Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #21

Fan Tan Alley in Victoria, BC, is the narrowest commercial street in North America. Having been, I can confirm it is very narrow. I bet delivery drivers really hate it.

Brick walls frame the sides of a narrow alley. In the distance red Chinese style lanterns and hanging signs for businesses are visible.
Fan Tan Alley photo by Michal Klajban, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This jewel squid, found on a recent expedition to the ocean near Ascension and St Helena. The ocean is really deep and it’s filled with really weird stuff.

A squid with a black body is covered in evenly spaced, glowing, circular red dots.
Jewel Squid photo by Chris Fletcher via the Natural History Museum

Josh’es Book of Animals. Begun when Josh Gabbatiss was nine, he finally finished his passion project this year. As encyclopedias go, this one features some truly incredible drawings.

A black and white sketch of an elephant. The surrounding text describes the natural history and biology of elephants.
Elephants featured in Josh’es Book of Animals via Twitter