“Bones of our wild forefathers, Oh forgive if now we pierce the chambers of your rest.” So begins a (not-so-great) poem by William Wordsworth’s niece that spent 150 years buried in a 4,500-year-old prehistoric monument called Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, England. The poem by Emmeline Fisher was burrowed into the mound in a time capsule in 1849, and is now published for the first time. Said piercing, reports The Guardian, could refer to the umpteen drillholes and tunnels bored by treasure seekers, many of which have caused cave-ins at the historic hill.
ArtBasel’s “Creepiest Buffet”: C-Monster gives “The Damien Hirst Award” to the Rubell Collection for its breakfast trough at Art Basel Miami Beach: hundreds of boiled eggs and a pan of bacon, both presented amid a mound of latex gloves.
Moosterpiece: The Barr’s point out an enormous sculpture planned for the Swedish mountain town Vithatten. Touted as the biggest moose in the world, the sculpture will be 45 meters (roughly 145 feet) tall and house a restaurant and concert hall. Moose capacity: 350 people.
Wallinger wins Turner: Old news by now, but I had to mention it.