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King Penguins on South Georgia Island

PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC CHEN / GETTY IMAGES   In conjunction with National Geographic’s 2018 Year of the Bird, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Geographic Travel has selected the “World’s Best Destinations for Bird-Watching” Seen above is South Georgia Island where half a million King Penguins, each standing three feet tall, pack shoulder to shoulder in mesmerizing colonies on this hundred-mile-long, glacier-studded island–reached by two days of sailing east of Chile’s Cape Horn.

The Shirk Report – Volume 465

  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.

Remembering the Badass Wedge Truck from the MythBusters Finale

  For the MythBusters finale, Adam drove an unstoppable wedge truck through 14 years of props and it was awesome.

Just In Case You’ve Never Seen the World Record for Largest Hula Hoop Spun

  On November 9, 2017, Yuya Yamada of Japan set the world record for ‘largest hula hoop ever spun‘. Using a custom-made, aluminium hoop that measured 5.14 meters (16 ft, 10 in) in diameter, Yamada successfully spun the giant hula hoop six consecutive times.

A Series of Not So Still Life Paintings by Duane Keiser

  In an ongoing series of what he calls ‘painted animations’, American artist Duane Keiser slowly transforms his still life paintings into an evolving scene.

Teacher’s Postcard Project Goes Viral, Reaches 90 Countries and Every US State

  David Arwood, an elementary school teacher in rural northeast Tennessee, was looking for a memorable way to show his students how diverse and large the world is.

Actual Surgeon Critiques 49 Medical Scenes From Film and Television

  Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of films and television shows and breaks down how accurate they really are.

Drone Captures Rare Snowfall in Rome from Above

  On February 26th a rare snowfall descended upon Rome, a result of cold winds from Siberia sweeping across Europe.

Mesmerizing Tape Art Installations by Darel Carey

  In an ongoing series of installations, LA-based visual artist Darel Carey uses strips of black electrical tape in line sequences of varied configurations to create an illusion of dimension.

Dog Doesn’t Recognize Owner After Losing 50 lbs Until He Sniffs Him

  After spending five weeks in a hospital and losing 50 lbs, Shane Godfrey returned home to an unforgettable reunion with his dog, Willie.

A Whirlwind Timelapse Tour of Athens by Alexandros Maragos

  CITY OF ATHENS is a non-narrative short film, a portrait of a changing metropolis from filmmaker and award-winning photographer, Alexandros Maragos.

Guy Finds Cliff from the Clif Bar

Photograph via AnGabhaDubhon reddit   Reddit user AnGabhaDubhon just shared this random photo of what looks to be the cliff from the popular Clif Bar packaging.

SpaceX Releases Official Falcon Heavy and Starman Launch Video

  When Falcon Heavy lifted off, it became the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.

These Guys Built a Cardboard Plane and the Test Flight is What Pure Joy is Like

  This maiden voyage of a homemade cardboard plane is a great example of what pure and simple joy looks and sounds like :)    

This Machine Just Solved a Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 Seconds

  Don’t blink…     That was a Rubik’s cube being solved in 0.38 seconds. The time is from the moment the keypress is registered on the computer, to when the last face is flipped.

How Google Maps Changes Borders Based on Your Location

  Much of the world uses Google Maps as their primary geographic reference tool. But what happens when multiple nations claim ownership of a disputed territory?

The Shirk Report – Volume 464

  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.

Video Compilation of Alexa’s Creepy Laugh Goes Viral

  Over the last few days, owners of Alexa-enabled devices have been reporting strange, unprompted laughter from Amazon’s popular voice assistant.

I Can’t Stop Staring at This Two Toned Cat With Blue Eyes (15 Pics)

  Meet Narnia, a beautiful blue-eyed cat born with a two-toned face. While the rest of her body has black fur, her face is half grey, half black and perfectly split down the middle.

Long Exposure Mountain Halos and Drone Illuminated Landscapes at Night

  Long Exposure Mountain Halos and Drone Illuminated Landscapes at Night By equipping a series of GPS-enabled drones with aerial LED lights, artist Reuben Wu creates carefully planned scenes consisting of multiple lighting positions to produce theatrically lit compositions.