atlasobscura
atlasobscura:

THE DEAD FORESTS OF ANTARCTICA
BY DARMON RICHTER / 27 JAN 2014

As a continent, Antarctica is often overlooked. Its total surface area stands in excess of 14 million km², which places it ahead of Europe in terms of size — and makes it almost twice the size of Australia. As much as 98% of the continent’s surface is covered in thick, compacted ice, reaching an average depth of over a mile. The continent is beset by some of the fiercest winds on the planet, and temperatures have been reported to drop as low as −129 °F… the lowest temperature ever recorded anywhere.
Despite being the most inhospitable place on the planet however, recent scientific discoveries suggest that this forgotten continent – sometimes nicknamed the “Great White Desert” – may in fact have once been carpeted in forest.
Get the full story at Atlas Obscura


Surreal.

atlasobscura:

THE DEAD FORESTS OF ANTARCTICA

BY DARMON RICHTER / 27 JAN 2014

As a continent, Antarctica is often overlooked. Its total surface area stands in excess of 14 million km², which places it ahead of Europe in terms of size — and makes it almost twice the size of Australia. As much as 98% of the continent’s surface is covered in thick, compacted ice, reaching an average depth of over a mile. The continent is beset by some of the fiercest winds on the planet, and temperatures have been reported to drop as low as −129 °F… the lowest temperature ever recorded anywhere.

Despite being the most inhospitable place on the planet however, recent scientific discoveries suggest that this forgotten continent – sometimes nicknamed the “Great White Desert” – may in fact have once been carpeted in forest.

Get the full story at Atlas Obscura

Surreal.

jenkirkman
jenkirkman:

If you haven’t listened to my podcast yet - click here to find the episodes! I posted this awesome review just in case you needed convincing of how great it is!
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Talk about a one trick pony….We get it, Jen Kirkman is an angry bee otch who claims that she’s actually happy. Yet, she does nothing but whine and complain and act the victim.As a comedian, she’s not funny (not even for a female comedian). As a writer, she’s derivative and impossible to follow. The only thing she really excels at is being a carcicature of herself…a bitter D lister who fails at everything she wants. The podcast is important, though, as it will go down as the epitome of how the entitled Hollywood wannabe class takes themselves oh so seriously that they can’t even see that they miss the entire point of entertainment…entertaining others. Wow, Jen Kirkman should go back to the temp jobs that were clearly her forte.

What an ass.

jenkirkman:

If you haven’t listened to my podcast yet - click here to find the episodes! I posted this awesome review just in case you needed convincing of how great it is!

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Talk about a one trick pony….We get it, Jen Kirkman is an angry bee otch who claims that she’s actually happy. Yet, she does nothing but whine and complain and act the victim.As a comedian, she’s not funny (not even for a female comedian). As a writer, she’s derivative and impossible to follow. The only thing she really excels at is being a carcicature of herself…a bitter D lister who fails at everything she wants. The podcast is important, though, as it will go down as the epitome of how the entitled Hollywood wannabe class takes themselves oh so seriously that they can’t even see that they miss the entire point of entertainment…entertaining others. Wow, Jen Kirkman should go back to the temp jobs that were clearly her forte.

What an ass.

atlasobscura
atlasobscura:

Watch This Stream of an Artist Spending Two Weeks Inside of a Bear
Channeling equal parts Empire Strikes Back and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, French artist Abraham Poincheval has begun his performance art piece known as Dans La Peau de l’Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear) by taking up residence inside of a hollowed out bear’s body.
Poincheval is no stranger to squeezing into small spaces, in fact it may be his unique oeuvre. The artist is known for performances where he spends stretches of time in small spaces such as a crevice beneath a one ton boulder, or inside of a cramped metal tube. This latest performance sees Poincheval getting back to nature by crawling inside of a sterilized, taxidermied bear corpse where he will live for the next two weeks.
Equipped with the “bear” minimum such as water and food rations, and a lamp, Poincheval will eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom inside of the empty ursine. The piece is installed at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a Paris museum devoted to hunting and nature art, and from the outside, the bear appears to simply be a preserved specimen in the middle of a normal gallery room.
For the full story of Poincheval living inside a dead bear, keep reading on Atlas Obscura’s kinja! 

Performance art. For people who can do neither.

atlasobscura:

Watch This Stream of an Artist Spending Two Weeks Inside of a Bear

Channeling equal parts Empire Strikes Back and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, French artist Abraham Poincheval has begun his performance art piece known as Dans La Peau de l’Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear) by taking up residence inside of a hollowed out bear’s body.

Poincheval is no stranger to squeezing into small spaces, in fact it may be his unique oeuvre. The artist is known for performances where he spends stretches of time in small spaces such as a crevice beneath a one ton boulder, or inside of a cramped metal tube. This latest performance sees Poincheval getting back to nature by crawling inside of a sterilized, taxidermied bear corpse where he will live for the next two weeks.

Equipped with the “bear” minimum such as water and food rations, and a lamp, Poincheval will eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom inside of the empty ursine. The piece is installed at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a Paris museum devoted to hunting and nature art, and from the outside, the bear appears to simply be a preserved specimen in the middle of a normal gallery room.

For the full story of Poincheval living inside a dead bear, keep reading on Atlas Obscura’s kinja! 

Performance art. For people who can do neither.