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These Guys Just Built the World’s Largest Nerf Gun


  Spaceship engineer Mark Rober teams up with the duo at Eclectical Engineering to build the world’s largest Nerf gun and the results are awesome.

Millionaire Sparks Uproar With Demand to Be Buried With Bentley


Photograph via Chiquinho Scarpa on Facebook   A wealthy Brazilian businessman created a stir when he released a series of photos along with a request to be buried with his Bentley.

Wood Sculptor Expresses Love For Food With Amazingly Realistic Sculptures


  Seiji Kawaski is an incredible artist and wood sculptor from Japan. In an ongoing series of sculptures, the self-professed food lover carves and paints unbelievably realistic-looking food from blocks of wood and driftwood.

Picture of the Day: One Street, Four Seasons


Photograph by Fatih Ozay (ig: @afatihozay)   In this four-photo composite by Fatih Ozay, we see the different seasons throughout the year as experienced on one street in Newark, New Jersey near Branch Brook Park in Newark’s North Ward (between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville).

This Shapeshifting CGI Vehicle Can Morph Into Any Car in the World


  The Blackbird is a mobile camera rig designed to morph into any car in the world. At the push of a button the fully adjustable chassis can modify its length by 4 feet and width by 10 inches.

Boston Dynamics Just Made Their Newest Robot Wipe Out on a Banana Peel


  SpotMini is Boston Dynamics’ new, smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) It’s all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it’s doing.

Dam Gets Drained One Final Time Before Being Permanently Removed


  In this incredible video that includes both real-time and timelapse footage, we see the Condit Dam (built in 1913) being drained for the final time as the project to decommission and remove the dam commences (October 26, 2011).

The Shirk Report – Volume 375


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.

Floating Yellow Brick Road Connects Islands and Towns Separated by Water


Photo: Wolfgang Volz | © 2016 Christo   The Floating Piers is a temporary public art installation by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude currently on display at Italy’s Lake Iseo.

Osprey Swoops in to Catch Trout in Super Slow Motion


  Catching the fish is only half the battle. Flying out of the water with it is a whole different story.

The Fastest F1 Pit Stop Ever (1.92 seconds)


  At the 2016 F1 Europe Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, Williams Racing tied the record for tje fastest pit stop ever at 1.92 seconds.

The World’s Largest Full-Rigged Sailing Ship (21 Photos)


© Star Clippers   At 439 feet in length, the five-masted, 42-sail Royal Clipper is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world.

Holding an Explosion at 20,000 Frames Per Second


  This might be my favourite Smarter Every Day video yet. Destin built a transparent potato cannon so we can appreciate the science happening inside; and he filmed the experiment at night, with a high-speed camera, capturing some of the coolest slow-motion footage you will ever see.

Artist Turns Prosthetic Arm Into Badass Tattoo Machine


  French artist JL Gonzal made this incredible ‘kinetic sculpture’ for tattoo artist JC Sheitan using an existing prosthesis, adding a functioning tattoo machine (nicks rotary) the artist can use like a regular tattoo gun.

This Orchestral Rendition of Black Hole Sun is Smooth as Silk


  Haley Reinhart is back in her 8th Postmodern Jukebox video— a beautiful orchestral remake of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Featuring Haley Reinhart on vocals, Artyom Manukyan on cello, Desiree Hazley on violin, Lauren Baba on viola, Jonathan Richards on bass, Martin Diller on drums and Scott Bradlee on piano.

Chill Dad Makes Casual One-Handed Grab While Holding Child and Hot Dogs


  He didn’t even get out of his seat! He just stuck out his arm for the amazing bare-handed grab.    

Musician Plays Piano in the Middle of the Arctic as Calving Glaciers Crash Behind Him


© Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace   Acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, in front of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

Picture of the Day: 2,200 Year Old Paint Preserved By Dry Desert Air


Photograph by Fig Wright   Seen here is the incredibly well-preserved, painted ceiling at Egypt’s Temple of Hathor.

Guy Makes Fried Chicken With a Recipe From 1736


  James Townsend makes a fried chicken recipe from Nathan Bailey’s 1736 cookbook, “Dictionarium Domesticum“, and discovers that people from the 18th Century were well aware of fried chicken’s deliciousness.

Dad Gets Matching Tattoo of Son’s Cancer Scar For Solidarity


Photograph by Josh Marshall   In 2015, Josh Marshall’s 8-year-old son Gabriel was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma, a malignant brain tumour.


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