In a piece that seemed tailored specifically to my enjoyment, Hyperallergic catalogued a series of cats who, for various reasons ranging from extreme affection to hunting prestige, have been immortalized in statue.
This week, Istanbul honored one of its most famed felines with a statue that replicated its chill pose beloved by the internet. A statue of Tombili, was inaugurated on October 4. His jaunty pose, with one furry arm up on the curb, casts in bronze the laid back photograph that made him a meme.
Tombili died in August after illness. According to Hürriyet Daily News, sculptor Seval Şahin “voluntarily erected the sculpture demonstrating Tombili’s iconic pose on the sidewalk,” installing it right where the photograph was taken. The unveiling follows an enthusiastic Change.org campaign for Tombili’s memorialization.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.