Extreme Close Up Encounter with Great White Shark in Gansbaai, South Africa

 

Get face to face with the most feared predator in the ocean in this incredible close up footage. In the video description the photographer adds:

“I was shooting a film for a customer’s cage diving with Great white sharks and had this large Great White breach in front of the cage, in front of my lens. Very important that everyone knows that these sharks are not ruthless killers but amazing, large, beautiful creatures.”

 

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These Single Brushstroke Paintings are So Soothing to Watch

 

In an ongoing series, artist Hanna Lee Tidd paints beautiful works with a single, continuous brushstroke. The artist has amassed a huge following on TikTok and Instagram for her lovely paintings and illustrations. Many fans are drawn to her videos where you can see the process of how each of her works come to life.

Below you will find some of our favourite one line paintings but you can see many more at the links below. If you’re interested in prints or original works, check out her storefront!

 

HANNA LEE TIDD
Instagram | TikTok | Store

 

 

The Shirk Report – Volume 632

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The Sifter is back on Instagram after a 10-year hiatus. Check it out? https://www.instagram.com/twistedsifter/

 

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 Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to [email protected]

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Good vibes only
Perfectly balanced
Freaked out for a second
So that’s where my gardening gloves went!
Company loyalty is dead
Look ma, no strings
Pierogi perfection
Majestic af
Still think about this
Now that we’re on the subject
And to wrap up our film section, someone pointed out this Toy Story easter egg.. a hooker
This probably feels amazing
They saw his blue hat and thought he was one of them!
Never going in the water again
The perfect peel doesn’t exi—
The perfect potato doesn’t exi—
Love this
And this
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Ask Yourself Which Books You Truly Love
One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball
How cities will fossilize
“Friends” and the illusion of perfect adult friendships
How advertisers target you
Here’s How People Tried To Buy Happiness During The Pandemic
Pour One Out for These Weird Wearables That Totally Failed
The Mystery of Magic’s Greatest Card Trick
The Long, Strange Life of the World’s Oldest Naked Mole Rat
Eric Carle, Creator Of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Has Died

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLAME THE CAT THIS WEEKEND!

 

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Small Scale Classical Architecture Carved Into Chunks of Raw Marble and Limestone

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We first profiled the incredible work of Matthew Simmonds back in 2014. Since then, the sculptor has continued to explore his life-long fascination of stone buildings and sacred architecture; carving miniature architectural spaces out of raw chunks of marble and limestone.

Drawing on the formal language and philosophy of architecture, Simmonds’ work explores themes of positive and negative form, the significance of light and darkness and the relationship between nature and human endeavour.

You can find more of Matthew’s amazing artwork on his official website.

[h/t Colossal]

 

 

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RIMOWA Luggage Now Comes in Stealth Mode

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On one hand, it’s pretty cool seeing an old reliable RIMOWA suitcase that’s earned its fair share of patina over the years, telling a tale of a life well-lived. On the other, those tough aluminum cases aren’t cheap! Might as well keep the exterior as safe as the stuff inside, right? Here’s where RIMOWA’s latest creations come into play, with a quartet of all-black tough covers on hand to ensure that your luggage looks as good in ten years as it does right now.

Although the covers are only available in a single black hue, they make up for their unassuming appearance. Their ultra-tough nylon promises to resist scuffs and water, and the branding ensures that everyone in the airport is still aware that, yes, you are toting a RIMOWA. All of the covers also boast an all-over zipper and magnet closure to fight against surprise unlatchings, designed to make it easy to access internal items without removing the cover.

All of the cases are customized to fit specific RIMOWA models – Original Cabin, Check-In L, and Trunk Plus iterations are currently available — so that they can achieve a perfectly snug fit. RIMOWA’s other suitcase sizes and more adventurous items — like the tiny personal cases and eyewear — might receive their own covers in the future but no word on future cover options just yet.

The covers may all be perused on RIMOWA’s website and its flagship boutiques currently have them in stock.