Category: ANIMATED GIFS

Aug 15, 2014

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Sifter is currently travelling and Internet access has been limited (shudders). If you’re a long time reader of the Shirk Report you may recall this happened last January 2013, where in lieu of a traditional Shirk Report were special Animated Gif Editions. If you’re feeling nostalgic you can find Part 1 and Part…

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May 12, 2014

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

A video released last week entitled Best Kitty Hug Ever has already been viewed nearly 700,000 times. Of course an animated gif of the video was created shortly thereafter and has already been popular on sites like reddit and BuzzFeed. As expected, the Internet has embraced the new cat, creating remixes and inside jokes,…

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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Feb 24, 2014

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

The animated gif community on Tumblr is one of the strongest on the Internet. A rising trend on the microblogging platform is #3D gifs. By simply adding some vertical white bars to each frame of the animation, a 3D illusion is achieved. As Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz explains: “These GIFs use depth of field and…

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Jan 29, 2014

15 Animated GIFs That Show How Things are Made

15 Animated GIFs That Show How Things are Made

Humans are an industrious lot. When we need to make a ‘lot’ of something, we figure out a way to do it cheaply and efficiently. Below is a compilation of animated gifs that show how everyday products are made (some more delicious than others). We even venture outside of the factory to appreciate the…

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Nov 1, 2013

21 Epic Ways Reddit Celebrated Halloween This Year

21 Epic Ways Reddit Celebrated Halloween This Year

With over 70 million unique visitors and roughly 5 billion pageviews a month (source), reddit is unequivocally massive. When it comes to big celebrations like Halloween, you can be sure to find an amazing recap of the day’s events. Whether it’s homemade costumes, awesome things their neighbours or friends did, or just something they…

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Oct 10, 2013

10 Animations that Show How Faces Age Over Time

10 Animations that Show How Faces Age Over Time

The aging process is ongoing and one we don’t typically notice on a daily basis (see the captivating video at the bottom of the post, it perfectly demonstrates the subtlety of aging). However, when you see childhood photos of your grandparents or parents (or even yourself!), the difference can be startling. In a recent video…

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