A list of intriguing things
One: Aww, look, North Korean prez Kim Jong-un held his first ever exhibition of paintings—of him! Nope, this is not like Mamata Banerjee’s insane exhibit (and she painted this shit herself.) To be frank this is the standard we’re comparing Kim to:
So we have a new appreciation for Kim literally riding into the sunset on a white horse—with zero damsels in distress to rescue (see: lead image). We personally prefer this apocalyptic version of Kim and his papa at a missile launch. Well, you laugh or you cry.
Two: Do you wanna listen to stars? US scientists have created a computer model that captures the sound of twinkling stars. To be absolutely honest, the light show is better than the sound version. TBH, much of it sounds like an audio problem on one of your devices. That said, we should all stop being effing snarky—and marvel at the wonder of ‘listening’ to stars. (New Scientist, paywall, Astronomy)
Three: First came all the hand-wringing over pets in the West eating better than humans in Africa—which has been true for a very long time. But here’s a more amusing twist: humans paying stupid money to eat like their cats. The cat food company Fancy Feast found a new way to separate humans from their money last week. It celebrated International Cat Day by throwing a ‘Fête du Feline Grand Tasting’ in New York:
The meal will include savoury basil lemonade served “Fancy Feast-style” (which was not explained, but may or may not mean "in a metal can") and a braised beef panzanella. Rea also put his own spin on a Fancy Feast Gems standard, paté with gravy. "Pâté is such a classic presentation in both fine dining and cat food," he said. "I recreate famous dishes every day, but taking on my cat Bucky's favourite food was a fun, new challenge for me."
Oh, yum. That’s for the next time you grumble about Delhi people paying too much for crap or some such. Do you really need images of the food? Fine, check out Food & Wine.