Apr 13, 2014

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

A young Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) marvels at humankind’s ability to build tools as a way of amplifying our natural capabilities. Recounting a story he read as a child about the efficiency of locomotion amongst various species on Earth, a human on a bicycle ‘blew away the competition’. For Jobs, the computer is…

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Apr 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1). It sits atop a hill of the same name in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. You can see the tiny airport and runway on Google Maps by entering the following coordinates: 48°23’8.49″N…

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Apr 12, 2014

The Art of Buugeng – The Visual Kaleidoscope

The Art of Buugeng – The Visual Kaleidoscope

Buugengs are ‘S-shaped’ objects that are spun and manipulated using a series of techniques to create an optical illusion known as the “visual kaleidoscope”. In this beautifully shot video entitled Flow, we see Buugeng performer Gustavo Ollitta manipulating a pair of buugengs with great skill and control. You can learn more about buugeng including…

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Apr 11, 2014

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

Artist Diego Fazio (better known online as DiegoKoi and previously featured here) can do some incredible things with a pencil. His hyperrealistic portraits are so lifelike, many may confuse his drawings for black and white photographs. Born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy, the emerging talent is self-taught; starting his career as a tattoo artist.…

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Apr 11, 2014

The Happiest Roller Coaster Ride Ever

The Happiest Roller Coaster Ride Ever

This is Ria. She’s 78-years-old and having the time of her life :)

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Apr 11, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 261

The Shirk Report – Volume 261

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!…

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Apr 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Photograph by SEBASTIAN WAHLHUETTER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px | Prints Available During a trek through the Himalayan outback, photographer Sebastian Wahlhuetter noticed a dog that had started following his group. As he recalls in a blog post: “This dog just appeared out of nowhere and followed us for an entire week…

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