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A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

With Coronavirus at the forefront of global attention, this is a good time for a primer on exponential and logistic growth, which can often seem counterintuitive. An informative video by 3Blue1Brown Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/straightforward-explanation-on-exponential-growth-and-epidemics/

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Surreal Video Captures Spanish Resort Town Covered in Sea Foam

High waves and flooding cause sea foam to cover the streets of Tossa De Mar in Spain. The seaside resort town is located near Girona in Catalonia and the rare phenomenon has not occurred in years. Sea foam forms when the ocean churns up high concentrations of ‘organic matter’, and the strong and steady winds made clean-up efforts only worse. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/coastal-spanish-resort-town-covered-in-sea-foam/

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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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When Youre Filming a Rainbow and a Whale Breaches Right Behind You

On a recent whale watching excursion in Maui, guests were treated to nature and wildlife in all its splendor, as a rainbow in front of them was punctuated by a humpback whale breaching directly behind them! Luckily the camera person was quick on the draw and caught both moments just in time! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/whale-breach-while-filming-rainbow/

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Plane Loses Wheel on Takeoff; Pilot Still Makes Smoothest Landing Ever

An Air Canada flight (AC8684) departing from Montreal lost one of its wheels on takeoff, to the horror of passengers onboard. However, the skilled pilot returned safely to the airport, making an incredibly smooth landing despite the sub-optimal circumstances. The flight was originally destined for Saguenay but returned to its point of origin shortly after takeoff. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/plane-loses-wheel-on-takeoff-pilot-still-makes-smoothest-landing-ever/

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At the Right Place and Time You Can See the Magical Yosemite Rainbowfall

In spring and fall, as the sun lowers its position on the horizon, a dazzling natural phenomenon can be seen from Yosemite National Park’s iconic ‘Tunnel View’. Late afternoon sunlight turns Bridalveil Fall into a glistening waterfall of colours. This display of nature’s watercolors varies depending on time of year, weather conditions, and how much water is in Bridalveil Fall. Photographer Greg Harlow recently captured the breathtaking phenomenon from Glacier Point. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/yosemite-rainbow-waterfall-video/

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This Chase Footage of an FPV Drone Tracking a Roller Coaster is Incredible

FPV drone racer Viggo Koch was recently hired by Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden, to film their roller coaster, HELIX. The resulting chase footage is amazing and offers an interesting new perspective of a roller coaster. For those curious, Viggo’s setup can be seen below: Drone setup: Prototype frame Diatone mamba stack T-motor f40pro 2400kv popo Tattu R-line 1800 4s battery Foxeer falkor fpv cam TBS unify pro HV TBS crossfire nano, T antenna Foxeer lollipop 3 vtx antenna GoPro hero 6&7 black Other gear: Fatshark HD3 goggles with…

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Safari Guide is Way Too Chill About a Cheetah on the Roof

During a safari in the Serengeti, a family has an experience they’ll never forget as a cheetah hops onto the roof of their car and peeks at them through the open sunroof. The guide, unbothered by the whole thing, sees this as a great time to take a sweet selfie. Apparently, the two cheetahs had just finished hunting, killing and eating their prey—meaning the guide deduced they would not have any interest in them. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/safari-guide-way-too-chill-about-cheetah-on-roof/

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Chicagos Famous Glass Floor SkyDeck Just Cracked Under Visitors Feet

The Willis Tower SkyDeck is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago. Earlier this week, the protective layer covering the famous glass floor splintered into thousands of pieces, sending visitors scrambling for solid ground. According to CNN, nobody was hurt and nobody was in danger, as the ‘protective layer did what it was supposed to do’. That might not be enough to calm the nerves of anybody who was there though. Chicago-area resident Jesus Pintado captured the harrowing moment on video. Located on the 103rd floor, the SkyDeck…

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Multilayered Timelapse Captures the Chaotic Beauty of Scooters in Taiwan

“Multiverse” is a short film by Hiroshi Kondo that captures the scooter culture of Taiwan. On Vimeo he explains: A crowd moving in one direction. People who flow in a moment. A scene where the difference with other people disappears and looks uniform. There are many different kinds of life there. You can feel invisible energy when you see a large mass of individuals.   I set myself in the streets of Taiwan, and I multilayered a lot of time to create a new timeline that reflects individuals. With Music…

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One Breath Around the World, Guillaume Nrys Incredible New Short

“One Last Breath” is the incredible new short film by free diver Guillaume Néry. The film was shot entirely by Néry’s wife, Julie Gautier, who amazingly captured everything on breath hold as well. The original soundtrack was produced by Guillaume Ferran and this one is worth watching with the lights off and sound up! The sequence with the whales blew my mind. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/one-breath-around-the-world-by-guillaume-nery/

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What the World Looks Like From the International Space Station

Compiled and edited (and color graded, denoised, deflickered, stabilized) by Bruce W. Berry Jr, all of 4K video and timelapse sequences were taken by the astronauts onboard the ISS (NASA/ESA). In the video description on Vimeo, Bruce adds: Some interesting facts about the ISS: The ISS maintains an orbit above the earth with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 miles). The ISS completes 15.54 orbits per day around the earth and travels at a speed of 27,600 km/h; 17,100 mph).   The yellow line that…

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Icelands Geysers and Waterfalls in 4K Slow Motion from Above

The Slow Mo Guys travel to Iceland to capture the country’s incredible natural beauty. From geysers to waterfalls, Gav and Dan use a crazy custom drone to fly their Phantom camera to hard to reach places and capture Iceland in 4K slow motion. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/iceland-in-4k-slow-motion-from-above/

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