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This Is What Happens When You Microwave a Bar of Soap

  Steve Mould put a camera inside a microwave and then heated up a bar of Ivory soap. Watch the bubbles of air inside the bar expand to create this cool effect.

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

  In this clip from the 1958 film, “Gateways to the Mind“, we see how our mind plays tricks on us and why you should never trust a trapezoid.

Picture of the Day: Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur

Photograph by TwistedSifter   Completed in 1932, the Bixby Creek Bridge soars 260 ft (79 m) above the bottom of a steep canyon carved by Bixby Creek.

The Shirk Report – Volume 409

  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.

At 251.5 m (825 ft), This Is the Longest Ski Jump Ever

  On February 15, 2015, Norway’s Anders Fannemel set the ski jumping world record with a distance 251.5 m (825 ft) at a competition in Vikersund, Norway.

This Guy Built a Miniature Organ Entirely Out of Paper and It Actually Works

  Aliaksei Zholner built this working miniature organ entirely out of paper and cardboard (except for one transparent plastic side to view internals for this video).

Iceland Under a Full Moon is as Amazing as it Sounds

  Aerial photographer OZZO Photography shows us the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland under a full moon.

When You Blink Faster Than Your Camera’s Shutter

Photograph by Luke Mandle   In this trippy photograph we see what happens when you blink faster than the shutter on your camera.

Ann Carrington Makes Beautiful Bouquets from Old Silverware

  In a series entitled, “Bouquets and Butterflies“, artist Ann Carrington transforms old silverware into beautiful metal bouquet sculptures.

A Hyperlapse Tour of the World Shot Entirely With Images from Google Earth

  Multimedia artist Matteo Archondis created this amazing hyperlapse using solely images from Google Earth.

When VR Goes Mainstream Remember This Vid

  YouTuber Natalie Tran had some fun with her partner while he was playing a racing game on his Oculus Rift.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Is Back

  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is back, you should watch it.    

Picture of the Day: Grandma’s Handmade Quilts

Photograph by reddit user tits_mcgheee   Reddit user tits_mcgheee recently shared this photo with the following, incredibly moving caption:   “My Grandmother’s handmade quilts draped over the pews at her funeral.

Tears for Fears Does Live Duet With Guy Whose Dulcimer Version of their Song Went Viral

  Last year, musician Ted Yoder uploaded a hammered dulcimer rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears on YouTube.

CeeLo Green Wore an All Gold Outfit to the Grammys and the Internet Went to Town

  He came, he confused, he left. CeeLo Green showed up to the Grammy red carpet last night, cast some weird spells, and left.

Winter in Squares: A Photo Tour Through Rural Germany (11 images)

  “Winter In Squares” is the latest series from landscape and architecture photographer Kilian Schönberger (featured previously).

This Light Painting, Double Pendulum Elegantly Demonstrates Chaotic Movement

  “Pendulus” is a double pendulum built by Devin Montes that visualizes the unpredictable patterns of chaotic movement in real-time, using an LED light and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Picture of the Day: The Highest Public Garden in London

© User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0   The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360 degree views across the City of London.

The Shirk Report – Volume 408

  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.

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

  Vox investigates why cartoon characters wear gloves and the answers may surprise you. It turns out animators had a few tricks up their slee… gloves