• The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

    The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, who specializes in night photography, in particular ‘landscape astrophotography’ featuring the Milky Way. Not only does this give Ben the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, but it lets us city dwellers gain a greater appreciation for the awe-inspiring night sky as well…

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  • Artist Uses Compass, String and Measuring Tape to Create Amazing Snowshoe Art

    Artist Uses Compass, String and Measuring Tape to Create Amazing Snowshoe Art

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    ‘Snow artist’ Simon Beck creates the most amazing temporary artworks using just a compass, string, measuring tape and a pair of snowshoes. Beck graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but decided later on to leave his office job in order to become a cartographer. In December 2004 after a day of skiing, he got…

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  • What Places from Stand By Me Look Like Today

    What Places from Stand By Me Look Like Today

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Stand by Me is a 1986 coming of age film directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novella The Body by Stephen King. The film received widespread acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture and Best Director. Back…

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  • Remove Dents from Wood with an Iron

    Remove Dents from Wood with an Iron

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Trev25 at Instructables.com has a great step-by-step guide for getting dents out of wood using an iron. Judging from the 100+ comments the life hack is a hit and really works! You can find a summary below. Be sure to check out the original post to read all the tips and feedback from the…

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  • There’s a 225 ft Gas Crater in Turkmenistan That’s Been Burning Since 1971

    There’s a 225 ft Gas Crater in Turkmenistan That’s Been Burning Since 1971

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    © Tormod Sandtorv / Darvasa gas crater panorama / CC BY-SA 2.0 Nicknamed the ‘door to hell’, the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan has been burning for over 40 years. The 225 ft wide (69 meters) and 98 ft deep (30 meters) crater is located in the middle of the Karakum Desert which occupies…

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  • Powerful PSA Shows That You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Powerful PSA Shows That You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    A powerful PSA about child abuse prevention was spotted recently at a high-traffic intersection in Seoul, South Korea. The interactive campaign lets people step in to prevent the crime. The top message roughly translates to: “Child abuse, you can prevent it,” while the bottom message instructs: “112: Report (call) to become a hero for…

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  • 17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

    17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    NASA took its first major step towards a manned mission to Mars today with the successful launch and landing of its Orion spacecraft. Orion completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Orion blazed into the morning sky at 7:05 a.m.…

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  • 12 Clever Finger Doodles by Javier Perez

    12 Clever Finger Doodles by Javier Perez

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Javier Pérez (featured previously here and here) continues to delight with his simple and clever drawings. This time, Javier incorporates human hands and fingers into his doodles. To see more entertaining drawings of this wildly imaginative artist, be sure to check him out at the links below. Javier Pérez (cintascotch) Website | Facebook…

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Dec 20, 2014

Just a Husky Playing with Her 7 Puppies

Just a Husky Playing with Her 7 Puppies

What’s cuter than a husky playing with her puppy? A husky playing with her seven puppies!

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Dec 19, 2014

Guy Proposes in a Photo Booth and Captures the Entire Thing on Video

Guy Proposes in a Photo Booth and Captures the Entire Thing on Video

Watch Kevin propose to Molly in a photo booth and capture the entire thing on video. Her expression is priceless :) Congrats to the happy couple!

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Dec 19, 2014

This Cat Was Just Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

This Cat Was Just Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

Meet Setsu-Chan, an adorable cat who according to several Japanese publications, was recently given the title of “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan. The title of course is in good fun, as the cat is clearly cute and very popular with fans as she has nearly 60,000 ardent followers on Twitter. The cat’s surging…

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Dec 19, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 296

The Shirk Report – Volume 296

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! – What…

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Dec 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Photograph via Norfolk Record Office Seen here is the Norwich City Council’s first computer, being delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in Bethel Street, Norwich in 1957. The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and…

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Dec 18, 2014

Drone Captures Huge Pod of Humpbacks Feeding in Alaska

Drone Captures Huge Pod of Humpbacks Feeding in Alaska

A drone captures a large pod of Humpback Whales feeding in the pristine waters of Alaska. The aerial drone footage, captured by AkxPro, shows a seagull’s POV of the scene. The humpbacks are using a coordinated hunting technique known as ‘bubble net feeding’. They start by making incredibly high-pitched noises which drives the fish…

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Dec 18, 2014

Artist Turns Old Hubcaps Into Awesome Animal Sculptures

Artist Turns Old Hubcaps Into Awesome Animal Sculptures

Ptolemy Elrington recycles old hubcaps, transforming them into incredible works of art. Currently based in Brighton, England, the artist has worked a variety of creative jobs including theatre and stage set design. Elrington concentrates on creating sculpture of natural forms from found and recycled materials. At the moment he is working with a variety…

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