fool you; they will thrive in agility, flyball, and herding competitions.
The definition of Heaven and Hell
Then the sphincter and the crutch start to have their own ideas. http://ift.tt/1gzY2ku