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The Shirk Report – Volume 495

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
How I walk over logs | How I climb fences | Okay rocks are a different story
We meet again
If you combine these signs, it’s warning you about UFOs abducting you
Ingenious packing device tells you how much your fragile shipment has been tipped
Why is everyone recording on their phone? Oh
Come on in | Meanwhile, outside the store
death stare
When your strongest muscle is your heart
Might have to try this
Misunderstood
FREE GUS
Give it a whirl
Drawing on top of old gifs is my new favorite thing
How did that guy get his suit jacket to stay flared out like that!
You got this buddy!
Check out the cheeks on Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie
Best
He’s getting away, cuddle him!
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Busy Bees Take a Break During Total Solar Eclipses
Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens
The Super-Quick Rise and Even Faster Fall of Groupon
Geoengineering Is Inevitable
The Insane Physics of Airbags
The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job
How Carbon Trading Became a Way of Life for California’s Yurok Tribe
Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’
Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam
Rick Stein

 

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WELL, WELL, WELL, IF IT ISN’T THE WEEKEND!

 

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The Behind-the-Scenes Choreography of this One-Shot Take is Incredible

 

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the sequence of “Shaina’s (Riki Lindholme) transformation”, after being inspired by watching “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time,” was filmed, side-by-side with how the scene played on-screen in episode 3 of Kidding starring Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener and Judy Greer.

The choreography and teamwork of all those involved is remarkable and seeing the final result as a split-screen made me re-watch this video a few times. Truly gives you an appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

 

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If You’re Going to New York You Can Rent This Van in Soho on Airbnb

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If you’re visiting the Big Apple anytime soon and you’re: on a shoestring budget, about that van life, or just feeling adventurous—check out this Airbnb listing for a Vintage Custom Van in Soho.

At $69 USD a night (plus airbnb service fees) you get:

 

Soho Vintage custom van with cozy sofa-bed and lots of natural light. Perfect for international travelers, backpackers and the #vanlife experience. Pillows and blankets provided. Great location. Perfect for an affordable place to sleep in the best NY neighborhood. Van is for sleeping only, no driving, and is not parked at listed address. Van’s Soho address will be provided. No bathroom inside but many nearby. Free guest passes to GYM with POOL and SHOWERS. Experience New York economically.

 

Meng’s “Airbnb Van in New York” currently boasts a 4.5 star rating from 35 reviews, so he’s doing something right! The listing continues:

 

Van-life is for those who embrace adventure and have no problem roughing it, to have a new and memorable experience. Like camping, the elements can be a factor. Be prepared for street-parking atmosphere, and to use restrooms that can be found nearby. Ideal guests approach van-life with an open mind, a sense of humor, and a fun attitude. Bring your sense of adventure.

 

Below you can find additional pics from the listing. If you’re interested in booking the Airbnb Van in New York check out the listing!

 

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12 Years Later, This Great White Clip from Planet Earth Still Gives Me Chills

 

I can still remember my jaw unhinging and dropping to the floor when I first saw this clip. The slow motion breach left me in awe of the power and might of the fearsome Great White.

Each dawn, Cape Fur Seals leave their colony to go fishing. To reach the open sea they must cross a narrow strip of water which is patrolled by the largest predatory fish on the planet.

 

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The Best Photos, Videos, and Timelapses from SpaceX’s Launch Over LA

 

On the evening of October 7th, SpaceX successfully sent Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit via their Falcon 9 rocket. The two-stage rocket launched from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, giving the people of Los Angeles and the surrounding area an unforgettable light show (and a sonic boom to boot) in the Sunday evening sky.

To cap the successful launch, the rocket was able to return to Earth, safely landing not far from the original launch location. All said, it was an incredible evening for SpaceX and skygazers of Southern California.

Below you will find all of the best photos, videos and timelapses from the incredible evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video recap of last night’s launch and landing pic.twitter.com/QRcyZQp612

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 8, 2018

 

Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs after Selling for $1 Million at Auction

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A Banksy prank several years in the making has just revealed itself. “Girl With Balloon” was the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London Friday night, fetching a record sale price for the notorious artist.

Shortly after the hammer came down, the artwork churned to life, destroying itself via a shredder custom-built into the frame. Banksy revealed such on Instagram where he first shared a photo of the partially shredded work and then followed up with a video of him (or someone on his team) installing the shredder.

Ironically, the stunt and the accompanying press coverage will no doubt raise the profile of the artwork and likely increase its value (and resale value) even more. You can see video and stills of the prank below.

 

 

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This 360 Video is as Close As You’ll Ever Get to Free-Soloing El Capitan

 

Last summer legendary rock climber Alex Honnold became the first person to ever scale the iconic nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using ropes or other safety gear, completing what may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport.

He ascended the peak in 3 hours, 56 minutes, taking the final moderate pitch at a near run. For more than a year, Honnold has been training for the climb at locations in the United States, China, Europe, and Morocco. A small circle of friends and fellow climbers who knew about the project had been sworn to secrecy.

A team of filmmakers, led by Jimmy Chin, one of Honnold’s longtime climbing partners, and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, captured the ascent for a National Geographic Documentary Films feature, Free Solo, which has just released in select theatres after doing the festival circuit.

The jaw-dropping 360 video above gives you a small sense of what it might be like to climb such an imposing face. Be sure to pan and look around, and don’t slip!

 

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