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Mar 27, 2015

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt changed his epilepsy medication. Unfortunately his body had a bad reaction to the new medicine and his epileptic seizures got so severe that the damage caused his vision to go from 20/400 (double the limit for legal blindness) to complete blindness. While John maintained light perception he was no longer…

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Mar 27, 2015

The Shirk Report – Volume 310

The Shirk Report – Volume 310

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! – A…

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Mar 26, 2015

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, an exclusion zone was established and everyone within a 20 km (12 mile) radius was ordered to evacuate. Tomioka, a community of 16,000 people, was located inside the exclusion zone, a mere 13 km (8 mi) from Fukushima. The entire town was abandoned as people fled…

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Mar 26, 2015

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

The critical ‘spin rate’ for a CD is 23,000 RPM. Anything more and the CD will shatter and explode into hundreds of pieces. The Slow Mo Guys decided to film this phenomenon with a Phantom v2511, which—at its lowest resolution—is capable of filming at an incomprehensible 1 million frames per second (FPS). For this…

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Mar 25, 2015

3D Replicas of 7 Historic Photos

3D Replicas of 7 Historic Photos

In an ongoing series entitled “Icons”, Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger build miniature 3D replicas of historic photographs. The project began in 2012 and the duo have recreated 15 famous images to date which you can find on their website: Every field has its icons, guiding stars, which reflect the spirit of time in…

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Mar 25, 2015

This Guy Built a Book Tank to Promote Literature

This Guy Built a Book Tank to Promote Literature

The “Weapon of Mass Instruction” drives the streets of Argentina, giving away free books to anyone that promises to read them. The modified 1979 Ford Falcon was built by Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff in celebration of World Book Day, which was on 5 March 2015. The Book Tank is capable of carrying roughly 900…

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Mar 24, 2015

27 Playful Diversions on the Streets of Paris

27 Playful Diversions on the Streets of Paris

Charles Leval aka Levalet, is a French artist that uses the streets of Paris as his canvas. The artist likes to incorporate the surroundings into his site-specific wheatpaste artworks, and his figures often seem to interact with their environment. According to an interview with Underground Paris, the 27-year old’s work began appearing in Paris…

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