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A 751-piece monochromatic tribute to the 1928 cartoon that introduced the world to Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  

The set features hidden wheels, moving steam pipes and crane, rotating paddle wheels, special Mickey and Minnie monochrome minifigs, Mickey’s parrot, Minnie’s guitar and music sheet, and a “potato bin”.

€90 from LEGO.

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In the first of a three-part series, German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (and here’s why you should trust what they say) explores the origins of consciousness and takes a closer look at how unaware things became aware.

Previously: Lonely?

Three dimensional paper typography by Portland-based artist and graphic designer Alia Bright – writ large in elegantly combined colours, curves and shadows.

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Behold: spiral galaxy Messier 106 –  a swirling disk of stars and gas dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus. To wit:

The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black holeM106, also designated NGC 4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici).

(Image Credit: NASAESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and Processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler)

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Behold: the 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro (who also designed the Boomerang and the Ghibli), the Bora was Maserati’s first mid-engined, independently suspended chassis and an icon of 1970s automotive design.

This particular champagne coloured V8 was completely restored in 1989 and can be yours for a trifling €245,500.

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A 2018 audio-visual work by Belgian artist Joanie Lemercier that explores the vastness of the Cosmos using 3D orbs and morphing geometries projected onto water particles over a rippling water surface with an accompanying soundscape provided by Paul Jebanasam.

Currently on a tour of the Universe, starting on Earth.

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The tale of Nancy the orb-weaver as told by zefrank. To wit:

She can make rope with her butt, and what she chooses to do wit that butt rope is nobody’s business.

Previously: True Facts About The Lemur