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The Shirk Report – Volume 376


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.

How To Get Your Baby To Clean the House


  From the Dad who showed us 17 different ways to hold your baby, come some trade secrets on how to get your baby to clean the house.

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter


Photograph by NASA, ESA   [30 June 2016 press release] Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter.

Cindy Chinn Carves Family of Elephants Into a Pencil


  Artist Cindy Chinn (featured previously) recently shared her latest project, a commissioned artwork featuring a family of elephants strolling past some trees, all carved from graphite lead.

3D Printed Zoetrope Uses Light Projection to Bring Dancers to Life


  Unveiled at the 2016 SICF (Spiral Independent Creators Festival), this 3D-printed zoetrope by Akinori Goto uses light projection to bring dancers to life.

5% of the World Lives in the Blue Shaded Regions. Another 5% Lives in the Red


Map Created by Ibisdigitalmedia   Population density is an interesting measurement. In the dark blue shaded regions, you will find 5% of the world’s population.

Baby Gorilla Beats His Chest for the First Time


  Watch this adorable baby gorilla beat his chest for the very first time! It’s that or he was trying to swat one of the 1 trillion flies buzzing around :P    

10 Simple Packaging Designs That Are Actually Useful


  Packaging can be ‘pretty’ but not always practical. An innovative design not only provides information but utility.

Iceland’s Viking Chant with Fans After Beating England is Awesome


  Iceland’s team and fans have been winning over everyone at this year’s Euro Cup. After their stunning win against England, the tiny country of 323,000 people have advanced to the quarter finals and will face the host country, France, on Sunday July 3.

48-Year-Old Tony Hawk Lands 900, 17 Years (to the day) After Making the First Ever


  17 years to the day after landing the world’s first 900, Tony Hawk pushes himself to the breaking point and battles through this personal goal.

These Guys Just Built the World’s Largest Nerf Gun


  Spaceship engineer Mark Rober teams up with the duo at Eclectical Engineering to build the world’s largest Nerf gun and the results are awesome.

Millionaire Sparks Uproar With Demand to Be Buried With Bentley


Photograph via Chiquinho Scarpa on Facebook   A wealthy Brazilian businessman created a stir when he released a series of photos along with a request to be buried with his Bentley.

Wood Sculptor Expresses Love For Food With Amazingly Realistic Sculptures


  Seiji Kawaski is an incredible artist and wood sculptor from Japan. In an ongoing series of sculptures, the self-professed food lover carves and paints unbelievably realistic-looking food from blocks of wood and driftwood.

Picture of the Day: One Street, Four Seasons


Photograph by Fatih Ozay (ig: @afatihozay)   In this four-photo composite by Fatih Ozay, we see the different seasons throughout the year as experienced on one street in Newark, New Jersey near Branch Brook Park in Newark’s North Ward (between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville).

This Shapeshifting CGI Vehicle Can Morph Into Any Car in the World


  The Blackbird is a mobile camera rig designed to morph into any car in the world. At the push of a button the fully adjustable chassis can modify its length by 4 feet and width by 10 inches.

Boston Dynamics Just Made Their Newest Robot Wipe Out on a Banana Peel


  SpotMini is Boston Dynamics’ new, smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) It’s all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it’s doing.

Dam Gets Drained One Final Time Before Being Permanently Removed


  In this incredible video that includes both real-time and timelapse footage, we see the Condit Dam (built in 1913) being drained for the final time as the project to decommission and remove the dam commences (October 26, 2011).

The Shirk Report – Volume 375


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.

Floating Yellow Brick Road Connects Islands and Towns Separated by Water


Photo: Wolfgang Volz | © 2016 Christo   The Floating Piers is a temporary public art installation by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude currently on display at Italy’s Lake Iseo.

Osprey Swoops in to Catch Trout in Super Slow Motion


  Catching the fish is only half the battle. Flying out of the water with it is a whole different story.


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