A list of intriguing things
One: Let’s start with this crazy-sized moth that was recently spotted in Washington state. The Atlas moth has a nearly 10-inch wingspan and distinctive diamond markings—and is one of the largest in the world. They are actually native to parts of Asia—including India—and can destroy crops. In the US, they are a quarantined invasive pest. It’s illegal to buy, keep, or sell live Atlas moths, caterpillars, eggs, or cocoons without specific permits. Moral of this story: don’t be judging a moth by its gorgeous wings. (Gizmodo)
Two: Wanna eat like your cat? Kitty chow brand Fancy Feast rolled out a pop-up Italian trattoria ‘culinary experience’. The dishes—created by in-house chef Amanda Hassner and Michelin Star-winning Cesare Casella—are “prepared in ways that help cat owners understand how their cats experience food—from flavour, to texture, to form—in a way that only Fancy Feast can." Sounds lovely except everything on the plate now looks worryingly like cat food (see below). PS: believe it or not, there is also a Fancy Feast cookbook—with dishes such as Whitefish and Asparagus with Beurre Blanc. (Time Out)
Three: Of the many DIY projects in sustainability we’ve seen, this may be the coolest. Artist Almudena Romero uses the power of sunlight on leaf pigments to create photographic prints that are so exquisite. And it looks so simple, we’re almost tempted to give it a shot.