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!
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!
79 year-old Grandpa Kenny could not believe his eyes when his grandson showed him a 3D printer and his reaction is incredible.
When Joe Cirkiel’s kindergarten class gets invited to be in a documentary, he finds inspiration from an unlikely source. Little does he realizes how far his dreams will take him.
If you want to learn more about the viral video and how it came to be, check out this informative post on Know Your Meme.
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.
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]
– 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
– 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’
HERE’S TO YOUR FUTURE SELF THIS WEEKEND
I recently came across this random video on reddit. Apparently the demonstration was done to promote the potential benefits of ‘telemedicine’—making remote surgeries possible, and the low latency (i.e., little to no signal delay) of 5G technology.
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.
“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.
He’s got better comedic timing than I do! This video was taken on safari in Zimbabwe, and according to the video description, the elephant’s name is Mac.