July 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 223

The Shirk Report - Volume 223

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 submit@twistedsifter.com!…

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July 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Picture of the Day: Big Ship in a Tiny Canal

Picture of the Day: Big Ship in a Tiny Canal

BIG SHIP IN A TINY CANAL Photograph by coolmonfrere on Flickr The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus…

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July 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Exploring Dubai from the Rooftops of Buildings

Exploring Dubai from the Rooftops of Buildings

If you’re interested in urban exploration, rooftopping, cityscapes and/or industrial architecture, the Sifter highly recommends the LiveJournal blog of Vadim Makhorov. Vadim is a talented photographer with a knack for finding vantage points of cities that most people will never experience. That is because him and his friends will ascend tall buildings and structures…

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July 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Picture of the Day: San Francisco is Steep

Picture of the Day: San Francisco is Steep

SAN FRANCISCO IS STEEP Photograph by Håkan Dahlström | dahlstroms.com Pictured here is one of San Francisco’s 40+ named hills. In fact, this was taken in Russian Hill, a neighbourhood in San Francisco and one of the city’s original ‘Seven Hills’ which also includes: Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Rincon Hill, Mount Sutro,…

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July 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Old Photos of Budapest Spliced Into Present Day

Old Photos of Budapest Spliced Into Present Day

Kerényi Zoltán is an architect and photographer from Budapest, Hungary. In an ongoing series entitled, Ablak a múltra / Window to the past, Zoltán splices old photos of Budapest into present day photos of the exact same location, carefully getting the perfect angle and vantage point. In the 300+ photo album on Flickr, Zoltán…

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July 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Mind-Blowing Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

Mind-Blowing Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

“A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes. The political, spiritual and material conflict within these shrines is enacted under…

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July 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Picture of the Day: In the Heat of the Moment

Picture of the Day: In the Heat of the Moment

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Photograph of KAWIKA SINGSON | Taken by Chris Hirata In this crazy capture, we see photographer Kawika Singson getting up close and personal with lava as his shoes and tripod begin to catch fire. The photo went viral after being posted to the highly popular Facebook…

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July 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused…

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July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

KUKENAN-TEPUI AT SUNSET Photograph by Paolo Costa Baldi | GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0 In this photograph we see Kukenán, a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end…

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July 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

This is Norm, the Most Adorable Pug on Instagram

This is Norm, the Most Adorable Pug on Instagram

Jeremy Veach is a 23-year-old photographer from Port Orchard, Washington. Inspired by Maddie (one of the early Internet pet sensations) and Momo (featured previously), Veach and his best friend Norm take daily photos and share them on Instagram and Tumblr. Adopted a year and a half ago when he was just eight weeks old,…

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