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This is the Best Ever Live Footage of Queen but the Band Absolutely Hated It

In 1981, Queen—at their near peak—played two sold out shows at the Montreal Forum on November 24th and 25th. The shows were filmed and recorded in extremely high quality, however the shows were also rife with controversy. As lead guitarist Brian May explains: Saul Swimmer had the idea that he could film a Queen concert, in a very high quality 35 mm double anamorphic way. For a start, we were not on tour, so all the sound and lights and production and CREW had to be reassembled just for this…

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RIP Mars Opportunity Rover. Designed For 90 Days, It Lasted 14 Years

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made their last attempt to revive Opportunity…

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What the World Looks Like From the International Space Station

Compiled and edited (and color graded, denoised, deflickered, stabilized) by Bruce W. Berry Jr, all of 4K video and timelapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the ISS (NASA/ESA). In the video description on Vimeo, Bruce adds: Some interesting facts about the ISS: The ISS maintains an orbit above the earth with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 miles). The ISS completes 15.54 orbits per day around the earth and travels at a speed of 27,600 km/h; 17,100 mph).   The yellow line that…

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21 Photos of Cats Sitting on Glass Tables, Please Disregard

In a surprise to no one, there are a plethora of photos online of cats sitting on glass tables and surfaces because.. the Internet. Also a fun fact, cat connoisseurs like to call the adorable pads on a kitty’s paws ‘toe beans’. Now please enjoy this fine gallery of cats sitting on glass tables in a variety of positions, configurations and moods. Sources – Facebook: Cats on Glass Tables Album – BuzzFeed: Pictures Of Cats On Glass – 16 hilarious pictures of cats sitting on a glass table – 22…

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Amazing Videos of New Years 2019 Fireworks Around the World

Cities around the world love to ring in the new year with unbelievable public fireworks displays for everyone to enjoy. Below you will find some of our personal favorites from London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai. Enjoy and happy new year to you all! LONDON NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/01/new-years-2019-fireworks-around-the-world/

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The 50 Bestest Gifs of 2018 (aka The Shirk Report Volume 506)

Fellow Shirkers! It’s the last Friday of 2018 which means you’re either stuck at work or on glorious holiday. Either way, you’re here and we can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support. You’re the only reason this site is still going nearly 10 years strong. The TwistedSifter team (me) is currently with family so this Shirk Report will be a modified ‘end of year’ edition. Below you will find our 50 favorite gifs from every shirk report in 2018. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled shirk report next…

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People Disguising Their Christmas Gifts is My New Favorite Thing

A recent post on reddit entitled, ‘Every year I try to disguise my sister’s Christmas present. This year I think I went a little too far…‘, led us down a glorious Internet rabbit hole of snorts and chuckles. Everyone knows it’s better to give than to receive, and it’s even better to give the gift of laughter in addition to anything material! Below are some of the funniest disguised gifts we came across. Maybe it will inspire you this holidays! [h/t geoffreythehamster on reddit] “Every year I try to disguise…

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9 Photography Tricks Advertisers Use to Make Food Look More Delicious

Photographing food in a studio creates unique challenges. The bright studio lights and lengthy setup times for the perfect shot means food sits around longer than usual. That’s why many commercial photo shoots include ‘food stylists’ that use tricks and hacks to make the food last longer (e.g., not melt) and appear even more delicious than real life. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/photography-tricks-advertisers-use-to-make-food-look-delicious/

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A Real Time 4K Journey Around Earth from Orbit

“Orbit” is a real-time reconstruction of time-lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film is built around the world of Phaeleh’s last three albums: Lost Time, Illusion of the Tale, and Somnus. According to the creator, Seán Doran, the tone and pacing of each track influenced the choice of material used. Typically each time-lapse sequence was photographed at 1 frame per second. Each sequence was processed in Photoshop. A dirtmap was made in order to repair…

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Drunk People vs House with Motion Activated Sprinklers, a Compilation

Can you imagine how bad it must have been to drive the owner of the home to this? In his video description he adds: We live in a beachfront community that attracts a lot of extra traffic in the summer months. Unfortunately the bar patrons feel it’s ok to duck down the side of a house to relieve themselves on the way to the next bar. Last summer I bought a few motion activated sprinklers for each side of the house and it worked really well at keeping them at…

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17 Halloween Costumes That Will Make Your Day

Every year we love to highlight amazing, funny, and clever Halloween costumes we came across online (see 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). The most popular costumes posted online always make their way to Reddit so we tend to start there first. If you want more information on each costume highlighted below, be sure to follow the link to the original post! We hope you all had a spooky and fun-filled Halloween! 1. This Giant DSLR Camera That Actually Works! Costume via sirmakoto on reddit 2. The Blue…

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21 Disney Movie Details That You May Have Never Noticed

Imgur user Rizzivision recently published a fascinating post outlining a series of interesting details from various Disney/Pixar films. The list is full of tiny observations and cross-references to other films in the Disney/Pixar universe that will make any film geek giddy. If you enjoy reading about interesting and quirky details in films, be sure to check out the subreddit /r/MovideDetails! [via Rizzivision on Imgur] 1. In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar’s claws are always displayed throughout the movie. 2. In Cars, the flies are actually tiny VW…

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No Dialogue, Just 10 Mins of Pencil Tip Carving Over Chill Beats

A compilation of incredible pencil tip carvings by artist Salavat Fidai, complimented by a selection of chill instrumentals. We actually profiled Fidai’s wonderful work back in 2015, be sure to check out the impressive galleries if you want to see more! – This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils – Miniature Sculptures Carved Onto the Tips of Pencils (21 Photos) Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/10-minutes-of-miniature-pencil-carvings/

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