Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #14

The extensive history of hedgehogs in ancient art. This little guy dates to 600 BCE Greece, where hedgehogs were believed to be able to predict the weather.

A clay sculpture of a hedgehog. It has a long pointed nose and bulging eyes and its quills are etched into the brown pottery.
Image via Archeaology Now.

This chart by Stephen von Worley that shows the expansion of Crayola crayon colours over time. Click the link for an interactive version.

A fan style chart with rainbow coloration from red on the left through to black on the right. The chart starts in 1903 in the center with 8 colors - red, brown, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. As the timeline expands, the colors fragment into an array of different divisions, ending in 2010.
Crayola Color Chart by Stephen von Worley

This little house in Vancouver, clinging to life as it’s overtaken by condos and commercial real estate.

A two story yellow Victorian style house sits on a small lot, surrounded by glass and steel condos and skyscrapers.
Photo by Brent Bellamy.