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The Schienenzeppelin in Berlin, 1931 (Colorized)

Original Photograph by George Pahl | Colorized by Jecini In this colorized photo by Jecini, we see the Schienenzeppelin in Berlin in June of 1931. A train on the way to Hamburg passes the newly arrived ‘rail zeppelin’ at Spandau main station. The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a pusher propeller located at the rear: it accelerated the railcar to 230.2…

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A Train Carrying Corn Spilled All Over the Track and Made a Golden Road

A railway car carrying corn spilled its contents over a stretch of approximately 2,000 ft in Crystal, Minnesota. The corn spilled from a train on the Canadian Pacific line and it has been estimated that roughly 900 bushels of grain spilled. A photo by Mike Parker was shared on Twitter where it quickly went viral, drawing comparisons to the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz. Photograph by Mike Parker As the image spread, people were immediately skeptical. The corn spilled too smoothly and perfectly; where were the animals?…

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The Shirk Report Volume 557

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! – That was not well thought out – This was well thought out – Haters will say it’s fake – Stocked for the next decade – This aquarium’s wet floor sign is on brand – Facts…

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Baby Yoda Raspberry Pie

Professional baker Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, better known as @thepieous, presents her amazing ‘Raspbaby Yoda Pie‘, which honestly looks too adorable to eat (almost). For those curious, Jessica bakes the top crust separately on a cookie sheet and then places the finished ‘crusty art’ on the base pie as soon as it comes out of the oven with a cake lifter. The heat from the base pie fuses the two pieces together. As for keeping the top crust cold, long enough to do all the artwork, Jessica works on flexible cutting…

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The Shirk Report Volume 556

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! – “What is this sorcery?” explained – Break the rules, break the system – French and Spanish teachers going at it – Elon at it again – Best celeb story ever – Just walk it off…

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This is Probably the Closest Most of Us Will Get to Swimming with Great Whites

On Jan. 15th 2019, Ocean Ramsey and her team encountered what is possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded. Read below for Ocean’s statement about the event. Location: “Offshore Oahuâ€-We are not disclosing the location for public safety Size: Approximately 20ft Long X 8ft Wide Myself (Ocean Ramsey) and my team @OneOceanDiving /@OneOceanResearch: ** @JuanSharks (Juan Oliphant) @Mermaid_Kayleigh (Kayeligh Burns) and @Forrest_in_focus (Forrest Thomas) and @camgrantphotography (Cam Grant) headed out before sunrise to survey shark populations offshore Oahu. Shark populations around Hawaii are unfortunately declining and there are currently…

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These Paintings Were Actually Coded Using Only CSS and HTML

In an ongoing series of digital artworks, web developer Diana Smith ‘paints’ in code, using only CSS and HTML. Smith has even made all of her hand-coded artworks available on GitHub for others to learn and remix. Currently the paintings are designed to render optimally on Chrome. Trying out the code on other browsers like Internet Explorer and Opera produces some interesting results. Below you will find Smith’s digital paintings along with an interview she did with Vice. For more, check out the project on Github and see her website…

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Team Red Bull Breaks Pit Stop World Record for Third Time This Season

For the third time in the 2019 season, Red Bull have broken the pit stop record. In the Formula 1 Brazilian GP, they serviced Max Verstappen on the first of his three stops in an amazing 1.82 seconds, shaving six hundredths off their own record set at Hockenheim. It also means that they have wrapped up the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award for this year. With one race to go, they are now 52 points ahead of second-placed Williams. The stop in Brazil was their eighth DHL Fastest pit stop…

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The Wonderfully Decorative Ceilings of Taxis in Mumbai (28 Photos)

Rachel Lopez has dedicated her Instagram account to documenting the colorful and decorative roofs of taxis in Mumbai. From kitschy variations of fruit, to dizzying floral patterns and everything in between; it’s a nice little surprise to see what you will find if you remember to look up while on your way from point A to point B. Lopez shared her first taxi ceiling shot in April of 2017, and since then she has taken hundreds more for her ever-growing Instagram following. Below you will find a gallery of our…

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When Baby Yoda Met Pikachu

Artwork by @Litt1eR3d on Twitter So Disney+ just launched and the only thing I know about the service is Baby Yoda, who has taken the Internet by storm with his utter adorableness. All I know is that Baby Yoda has appeared in an episode of the new Star Wars tv show, The Mandalorian, and that he has now become a bona fide meme and inspiration for all kinds of Internet goodness.. like this interpretation of Michelangelo’s famous fresco in the Sistine Chapel, The Creation of Adam. The Internet remains undefeated.…

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Photoshop Wiz Poses Celebs Hanging With Their Younger Selves

We first featured the photoshop wizardry of Ard Gelinck back in February, and the Dutch creative continues to delight the Internet with his ongoing series of celebrities hanging out with their younger selves. The nostalgia factor is sky high in these photoshopped composites and seeing the photos will instantly take people on a trip down memory lane. For more, be sure to follow Ard on Instagram where he shares his latest creations @ardgelinck! 1. Jennifer Aniston Photoshop by Ard Gelinck 2. Will Smith Photoshop by Ard Gelinck 3. Dwayne ‘The…

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The Shirk Report Volume 554

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! – That’s hot – See! Even dogs do this in cold weather – This pupper’s face before and after getting adopted – She’s holding a bag of popcorn – The hotel said it had a pool…

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