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The Shirk Report – Volume 474

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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!
Still the greatest entrance ever
When she finds out she’s pregnant
Thought I was going to have to fight him
He’s not even picking up the balls, he’s just flicking them like balloons
The goodest bat boy
Congratulations to the happy couple
This swatter gives flies a fighting chance
This ref | Me
I mean he’s not wrong
The nerve
To save a life
Reasons #42432 why women live longer
Can I still leap out of the window?
#RobStrong
When you want to be trendy but burn really easily | Later that week
Me, climbing the ladder of success
Also me
You’re super
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World’s Deepest Ocean Trench
The Most Important Inventor You’ve Never Heard Of
Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression
Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die
Why Is Water Slippery?
Breaking Down Seinfeld
Ten Thousand Years
The Race To Stop The Best Mario Kart 64 Player From Securing Every World Record
This Armada of Saildrones Could Conquer the Ocean
Why do we give dogs a better death than we give ourselves?

 

5 VIDEOS + Batman

 
when you’re in an argument and they say something kinda true

 

 

Michael Keaton closed his commencement speech at Kent State with "I'm Batman."

And this is why Michael Keaton is the best. pic.twitter.com/20H1B99aCl

— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) May 16, 2018

 

 

warning, profanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN A DOOR FOR SOMEONE THIS WEEKEND

 

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‘Yanny or Laurel’ Sucks, ‘Brainstorm or Green Needle’ Is Far More Interesting

if you think of the word “brainstorm” you hear the word brainstorm. if you think of the words “green needle” you hear green needle. pic.twitter.com/kNBfIINpgL

— Vinny Skywalker (@sirvinnyd) May 17, 2018

 

While Yanny & Laurel swept the Internet this week, a far more interesting example using similar audio tricks also surfaced.

“Brainstorm or Green Needle” however, puts you in charge of your destiny. Try it for yourself! Think of which word you want to hear and you will. Now go back and forth between the two and really have an existential crisis.

 

 

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The Life of a Finnish Island as Told Through the Seasons

 

Jani Ylinampa is a Finnish photographer that has built a steadily growing following on Instagram and Facebook for his breathtaking landscape photography.

The artist’s work is focused primarily around his home region of Finnish Lapland where he captures the region’s natural beauty as well as the incredible Northern Lights.

In this seasonal series, Jani uses a drone to document the life of a small Finnish island called Kotisaari near Rovaniemi. According to the town’s tourist website:

Rovaniemi was a legendary lumberjack town, and the Ounas- and Kemi rivers were used as floating channels for the log industry from the late 1800 century until end of 1980 when the floating channels were replaced by the more modern use of trucks. In the good old days the Kotisaari Island was a traditional stronghold of the Lumberjacks in Kemijoki. The Lumberjacks’ history still lives on in the buildings of the island. The old boathouse has been renovated and it is now used as a tavern.

 

For more, check out Jani’s work at the links below.

[via Bored Panda]

 

JANI YLINAMPA
Instagram | Facebook

 

 

Winter

 
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JANI YLINAMPA
Instagram | Facebook

 

Spring

 
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JANI YLINAMPA
Instagram | Facebook

 

Summer

 
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JANI YLINAMPA
Instagram | Facebook

 

Fall

 
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JANI YLINAMPA
Instagram | Facebook

 

This Year’s “Dress” is Whether You Hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’

 

Another year, another controversial question DIVIDING THE INTERNET (caps lock emphasis, me). In the audio clip below, people are asked whether they hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’.

I won’t spoil it, but.. ANYONE THAT SAYS THEY HEAR ‘YANNY’ IS A BIG STINKIN’ LIAR

 

What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I

— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018

 

What’s going on here? According to The Verge:

The secret is frequency. The acoustic information that makes us hear Yanny is higher frequency than the acoustic information that makes us hear Laurel. Some of the variation may be due to the audio system playing the sound.. But some of it is also the mechanics of your ears, and what you’re expecting to hear. Older adults tend to start losing their hearing at the higher frequency ranges.. It’s a phenomenon you can mimic on a computer.. if you remove all the low frequencies, you hear Yanny. If you remove the high frequencies, you hear Laurel

 

Additionally, the audio is also ‘noisy’ which causes your perception to be slightly ambiguous and your brain fills in what it thinks it should be. Have another listen sped up and slowed down, see if it changes anything.

 

Okay once I sped it up I was able to hear Yanny but all I could hear was Laurel before. pic.twitter.com/4LQR2tnBun

— milinda (@FrcknZazzed) May 16, 2018

 

Okay fine, I take it back. It sounds different at different speeds/frequencies. People hear differently. I was foolish. I take it all back. Sorry you can’t have your two minutes back but at least you can be topical at the water cooler today!