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The petals of Heliogabalus by Odd Feed

When was deodorant invented?

The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use perfumes, but it wasn’t until 1888 that the first commercial deodorant hit the shelves. For decades it was just a niche product until a genius ad campaign made it a necessity in the early 1920s. Now, it seems like we can’t go a day without wearing the stuff!

A Dead Leaf Butterfly

The Dead Leaf Butterfly: Creatures of Camouflage

The oakleaf or dead leaf butterfly, a renowned master of camouflage, epitomizes nature’s ingenuity. When its wings are shut, it expertly mimics a withered leaf, evading predators with remarkable precision, exemplifying the art of self-preservation.

Bagworm moth caterpillar

The Bagworm Moth Caterpillar: Master of Architecture and Illusion

Championing the art of disguise, the bagworm moth caterpillar upturns conventions of metamorphosis, crafting intricate, camouflaged cocoons from nature’s debris. Discover the marvel of this mini architect’s ingenious survival strategy in a fleeting, yet purposeful existence — a testament to nature’s quality over quantity.