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A Single Snowflake

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Photograph by Alexey Kljatov

 

Check out this incredible macro photograph of a natural snowflake by Alexey Kljatov. According to Kljatov, this is a relatively big snow crystal (snowflake), 4 or 5 millimeters in diameter.

The setup: Glass background with backlight, additional lens Helios 44M-5, 11 RAWs averaged. I believe that means this is a composite of 11 raw macro images taken. What gorgeous detail!

 

 

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This Guy Found a Bunch of Dogs that Look Like Celebrities and It’s Amazing

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Twitter user Joaquim Campa recently tweeted an incredible gallery of dogs that look like famous people. When you read the names and look at the dog you can’t help but see the resemblance, it’s uncanny!

Maybe being primed by reading the name first helps your imagination fill it in, but whatever psychological tricks are at play, they are working, because those dogs look like their human celebrity counterpart damnit!

Bravo Mr. Campa, bravo!

 

 

Richard Gere & John Travolta pic.twitter.com/IDONfT667V

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Harrison Ford & Samuel L. Jackson pic.twitter.com/yfUIe1VKzX

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Clint Eastwood & William H. Macy pic.twitter.com/eQDEseEeAq

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Julia Roberts & Tilda Swinton pic.twitter.com/VTyRdaR1Py

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Steve Buscemi & Ron Perlman pic.twitter.com/XGpuptG26i

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Whoopi Goldberg & Snoop Dogg pic.twitter.com/hr6JTBQQl7

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Vladimir Putin & Richard Branson pic.twitter.com/jsCUY9t6hp

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 22, 2021

Peter Dinklage & Zach Galifianakis pic.twitter.com/NOs3e4jxPg

— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) November 23, 2021

 

 

An Amazing Clarinet Solo on the Streets of New Orleans

 

Check out this brilliant solo by Doreen Ketchens, as she performs “House of the Rising Sun” on the streets of New Orleans. The solo, originally filmed in 2018, was recently transcribed by George Collier, using ‘Musescore’ for notation and ‘Transcribe!’ for beat marking, slowing down etc.

For those interested, you can listen to the full performance of the song here.

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 661

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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!
Weekdays vs Weekends
He forgot he shaved his moustache
Look at Elon, so inspirational
He’s not wrong, but why you gotta pick on 7?
Dear Restroom Artist:
A front flip?!!?
The book title was a nice touch
Can you imagine?
Doth your eyes deceive you?
A rare insult
Future me, down bad
An admirable purpose
He had her going
Don’t play with my emotions
Here’s a little measuring secret baker’s sometime’s use
The perfect genre doesn’t exi…
Pretty amazing
You were loved Kyle
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Renay Mandel Corren
Ten people who helped shape science in 2021
Cultures Where Men and Women Don’t Speak the Same Language
The Literary Clock
Emoji to Scale (scroll)
The wildly popular holiday island of Bali had just 45 international tourists in 2021
According to Vogue, These Are the 78 Best Documentaries of All Time
The Bloomberg Businessweek 2021 Jealousy List
Reuters: Pictures of the year 2021
Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great’

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO YOUR FUTURE SELF THIS WEEKEND

 

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Amazing Footage from the First Spacecraft to Ever Fly Through the Sun’s Atmosphere

 

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.

The first passage through the corona, which lasted only a few hours, is one of many planned for the mission, which launched in 2018. Parker will continue to spiral closer to the Sun, eventually reaching as close as 8.86 solar radii (3.83 million miles) from the surface.

You can read much more about the project and historic flight here.

 

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Mixing Liquids to Mimic the Visual Complexity of Human Eyes

 

Heterochromia Iridum” is a fascinating project by artist Rus Khasanov that includes the video above and still frames below. Khasanov describes the project as, “abstract shots of liquid experiments that aim to mimic the visual complexity of human eyes.”

A visual artist. Khasanov’s work is driven by the motto “Beauty is everywhere” which Rus expresses in music videos, typography and illustrations. The ability to express strong emotions through visual art, experimentation and improvisation playing a central role in his creative process. At the heart of Ruslan’s work is the desire to show synergy between art, science and design, that these disciplines are not separate by academism, but can be organized in work with a mutual reinforcement.

You can find more of Ruslan’s fantastic work below. Two pieces from this project are also available as NFTs here and here.

 

Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram

 

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Rus Khasanov
Website | Facebook | Behance | Vimeo | Instagram