Author: twistedsifter

Dec 11, 2014

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

Some companies require their employees to provide an official medical note when they take a ‘sick day’. This Canadian doctor’s response is perfect. Note in Canada, the health-care system is publicly funded and all Canadians have access to universal coverage. If you find the text on the image above difficult to read, you can…

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Dec 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Director is Possum

Picture of the Day: This Director is Possum

Photograph via Australian War Memorial In this awesome vintage photo from 1943, a ringtail possum examines an Australian Department of Information movie camera somewhere in north Australia. The curious critter even assumes the operators’ stance! What a candid and perfectly timed capture. That’s what I call an awesome possum! (Louis C.K. reference anyone?) …

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Dec 10, 2014

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

In 2012, a screech owl was discovered blind and emaciated on someone’s front porch in central California. Veterinarians nursed him back to health but deemed him “non-releasable” due to his loss of vision, preventing him from hunting and surviving on his own in the wild. It’s believed that he only has about 10% of…

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Dec 10, 2014

Jaw-Dropping Chrome Dog Mural is 100% Spray Paint

Jaw-Dropping Chrome Dog Mural is 100% Spray Paint

Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo just finished this amazing artwork for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami. The chrome dog is 100% spray paint and took the talented artist about 4 days to complete. The distorted reflections of the surrounding environment are what impressed me most. What…

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Dec 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Bizarre Cloud with Razor Sharp Edges

Picture of the Day: Bizarre Cloud with Razor Sharp Edges

Photograph by ZormLeahcim on reddit Can’t say I’ve ever seen this before. Reddit user ZormLeahcim snapped this photo of a strange cloud with two very straight edges. The photo was taken on 29 November at 2:30 ET at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Massachusetts. If anyone can explain this phenomenon please let us know in…

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Dec 9, 2014

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before he became one of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick was a photojournalist for Look magazine from 1940 – 1950. The decade was widely considered to be formative for Kubrick’s iconic filmmaking style and narrative. After selling one of his photographs to Look of a broken-hearted news vendor reacting to the death of…

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Dec 8, 2014

Artist Designs Glow in the Dark Harry Potter Books with Pop-Up Illustrations

Artist Designs Glow in the Dark Harry Potter Books with Pop-Up Illustrations

Art student Kincső Nagy designed an amazing glow in the dark version of the Harry Potter books, complete with interactive illustrations throughout. The Hungarian designer created simple covers for each book in the series, and the laser-cut illustrations come to life once the lights go out. Inside, readers will find illustrations that pop-up, fold…

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