This latest Neymar story is one we certainly didn’t see coming, but this picture from the folks over at 101GG.com pretty much tells you all you need to know:
Yep. Those reportedly are vials of cocaine bearing Neymar’s picture. The purpose of putting the Brazilian wunderkind on the…
The Oldest Pencil in the World
On Brainpickings, Maria Popova shares one essential thing you didn’t know you didn’t know, the surprising history of the pencil, from John D. Barrow’s “altogether fascinating book” 100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know.
Aramaic Adoption Contract, dates to October 22, 416 B.C.E., found at Elephantine Island, Egypt, Papyrus/ ink.
This document originates in the archive of Ananiah and Tamut, members of a Jewish family living on Elephantine Island in the fifth century B.C. This contract allows a man named Uriah to adopt a boy named Jedaniah and thus free him from slavery. Adoption was one legal method used to free slaves in ancient Egypt. (x)
SELF PORTRAITS BY NIKOS GYFTAKIS
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm. - “It is in my portraits that the work of art is organized around a dominating, dynamic topic and it is fully radiant with movement, flow and musicality. With the line being the main medium, the curves replace the corners and the continuity comes in place of the discontinuity. The are no contour lines and the figures, the light, and the color, all flow in space and in the surroundings.”