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Picture of the Day: NASA Earth Marbles

Photograph by NASA   Since 1972, NASA’s iconic “Blue Marbles” have inspired and captured our collective imaginations.

This Battery Has Been Running for 167 Years and No One’s Quite Sure How

  In a laboratory at Oxford University the Oxford Electric Bell has been constantly ringing since 1840 and no one’s quite sure how.

Why The Dark Knight’s Joker Is The Perfect Antagonist

  Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker is universally celebrated—and with good reason—but there is more to the character than his excellent performance.

The Shirk Report – Volume 384

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.

9 Glorious Minutes of the SNL Cast Breaking Character

  It’s only a matter of time until YouTube takes these videos down. Until then, enjoy! Sketches in order of appearance: -Somebody’s mom, Deenie – Weekend Update -Super Showcase Spokesmodels -Jon Snow -Hot Tub Lovers -The Californians: Karina Returns -Weekend Update: Stefon on Halloween’s Hottest Tips -Debbie Downer: Disney World -Weekend Update: Garth and Kat Sing Hanukkah Songs -Close Encounter -This is how I talk -Weekend Update: Stefon Returns -Camp Wicawabe -Dr.

Huge Hornet Nest Makes It Look Like Statue is Wearing a Turban

Photograph by navy966 on reddit   In this interesting (and slightly terrifying) photo we see a huge hornet nest atop a statue that has a striking resemblance to a turban.

The True Faces Behind 5 Famous Logos

  Most of us know Colonel Sanders was a real person, but did you know about Uncle Sam and Leo the Lion?

What Your Entire Daily Calorie Intake Looks Like at 8 Popular Fast Food Chains

  According to the FDA, NHS and Health Canada; the average adult should consume approximately 2000 – 2500 calories per day.

[Raw Video] Seal Escapes Death by Leaping Onto Boat

  A seal avoided certain doom when it leapt onboard a whale watching boat to evade a group of preying orcas.

Panama Canal Timelapse from a Ship’s POV

  An amazing timelapse by Ilya Goncharov that shows the transit from the Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal.

The 5000 Sq Ft Cold War Bunker Underneath a Modest, Suburban House in Las Vegas

  26 feet underneath this modest, 2 story suburban home in Las Vegas you will find a sprawling, 5,000 square foot home—complete with four-hole putting green, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna—and designed to withstand a nuclear blast.

The Japanese Wrestling Team and Their Coach Had the Best Celebrations at the Olympics

  Although the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are officially over, there were moments from the games that will last a lifetime.

Cutting Wood with a Paper Table Saw Blade

  Most painful. Paper cut. Ever.    

The MIT Tech That Lets You Manipulate Video Objects by Analyzing Vibrations

  Based on the paper, Image-Space Modal Bases for Plausible Manipulation of Objects in Video” ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015) by Abe Davis, Justin Chen and Fredo Durand; this interactive dynamic video demonstration is part of Abe Davis’s PhD dissertation at MIT.

Behind the Scenes of a Perfect Burger Drop

  An informative, behind-the-scenes look at a flawless burger drop with director and visual engineer Steve Giralt.

The Shirk Report – Volume 383

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.

Amazing Coffee Tables Where the Glass is Water and the Base is an Animal

  Since 1997, artist and designer Derek Pearce has been creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind ‘water tables‘ where the glass represents the surface of a body of water and the base consists of animals like hippopotamuses, dolphins, otters and seals.

What the Night Sky Looks Like at 8 Different Levels of Light Pollution

  Lost in Light is a short film by Sriram Murali that explores what the night sky looks like at various levels of light pollution; from level 8 in San Jose, California to level 1 at Eureka Dunes in Death Valley, California.

The Olympic Tennis Finals Were Played on a Giant Green Court, the Internet Knew What To Do

  Earlier this week, Britain’s Andy Murray and Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Porto squared off in a gold medal match played on a giant green court.

This Might Be the Cutest Squid in the Ocean

  The E/V Nautilus team spotted this Stubby Squid (Rossia pacifica) off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet).