Posts by Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
September 12, 2021

ASMR Footage of Hungry Tortoise Eating Fruit and Veg Is Surprisingly Noisy and Satisfying

Some of the most calming sounds can come from the most unexpected sources. Those that are into ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) know this better than most. Some people love listening to whispering, while others enjoy the sounds of tapping. However, there’s one huge online community that can’t get enough of one particular YouTube channel called Animal ASMR.

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September 9, 2021

Limited Edition Pokémon x OREO Cookies Are Like Edible Pokémon Cards

Remember trading Pokémon cards? Cookie brand OREO has teamed up with Pokémon to offer limited edition packs, encouraging you to not only “catch 'em all,” but eat ‘em all, too. Each Pokémon x Oreo pack features the iconic pocket monsters—including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle—embossed on Oreo's classic chocolate cookies with vanilla cream filling. Similar to finding rare characters in Pokémon games, some of OREO’s cookies are harder to find than others.

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September 7, 2021

Artist Crafts Monstrous “Alien King” Sculpture From 200 Recycled Tires

For those that don’t know the Xenomorph, it’s a villainous extraterrestrial species that appears in the Alien film franchise. The gruesome species also reappeared in James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens film, and is still one of the most iconic sci-fi monsters of all time. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie, California-based designer toy studio Sideshow Collectibles created an “Alien King” maquette.

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September 2, 2021

Dolphins Alert Rescue Crew To Save a Lost Swimmer Who Was Stranded at Sea for 12 Hours

Dolphins are incredibly intelligent creatures; and amazingly, they’re also famously compassionate towards humans. There are countless stories of dolphins lending people a helping flipper in dangerous situations, from warning off great white sharks to saving kids from drowning. One most recent example comes from Ireland, where a pod of dolphins helped rescue a stranded swimmer in the sea near Castlegregory in County Kerry.

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