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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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A Video Made from Dance Scenes from Nearly 300 Movies

May cause sudden urge to dance and overwhelming rush of nostalgia. Songs are: 1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 2. Joywave – Tongues 3. Nena – 99 Red Balloons 4. Nena – 99 Luftballons 298 films were used to be exact. For a complete list of every scene/film in the video visit Dancing in Movies on Tumblr. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/video-made-from-dance-scenes-from-nearly-300-movies/

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This Is What Happens When One Company Owns Dozens of Local News Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of television stations in the United States, currently owning or operating a total of 173 stations across the country (233 after all currently proposed sales are approved) in nearly 80 markets, ranging from markets as large as Washington, D.C. to as small as Steubenville, Ohio. According to the New York Times: Sinclair regularly sends video segments to the stations it owns. These are referred to as “must-runs,†and they can include content like terrorism news updates, commentators speaking in support of President Trump…

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A Video Collage of All the Critters That Have Visited The Log

Wildlife enthusiast Robert Bush Sr set up a trail camera to document the activity around ‘the log’, a fallen tree somewhere in the mountains of Pennsylvania where a wide range of animals tended to congregate. The outdoorsman recently released this compilation of all the critters who have visited ‘the log’ in the last year. Just some of the animals to have visited ‘the log’ include: bears, bobcats, porcupines, birds, beavers, minks, and coyotes. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/all-the-critters-that-have-visited-the-log/

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These 10 GIFs Will Give You an Appreciation for Silent Era Filmmaking

For the last three years, Don McHoull has been faithfully uploading gifs from silent era films to Twitter under the handle @SilentMovieGIfs. Not surprisingly, the account heavily features the work of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Fritz Lang. McHoull also routinely adds context and supplemental information to the clips, fostering greater appreciation for the filmmaking and talent of the period’s most famous actors. The Sifter hopes the 10 gifs below will pique your curiosity and encourage you to check out more amazing silent film moments at @SilentMovieGifs on…

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