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Feb 5, 2015

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

20 Amazing Letters Worth Reading

Since 2009, Shaun Usher has curated the incredible blog, Letters of Note; a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos throughout history. Usher has carefully catalogued nearly 1000 letters and going through the archive is a recurring ritual for the Sifter. Last year, 125 of the most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters…

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Feb 4, 2015

The Amazing Village in The Netherlands Just for People with Dementia

The Amazing Village in The Netherlands Just for People with Dementia

Located in The Netherlands town of Weesp is a special gated village called Hogeweyk. It is notable because it has been designed specifically as a pioneering care facility for elderly people with dementia. The setting has been compared to that depicted in the film The Truman Show with doctors, nurses and specialists working around…

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Feb 4, 2015

Need a Smile? Just Watch this Dog Balancing a Ball on His Head

Need a Smile? Just Watch this Dog Balancing a Ball on His Head

This is what pure joy looks like. The owner says he was never taught how to do this, he just learned out of sheer interest and practices daily. I love how happy he looks!

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Feb 3, 2015

Ice Climbing the Glaciers at the Top of Kilimanjaro

Ice Climbing the Glaciers at the Top of Kilimanjaro

Late last year, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Will Gadd, ascended to the highest point in Africa, taking matters one step further by climbing the famous glaciers found at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Photograph above by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool Photograph by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool…

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Feb 2, 2015

Surreal Video Shows Freediver Riding an Underwater Ocean Current

Surreal Video Shows Freediver Riding an Underwater Ocean Current

“Ocean Gravity” is the second collaboration between free diver Guillaume Nery and filmmaker Julie Gautier. The short film was shot underwater at the Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa at the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. Nery seems to float effortlessly through the water (like he’s floating in space) as he rides an underwater ocean current.…

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Feb 2, 2015

Ethereal Black and White Watercolor Paintings by Elicia Edijanto

Ethereal Black and White Watercolor Paintings by Elicia Edijanto

Elicia Edijanto is an Indonesian artist currently living in Jakarta. In an ongoing series, the painter and graphic designer captures the unique connection between animals and children using only black and white watercolors. Children are seen standing alongside creatures of the wild like elephants, wolves and bears with peace and confidence. The dreamlike-scenes are…

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Jan 31, 2015

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps. The camera shown is a Canon 7D and the video shows you how a rolling shutter works. Video was shot with a Phantom Flex at 10,000 fps.…

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Jan 30, 2015

Meet Ida Pieracci, the 102-year-old Golfer with the Key to a Long, Happy Life

Meet Ida Pieracci, the 102-year-old Golfer with the Key to a Long, Happy Life

Ida Pieracci is a San Jose Country Club legend. At 102 years of age, she holds the course record with eleven holes-in-one and is still regularly playing golf today. What’s the key to a long, happy life? “Just being a good kid!”

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Jan 30, 2015

The Shirk Report – Volume 302

The Shirk Report – Volume 302

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! – Viva…

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Jan 29, 2015

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during…

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