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The Shirk Report Volume 521

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! – I sprained my ankle just watching this – You’re sitting in traffic and you see this, wyd? – Great relationships take hard work – Did you guys hear about the black hole? – “My Canadian friend asked…

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Running With the Wild White Horses of Camargue

The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. Wild white (actually semi-feral) Camargue horses galloping through water has become a popular and romantic image of the region. And for good reason, just look at the GoPro video above and tell me that’s not majestic. You can learn more about these horses and the region they come from here. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/running-with-the-wild-white-horses-of-camargue/

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The Incredible Teamwork Behind the First Ever Image of a Black Hole

EHT Collaboration In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) researchers unveiled the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. The image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. Messier 87 Messier 87 The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international…

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When WWI Soldiers Learned They Were Going Home (Colorized and Restored)

An incredible clip from Peter Jackson’s award-winning World War I film, They Shall Not Grow Old, which combines audio from interviews with WWI soldiers with authentic WWI footage that has been painstakingly restored, colorized and enhanced. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/when-wwi-soldiers-learned-they-were-going-home/

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Worlds Smallest Boy (Born 268g/9.45oz) Gets Discharged From Hospital

© Reuters The world’s smallest-known baby boy to be born and survive was just discharged from the hospital after spending 5 months in neonatal intensive care. Born in Tokyo, Japan 16 weeks early last August, the baby boy weighed just 268 grams (9.45 ounces) at birth. According to The Telegraph: Doctors performed an emergency caesarean section at 24 weeks when he failed to grow during the pregnancy and experts feared his life was in danger. Now weighing 3.2 kg (7.05 pounds), the amazing little baby was sent home from the…

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In 1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest, Today It Looks like This

Photograph by Sankei News Photos of a mysterious crop circle-like pattern of trees recently made the rounds online and people had all kinds of bizarre explanations. It turns out the mesmerizing patterns were the result of some experimental forestry by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries nearly 50 years ago. The ministry was researching growth and tree spacing and planted this particular crop in 1973. To achieve this effect, researchers planted trees in 10 degree radial increments to form 10 concentric circles. The ‘crop circle’ forest can still…

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This Dog Reacting to That Scene from the Lion King is Giving Me All the Feels

Amazing to see this pit bull terrier puppy instinctively (seemingly?) know something of importance is happening on-screen. As the owner describes on YouTube: “So Hannah and I were watching the Lion King while Luna played wildly with her toys. But right as Mufasa falls to his death, she stops and turns to the TV to watch. To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad….We don’t deserve dogs. 💚 4 months old…

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Deep Learning Smart Paintbrush Turns Doodles Into Photorealistic Images

A deep learning AI model developed by NVIDIA Research has been seen turning rough doodles into photorealistic images with astonishing ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. The interactive app using the model, in a lighthearted nod to the post-Impressionist painter, has been christened GauGAN. Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers. With an AI that understands how the real world looks,…

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I Could Watch Bear Grylls Review Survival Movies All Day

Bear Grylls reviews how realistic survival movies are, including The Revenant, Cast Away, Point Break, Titanic, Bird Box, and more. Bear talks about his experience sleeping inside the carcass of a camel, dealing with a malfunctioning parachute, and almost freezing to death. via Vanity Fair on Youtube Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/bear-grylls-reviews-survival-movies/

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Only Its a Gritty Coming of Age Drama

What would happen if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today? Bel-Air, a story of a kid from Philly whose life got turned upside-down… in 2019. A fan made film. Starring Jerry Madison as Will Smith (https://www.instagram.com/jerrymadisonjr/) Director | Cinematographer | Writer: Morgan Cooper (https://www.instagram.com/cooperfilms/, https://twitter.com/morgancooperdp) Featuring the song Déjà Vu Ft. TYus by Easy McCoy Produced by B. Jones https://spoti.fi/2Tz2eeA https://www.instagram.com/EasyMcCoy/ Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/fresh-prince-remake-trailer/

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Only in Japan Can Moving Be Described as a Pleasure

Ah Japan, the faraway land where everything is done more sensibly and efficiently. Take moving, a prospect so daunting, many of us would rather stay in our current home forever because the mere thought of packing/sorting/unpacking is too much to bear. I don’t know why, but I found this strangely therapeutic to watch. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/the-efficiency-of-japanese-movers/

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The Shirk Report Volume 517

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! – Think fast – How does one turn with balls that big? – I need a word with the teacher that marked this incorrect – This week in the joys of parenting – Can’t forget this Dad, dadding…

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Amazing VFX Reel Shows Who Framed Roger Rabbit Was Ahead of Its Time

A fascinating behind the scenes look at “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” before and after the animation composite. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy. In 2016, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/who-framed-roger-rabbit-before-after-behind-the-scenes/

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