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A darker, grimmer Snow White

More than a century before the Disneyfication of Snow White, German folklorists the Brothers Grimm collected the fairy tale in their anthology Nursery and Household Tales. But their version, and earlier tellings including one titled "The Young *****" from the 17th century, was not quite the Snow White that in 1937 became Disney's first animated ...

Why Momo Challenge panic won’t go away

02.27.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

On the night of July 11, 2018, YouTuber AL3XEITOR uploaded a creepy new video for his audience of nearly one million subscribers.  In the video, the creator holds up his phone to the camera and shows viewers a scary image of a half-woman, half-b... ...

Ancient civilizations’ fascination with AI, robots, and synthetic life

Stanford folklorist and science historian Adrienne Mayor has a fascinating-sounding new book out, titled "Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology." It's a survey of how ancient Greeks, Romans, Indian, and Chinese myths imagined and grappled with visions of synthetic life, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robots. From Mayor's interview at ...

Great Chinese Anecdotes About Purple Clay

06.11.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Intriguing legends about purple clay have been passed on the lips of Chinese tea lovers over time. Through these stories, we get clues about the start of purple clay tea ware and the status a good purple clay teapot may give its owner. ...

Three short stories about China and purple clay

05.24.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Who was the first person that discovered the distinctive purple clay ideal for making teapots? How deep do purple clay teapot collectors love their treasures? There are many interesting Chinese legends and folklore that aim to answer these questions. ...

A Gem In the Rough – Folklore

05.23.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

There is a lack of RPGs for the Playstation 3, and with so little to choice from it's a great thing I cam e across Folklore. It can be purchased for under thirty dollars and your will receive about thirty to forty hours of game play. There are not many titles to chose ...

Jackalope-Inspired Work at Wyoming Craft Shows

04.03.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

People with a penchant for hearing myths would probably be familiar with the jackalope. Essentially the portmanteaus of the jackrabbit and the antelope, this creature is just that - a rabbit with antelope horns. The inspiration comes from jackrabbits that have been infected with horn-like tumors, but the mythical creatures are awe-inspiring nonetheless. ...