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The Contents of a Dutch Police Car

In this interesting overhead shot we see the full contents of a Dutch police car. Can you identify all of the items? I see some battering rams, cones, lock cutters, an assortment of vests, broom, shovel, extinguisher, flashlights, a drone? You may have also noticed two teddy bears. These may be used in times of crisis to comfort children who may have just undergone trauma like a car accident. They can also be used to help kids understand that the police are friendly and there to help. wa_grauwepolder Jutka on…

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This old ‘Game of Thrones’ scene could mean bad things for Jon and Daenerys

Make the most of it while you can, guys!Image: hbo Warning: Contains icy spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 1. Nobody can confidently predict the ending of Game of Thrones. But there are several things that seem, at this point, to be almost inevitable. Top of the list of near-guarantees? Jon and Daenerys’ relationship is not going to end well. I’m not just talking about the fact they’re related, either — I mean one of them, at least, is definitely not going to survive the show’s ending. SEE…

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‘Why Don’t You Want Kids?’ ‘Because Apocalypse!’

This story is part of a week-long series on reproduction, from prenatal testing to male birth control. Are you pregnant yet? Don’t you like kids? Well, it’s different when it’s your own child. Being a parent is the most important job in the world. You’re being a bit selfish. What if your parents had decided not to have you? Speaking of your parents, isn’t it cruel to deny them the joy of grandchildren? Besides, who will take care of you when you get old? You’re just saying that because you’re…

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Artist Stitches 50,000 Photos Into One Incredible Composite of the Moon

Photograph by Andrew McCarthy Photographer Andrew McCarthy has created one of the most beautiful images of the moon you will ever see. Stitched and stacked from nearly 50,000 images of the night sky (taken on Feb 12, 2019), this 81 megapixel composite image of the moon is simply breathtaking. On reddit, where McCarthy shared the image he explains: This image was created using a combination of shots from 2 different cameras, one to capture earthshine and stars, and one to capture the detail on the lit side of the moon.…

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Best Uber Ever? Driver Installs Gaming Console for Riders

How awesome is this? Reddit user and rideshare driver BeefJuicyHot recently showed off what’s waiting for riders that step into his vehicle. In a follow-up post on Imgur, he explains how he created his retro gaming setup. For a display he used a 2016 Samsung Galaxy Tab; for the controller he used an SF30 Pro bluetooth gaming controller; for the actual games, he used an Arc Browser gaming emulator; and finally he mounted the whole setup to a Headrest Bar Mount. You can find the original post on reddit for…

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Guy Shares The Conversation His Wife Had With A Potential Car Buyer And Its The Opposite Of Choosing Beggars

Sometimes, in this crazy dog-eat-dog world, we need a reminder of the essential kindness of the human spirit. Before we were all conditioned to believe that life is a competition, that we should climb over each other in an endless, pointless race to consume more and more stuff, we used to live in communities that looked out for each other and supported those in need. Image credits: r/HumansBeingBros, proves that while the media likes to portray a world full of petty divisiveness and anger, with danger and outrage lurking around…

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Man Whose Fridge Flew Out Of His Car Blames Employee For Poor Loading, Forgets They Took Pics

Mike Kalasnik (not the actual photo) User lazespud2 was given the task of securing a fridge to the pick-up truck of one of their customers. As someone who had been trained to do such a task they knew that it would require some of their approved nylon twine to hold it down, but the customer had a different idea. Scroll down below to see how things literally flew off the handle and how this impressive employee made sure they reminded their boss that we can’t always give the people what…

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I Can Admit I Needed Some Help With This Surreal Parking Garage Puddle

Reddit user georgefourmens recently shared this confounding image of a surreal parking garage puddle. Check it out! Okay, so I can admit I stared WAY too long at this photo. Even knowing I should be seeing some kind of puddle/reflection I simply couldn’t and arghhhh it’s the stupid magic eye all over again! I think because the reflection is so flawless and the fact that there are virtually no ripples or distortions in the water (photoshop?) was totally contributing to my confusion. Thankfully I wasn’t alone and some other helpful…

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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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Things Native English Speakers Know, But Dont Know..

via truckzebra on reddit I thought this was an interesting tidbit recently shared on reddit. It purports that native English speakers subconsciously order adjectives without even realizing they’re doing it. However for those learning English as a second language this order is often taught and explained. For those that can’t read the ‘picture of text’ above, I’ve typed it below: Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess…

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80 Years Later

Image via simple613 on reddit In this poignant image recently shared on reddit, we see the famous Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1938 and 2018. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is today considered not only as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace. While these two images represent the strongest examples of change, you can see in this image the various symbols and events that have appeared on these gates…

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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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Artist Draws With Charcoal and Flour

A Sri Lankan artist (name unknown) has been generating buzz with his 3D drawings using only flour and charcoal. The temporary works use ‘forced perspective‘ to give them the 3D feel, meaning they need to be viewed from a specific angle to achieve the 3D effect. Viewing from other angles and the image will appear stretched and distorted. If you enjoy this kind of art be sure to check out our previous art posts that use forced perspective! [h/t/ reddit] Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/08/artist-draws-with-charcoal-and-flour/

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