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This Might Be the Worst Delivery Attempt of All Time

 

Quickly following up from our “greatest delivery attempt of all time,” comes this gem courtesy of the USPS (United States Postal Service).

In response to people online that have criticized the uploader for not helping out the postal worker with what appears to be a heavy-ish package and opting to film him instead, he provided the following context:

‘I’ve already used all proper channels, talked to him in real life, and my neighbors have spoken to him directly and also filed formal complains where we were all told they would talk to him about the situations. He knows what he’s doing, he knows he’s being filmed from the front yard cameras. Many people in this neighborhood have them because of a string of car break-ins on this street in the past. I’m not going to confront him again, it’s like putting a kid in time-out for the same misbehavior over and over again. It’s obviously not getting through. I’m not going to “avoid more damage” after he already dropped it. I’d rather just avoid the guy and go through the proper channels again, maybe have it escalated this time.’ [source]

 

Now please check out the “greatest delivery attempt of all time” and have your faith in humanity restored.

 

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Plane Loses Wheel on Takeoff; Pilot Still Makes Smoothest Landing Ever

 

An Air Canada flight (AC8684) departing from Montreal lost one of its wheels on takeoff, to the horror of passengers onboard. However, the skilled pilot returned safely to the airport, making an incredibly smooth landing despite the sub-optimal circumstances.

The flight was originally destined for Saguenay but returned to its point of origin shortly after takeoff.

 

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Guy Removes 11 of the Chunkiest Raccoons You Will See From a Porch

 

Gates Wildlife Field Supervisor Joel was called out to rescue 11 raccoons from a closed in porch of a home. As you will see in the video, the house was under full renovation and the back door was left open one night. Once inside, the raccoons made their way through a broken window leading into the front porch of the home. One by one, the raccoons must have followed each other into the porch area. The window was too high for the raccoons to get back inside and the front door to the porch was closed, leaving this group of raccoons stuck for the night.

The next day, the construction workers showed up to find 11 raccoons huddled in the front room and immediately called Gates Wildlife, not knowing what to do.

Joel was able to use his catch pole to carefully persuade each raccoon, one by one, outdoors. One raccoon ran out the door before the video had started (for those counting).

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 558

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

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Me vs my problems in 2020
This new Lamborghini (Vision Gran Turismo) looks insane
Don’t blink
It’s truly every Dad’s time of the year to shine
And they will be rewarded accordingly
Say hi to Herman, our newest web developer | And our newest security guard
When you drop your toothbrush but don’t hear it hit the ground
Yellow jello cubes on a blue cutting board
Bubbles anyone?
Coolest kite ever
When nets revolt
A therapy dog in training, amazing
How a manual gear box works
Baker’s secret shhh
Find you a partner that makes you laugh
When you want to sleep in the same bed but nowhere near each other
Stay golden
Our little prince
Until next decade

 

10 ARTICLES

Disney produced an unprecedented 80 percent of the top box office hits this year
The 15 most awe-inspiring space images of the decade
How ravens survive at –50 C
21 Quotes From Ram Dass For Anyone Who Needs A Spiritual Pick-Me-Up
The Most Disappointing Gadgets of the Decade | The Most Innovative Gadgets of the Decade
John Lennon: The Last Interview
My Semester With the Snowflakes
One of Poland’s most beloved and honored World War II veterans was not Polish at all: he was a 500-pound brown bear named Wojtek
The Great Chinese Art Heist
Time’s Top 100 Photos of 2019

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO THE NEXT DECADE

 

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These Live Edge Ocean Shore Coffee Tables are Incredible (18 Pics)

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Artist Rivka Wilkins and woodworker Jared Davis have collaborated on a series of beautiful coffee tables that capture ocean waves crashing on the shores of a live edge walnut coffee table.

The crashing waves are created using a series of layered resin atop a gorgeous walnut slab of reclaimed wood. The table is finished with flatbar steel legs and the remainder of the slab not covered by waves is finished with a durable, all-natural hardwax oil.

The custom pieces are available through Jared’s Etsy store.

To see more work from both artists you can find them both on Instagram: Rivka Wilkins and Jared Davis.

 

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

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Resin Art by Rivka Wilkins | Woodwork by Jared Davis

 

Vet Says Pup with Tail Growing Out Its Head is Perfectly Healthy and Super Adorable

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A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri.

Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that:

“specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special dogs get sadly euthanized. Our hope is to give them the chance they need to thrive and heal in an environment full of love and caring. [source]

 

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After a visit to the vet, Dr. Heuring found ‘no medical need to remove’ the extra tail as it caused him no pain and was no connected to anything vital. Deemed non-life threatening, the little tail served no purpose other than to make him the ‘coolest’ puppy ever.

 

 

“He [Narwhal] is not available for adoption immediately as we want him to grow a bit more and truly make sure the tail doesn’t become a bother or problem. Right now he is pretty much the most unique amazing example of what we do here and we are so thankful to have the chance to be part of his journey. Thank you everyone for helping us help them!” – Mac’s Mission

 

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Oceanographer Creates Algorithm to Remove Water From Underwater Images

 

Coral reefs are among nature’s most complex and colourful living formations. But as any underwater photographer knows, pictures of them taken without artificial lights often come out bland and blue. Even shallow water selectively absorbs and scatters light at different wavelengths, making certain features hard to see and washing out colours—especially reds and yellows.

This effect makes it difficult for coral scientists to use computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to identify, count and classify species in underwater images; they have to rely on time-consuming human evaluation instead.

But a new algorithm called Sea-thru, developed by engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak, removes the visual distortion caused by water from an image. The effects could be far-reaching for biologists who need to see true colors underneath the surface.

Read more at Scientific American

 

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