Speaking of fossilized doom, see those chop marks on that skull up there? It’s likely proof that Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609. Their supply ships had been destroyed by a hurricane and their fort was under siege by the Powhatan tribe.
After they ran out of dogs, rats and snakes to eat, these preserved remains suggest they turned to each other. Looks like this teenage girl, who researchers are calling “Jane”, drew the short straw.
Using advanced facial reconstruction technology, AMNH scientists were able to not only reconstruct her butchering, but also her face.
Eventually, the flesh was cut away from Jane’s cheeks and facial muscles, her tongue was removed, and her brain was extracted through the hole in her skull. English diets in the 17th century often included the cheek, tongue, and brain of animals, so it’s not surprising to [researchers] that the same parts of Jane’s head would have been removed for consumption.
NOT JUST FOR METEORS Here’s a compilation of random acts of kindness captured by Russian dashboard cameras. We already know the world is full of good people. It just helps to see it sometimes. (via Mashable)
“…at our wedding, Kurt wore green pajamas because he was too lazy.” -Courtney Love
Today, we would like to spotlight painter Olive Ayhens who created two beautiful pieces of artwork for our ONTIME/Grand Central at 100 exhibition. Ayhens hones in on the architectural details from above to create a swirling, bold tapestry of color that conveys the reflection of life both inside and outside Grand Central Terminal. She uses the constellations as the sky above the terminal, freeing them from their earthly architecture. Also, keep a look out for her poster… coming to a subway near you!
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via crookedindifference)