kittehkats:

Too True!
In Belgium they still hold a cat festival, “Kattenstoet” that was first observed in the middle ages.
The parade commemorates an Ypres tradition from the Middle Ages in which cats were thrown from the belfry tower of the Cloth Hall to the town square below.  That’s thrown alive from 50 foot towers.
One legend claims that the cats were thrown out of fears they were attached to witchcraft, while another suggests the cats were brought in to protect wool from rats and mice, and were simply disposed of in the spring when they were no longer needed by flinging them from great heights, and when the public began to gather for the spectacle, it became a festival that is still observed today, though only stuffed cat toys are used for “The.Throwing of the Cats.”

kittehkats:

Too True!

In Belgium they still hold a cat festival, “Kattenstoet” that was first observed in the middle ages.

The parade commemorates an Ypres tradition from the Middle Ages in which cats were thrown from the belfry tower of the Cloth Hall to the town square below.  That’s thrown alive from 50 foot towers.

One legend claims that the cats were thrown out of fears they were attached to witchcraft, while another suggests the cats were brought in to protect wool from rats and mice, and were simply disposed of in the spring when they were no longer needed by flinging them from great heights, and when the public began to gather for the spectacle, it became a festival that is still observed today, though only stuffed cat toys are used for “The.Throwing of the Cats.”

(Source: coolnessgraphed, via marypoppinslockanddropit)

fallontonight:

- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; September 16, 2014

Part 1 / Part 2 ]

urbanfunscape:

The City of Toronto is taking a stance against litter, by combining the logos from pieces of trash found on the ground to tell off litterers. Harsh, but fair.

urbanfunscape:

The City of Toronto is taking a stance against litter, by combining the logos from pieces of trash found on the ground to tell off litterers. Harsh, but fair.

bookpickings:

The Four Loves

C. S. Lewis


"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival."


C.S. Lewis on true friendship – spectacular short read:

bookpickings:

The Four Loves

C. S. Lewis

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival."

C.S. Lewis on true friendship – spectacular short read:

(Source: coolnessgraphed)

bookpickings:

100 Ideas that Changed the Web

Jim Boulton

How the web became the web, in 100 radical ideas that we’ve come to take for granted

bookpickings:

100 Ideas that Changed the Web

Jim Boulton

How the web became the web, in 100 radical ideas that we’ve come to take for granted