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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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Abandoned and Broken Piano Finds News Life as Beautiful Coffee Table

Built by trinity_lee on reddit An old neglected piano with broken keys and a split soundboard has found new life as a beautiful coffee table after being upcycled and restored by reddit user trinity_lee. The legs are made from 4″ steel I-beams and trinity_lee says his custom-built pieces typically sell for $4-$5K USD plus shipping. via trinity_lee on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/08/old-piano-gets-turned-into-coffee-table/

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This Guys Wife Ran Her First 5K So He Spiced Up Her Race Photo

Reddit user zachirino’s wife not only ran her first 5K last weekend but she won in her age group! In an effort to preserve the momentous occasion the couple looked up her official race photo and she was literally flying! The effort, the determination, the grit! It was all there—just waiting to be photoshopped. The first one was a layup: And then his wife made a few suggestions and things really got going.. Congrats on running and winning your first 5K! [via zachirino on reddit] Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/06/guy-photoshops-his-wifes-race-photo/

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PTAs Alternative Fundraiser Gets Internet Seal of Approval

In the United States it is common for the PTA (parent-teacher association) to raise money by asking students (or their parents) to sell various goods to their friends and family like wrapping paper, popcorn, cookie dough etc. Often the sale items are provided by an intermediary, so ultimately the PTA may receive less than 50% of the proceeds. So when reddit user Charlie_Oliver shared an ‘alternative fundraiser’ organized at his kids’ elementary school, it was not only applauded, but sparked a plethora of comments from other parents/colleagues/family members who have…

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The Inside Story of Reddit’s Redesign

On a rainy day in San Francisco, a dozen or so designers sat crammed around a conference table inside Reddit's headquarters, in a space they had nicknamed The War Room. A few soggy rain jackets dripped onto the floor, and someone mumbled a maxim normally reserved for weddings about rain bringing good luck. It was neither the first nor the last time this group would gather here to share the details of the project they'd been working on for over a year. But today was special. The designers had prepared…

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Homeoweners deal with annoying HOA requests in the pettiest way possible

There are a lot of things that Reddit hates: policy changes, tired memes, and most of all, homeowners associations.  There have been countless threads on complaining about HOAs, and there’s even a whole community dedicated to it called r/fuckHOA.  SEE ALSO: Reddit bans communities under policy changes targeting illegal trades Naturally, Reddit loves a good story about getting revenge on an annoying HOA. When u/kalinkabeek‘s friend was threatened with an HOA fine for not hiding their trash cans, despite never having an issue in the ten years they’ve lived there,…

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New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

In real life, William Edward Atchisonpeople called him Billlived in a little yellow house with his parents, about a mile away from the Giant gas station where he worked and from Aztec High School, where he shot and killed two students and then himself last Thursday. At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apeshit, then blow my brains…

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Guy Finds Joke Book from 1940 with a Hitler Reference

Reddit user dragonxp1 recently stumbled across a joke book from 1940 entitled, 10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories, and found this Hitler joke (#5524): Hitler went to a fortuneteller and asked her, “On what day will I die?” The seeress assured him that he would die on a Jewish holiday. “Why are you so sure of that?” demanded Hitler.   “Any day,” she replied, “on which you die will be a Jewish holiday.” [via draonxp1 on reddit] Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/10/hitler-joke-from-1940-book/

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Reddit just raised a new round that values the company at $1.8 billion

Reddit, the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based online discussion platform that has long called itself the front page of the internet, just closed its biggest round ever, from a whole lot of investors, reports Recode. Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management, Vy Capital, Fidelity, Y Combinator PresidentSam Altman, andSV AngelsRon Conway all chipped into the $200 million financing.The companys post-money valuation: $1.8 billion. All investors owned a previous stake in the company, save for Coatue, Vy Capital and Fidelity. The capital will be used to redesign Reddits famously cluttered homepage, co-founder and…

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