Dec 21, 2012

The Shirk Report – Volume 193

The Shirk Report – Volume 193

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…

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Dec 20, 2012

Picture of the Day: Inside Palais Garnier

Picture of the Day: Inside Palais Garnier

INSIDE PALAIS GARNIER Photograph by Trey Ratcliff @ StuckinCustoms.com The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house built between 1861 and 1875 for the Paris Opera. Originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines, it soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of…

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Dec 20, 2012

Trippy 3D Body Paintings by Hikaru Cho

Trippy 3D Body Paintings by Hikaru Cho

Hikaru Cho is a Japanese artist whose 3D body paintings have been circulating online as of late. With acrylic paints, Cho uses the human body as her canvas; painting zippers, laces and buttons directly onto our skin as if they were a garment. She also adds sockets and plugs to our bodies to make…

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Dec 20, 2012

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

On December 12, 2012, ThyssenKrupp Elevator team members hoisted an escalator using a rooftop crane to the 101st floor of the One World Trade Center. This is one of 11 escalators and 74 elevators being installed on the project which will include the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere. Technical specialist and ThyssenKrupp Elevator…

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Dec 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

LIGHTNING STRIKES A FAIRWAY Photograph via SmangAllDay on Reddit Redditor SmangAllDay shared this photo earlier this week of his local golf course after being struck by lightning. The fascinating fractal pattern you see on the fairway is known as a Lichtenberg figure which has been featured on the Sifter previously. For those…

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Dec 19, 2012

Capturing a Tornado as it Forms

Capturing a Tornado as it Forms

On April 3, 2012 a series of tornadoes broke out across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an EF3 in Forney, Texas. Freelance designer and photographer Parrish Ruiz de Velasco, who says he never leaves home without his camera, was driving that day and witnessed one of the tornadoes first hand as it developed. Knowing…

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Dec 19, 2012

Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

Artist Mads Madsen has an amazing skill for colorizing old black and white photographs. Even beside their original counterpart the results are impressive, bringing a new dimension of realism to historic images. An American Civil War buff, Madsen’s 450+ portfolio of images can be seen on minus.com where he has amassed over 2.6 million…

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