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Aerial Refueling Looks as Cool as It Sounds (10 Photos)

Aerial refueling is exactly what the name suggests: the transfer of fuel from one aircraft to another so said aircraft does not need to land. According to Wikipedia, it’s also commonly known as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking. There are two main refueling systems: probe-and-drogue, which is simpler to adapt to existing aircraft, and the flying boom, which offers faster fuel transfer, but requires a dedicated boom operator station. Since this is mostly a military process there are some cool (mostly US) photos online of…

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that sustains a rich food chain.’ The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on…

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Rocket Creates Sky Ripples When It Passes Through Ice Crystals in a Cirrus Cloud

In this rare and amazing amateur footage, a NASA rocket is seen going supersonic just as it is passing through ice crystals in a cirrus cloud, creating ripples in the sky that looks like shockwaves. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/rocket-creates-ripples-in-the-sky/

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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. According to another commentor, this looks to be the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Although I have no idea if this is the actual cliff (or if this is some kind of sneaky marketing campaign by Clif) I love how the sky and mountain range in the background match perfectly. via AnGabhaDubhon reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/03/guy-finds-cliff-from-the-clif-bar/

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Carousel in Bergamo, Italy Catches Fire and Looks Metal AF

Photograph via Satan_is_my_Username on reddit In the city of Bergamo, Italy a carousel recently caught fire and the scene looked utterly apocalyptic. A reddit user, fittingly called Satan_is_my_Username, uploaded the photo that one of his friends took and shared with him. In the comment section, another user, the2belo, said it best: THE END IS NEIGH via Satan_is_my_Username on reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/11/carousel-on-fire-in-italy/

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Guy Takes Slow Mo iPhone Vid of Passing Birds from a Train and It Looks Surreal

On a train from Orlando to Miami, a passenger took this surreal slo mo video on his iPhone 8 (at 1080p and 240 fps) of passing birds at Florida’s Turnpike. The train was travelling in the opposite direction at about 70-80 mph and it looks like the birds are frozen in time. The trippy video was posted last week to reddit by user davihey. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/slow-mo-of-passing-birds-from-moving-train/

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25 Times People Matched the Painting They Were Looking At

In an ongoing series of portraits, photographer Stefan Draschan takes photos of people matching the artworks they are looking at. To catalogue his hundreds of shots, Stefan has created a Tumblr site dedicated to the series entitled, People matching Artworks. Draschan says most of the photos were taken at museums and galleries in Paris, Vienna and Berlin and that while they may seem, ‘too good to be true’, they are not staged but a result of patience and perseverance. To see more photo projects from Stefan check out his official…

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The Perfectly Timed Photos of Denis Cherim (Top 10)

The ‘Coincidence Project‘ is an ongoing photo series of perfectly timed and aligned compositions by Denis Cherim. Playing with light and shadow, and framing scenes with objects in the foreground; Cherim manages to find beauty in the seemingly mundane. Places where many would pass without giving a second thought, Cherim sees opportunity for an interesting photo. Cherim is currently showcasing his work in Taiwan with a 3-month residency at the Pier-2 Art Center. You can also find hundreds of more photos on his Instagram page. [via Colossal] DENIS CHERIMWebsite |…

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When You Realize the Concert Crowd is a Cotton Harvester at Night

Photograph by @micah.b.horn on Instagram At first glance you might think you’re looking at a huge concert crowd but it’s actually a photo of several industrial cotton harvesting machines at night. The photo was taken by @micah.b.horn on Instagram and the image quickly went viral after being posted on reddit. Don’t feel too bad, a programmer had the brilliant idea of running the photo through Google’s Cloud Vision API and even the machines were fooled! The top three results were ‘crowd’, ‘festival’ and ‘stage’. Ran the image through Google Cloud…

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