It’s been a while since we featured weird stories about Van Gogh and the Mona Lisa. Please accept our apologies for the oversight and enjoy these two:
- An amateur historian appears to have solved what this story claims is “one of the great mysteries of Western art”—how much of his left ear did Vincent van Gogh slice off?
- And Mumbai physicists uncover a link between a painting of Lord Shiva and the Mona Lisa. Spoiler alert: it’s really about the golden ratio.
Now on to the other stuff we’ve been reading this week:
- You’ve probably heard the stories about people playing Pokémon Go in mortifyingly inappropriate places, Chicago’s Field Museum decided to fight fire with fire and created its own treasure hunt.