August 31, 2012 at 9:05 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 177

The Shirk Report - Volume 177

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 20 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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August 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Picture of the Day: The Shortest People in the World Meet

Picture of the Day: The Shortest People in the World Meet

THE SHORTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD MEET Photograph via Guinness World Records on Facebbok To help promote the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records, the publisher arranged for a meet and greet with the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (54.6 cm), and the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge (62.8…

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August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The Curvaceous Chenequa Residence by Robert Harvey Oshatz

The Curvaceous Chenequa Residence by Robert Harvey Oshatz

Located adjacent to a lake in Chenequa, Wisconsin (west of Milwaukee), this curvaceous residence was beautifully built by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz. Designed in 2009 and completed in 2011, the Chenequa Residence wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. Featuring expansive windows with incredible views of the surrounding environment;…

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August 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

Long Exposure Fireworks Like You’ve Never Seen

Long Exposure Fireworks Like You've Never Seen

David Johnson is an amateur photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Earlier this month, Johnson attended the Sound of Light Fireworks show at Gatineau’s Leamy Lake and took a series of incredibly unique fireworks photos that look like nothing you’ve seen before. Johnson described the technique he used after posting his series to Reddit: “When I…

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August 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Picture of the Day: Tropical Storm Isaac from Space at Night

Picture of the Day: Tropical Storm Isaac from Space at Night

TROPICAL STORM ISAAC FROM SPACE AT NIGHT Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory Early on August 28, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of Tropical Storm Isaac and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States. The image was acquired…

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August 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich is an art installation with a permanent home at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan. It has also had temporary installations at MoMAPS1 and the Venice Biennale. Conceived in 1999, Swimming Pool allows visitors to look down into a seemingly full pool of water with fully…

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August 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

Sedlec Ossuary: The Bone Church of 40,000 Souls

Sedlec Ossuary: The Bone Church of 40,000 Souls

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of about 40,000 people, whose bones were artistically arranged from 1870 onwards by a Czech woodcarver by the…

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August 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Picture of the Day: The Deepwater Horizon Explosion

Picture of the Day: The Deepwater Horizon Explosion

THE DEEPWATER HORIZON EXPLOSION Photograph by Unnamed Worker on Nearby Boat Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig owned by Transocean. Built in 2001 in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the rig was leased to BP from 2001 until September 2013. In September 2009, the…

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August 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Picture of the Day: Looking Skyward in Dusseldorf

Picture of the Day: Looking Skyward in Dusseldorf

LOOKING SKYWARD IN DÜSSELDORF Photograph by Adam Dobrovits (arbebuk on deviantART) In this wonderful photograph by Adam Dobrovits we look skyward, up the stainless steel facade of the Neuer Zollhof complex in Düsseldorf, Germany designed by Frank Gehry. The building complex consists of three separate buildings. The tallest building is 14…

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August 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Spotted atop the Jiutian International Plaza, a shopping mall in Zhuzhao, China, are four villas (still under construction) fully equipped with electricity and water. The images have been circulating online and people have been speculating whether they are legal dwellings and if the properties are for sale. According to China Daily the buildings will…

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