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Guy Fakes Walking on the Moon in Protest of Giant Potholes on the Road

Indian artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy found a creative way to protest the outrageous potholes in his city (Bengaluru, India). In an effort to bring attention to the terrible road conditions, he created a parody video where he pretended to be an astronaut walking on the moon—that is until a car passes by and the camera pans to show the road. Check out the viral vid embedded below. Not only was the video successful in creating awareness about the problem but it led to direct and actionable results. As the city was…

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This Sleeping Octopus Intensely Changing Colors Suggests It May Be Dreaming

A clip from PBS Nature’s upcoming episode, Octopus: Making Contact, captures incredible footage of a brilliant color-changing octopus in a deep sleep and possibly even dreaming. “Octopus: Making Contact“ premieres Wednesday, October 2nd at 8|7c on PBS. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sleeping-octopus-intensely-changing-colors-suggests-it-may-be-dreaming/

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This Chase Footage of an FPV Drone Tracking a Roller Coaster is Incredible

FPV drone racer Viggo Koch was recently hired by Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden, to film their roller coaster, HELIX. The resulting chase footage is amazing and offers an interesting new perspective of a roller coaster. For those curious, Viggo’s setup can be seen below: Drone setup: Prototype frame Diatone mamba stack T-motor f40pro 2400kv popo Tattu R-line 1800 4s battery Foxeer falkor fpv cam TBS unify pro HV TBS crossfire nano, T antenna Foxeer lollipop 3 vtx antenna GoPro hero 6&7 black Other gear: Fatshark HD3 goggles with…

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Guy Makes Oversized Novelty Weapons from Old Amazon Boxes

Japanese artist, the ‘Crafty Transformer‘, has amassed a large online following for his amazing DIY cardboard creations. Drawing inspiration from popular videos games, anime, and manga, he recreates well-known character gadgets, weapons, and tools. He even provides templates you can download (found in his YouTube video descriptions) along with step-by-step instructions in his videos. Below we’ve embedded some of his most popular vids along with some gifs, photos and even a fan-made compilation of his awesome work. For more, check out his YouTube page! Crafty Transformer seems to be making…

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Guy Fills Jar with Seawater, Seals it For a Year, and Documents the Results

YouTube channel Life in Jars made this large natural native saltwater ecosphere in a jar and fastidiously documented the results. The ecosphere has housed crabs, starfish and a lot more and is currently still housing a lot of crustaceans, paramecium, worms, other invertebrates and even spionid worms. He also answered some of the most frequently asked questions which I have copied and pasted below: Q: How can you ‘accidentally’ catch those animals? A: As you’ve noticed I collected a lot of seaweed and algae. The animals were probably hidden somewhere…

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The Shirk Report Volume 539

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, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Now that’s a recovery! – Let me fix that for you – Noted – Here’s a hot take – Speaking of Chili’s – Ok wow – My ankle reflexively twisted just watching this – The…

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Stunning Animals Embroidered by Hand Using Colored and Metallic Thread

Laura Baverstock is a specialist hand embroiderer, textile artist, and illustrator who mixes traditional stitching techniques with her contemporary design practice. She creates embellished designs and bespoke pieces with modern materials and embroidery adding texture and interest. Laura graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art from The Royal School of Needlework. If you watched last year’s Mary Queen of Scots, you saw Baverstock’s embroidery work on the actors’ outfits, which earned an Oscar nomination for costume designer Alexandra Byrne. For more beautiful…

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The Shirk Report Volume 538

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, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Morning coffee – Me overcooking for the two guests we’re having over tonight – Hi Phteven – Now that you mention it – It’s the ciiiiiiircle of life – The polite lane changer – The…

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Check Out the Incredible Head Stabilization of this Male Kestrel

Wildlife enthusiast Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) recently shared this fascinating clip of a Male kestrel hunting at South Stack Island in Angelesey, Wales. Despite the strong winds, the bird can be observed using its remarkable head stabilization and maintaining his focus on his prey. You can see the original tweet embedded below. Just look at that head stabilisation! Male kestrel hunting at South Stack, Anglesey yesterday. pic.twitter.com/z1KKrvPR8S — Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) June 6, 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/incredible-head-stabilization-of-male-kestrel-bird/

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A Chilling Compilation of the Fires Currently Raging Across the Amazon

The following excerpt is from Brian Kahn’s article on Earther: What began as a “day of fire†a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The Amazon has been in deep, deep trouble ever since far-right president Jair Bolsnaro took over running Brazil. Advocates feared his regime would commit ecological “genocide†in the Amazon and with each passing month, those fears are becoming reality.   Deforestation rates have spiked in recent months, and now large swaths of the world’s largest rainforest…

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These Pixelated Gems Look Like They Were Plucked Straight Out of Minecraft

Professional gem cutter Jordan Wilkins has become an online sensation for his amazing pixelated gems that have drawn comparisons to the gemstones found in the popular video game Minecraft. Wilkins attributes ‘opposed bar cuts’ to achieving the pixelated look, where the facets on the top of the stone are perpendicular to the facets on the bottom of the stone. On a recent reddit post, he adds: “It’s called the Smithsonian Bar and has been around in different variations for decades until a gentleman named Jeff Graham came up with the…

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A Film Editor Made Character Arc Videos for the MCU and Theyre Amazing

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently spans 23 films, with at least eight more in various stages of development. Throughout those films we’ve seen fan-favourites undergo incredible character arcs. In fact, it’s those very arcs and storylines that have made the franchise such a global cultural phenomenon. Video editor and popular YouTuber Slyfer2812 has amassed nearly 50 million views for his fan-made trailers and edits; and his ongoing series of MCU character arc videos have done an excellent job of capturing the essence of what makes each character’s storyline so…

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Everyday Objects That Look Like Body Parts is the Weirdest Thing

Multimedia artist, producer, and DJ Doooo has successfully weirded out the Internet with his growing collection of everyday objects that look like body parts. Doooo has created a series of bottle openers, pouches, chargers, stamps, and shot glasses that look like startlingly realistic mouths, eyes, ears, noses, and fingers. Doooo’s fascination with flesh is clear and it seems like people can’t help but look at his bizarre creations. For more music and art check him out on Instagram. View this post on Instagram 人肉å°éŠ­å…¥ã‚Œä½œã‚Šã¾ã—㟠A post shared by doooo (@doooo_cds)…

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Pets Pranking Their Owners is the Most Wholesome Thing Ever

In an age of uncertainty, pets provide a beacon of hope and comfort. They make us laugh, they make us smile, and their unconditional love is like a cuddly blanket of security. Which is why pets trying to prank us, is easily the most wholesome thing ever. What did we do to deserve pets!   [Sources: @_TakivaBreanna on Twitter, OddlyGruntled on reddit] Exhibit A Exhibit B Gif Versions, Because Internet       Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/07/pets-pranking-their-owners/

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