Pangolin. Photo by Georg Steinmetz. Not a mobile pineapple, the pangolins are scaly mammals from Southeast Asia. They are toothless, have poor eyesight, eat insects, and their sole defense is emitting a bad odor while curling into a ball. The Pangolin is endangered due to use in traditional Chinese medicine. The animals are 30-40 pounds each and in just one year government agents confiscated 220,000 pounds of pangolin parts being exported.
Out of The Past - Essential, quintessential, sensational film noir. With Kirk Douglas as a sleazy villain, Jane Greer as a deadly femme fatale, & Mitchum at his most sonambulant, stoic yet tender. (9/10)
Joyeuse ('joyful'), a sword that is said to have part of Charlemagne's sword in it, kept at the Louvre. "The Louvre's official website dates the pommel to the 10th to 11th centuries, the cross to the second half of the 12th, and the grip to the 13th century" (Wikipedia)