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Dolphins Seen Swimming Near Cities with Ferries and Cruise Ships Halted

COVID-19 has brought entire industries to a standstill, as ferries and cruise ships around the world have been docked. With so many large ships no longer circulating, wildlife has returned to ports and other areas that are typically overrun with human-related traffic. These dolphins were spotted swimming by the port of Cagliari, which is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. You can see the original tweet below. Video girato oggi nel porto di #Cagliari dai ragazzi di Luna Rossa. I traghetti non circolano più e questo è…

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A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

With Coronavirus at the forefront of global attention, this is a good time for a primer on exponential and logistic growth, which can often seem counterintuitive. An informative video by 3Blue1Brown Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/straightforward-explanation-on-exponential-growth-and-epidemics/

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Covering Yourself in Aerogel and Jumping Into a Pool Looks So Surreal

Aerogel has extraordinary properties but it can be tough to work with. This video by Veritasium looks at modifying aerogels to take advantage of their unique characteristics. Aerogel’s extraordinary properties are due in large part to its structure. Aerogel is a solid but on the nanoscale it has a mesh or sponge-like structure. The struts of this structure are nanoscale, as are the pores at around 20nm across. This makes silica aerogel incredibly light (it was once the lightest solid but has now been superseded by graphene aerogel), transparent and…

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The Shirk Report Volume 569

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Not taking any chances – This guy on the other hand – YEAH WE ARE – It hasn’t even been a hundred days – Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. – Someone’s making a VR Jenga game…

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This Oil Painting on a Flat (but Not Rectangular) Panel is Bananas

Dutch painter Rutger Hiemstra recently completed this hyperrealistc 3D painting of a banana in an aluminum container. This is an ongoing series for Hiemstra who has painted 8 various images of a banana in various lunch containers. In the video below you can see how his previous painting in the series (banana nr 7) came to life and also get a sense for how he achieved the 3D effect. To see more paintings by Hiemstra check out his website Artwork by Rutger Hiemstra Artwork by Rutger Hiemstra Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2020/02/hyperrealistic-3d-banana-paintings-by-rutger-hiemstra/

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Gale Force Winds Just Turned These Lake Erie Houses Into Ice Castles

Photograph by Ed Mis Gale force winds and frigid temperatures have encased a few unlucky homes in ice along the shores of Lake Erie. Residents on Hoover Beach’s South Shore Drive in Hamburg, New York, saw their houses turned into ice castles as the winds created huge waves, driving lake water up on the shore, while the sub-zero temperatures turned the splash into ice. Resident Ed Mis told CNN his house was covered in several feet of ice while his backyard had about 12 feet of ice. Photograph by Ed…

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The Shirk Report Volume 567

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – When you can’t afford the dentist – HOW?! – He is the one – Animals with misleading names – Late night food missions – A place like no other – Mid-air refuelling – Like…

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This Contact Sword Routine is Absolutely Mesmerizing

View this post on Instagram 表演者是很單純的,表演ã€è¡¨æ¼”ã€è¡¨æ¼”ã€é‚„是表演。 如果你有舞å°é©åˆæˆ‘請邀請我,我想在ä¸åŒçš„國家翱翔,與我的åŠã€‚ The performers is very simple. Flow, flow, flow, and flow. If you have stage,please invite me. I hope I can fly in the others country. With my sword. Shot: @bboylilwei #å°ç£ç‡ˆæœƒ #åŽé‡Œé¦¬å ´ #åŽé‡Œç‡ˆæœƒ2020 #è¡—é ­è—人 #contactstaff #sword #circus #flowarts #yoga #konfu #spin #trance #titostsai #firetitos A post shared by Titos Tsai 笑炎舞者蔡å®æ¯… (@titos_firedancer) on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:30am PST Apparently ‘contact swords’ is like a more dangerous version of contact juggling, not too dissimilar from baton twirling. It looks beautiful and pretty badass…

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All She Wanted Was a Birthday Party at Target and This Store Made It Happen

For 8-year-old Brayden Lawrence, she only wanted one thing for her birthday this year.. a birthday party at Target. According to her aunt, Rikki Jackson, Brayden is obsessed with Target, and when Rikki shared pics on twitter of the birthday celebration it went viral. Rikki said Target doesn’t actually do birthday parties so they asked Alberto Sanchez, the local manager of the Campcreek location near Atlanta and he granted Brayden special permission for her and 10 of her closest friends. The family got all the kids uniforms and walkie talkies…

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Before Trick Shots on the Internet Became a Thing, There was This Guy in 1950

‘Ambidextrous’ Andy Varipapa (March 31, 1891 – August 25, 1984) was a legendary bowler known for his incredible trick shots. Varipapa was considered to be “the greatest one-man bowling show on Earth”. Beyond his trick shot exhibitions, Varipapa was a solid professional bowler. In 1947, at the age of 56, he won the prestigious BPAA All-Star competition (predecessor to the U.S. Open) in a gruelling 100 game format, making him the oldest winner ever. He became the first to win two years in a row when he repeated in 1948.…

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Combing the Beach for Stones and Reorganizing Them Into Something Beautiful

Jon Foreman is a creator of various styles of land art, be it with stones or leaves, inland or on beaches. He has even created works in derelict environments using materials such as broken glass or ashes and general debris. The scale of his work varies massively; he may use stones or driftwood to make something small and minimal. Otherwise he may be seen drawing massive scale sand drawings up to 50 metres across. Most often the weather and immediate climate will make his work disappear (be blown down/washed away…

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Swinging a Wrecking Ball with a Helicopter to Remove Unstable Rock

In this informative clip, the Norwegian Public Road Administration clears a potential rockfall debris prior to establishing an additional rockfall barrier fence. This was done in order to protect highway 70 in Western Norway. The helicopter sledgehammer was preformed by the Airlift AS, and the fence wast built by Betongrenovering AS. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/swinging-a-wrecking-ball-with-a-helicopter-to-remove-unstable-rock/

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A World Map of the Oldest Company in Every Country (Still in Business)

click map (or here) to see full size resolution Business Financing UK recently published this interesting map that shows the oldest company in (almost) every country that is still in business today. The oldest company on the list, KongÅ Gumi in Japan, has been operating since 578 AD! You can see the full resolution map here, as well as close-up maps of regions around the globe below. As for the methodology, Business Financing says: To create these maps, we started by reviewing various sources on the internet to locate the…

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