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Timelapse Captures Incredible Cloudburst Over Austrias Lake Millstatt

Photographer Peter Maier captured this jaw-dropping timelapse of a cloudburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. A cloudburst is a sudden and violent rainstorm capable of producing an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cloudburst-over-lake-millstatt-austria/

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Driving Through a Hot Air Balloon Festival is Completely Surreal and Totally Awesome

Photographer Knate Myers captured the surreal feeling of driving through the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta where hundreds of hot air balloons took flight back in 2015. Knate even managed to take a really cool hyperlapse of the event which you can see at the end of the video. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/driving-through-a-hot-air-balloon-festival/

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Just a 1920s Steam Engine Doing a Casual 55 MPH on the Highway

Built in 1927, the Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive is seen here doing a casual 55 MPH on the highway between Los Angeles and San Bernardino on April 12, 2014. The sight and sound of a steam-powered locomotive is awesome, especially in contrast to the other vehicles on the highway! The video was captured by YouTuber TrainTrackTrav who was kind enough to answer a few interesting questions in the comments: 1: Is the Metrolink diesel pushing the steam locomotive? No, the diesel is there to provide electrical power for the…

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Flooding in Brazil Turns Nature Trail Into Surreal Underwater Fantasy World

Recent flooding at the Rio de Prata Ecological Preserve in Brazil has turned their nature trails into a surreal, underwater fantasy world. What makes it so startling is that the water is so clear and calm. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/flooding-in-brazil-turns-nature-trail-into-surreal-underwater-fantasy-world/

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Norwegian Cruise Ship Gets Caught in Bomb Cyclone and Passenger Faithfully Documents the Havoc

A New Year’s Cruise carrying over 4,000 passengers was caught in a violent winter storm on the way back from the Bahamas and it wreaked havoc on the ship. The cruise ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was scrambling to return to port in Manhattan, as awaiting passengers were eager to begin their own 14-day cruise, set to begin as soon as the ship returned. All passengers and crew eventually arrived to port safely in the New York City harbour, but not before Winter Storm Grayson had its way. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cruise-ship-gets-caught-in-bomb-cyclone/

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This Might Be the Best Lightning Storm Timelapse Ive Ever Seen

“Transient” is a new short film by storm chaser and timelapse photographer Dustin Farrell. Compiled from storm chasing adventures this past summer, most lightning footage was captured in uncompressed raw at 1000 frames per second with a Phantom Flex4K. Farrell chased storms for over 30 days this summer, travelling nearly 20,000 miles in the process. On Vimeo he adds: “Lightning is like a snowflake. Every bolt is different. I learned that lightning varies greatly in speed. There are some incredible looking bolts that I captured that didn’t make the cut…

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Guy Takes Slow Mo iPhone Vid of Passing Birds from a Train and It Looks Surreal

On a train from Orlando to Miami, a passenger took this surreal slo mo video on his iPhone 8 (at 1080p and 240 fps) of passing birds at Florida’s Turnpike. The train was travelling in the opposite direction at about 70-80 mph and it looks like the birds are frozen in time. The trippy video was posted last week to reddit by user davihey. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/slow-mo-of-passing-birds-from-moving-train/

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Once a Year This Japanese Town Comes Together to Grow Masterpieces With Rice

In the village of Inakadate, Japan, elaborate expanses of “rice paddy art†grace the surrounding landscape. Looking for a way to boost tourism and contribute to the village’s rich culture, town officials turned to what they knew best — growing rice. Using dozens of varieties of rice as their color palette, locals gather to plant each new masterpiece, taking inspiration from local geography and Japanese folklore. With each image taking up to three months to complete, it truly takes a village. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/the-japanese-town-growing-masterpieces-with-rice/

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