Aug 3, 2014

Don’t Let Others Define You

Don’t Let Others Define You

Misty Copeland didn’t start ballet until the age of 13. Despite the late start and early rejection she persevered, becoming (by many accounts) the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre.

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Aug 3, 2014

Two Friends Try to Make Their Fanciest Dish Using Only a Big Mac Combo

Two Friends Try to Make Their Fanciest Dish Using Only a Big Mac Combo

Reddit user MarkHayes and his friend came up with a fun challenge: who could make the fanciest meal using only ingredients from a McDonald’s Big Mac Combo? My personal vote goes to Mark’s friend but you can decide for yourself below. Captions and info via the Imgur gallery and original post on reddit. …

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Aug 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Photograph by Buzz Aldrin In a tweet last month, astronaut Buzz Aldrin informed the world that he was responsible for taking the first ever selfie in space during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. The mission took place from November 11-15 lasting 3 days, 22 hours and 34 minutes. The two-man crew included Aldrin…

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Aug 1, 2014

Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

If you live in downtown Toronto, Canada there’s a chance you’ve come across Andrew Lamb‘s handiwork. Since 2012 the artist has been wheat-pasting images of superheroes and crime fighters onto Neighbourhood Watch signs in Toronto. The 30-year-old artist and fabricator, who makes his living creating puppets, estimates he has put up about 70 such…

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Aug 1, 2014

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

The circular motion in this video is not what it seems… Just another example of hidden patterns in plain sight! A great illusion from YouTube mind-melter brusspup. Credit for original creation of this illusion goes to: Arthur Shapiro and Alex Rose-Henig of American University, USA

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Aug 1, 2014

The Science Behind a Tattoo’s Permanence

The Science Behind a Tattoo’s Permanence

The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages that go into making tattoos stand the test of time. Lesson by Claudia Aguirre, animation by TOGETHER.…

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Aug 1, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 277

The Shirk Report – Volume 277

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 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! |…

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