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Feb 24, 2015

Artists Recreate the Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship with Water and Light

Artists Recreate the Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship with Water and Light

Romanian Art collective Visual Skin recreated the legendary Flying Dutchman ghost ship for the Amsterdam Light Festival which ended in January. The mythical ship originates from 17-century nautical folklore and the Flying Dutchman is said to never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. Anchored in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Centre for…

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Feb 22, 2015

CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

A CT scan has recently revealed that a Buddha statue is actually a tomb, containing the mummified remains of what scholars believe is the body of Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived in the 1100’s. The statue is currently on display at Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands (exhibit info here). The exhibit marks…

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Feb 20, 2015

These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

For the last 27 years these two brothers have sent each other the same birthday card, filling whatever space they can find for some brotherly love. Sometimes they are early, often they are late and sometimes they completely miss a year! But the tradition continues along with the passing back and forth of a…

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Feb 20, 2015

The Shirk Report – Volume 305

The Shirk Report – Volume 305

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 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! – Happy…

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Feb 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

Photograph via WITN How wild is this? A viewer sent this picture to WITN of a perfect ice imprint of the front of a Jeep Cherokee. The ice remained after the car had driven away from the visitor’s parking lot at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. The flawless ice mould of…

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Feb 19, 2015

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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Feb 19, 2015

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife Park Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by…

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