Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges is a lovely little book that I often enjoy flicking through. It is a encyclopaedia full of imaginary creatures from the obvious (Dragon) to the obscure like the Á Bao A Qu, a transparent little creature who constantly tries to reach pure Nirvana.
The British Library have done something weirdly simular by publishing what will be a million pictures on their Flickr Page. Some are bizarre like the one above, others bizarrely mundane like the photograph defining what “A Student” looks like. Defiantly worth a look!