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Cat Gets Freaked Out By Cucumber

  It’s quite the reaction.    

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

  Vox’s Phil Edwards talks with Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University; to learn why Medieval babies were painted to look like little old men and how we shifted to the recognizably cherubic babies of the Renaissance and today.

2000 Year Old Paw Print Shows Cats Have Never Cared

Photograph by Gloucester City Museum   An archaeologist at the Gloucester City Museum was examining ancient Roman roof tiles from 100 AD when he came across a fragment that contained a cat’s paw print.

Picture of the Day: Pluto Says Farewell To New Horizons

Photograph by NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI   [July 23, 2015] Pluto sends a breathtaking farewell to New Horizons.

Watch This MiG-29 Do A Vertical Takeoff

  Plane spotter TopFelya captures a MiG-29 pulling off a spectacular vertical climb shortly after takeoff.

Community Unites Over Street Art Project to Paint All of Their Houses

  The Mexican government recently teamed up with Germen Crew—a youth organization and group of street artists—to revitalize Palmitas, a village in Mexico’s Pachuca district, through art.

The Shirk Report – Volume 328

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting.

Picture of the Day: Camels Crossing the Sahara

  In this beautiful capture by Ingeun Nam, we see a group of camels crossing Erg Chebbi, located in the Moroccan territory of the mighty Sahara Desert.

Tiny Road Signs Remind City Residents Animals Live There Too

  To remind residents of Vilnius, Lithuania that they aren’t the only ones living in the city, communications firm Clinic 212 erected a series of tiny road signs all around town.

Baby Elephant Adorably Chases Birds Flying Around Him

  A lucky group of visitors to South Africa’s Kruger National Park got to see a baby elephant try to chase a group of low-flying swallows.

Google Translate App Uses Your Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

  The Google Translate team test their new app in 27 languages as they translate Ritchie Valens’ hit song, La Bamba.

These are the Creme de la Creme of Oreo Art

  Food artist Tisha Cherry creates the most unexpected things out of her food. She also has an affinity for puns and the combination of the two make for entertaining Instagram and Twitter feeds, where she is slowly amassing quite the following.

Picture of the Day: Barcelona from Space

Photograph by Scott Kelly   If you love seeing our beautiful planet from space you gotta follow astronaut Scott Kelly on Twitter or Facebook.

14 Days, 12,000 Miles and 45,000 Frames of Storm Chasing Led to This Video

  For his 40th birthday, photographer Mike Olbinski took the trip of a lifetime, storm chasing for 14 days covering 10 states and over 12,000 miles.

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Continuous Shot in Mountain Biking Ever Filmed

  To celebrate the release of unReal, Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Anthill release one of the most acclaimed segments from the film.

Paper Plants and Animals Cut By Hand with a Surgical Knife

  Maude White is an incredible papercutting artist from Buffalo, New York. She uses a surgical knife to make precise cuts into paper that play with positive and negative space.

Artist Transforms Watermelon Into Dragon’s Head

  Valeriano Fatica finds the perfect-shaped watermelon to carve an amazing dragon head into. The artist filmed the progress wearing a GoPro and made this entertaining timelapse.

Picture of the Day: The Bokeh Panorama

Photograph by TOM HALL   In this beautiful capture by Tom Hall, we see a stone arched bridge in central Queenstown, New Zealand.

A Lightning Storm Captured in Super Slow Motion

  Walt Lyons and his daughter captured this incredible lightning storm with a high-speed camera as they chased a storm system from Rapid City to Wall, South Dakota.

Dan Pauly Builds Amazing Little Cabins You Might Find in a Fantasy Novel

  Dan Pauly is a fourth generation wood-working artisan best known for his amazing rustic cabins made from reclaimed wood.