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The Shirk Report – Volume 380

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.

Picture of the Day: Snorkelling Between Two Tectonic Plates

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 4.0   Seen here are a group of snorkelers at the Silfra canyon, a rift between the tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian) at Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland.

This Plane Just Circumnavigated the Globe Without a Single Drop of Fuel

© Solar Impulse   After 23 days of flight and over 43,041 km travelled, the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has completed a historic mission, completing the world’s first, around-the-globe solar flight without using a single drop of fuel.

4K Timelapses Through Norway’s Breathtaking Fjords

  Jonas of Fjordlapse Photography put together this stunning compilation of Norwegian Fjord timelapses including: Geirangerfjord, Hjörundfjord, and Storfjord.

Why You Should Secure Your Own Mask Before Helping Others

  Destin of Smarter Every Day learns about hypoxia and the scientific reason you should secure your own mask before helping others when you’re in a depressurized cabin 15,000 ft or above.

This Guy Rescues Stray Dogs and Takes Them on Weekly Train Rides Around Town

Photograph by Tiffany Johnson on Facebook   Eugene Bostick is a retired farmer from Fort Worth, Texas.

Pokemon Says GO!

Artwork by PAWEL KUCZYNSKI Website | Facebook | Prints available   Artist and illustrator Pawel Kuczynski (featured previously here and here) posted his latest illustration to Facebook earlier today and it’s spot on as usual.

Collapsible Furniture Hangs on Your Wall When Not In Use

  For his Master’s Thesis on contextual design, Jongha Choi built and designed a series of stools and tables that can transform from functional 3D furniture into flat, 2D shapes.

Just Taking a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for a Joy Ride

  This doesn’t look fun at all    

A Linguistic Analysis of Trump’s Talking Style

  A linguistic analysis of how Donald Trump answers a question.    

The 10th Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Winners

  Since 2006, Wikimedia Commons has held an annual competition that ‘aims to identify the best freely licensed images from those that during the year have been awarded Featured picture status’.

Picture of the Day: Beautiful British Columbia

Photograph via Strobless on reddit   In this breathtaking capture we see the incredible landscape that surrounds the town of Squamish, located in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Timelapse Captures Amazing Microburst Over Phoenix

  Photographer Bryan Snider captured this incredible timelapse showing the evolution of a strong microburst (from a severe warned stormed) captured from the Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport on July 18, 2016.

Artist Makes Graffiti Legible By Rewriting It In Plain Text

  Mathieu Tremblin is an artist currently living and working in Strasbourg, France. Born in Le Mans in 1980, Tremblin graduated with a degree in fine arts and is a founding member of the duo Les Frères Ripoulain (2006) and BIP (Bureau d’investigation photographique) collective (2005-2015).

25 Years of Disney in One Glorious Mashup

  A wonderfully edited mashup by Lindsay McCutcheon of almost every Disney animated movie since 1989, set to the song “Pop Culture” by Madeon.

The Founder of TED Lists His 5 Favorite TED Talks

  A user on Quora recently asked: What are the top 5 TED talks that you took away the most learnings from?

Picture of the Day: Purple Rain, Port-la-Nouvelle, France

Photograph by Maxime Raynal   In this breathtaking long exposure photograph by Maxime Raynal, we see a night-time storm over the waters of Port-la-Nouvelle in southern France.

I Want to Swim with Whale Sharks

  Shark biologist and freediver Ocean Ramsey swims with whale sharks in the Philippines to document migrating populations.

Playing With Clouds – Jetman 4K

  Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet fulfil the childhood dream of flight as they soar through clouds and kiss the sky.

Fall 2,000 Times, Get Up 2,001

  It took Christian Flores roughly 2,000 attempts over two years to land a ‘laser flip’ down this triple set.