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Title: Hanna Barbera’s Top Cat

Series: Top Top Tales 2468

Characters: Top Cat, Benny, Choo Choo, Spook, Fancy Fancy, Brain, Officer Dibble

Creators: by Eileen Daly, Illustrated by The Mattisons

Year: 1963 Hanna Barbera Productions Inc.

Publisher(s): Whitman Publishing, (Western Publishing)

Story: Benny wins a trip aboard a ship and Top Cat and the rest of the gang sneaks aboard. There is also a crook who needs to be caught. 

Good/Bad: Great artwork. Great story.

Even though there is no subtitle to the title of the book like Top Cat: Ocean Voyage, it has a pretty great adventure outside the normal Top Cat parameters. The Top Cat Little Golden Book also has no subtitle, it is also just titled Top Cat. 

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Western Asiatic Roaring Panther Statuette, 3rd ML BC

Made of  chlorite with bone inlays. Although the precise purpose of this object remains unknown, it is likely, as with many other Western Asiatic figures of animals, that it was an ex-voto dedicated to a shrine and belonging, perhaps, to a wider sculptural group composed of several elements.

scconfederate  asked:

Know of any interesting Japanese superstitions?

In Japanese, the number 4 is associated with bad luck and even dying. See, four is pronounced ‘shi’, and so is the word for death. Likewise, 9 is pronounced 'Ku", the same as the word for pain. 7 is, however, considered lucky, just like it is here.

Unlike in most western countries, a black cat crossing your path is considered good luck.

When a funeral hearse passes you, tuck your thumb into your fist because it is believed that the spirit of the person who died is following the hearse, and will try to possess your body by entering through the gap between your thumb and fingernail.

If you want a wish to come true, go to your local shrine. Walk back and forth between the altar and the torii gate 100 times while praying and it will come true.

You know how we have bad luck days like Friday the 13th? In Japan, it’s in years. For the Japanese, it’s believed that a person experiences bad luck for a whole year - bad luck years are the ages of 25, 42, and 61 for men, and 19, 33, and 37 for women. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the 7th of July is considered one of the luckiest days of the year.

In Japan, when someone is buried, they face the head of the corpse to the North. It is believed that if you set up your bed so that your head is pointing to the north, you will bring yourself bad luck, or may even die yourself.

Japanese Buddhists have a belief that inanimate objects, like dolls, have spirits within them. Many Japanese will, to not insult said spirits, hold an annual ceremony called Ningyo kuyo, where owners pray for dolls before they are discarded.

The Japanese word for luck, 'Un’, is also the word for poop. Therefore, it’s extremely good luck if a bird turd lands on you.

At a traditional funeral, incense are burned in a bowl of rice, standing upwards. When you are eating a bowl of rice, it is considered extremely, extremely bad luck to stick your chopsticks straight up in the same fashion. Therefore, one should lay them flat across the bowl.

I’ve heard that some Japanese believe that you should not lay down straight after eating a meal. One who does is being what we would consider a pig. Therefore, said person may be reincarnated in the next life as a cow or pig.

Vinegar is known to be healthy and a bodily cleanser, however, in Japan it is believed that the consumption of vinegar will make an individual more flexible.

It is believed that heavy snowfall during the winter is a telltale sign of a bountiful harvest come the growing season.

People used to believe in an old superstition that clothes held onto the owner’s spirit even after death. Therefore if you hang your laundry outside at night, the clothes would attract the spirits of the dead and become haunted

In the Shinto religion, snakes are very sacred animals, so having a snake skin in your wallet is believed to bring wealth, luck, and good fortune into one’s life. 

There are many more, as the Japanese culture is very bountiful in religious and superstitious beliefs, but I’m tired, so… Google em!