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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August 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

Amazing Close-Ups of a Lighter Being Sparked

Amazing Close-Ups of a Lighter Being Sparked

After a recent collaboration with Triple 5 Soul and Bic (where artist Chuck Anderson was commissioned to design the lighter), Anderson was left with plenty of samples. While he was taking pictures of his portfolio for his new website (including the project above) he got distracted by the lighters and started taking close-ups of…

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August 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Picture of the Day: The View from Rhumsiki, Cameroon

Picture of the Day: The View from Rhumsiki, Cameroon

THE VIEW FROM RHUMSIKI, CAMEROON Photograph by Kyle Mijlof @ kylemijlof.blogspot.com This is the view from the tent of photographer Kyle Mijlof during his stay in the village of Rhumsiki, located in the Far North Province of Cameroon. Rhumsiki is located in the Mandara Mountains 55 km (34 mi) from Mokolo…

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August 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Adorable Footprints Made from Stones

Adorable Footprints Made from Stones

Originally from Scotland but now living in South East England, amateur photographer Iain Blake found these wonderful stones and made footprints out of them. Not only are the stones themselves great finds (and beautifully arranged), but the photographs are well captured and the composition is just wonderful. From paws to footprints of all sizes,…

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August 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Picture of the Day: The Power of One Small Step

Picture of the Day: The Power of One Small Step

THE POWER OF ONE SMALL STEP Photograph by NASA In the photograph above we see astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of his historic moonwalk. The following is an excerpt from NASA’s obituary on Neil Armstrong: Neil…

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August 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Neatly Arranged Shelves That Look Like Skulls

Neatly Arranged Shelves That Look Like Skulls

In his series entitled Vanitas, London-based artist James Hopkins rearranges items on shelves into a skull-like mosaic made of books, trinkets and other household objects. The variety in the objects used and the different way in which each version arrives at the same general skull shape is fascinating. Hopkins received his MA in Fine…

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August 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Picture of the Day: Moth Trails at Night

Picture of the Day: Moth Trails at Night

MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT Photograph by Steve Irvine for National Geographic In this beautiful long exposure photograph (i.e., the camera shutter is left open for a period of time) by Steve Irvine, we see a group of moths swarming around a floodlight at night. The 20-second exposure lets us revel in…

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August 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

Artist Launches Balloons at Bald Men, Gives them Water Wigs

Artist Launches Balloons at Bald Men, Gives them Water Wigs

For his fantastically awesome Water Wigs project, artist Tim Tadder found a group of charismatic bald men and hurled water balloons of various shapes and sizes at their heads. The results were stellar, giving each model a unique hairstyle depending on the moment the image was captured. From mohawks to mop tops and everything…

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August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 176

The Shirk Report - Volume 176

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 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Picture of the Day: Close-up of Flaming Molten Sulfur

Picture of the Day: Close-up of Flaming Molten Sulfur

CLOSE-UP OF FLAMING MOLTEN SULFUR Photograph by Olivier Grunewald In this amazing close-up by Olivier Grunewald, we see molten sulfur burning atop a solid sulfur deposit. The picture was taken at the sulfur mine located in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia. The miners of the…

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