Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting.
JUST AN OWL STANDING ON ONE FOOT Photograph by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg.
Photograph by SandyStation Using a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, a data projector and simulation and visualization software (for lava and water flow), researchers have developed a futuristic sandbox that lets you build erupting volcanoes and flowing rivers in an augmented reality environment.
Darren Dyk of BeyondSlowMotion paired athletic superdog Jumpy (trained by Omar Von Muller) with professional parkour athlete Alex Duong to create this fun collaboration.
RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal.
Design by Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Tree Snake Houses was recently awarded the Hospitality Architecture – Building of the Year award by ArchDaily.
In an ongoing series entitled Sky Art, artist Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art, takes photos of buildings and cityscapes wherever he travels.
A group of kids are given a Sony Walkman and asked to explain what it is. The reactions are priceless and some of their insights may even surprise you.
THE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014.
The son of a gearhead and grandson to a railroad man, artist Justin Gershenson-Gates has always been surrounded by all things mechanical.
Father and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took a 15 second clip of his daughter every week for 14 years straight.
In this comparison video, we see Bill Holland coming in for a pit stop during the 1950 Indianapolis 500 (he would go on to finish 2nd).
THE CALYPSO PASS U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique known as a Calypso Pass for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
In this clip we see a Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) speaking Japanese during an exchange with its owner.
Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog and rising Internet star behind the wildly popular twitter account @Hedgehogdays.
A young Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) marvels at humankind’s ability to build tools as a way of amplifying our natural capabilities.
PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1).
Buugengs are ‘S-shaped’ objects that are spun and manipulated using a series of techniques to create an optical illusion known as the “visual kaleidoscope”.
Artist Diego Fazio (better known online as DiegoKoi and previously featured here) can do some incredible things with a pencil.
This is Ria. She’s 78-years-old and having the time of her life :)