Author: twistedsifter

Nov 14, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 291

The Shirk Report – Volume 291

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! – He…

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Nov 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Long Walk

Picture of the Day: The Long Walk

Photograph by Ben Rodford The Long Walk is a 4.26 km (2.65 mi) path that runs from Windsor Castle (seen in the distance) to the top of Snow Hill (where this photo was taken), which is located in Windsor Great Park. Windsor Great Park is a large deer park of 5,000 acres (20 km2),…

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Nov 13, 2014

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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Nov 13, 2014

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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Nov 12, 2014

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant. Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE …

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Nov 12, 2014

Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

Antonio Corradini (1688 – 1752) was a Venetian Rococo sculptor. Corradini was born in Venice and worked mainly in the Veneto but also completed commissions across Europe, living for periods of his life in Germany, Vienna and Naples—where he died—shortly after completing Modesty (below), arguably his most celebrated work. Corradini was apprenticed to the…

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Nov 12, 2014

A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

The Giant Birdsnest is an oversized version of a bird nest for humans made of wood and egg-shaped pillows. Designed by OGE Creative Group’s Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zah, the nest comes in various sizes; from a small and intimate nest for 2-3 people up to a 4.50 m diameter big version which…

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