• Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

    Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. Photograph by Mike Spinelli The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is…

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  • This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

    This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Meet Boots, a 12-year-old Chow/Golden Retriever mix and the Arizona Humane Society’s first official kitten nanny. He’s also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. The AZ Humane Society says: “A key factor that can increase a cat’s chance of adoption is its ability to live in homes with other pets. By socializing kittens with dogs like…

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  • Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

    Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Inghua Ting found a creative way to reuse old leather belts, turning them into bespoke flooring, rugs and interior accents including walls, stairs and doors. The vintage and reclaimed belts used for each creation ensure that no two pieces are ever the same. Available by the square foot, the belts are stripped of their…

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  • Rare Specimens from Earth and Space, Embedded into an Acrylic Block

    Rare Specimens from Earth and Space, Embedded into an Acrylic Block

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    The Mini Museum by Hans Fex is a pocket-sized collection of rare specimens that are labelled and embedded into an acrylic block. Some of the 33 specimens include: lunar rock, dinosaur egg, coal from the Titanic, a piece of the Berlin Wall and the ‘oldest matter ever collected’ at over 4.5 billion years old!…

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  • Photos of Museum Paintings Taking Selfies

    Photos of Museum Paintings Taking Selfies

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Museum of Selfies is a fun art project started by Olivia Muus that shows people in portrait paintings about to take a selfie. Muus explains: “This is a project that started when my friend aka. right hand and I went to the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. I took a picture for fun…

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  • Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

    Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    The remarkable 8-year-old boy in the video above is Liam Fitzgerald. Liam, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 4. After a 3.5 year battle, Liam “kicked cancer’s butt,” and has been cancer free for the last year and a half. This past Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2014)…

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  • Portraits of Puppies Mid-Shake

    Portraits of Puppies Mid-Shake

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Award-winning animal photographer Carli Davidson is back with her latest portrait book, SHAKE puppies. Building on the wild success of her original SHAKE book, the Portland, Oregon-based photographer’s newest series uses the same concept and applies it to adorable puppies. You can find more amazing animal photography from Carli at the links below. You…

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  • Shipping Gods by Pichi and Avo

    Shipping Gods by Pichi and Avo

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Graffiti artists Pichi & Avo recently completed this jaw-dropping mural in Werchter, Belgium for the Rock Werchter music festival. Every year the music festival features five street artists to adorn the ‘North West Walls’ with art. Curated by Arne Quinze, Pichi & Avo were invited to complete a colossal 360 mural on 7 large…

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Nov 23, 2014

Beautiful Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Marite Desaine

Beautiful Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Marite Desaine

Mārīte Desaine is an artist from Latvia. In the series below we explore the artist’s amazing ballpoint pen drawings. Each piece takes approximately 30 hours and the unmistakeable pen strokes create a really interesting drawing style. You can see much more of Desaine’s work (which includes digital illustrations and watercolor paintings) on deviantART. If…

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Nov 23, 2014

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

EMC and Lotus F1 teamed up for a record-breaking stunt, as a giant semi-truck jumped a distance of 83 ft and 7 inches (25.47 meters) while an F1 car drove underneath the airborne big rig. You can find full video and special behind scenes footage at EMC.

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Nov 23, 2014

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Harvard’s Department of Natural Sciences demonstrates an optical technique known as Schlieren Optics, that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the…

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Nov 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: Best Friends at 10, 17 and 29

Picture of the Day: Best Friends at 10, 17 and 29

Photograph by downwarddawg on reddit In this awesome series of photos we see a group of six guys that have been best friends for nearly two decades. It’s always fascinating to see how people age in these kinds of recreations and it’s even more wonderful that this group has remained friends after all these…

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Nov 22, 2014

Free Soloing El Sendero Luminoso With Alex Honnold

Free Soloing El Sendero Luminoso With Alex Honnold

On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less climb in history.

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Nov 21, 2014

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

A fantastic visualization showing an average 24-hour span of activity that occurs in the skies over the United Kingdom. The visual was created by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, handling 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace each year. From the world’s busiest two runway airport,…

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Nov 21, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 292

The Shirk Report – Volume 292

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 25 IMAGES – Friday! – Beware…

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