Today's short video, De Herinacio: On the Hedgehog, is no ordinary nature video. Instead it's a charming animation inspired by a 13th c. English medieval bestiary, the Rochester Bestiary, now in the British Library (shown right.) This story of how hedgehogs collect grapes from vineyards for their families is imaginative, even if it bears little resemblance to real hedgehog behavior; you can read more about the story here on the British Library blog.
The video was made by Obrazki nunu and Discarding Images. Yes, it's in Latin, but there are English subtitles, and it's just delightful.
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There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.