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Amazing Map Uses GPS Locations to Show How Territorial Wolf Packs Are

Map by Voyageurs Wolf Project In a recent post by the Voyageurs Wolf Project, they demonstrate how territorial wolf packs are through the mapping of 68,000 individual GPS locations from 7 wolves in different packs from the summer of 2018. They explain: Each wolf’s collar took locations every 20 min (with the exception of the northernmost pack which took locations every 4 hr starting in October) for the duration of the summer. The last photo of the post shows the name and territory of each pack. There are a few…

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The Shirk Report Volume 510

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 Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Ever forgotten how to drink? – Ever been captivated by a photo of food? – I see what you did there – Checkmate Super Blood Wolf Moon – “I mean he probably wasn’t even hurt anyway” –…

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Today I Learned Tiger Skin is Striped Just Like Its Fur

via tyracampbellcharles on reddit How cool is this? A close up photo of a tiger with a section of its fur shaved shows that its skin is striped just like its fur. The image has made the rounds online before but most recently appeared on reddit a couple days ago. via tyracampbellcharles on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/02/today-i-learned-tiger-skin-is-striped-just-like-its-fur/

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Identical Twins Take the Top 5 DNA Ancestry Tests and Get Strange Results

CBC Marketplace investigates the science and marketing behind popular DNA ancestry kits. Host Charlsie Agro and her identical twin sister Carly test five top brands. Find out why ancestry test kits are not as accurate as you might think. To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4980976 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/identical-twins-put-dna-ancestry-kits-to-the-test/

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Bry Marie Paints on Tiny Affordable Canvases

Bry Marie is an artist and painter based in Tucson, Arizona. She says painting quickly became her passion from a young age and was drawn to the challenge of painting on smaller and smaller surfaces as it made her more carefully consider composition and color. Today, Marie primarily oil paints traditional landscapes onto pennies, striving to prove that small things can hold an abundance of wonder and beauty. For more, check out her work at the links below. BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram BRY MARIEWebsite | Instagram…

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This Puzzle Box Forged Entirely From Metal is Incredible

Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse Beecher, you can see just how exquisite this puzzle box truly is. For a…

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Ocean Ramsey Goes Freediving With Worlds Largest Known Great White

On January 15, 2019, marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey and her team took their dive boat to monitor tiger sharks feeding off a dead and decomposing sperm whale that the NOAA had towed 15 miles offshore from Sand Island near Oahu, Hawaii where it had lain against the shoreline. According to the Star Advertiser, that’s when Deep Blue showed up to feed and everyone else split. Deep Blue is believed to be the largest known great white shark and appeared to be pregnant. Ramsey says Deep Blue is roughly…

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The Shirk Report Volume 508

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 Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Mood for 2019 | I’m serious – We’re not even halfway through January and nothing’s going to top this story – This is the happiest-looking tree I have ever seen in my life – Have you ever…

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Woman Forced to Remove Dying Tree, Turns It Into Tiny Library Instead

When city workers of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told Sharalee Armitage Howard they would have to remove a huge 110-year-old tree from her front yard, she was saddened. Determined to preserve whatever she could of the beautiful tree, she decided to turn the tree’s trunk into a free neighbourhood library with the help of the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. With over 75,000 ‘Little Free Libraries’ in 88 countries, it’s possible you’ve seen these (though not as elaborate) in your own neighbourhood! According to Sharalee, the old cottonwood tree was starting…

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Mars Lander Captures Haunting Sound of Martian Winds

Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018. The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a…

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Simple Gif Shows How People Can See the Same Thing Entirely Differently

Check out this gif. It’s simple, it’s beautiful, it’s elegant. Like life, you can take from it what you want. To me, it shows how people can look at the exact same thing and see different patterns (you see triangles, I see squares) or focus on one aspect that fits their narrative. And before we see the lines drawn and patterns shown, it can easily seem random and arbitrary (maybe it still is?). Now I can admit that’s all just basic blogger bloviating. If we want to get more scientific,…

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21 Photos of Cats Sitting on Glass Tables, Please Disregard

In a surprise to no one, there are a plethora of photos online of cats sitting on glass tables and surfaces because.. the Internet. Also a fun fact, cat connoisseurs like to call the adorable pads on a kitty’s paws ‘toe beans’. Now please enjoy this fine gallery of cats sitting on glass tables in a variety of positions, configurations and moods. Sources – Facebook: Cats on Glass Tables Album – BuzzFeed: Pictures Of Cats On Glass – 16 hilarious pictures of cats sitting on a glass table – 22…

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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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