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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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The Blue Hour by Kilian Schoenberger (12 Photos)

For his latest series, The Blue Border, German photographer Kilian Schoenberger (featured previously here and here) explores the ‘magical border between the rational daylight world and the mystic realm of the night.’ On Behance, Schoenberger adds: The so-called blue hour is the period of twilight in the morning or evening. But it’s far more than just a special light mood. For me it’s a magical border between the rational daylight world and the mystic realm of the night. Especially when fog hides the landscape behind a white veil even familiar…

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Why Buster Keaton is One of the Greatest Stunt Performers of All Time

Joseph Francis Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He has not one but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was presented with an Academy Honorary Award in 1959. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comedians and stunt performers of all time and the compilations of stunts below demonstrate what a truly brave and talented performer he was. Enjoy! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/07/buster-keaton-stunt-compilations/

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The Director of Shazam on the Problem Solving of Filmmaking and YouTube Video Essays

*Spoiler warning if you haven’t seen Shazam* Filmmaker David F. Sandberg, who most recently directed Shazam!, discusses the ‘problem solving of filmmaking’ while taking a few subtle jabs at the video essay genre on YouTube that often critique films for continuity flaws as well as explore the deeper meanings behind a film’s storylines. The critically acclaimed director actually rose to prominence through his no-budget horror short films under the pseudonym ponysmasher, whom he still frequently posts as on YouTube. This video offers some interesting insight into the filmmaking process viewers…

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This Crazy Tech Can Turn Anybody in a Photo Into a Moving Animation

Photo Wake-Up is a research project by Chung-Yi Weng, Brian Curless, and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman of the University of Washington. Per their paper’s abstract: We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run, sit, or jump in 3D. The key contributions of this paper are: 1) an application of viewing and animating humans in single photos in 3D, 2) a novel 2D warping method to deform a posable template body model to fit the person’s complex silhouette to…

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At 1/6000th of a Second, the Hairy Frogfish Has the Worlds Fastest Bite

The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it. From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Life in the Muck Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/hairy-frogfish-worlds-fastest-bite/

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Jon Stewarts Incredible Speech to Congress on Behalf of 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart delivers one of the most impassioned speeches to Congress ever, over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. This speech was given Tuesday and a House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2090. The bill now heads to the House floor for the full chamber to vote. You can read more about this story on CNN Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/jon-stewart-speech-congress-911-first-responders/

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The Shirk Report Volume 529

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! – Thought I was watching a Marvel movie for a sec – This guy stuck in traffic – Choose wisely | Also, new Apple mug! – That’s why he’s the manager – And he’s the foreman..…

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Why You Always Wear a Hard Hat on a Construction Site

If you value your brain/head/life, wear a hard hat on any active work site. It protects your noggin from: fixed objects and equipment, falls, and it also stands out. Hard hats also protect you from falling objects, which as this video eloquently demonstrates, can be disastrous if you’re not protected. Just look at the difference a mere 10 ft makes on the force of impact from just a 1 pound object. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/always-wear-a-hard-hat-on-a-construction-site/

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If Danny MacAskill Was Your Uncle..

In his latest film Danny MacAskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland! No children were involved in any stunts during the making of Danny Daycare… Please don’t try this at home (obviously!). Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/danny-macaskill-goes-biking-with-a-kid/

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Amateur Photographers Perfect Bald Eagle Reflection Photo Goes Viral

© Steve Biro When Canadian amateur photographer, Steve Biro, set out that morning to shoot his favourite subject, he already had the shot he wanted in mind. In an interview with CBC, he said he tried a year prior to get a similar shot with no success. After hundreds of photos taken that day at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria, Ontario, Biro stumbled across the perfect frame when going through the shots at home. Staring directly at his camera, the bald eagle squared up perfectly with both wings touching…

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The Shirk Report Volume 526

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! – Cows! – Humans – That’s a shame – This sums up my post-secondary education – Arrested? Give this man an award – Whoa | Wow | WTF! – That’s a shame, pt 2 – When…

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The Shirk Report Volume 527

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! – When the chef at the lunch buffet makes the final flip on your personalized omelette – BAHGAWDNO! – A car crashed into an Arby’s and they put this up the next day – “My boss…

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