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Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, though with a prior claim by the zoologist John Graham Kerr, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.

Unlike some other forms of camouflage, dazzle works not by offering concealment but by making it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and heading. Norman Wilkinson explained in 1919 that dazzle was intended more to mislead the enemy as to the correct position to take up than actually to miss his shot when firing.

One example is the SS West Mahomet

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THIS PAINT JOB ALWAYS CONFUSED ME. WE ALL THOUGH VARRICK WAS CRAZY FOR DOING THIS BUT HE KNEW HIS SHIT ALL ALONG!!!

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He was recruited from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on recommendation for his mousing skills.

He has captured the hearts of the Great British public and the press teams often camped outside the front door. In turn the nation sends him gifts and treats daily.

Larry, the Chief Mouser spends his days greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defences and testing antique furniture for napping quality. His day-to-day responsibilities also include contemplating a solution to the mouse occupancy of the house. Larry says this is still ‘in tactical planning stage’. [x]  < gov site

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He is the third most wealthy animal on the planet. He’s preceded by Kalu the chimp, who was left $80 million when his owner passed, and Gunther IV, who inherited $372 million from his father. [x]

Awww, he’s just gonna blow it all on catnip tho

I guess he’s an aristocat

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Marie Wilcox, a member of the Wukchumni tribe, wrote an entire dictionary on the language of her people.

Marie Wilcox has made preserving the Wukchumni language her mission. She has spent more than seven years working on the dictionary. The language is now being taught to tribe members at a local career centre, yet the language still struggles to gain traction and move beyond an elementary level. Through her hard work, Marie hopes that her dictionary will support the revitalisation of the Wukchumni language for future generations.

Now, Marie and her daughter teach weekly Wukchumni language classes to members of their tribe to help keep the language revitalised.

It seems like such a strange and nearly impossible concept, but by the year of 2100 most languages will be lost.

The story of Marie can be seen in a short documentary film ‘Marie’s Dictionary’, from the Global Oneness Project. : [x]

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