Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922) was a writer, journalist, inventor and industrialist. Perhaps most famous for her trip around the world in less than eighty days, she undertook the trip to see if Jules Verne’s famous book could be turned into reality. In 1889 she started a journey of almost 25,000 miles around the globe that took her to England, France (meeting with Jules Verne), Italy, Ceylon, Singapore (buying a monkey), Hong Kong and Japan. […]
The Little People Project just makes me smile. Tiny figurines pop up around the globe in familiar urban scenes as London based artist Slinkachu creates his miniature worlds from painted model train set characters. You really have to keep your eyes open in order to notice these Lilliputian installations. Fortunately for the farsighted among us Slinkachu takes great photographs of his work, allowing us to see his wonderful creations. slinkachu.com
I had – shame on me – never heard of her, but posthumously I want to pay my respect to this woman larger than life. Sixty-six years to remember, what do you do after a period in your life when you were “like five men”? Did anything compare? She passed away on August 7th at the age of 98.