That's one of the questions that comes up in the latest installment of the webcomic Subnormality, in which a young woman has befriended an ancient Sphinx who occasionally feasts on human flesh. And people won't stop asking her how she can be friends with one of humanity's few predators.
Archaeologists working at a site in Tel Hazor National Park in north Israel have unearthed the base of a unique sphinx. It features a hieroglyphic inscription linking it to an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was one of the builders of the Giza pyramids. These adorable little paws date back to 2,500 BCE.
Oh look, it's just a bunch of real samurai, chilling out with their katanas in front of the Sphinx. No big deal.
Ah, the good old days when entire baseball squads would descend upon ancient monuments and try to bean them into rubble. Such a scene unfolded in 1889, when former ballplayer Albert Spalding led the Chicago White Stockings and All-Americas exhibition team around the globe to promote the sport.
Being a millennia-old Sphynx isn't always easy. Sure, people don't generally bother you because they're too busy running away in terror. But what if you actually want to buy a Christmas gift for a friend, but you don't know much about the newfangled holiday or modern trends in gift-giving? In the new Subnormality, the…
On a given day in Subnormality, you might have a perfectly normal conversation with a particularly interesting stranger, or perhaps chat with a Sphinx, date one of Hell's sexy minions, or spend an afternoon at the Museum of the Theoretical.