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The Shirk Report – Volume 640

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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!
The differences are many but they are both amazing
Finally a reason to post this clip
An iconic photo from the Bezos space launch
If they get to go to space we at least get to make memes | And opine
NEED
Thanks, I absolutely hate it
Don’t leave me
Fast thinking driver puts out car on fire
This is the fire extinguisher at the NASA Kennedy Space Center
Check out these specialized scissors for cutting wrapping paper
Consider yourself warned
I’m not even mad, that’s amazing
The universal feline stretch
The zoom on lenses today is crazy
This moth doesn’t even look real
Ditto for this dude
Story time!
Go that way!
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Adam Ondra Is the World’s Most Accomplished Climber. He May Not Win an Olympic Medal
Reflections as the Internet Archive turns 25
Signs of Life on Mars? NASA’s Perseverance Rover Begins the Hunt
Every Book Lover Should Fear This Graph
The Day the Good Internet Died
What antivaxx posts on Facebook really look like
‘We Don’t Need Another Michelangelo’: In Italy, It’s Robots’ Turn to Sculpt
Japan’s Oldest Surviving Cookbook Ryori Monogatari (1643)
One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study
What Will Happen to My Music Library When Spotify Dies?

 

5 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO OUTSIDE THIS WEEKEND

 

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Beach Sand Under a Microscope

 

Macrofying recently shared this fascinating gallery on Instagram of beach sand under a microscope. In the post he adds:

I recently took a bit of sand from the beach with me to view under my microscope. In contrast to industrial sand, which is quite boring as it consists mainly out of quartz, this ocean sand is extremely colorful and diverse as it mainly consists of coral debris and shells. Although to the naked eye this looks like very clean natural sand, pieces of microplastic, as seen in the last image, can be found when viewed under the microscope.

 

Macrofying put out great content on YouTube and Instagram. Their deep zoom videos are always a pleasure to watch. Check them out!

 

 

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If Conditions are Right You Can See Chicago’s Skyline from the Indiana Dunes 50 Miles Away

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On a clear day at sunset, visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Park are treated to a stunning view of the Chicago Skyline, illuminated by the setting sun behind. What a beautiful way to enjoy a sunset!

Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The national park comprises 15,000 acres and hikers can enjoy 50 miles of trails over dunes, wetlands, prairies, rivers, and forests.

 

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The Weird Way a Stretched Out Slinky Drops to the Ground

 

Veritasium explains the science of what’s happening when you drop a stretched out slinky. The slow motion video helps too! From his YouTube description:

 

This is not just true of slinkies – if you release a steel rod from the top, the top really starts falling before the bottom. If you hit a tennis ball with a racket, a wave has to travel from the strings to your hand before you feel it – and the ball is well on its way to the net by this time. If you hit a golf ball, the ball is well on its way to the hole before you can feel it. Rigid bodies aren’t truly rigid and understanding this is essential to understanding the way the world works

 

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This Video of a Red-Tailed Hawk Hovering in the Wind is Mesmerizing

 

Check out this fascinating clip of a red-tailed hawk hovering in the wind as it looks for prey below. The video was taken by Bill Bryant in Golden, Colorado, and was selected as a video award winner at the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. Bill adds:

 

Over several days I watched a pair of Red-tails taking advantage of the strong early summer winds streaming down from the Rockies, hovering in midair while scanning the foothills for mice and ground squirrels. This one floated almost level with my lens. His head stayed still while his body moved, his wings and tail steadying him and his dangling feet acting as ballast. [source]

 

Red-tailed Hawks most often hunt from a raised perch, as flying low enough to scan for prey usually requires more flapping and more energy. At times, however, wind conditions are such that they can hang motionless, hardly moving their wings, resting in the air as they study the ground below.

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 639

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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!
The way this cat says she’s ready to come in
Let’s dive in
Did you hear about the soccer?
Yoink
This out of order sign
When you forget what’s in which hand
Take me here
Throwing miniature pottery
Excuse me?
When your parents move down the street from you
On the subject of coffee
Okay let’s keep rolling with this
Houston..
The nostrils when he goes underwater
This whole sequence is amazing
Moving buddies
Grandparents, they’re the best
Your weekly inspiration
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

How To Have Difficult Conversations
Google engineer who criticized company in viral comics on why he finally quit
Instagram Has Become SkyMall
The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions
Is It Time to End the Olympics?
Different Cultures Define Happiness Differently
The Truth Behind the Amazon Mystery Seeds
The world’s most endangered sound
The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday
The incredible story of Shavarsh Karapetyan, a Soviet swimming champion who dove into Armenia’s Lake Yerevan and saved dozens of lives

 

5 VIDEOS + octopi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOB’S YOUR UNCLE THIS WEEKEND!

 

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This Cubic Window is Highly Impractical but Looks Awesome

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How cool does this corner window installation look?! Sure it’s impractical and was probably a structural nightmare for the engineer, but look! It’s a cubic window!

Now when a bird poops on it or there’s a freak hailstorm maybe they’ll regret the decision but for now, in this totally Instagramable form, it looks pretty awesome. Fingers crossed the seams are sealed and leak proof!

Corner window cube!

 

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Pets Behind Various Glasses (15 Photos)

 

We love our pets. We love taking photos of our pets. Sometimes, a pet owner stumbles upon a funny way to capture their pet and shares the results. The rest is Internet history. And now we are here. Enjoying this gallery of other people’s pets because we all love our pets.

Now that the blurb has reached the minimum character count, lets enjoy these excellent photos of pets behind various glasses. Enjoy!

 

 

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Bonus

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