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This Giant Tree Trunk Carving Looks Insane

 

In this amazing behind-the-scenes progress video, we see a giant tree trunk carving underway somewhere in China. Unfortunately I was unable to find much supplemental information. The post was first seen on reddit but the comment section did not have any further info. If you know more about this project please let us know in the comments!

Be sure to check out some previous posts we’ve done on amazing tree trunk carvings!

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

Incredible Wooden Lion Carved from a Single Tree (11 photos)

 

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Peter Jackson is Remastering WWI Footage for a New Film and It Looks Amazing

 

Using modern-day technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame, is remastering rare World War I footage from the Imperial War Museum archives, that looks as if it was shot last week rather than 100+ years ago.

“We are not making the usual film you’d expect on the First World War – we’re making a film which shows this incredible footage in which the faces of these men just jump out at you. It’s the human beings who were actually there, who were thrust into this extraordinary situation that defined their lives in many cases.”

 

Jackson is combining the remastered footage with BBC interviews with veterans recorded over the decades since the end of the war, providing a unique new perspective on the 20th century’s most shocking conflict.

The film will be screened in cinemas and schools across the UK, and broadcast on BBC One; further details of theatrical distribution will be announced later this year at 1418NOW.org.uk

 

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Timelapse Shows 10 Billion Tons of Ice Calving Off a Glacier in Greenland

 

On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons.

According to an article in National Geographic:

This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,” says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper out of it because it collapses under its own weight if it’s more than 90 meters tall.” And at the very edge of the Helheim Glacier, the wall of ice is about 70 meters (about 230 feet) tall. So pieces break off as a natural part of the glacier mass balance cycle that would happen with or without climate change.

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 482

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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!
This house has been secured by the bestest boy
That’s just mean
The power of punctuation
I’ll just wait until you’re not looking
When lightning strikes a firework
This is true
#dontbelikeyahoo
‘Are you $%#@!*& kidding me’
‘Oh god he’s telling THAT story again’
Instead of a mirror this restaurant has this
It’s all about perspective
The horror
mmmm delicious Troy
LEEROY JENKINS!
100 years of human progression
He is pretty big
Phew, that was close!
*boop*
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

The Power of Positive People
The Most Important Video Game on the Planet
Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days
‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue
Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can’t think straight
Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases
The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans
Are Kilian Jornet’s Speed Records Too Good to Be True?
Unlike most millennials, Norway’s are rich
Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO A TRASH-FREE WEEKEND

 

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As Far As Concepts Go, TMC DUMONT is One of the Coolest and Craziest

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The TMC DUMONT is a concept art bike built and designed by Tarso Marques who describes it as a ‘hubless motorcycle with an airplane engine’.

Before we go any further with details and superlatives let’s see this thing in actual motion in the embedded video below..

 

 

TMC DUMONT is equipped with a 300 hp Rolls-Royce Continental V6 engine from a 1960s aircraft and fully leaked 36 inch wheels. I have no idea if it can actually turn and riders should be cautious as that back wheel is frighteningly close! It’s impractical, it’s ambitious, and I think it’s awesome to see a crazy concept brought to life and actually ridden.

 

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TMC DUMONT won ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Daytona Bike Week, the preeminent bike show for crazy concepts. The name DUMONT is a tribute to Alberto Santos-Dumont who is a national hero in Brazil and a renowned pioneer in aviation. He’s one of few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both ‘lighter-than-air’ and ‘heavier-than-air’ aircraft. Below you can see the behind-the-scenes build process along with additional photos of the DUMONT in action.

 

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A 38 ft Tall Breaching Whale Made From 10,000 Pounds of Plastic Ocean Waste

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For the Bruges Triennial, New York-based architecture and design firm STUDIOKCA constructed a 38 ft tall breaching humpback whale made from over 10,000 pounds of plastic ocean waste.

The project is an effort an effort to address how cities from across the globe are contributing to the estimated 150 million tons of plastic waste that has piled up in our oceans. STUDIOKCA teamed up with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund to organize several beach clean-ups to collect the plastic waste used for the installation.

To learn more about the Bruges Triennial click here. To learn more about Skyscraper (The Bruges Whale), click here.

All photographs by Matthias Desmet

[via Colossal]

 

 

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An Artist’s Dreamlike Stroll Through the Streets of Paris

 

Paris Wandering is an experimental short film by Benjamin Bardou that uses a technique called ‘pointcloud’ to create a dreamlike sequence through the streets of Paris.

The short film features music from artists Ningen and Pilotpriest and really compliments the visuals. To see more from the budding filmmaker and matte painter, check him out at the links below!

[via reddit]

 

BENJAMIN BARDOU
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BENJAMIN BARDOU
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