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Mighty Tanaka has posted some great shots of the new Nychos mural in Brooklyn.  Every neighborhood needs its own exploded whale, y’know?  Check the Mighty Tanaka Tumblr or Instagram for more pics.

(hat tip exhibition-ism)

weirdvintage:

This is the Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park.  Alexander Dabell established the amusement park in 1843, making it one of the oldest (or perhaps the oldest) amusement park in the United Kingdom.  In 1842 a huge fin whale had been stranded off the Needles.  Dabell bought it at auction, sold off the blubber, had the bones bleached, and transported across the island to a specially built hut. (via Vintage Photo LJ)

Holy crap.

weirdvintage:

This is the Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park.  Alexander Dabell established the amusement park in 1843, making it one of the oldest (or perhaps the oldest) amusement park in the United Kingdom.  In 1842 a huge fin whale had been stranded off the Needles.  Dabell bought it at auction, sold off the blubber, had the bones bleached, and transported across the island to a specially built hut. (via Vintage Photo LJ)

Holy crap.

(via weirdvintage)

You probably need these.  Lots more Kyler Martz here.

(via wittynonsense)

farewell-kingdom:

Tristin LoweMocha Dick,  2009, wool felt, vinyl coated fabric, and internal fan. 

Mocha Dick is a 52-foot-long recreation of the real-life albino sperm whale that in the nineteenth century terrorized whaling vessels near Mocha Island in the South Pacific.

(via fragmentedfictions)

Anyone know where this wonderful thing lives?
UPDATE: Oklahoma!  Thanks everyone.

Anyone know where this wonderful thing lives?

UPDATE: Oklahoma!  Thanks everyone.

Whale Fall (after life of a whale)

Beautiful, delicate paper puppets from Sharon Shattuck and the folks at Sweet Fern Productions, inspired by the latest episode of Radiolab.