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WurzelCompetition No. 7938612

by Suzanne on April 8th, 2010

Hello there, my beloved readership.

Fret not, there are many, many posts in planning, but due to the preparations for tomorrow's Jessica Albarn show, I didn't get to spend a lot of time here on the picturesque interwebs.

So instead, let's have another competition, shall we?

Mainly because I'm so super generous but also, because you proved how very smart you are in the last few riddles and I was so deeply impressed that I actually believe we should all found a neo-Platonic iAcademy where we start growing impressive beards and walk up and down columned halls on ChatRoulette mumbling nonsensical Greek theorems while rubbing our collective chin. Oh, yes, it will be a new dawn of braiiiiins!

Anyhow, so today's conundrum is therefore especially challenging, but if you kept up to date with the WurzelBlog since its infancy, and happen to have very keen eyes, you should be able to solve this mystery.

Here we go:

What is so very clever about the blocks in Koen Hauser's Nigredo photograph from his Opus Magnum Atomium series (see image above)?

by suzanne_tumblr on April 7th, 2010

… and no, you’re not the only one… I can feel it too… 

Nigredo from Opus Magnum Atomium by Koen Hauser, 2002

Mit Haut und Haar

by Suzanne on May 11th, 2006


© Koen Hauser's Opus Magnum Atomium - click to enlarge

'Und natürlich war in Paris der Gestank am größten, denn Paris war die größte Stadt Frankreichs. Und innerhalb von Paris wiederum gab es einen Ort, an dem der Gestank ganz besonders infernalisch herrschte, zwischen der Rue aux Fers und der Rue de la Ferronnerie, nämlich den Cimetière des Innocents. Achthundert Jahre lang hatte man hierher die Toten des Krankenhauses Hôtel-Dieu und der umliegenden Pfarrgemeinden verbracht, achthundert Jahre lang Tag für Tag die Kadaver zu Dutzenden herbeigekarrt und in lange Gräben geschüttet, achthundert Jahre lang in den Grüften und Beinhäusern Knöchelchen auf Knöchelchen geschichtet. Und erst später, am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution, nachdem einige der Leichengräben gefährlich eingestürzt waren und der Gestank des überquellenden Friedhofs die Anwohner nicht mehr zu bloßen Protesten, sondern zu wahren Aufständen trieb, wurde er endlich geschlossen und aufgelassen, wurden die Millionen Knochen und Schädel in die Katakomben von Montmartre geschaufelt, und man errichtete an seiner Stelle einen Marktplatz für Viktualien.

Hier nun, am allerstinkendsten Ort des gesamten Königreichs, wurde am 17. Juli 1738 Jean-Baptiste Grenouille geboren.'

(aus: Das Parfum by Patrick Süskind - Tom Tykwer's movie adaptation of this unforgettable book is currently in post-production. You can watch the teaser here.)

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On this day...

by Suzanne G. on October 28th, 2004

28 October 1988


© Koen Hauser

According to the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a 15-year-old girl, born without a vagina, had given birth (presumably by caesarian section) in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Unable to have sex in the normal way, the girl was having oral sex with her boyfriend when, at his climax, an ex-boyfriend burst in, catching them in fellatio delicto. The intruder stabbed the girl repeatedly. One blow pierced her stomach and fallopian tubes, allowing some of the ingested sperm to seep into the open tubes. Thus she became pregnant.

(via ForteanTimes)

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Magic Goes to War - Gordon Rutter on the role of magic in bringing hostilities to a satisfactory conclusion.

The Modern Mentalist - Derren Brown: psychic or master manipulator?

Eye Spirits - Macular degeneration: an eye disease of particular relevance to forteans.

Dreamer of the Dark - Was HP Lovecraft a believer in the paranormal?

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