August 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 175

The Shirk Report - Volume 175

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 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Picture of the Day: Avenue of the Baobabs

Picture of the Day: Avenue of the Baobabs

AVENUE OF THE BAOBABS Photograph by Walther Georges @ Panoramio.com The Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs is a prominent group of baobab trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it…

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August 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. Designed for divers, Nemo 33 was first conceived by John Beernaerts in 1996. Its doors would eventually open to the public on May 1st, 2004. According to the Guinness World Records: The Nemo 33 diving pool has a…

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August 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

Bill Gates Wants to Reinvent the Toilet

Bill Gates Wants to Reinvent the Toilet

About 2.5 billion people use unsafe toilets or defecate in the open. Unsafe methods to capture and treat human waste result in serious health problems and death. Food and water tainted with fecal matter result in 1.5 million child deaths every year. Most of these deaths could be prevented with the introduction of…

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August 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Awesome Batman Symbol Made from Thread

Awesome Batman Symbol Made from Thread

Artwork and Photography by Perspicere @ perspicere2012.tumblr.com/ For the past 10 years Perspicere has been building a reputation as an artist in the North West of England through his Street Art illustrations and exhibitions in various galleries, bars, cafes and other spaces. He founded the award winning Don’t Think Twice Collective, a group…

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August 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

The Amazing Stage Designs of the Tomorrowland Music Festival

The Amazing Stage Designs of the Tomorrowland Music Festival

Following up from Monday’s Picture of the Day that highlighted the incredible main stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Music Festival in Belgium, I knew I had to find more about the amazing stage designs. Having just wrapped up their eighth edition, the music festival has taken place in the small town of Boom, Belgium…

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August 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Picture of the Day: 100 Years of History Sails Through the Tower Bridge

Picture of the Day: 100 Years of History Sails Through the Tower Bridge

100 YEARS OF HISTORY SAILS THROUGH THE TOWER BRIDGE Photograph by Paul Starkey on Flickr On July 26, the three-masted French sailing ship Belem sailed through the famous Tower Bridge in London. This is the same bridge that the Olympic rings were suspended from, and if you look closely you can…

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August 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Fantasy Landscapes by Nathan Spotts

Fantasy Landscapes by Nathan Spotts

Artwork and Photography by Nathan Spotts Using a combination of his own photography and some stock imagery for planets, Nathan Spotts has created an incredible series of fantasy landscapes that are just beyond the realm of possibility. In his series on Behance entitled, Unrealistic Scenes, Nathan explains: “I’ve always been captivated by the…

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August 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Sixth Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were recently announced and the final round gallery is a sight to behold. Since 2006, the contest has featured the best photographs available on Wikimedia Commons. To be eligible, a photograph must first have been featured on the site in 2011.…

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August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Main Stage at Tomorrowland

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Main Stage at Tomorrowland

THE INCREDIBLE MAIN STAGE AT TOMORROWLAND Photograph via Blogamole Tomorrowland is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Having recently completed its 8th edition at the end of July, this is a glimpse of the incredible main stage design. The stage stands at almost 150 meters long (492 ft)…

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