Artist Sex, Land-Walking Octopus, Mini Bronte, Food Companies that Serve You Wood, and Marriage Equality

Reclining Nude, 1928, by Suzanne Valadon (artist and model for (and sometimes lover of) artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes, and Degas).

Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, and incredible things I’ve come across this week:

Do Great Artists Have More Sex?

“I don’t think that you can argue with the idea that great artists have great (if by “great,” you mean prolific) love lives. (…) What I take issue with is the idea that female artists can’t enjoy the same “fruits” of their labor. (…) Do great artists have more sex? Probably. Do women artists have less sex? Maybe. Or maybe they’re still conditioned by society to keep it a secret” [Big Think via Violet Blue]
(see above: Reclining Nude, 1928, by Suzanne Valadon)

Octopus Walks on Land at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

It actually walks quite far following the people as they back away and gives them a crab before jetting back to the water. Amazing.

Credit card-sized manuscript by 14-year-old Charlotte Bronte expected to auction for over £300,000

Credit card-sized manuscript by 14-year-old Bronte

“Its 19 pages are crammed with more than 4,000 words — short stories, news, even advertisements — discernible only by magnifying glass.” [NPR.org]

15 Food Companies that Serve You ‘Wood’

I remember seeing this a few months ago and noticed the link circulating again this week. It’s worth taking a look if you haven’t seen it (or even if you have). You might have a few of these products in your kitchen. [Food Freedom]

And the best thing I came across this week:

Possibly the Most Beautiful Ad for Marriage Equality We’ve Seen

Certainly is. “GetUp! in Australia released a commercial on Thursday from the perspective of one half of a gay couple in love. It builds to the big moment that they want legalized — a proposal to get married.” [Advocate.com] (also below)