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A Spellbinding Ocean Exploration With an Underwater Wheelchair

 

In this dreamlike sequence, artist and activist Sue Austin explores a coral reef in the world’s first underwater wheelchair. Austin lost her mobility after an extended illness in the mid-90s.

Through ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Sue aims to use the surprising juxtaposition of an NHS wheelchair in an underwater environment to transform preconceptions, create positive empowering images and inspire people.

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 502

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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 [email protected]

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Improvise – Adapt – Overcome
Dusted
Three thumbs up
English is weird
Yes Danny!
Never gets old
Me trying to jump into a conversation
We get it you va.. oh my god!
Protip for travelling musicians
I am reborn
I am very badass
As someone who spent a year studying abroad, I can relate
Triple layered 3-D street art
Me vs weekend responsibilities
I’m here for this | and this
Lost in translation
Make weather reports resonate again
Enjoy this face swap
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Mona Lisa: The theft that created a legend
Termite mound network the size of Great Britain discovered in Brazil
Frankenstein’s paperclips
Pistachios vs. Almonds
Gmail Smart Replies and the Ever-Growing Pressure to Email Like a Machine
Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why
The Fallacy of the ‘I Turned Out Fine’ Argument
The Snowden Legacy, part one: What’s changed, really?
The Graphic Art of Incredibles 2
Tesla Will Live and Die by the Gigafactory

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME STRETCH, LET’S FINISH STRONG

 

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Absolute Unit Deemed Too Big for Abattoir Will Live Out Its Days Grazing

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Photograph by 7 News Sydney

 

Photos of a giant steer have begun to circulate online as Internet citizens around the world feast their eyes on ‘Knickers’. The bovine behemoth stands 1.94 meters (6’4″) tall and weighs an astonishing 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs).

According to owner Geoff Pearson, Knickers’ enormous size has spared him a one-way ticket to the abattoir and will instead live out his days on the farm. The Holstein Friesian now serves as the farm’s ‘coach’, taking charge of the herd and showing others the ropes of life on the farm. Pearson adds:

“You’ll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him. Whenever he wants to get up and start walking, there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him.”

 

As far as cattle go they don't come much bigger than this. 'Knickers' the Holstein Friesian steer is a bovine behemoth that certainly sticks out from the herd. He's 194 cm tall and weighs 1.4 tonnes. Knickers is now too heavy to head to any abattoir. https://t.co/TJPF4KC2uY pic.twitter.com/0QpsE3otOW

— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) November 27, 2018

 

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Sources

7 News Sydney on Twitter
Perth Now: Big Knickers a standout on Myalup farm
Global News: Massive cow named Knickers has been deemed too large to eat

 

 

Things Native English Speakers Know, But Don’t Know..

 

 

I thought this was an interesting tidbit recently shared on reddit. It purports that native English speakers subconsciously order adjectives without even realizing they’re doing it.

However for those learning English as a second language this order is often taught and explained. For those that can’t read the ‘picture of text’ above, I’ve typed it below:

 

Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac. It’s an odd thing that every English speaker uses that list, but almost none of us could write it out. And as size comes before colour, green great dragons can’t exist.

 

[via truckzebra on reddit]

 

 

Peter Jackson’s Restored and Colorized WW1 Film is Unlike Anything I’ve Seen

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen.

By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

 

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First Time Glider Hangs On for Dear Life When Pilot Forgets To Strap Him In

 

What was supposed to be a dream flight turned into a nightmare as this first time hang glider’s safety harness was never attached to the actual glider. Watch as he hangs on for dear life for over 2 agonizing minutes.

Thankfully, the pilot was able to land the glider and the man survived with relatively minor injuries. In this video he has a surprisingly good attitude about the harrowing ordeal.

 

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Contemporizing Classics (9 Photos)

 

Brazilian designer Rodrigo Pinheiro, a.k.a. Paste in Place, discovered the art of collage at a young age. As a child, he would spend hours cutting up the pages of old magazines and arranging the images anew, giving life to the imaginary worlds in his mind.

Today his work is heavily influenced by the visual language of fashion, a realm in which he works daily—refined with a pinch of surrealism. In a nod to the format of his childhood collages, Rodrigo digitally revives the icons of classical painting, placing them in a contemporary context.

For more, be sure to check out his website and Instagram!

If you’re interested in prints, you can buy them here!

[h/t Kottke.org]

 

RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

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RODRIGO PINHEIRO / PASTE IN PLACE
Website | Instagram | Prints

 

Elephants Salute People Who Rescued Their Baby Elephant From a Ditch

 

Wildlife officials in Kerala, India, rescued a baby elephant that fell into a ditch and got trapped. Watch as the family of wild elephants nervously waits on the other side of the river while locals use a backhoe to try to free the baby.

When the family is once again reunited, two of the elephants raise their trunks to the crowd in a gesture many are interpreting as a ‘thank you’. The elephants repeat the gesture for a second time, and receive an ovation from the touched crowd.

 

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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 [email protected]

 

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

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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