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Yes, ostrich racing is real.
George Morland – Fox hunting.
Francis Bacon – Study for Bullfight No.1, 2nd Version
Back in 1973, Norman Mailer and Jon Naar collaborated on The Faith of Graffiti. The book combined Mailer’s essay about the kids who were writing their names on the walls and subway cars in New York City at the time with Naar’s photographs. The Faith had been out of print for years, until HarperCollins reissued it this past January.
Oh! Mikey, is a series of Japanese comedy sketches created by Yoshimasa Ishibashi featuring a family of Americans (“The Fuccons”) living in metropolitan Japan. The series is notable in that all of the characters are played by mannequins with perpetually frozen facial expressions.
For a period of thirty years Sanctorius weighed himself, everything he ate and drank, as well as his urine and feces. He compared the weight of what he had eaten to that of his waste products, the latter being considerably smaller. He produced his theory of insensible perspiration as an attempt to account for this difference. His findings had little scientific value, but he is still celebrated for his empirical methodology.