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An Amazing Glimpse Into the Mind and Process of a Contemporary Stone Carver

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Film studio “Eyes & Ears” spent 3 weeks working alongside Anna Rubincam, a contemporary stone carver working in London, as she carved a portrait from start to finish.

You can learn more about the short film, ‘A Continuous Shape’, on Directors Notes, where Jack Webber and Tommaso Di Paola delve into what it was like to film the project and work with Anna.

 

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The Shirk Report – Volume 424

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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. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
The pole of justice has spoken
I’m in a good place right now
Savage
With great power comes great responsibility
This guy
They always forget about the windows
Okay that’s pretty good NY Post, I’ll give it you this time
Know your limits
Nice to meet you, this way sir
The cruellest dog bowl ever
Hit me hard
You know what, I’ll just take a sip from the water fountain
Oh.
Bae: Come over; Me: I can’t, I’m a duckling; Bae: My parents aren’t home; Me:
Magic fingers
“My kid created what I thought was an angry-rage-boner-poop-fly guy…”
Adults these days
Real talk
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

Africa is urbanising without globalising
Why Do Colleges Give Out “Honorary” Degrees?
Much of What We Thought About Jupiter Is Wrong
A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome
A One Year, Side by Side Comparison of Apple and Google Maps
The Rise and Fall of Toronto’s Classiest Con Man
The Weird Thing About Today’s Internet
5 Good Summer Reads from Bill Gates
Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away
Where’s Wallace? An Interactive Game About The Wire TV Show

 

5 VIDEOS + Steve Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Good Times in Good Places

 

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The Most Misspelled Words in the United States According to Google

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The research team at Google Trends recently put together this map that shows the most misspelled words in the US by state.

The data is based on the top searched query for “how to spell _________” from January 1st – April 30th, 2017. I love that ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ was the most searched word in two states. Words such as ‘tomorrow’, ‘maintenance’, ‘pneumonia’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘chihuahua’ made multiple appearances while short words like ‘sense’, ‘liar’ and ‘nanny’ may surprise some.

[via Google Trends on Twitter]

 

 

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The World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Just Opened in a Flooded Coal Mining Area

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The world’s largest floating solar power plant was recently connected to the local power grid in Huainan, China. The 40-megawatt facility was installed by Sungrow Power Supply on an area that was flooded due to coal mining operations in the region.

According to Digital Trends, ‘these floating apparatuses free up land in more populated areas and also reduce water evaporation’; while the ‘cooler air at the surface also helps to minimize the risk of solar cell performance atrophy, which is often related to long-term exposure to warmer temperatures’. [source]

PV Tech also adds that the floating plant is located on flooded land with the depth of water ranging from 4 to 10 meters and that a 20MW floating system in the same region had been the largest operating since early 2016. [source]

 

 

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Toshihiko Hosaka Creates Incredible Things Out of Sand

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Toshihiko Hosaka is an amazing artist and sculptor from Japan. Born in 1974 in Akita, Japan he graduated in sculpture from the Fine Art Department of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

Now based in Tokyo, Hosaka has gained international recognition for his incredible sand sculptures and participates in sand sculpture competitions around the globe. Below you will find a selection of his incredible works but you can find many more on his website.

 

 

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Swimming With Giants

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This amazing behind the scenes video gives us a glimpse into the making of photographer Jem Cresswell’s latest series, ‘Giants‘, which is available now through the Michael Reid Sydney Gallery.

Captured over the course of 3 years (2014-2016) in the southern Pacific Ocean, the series offers an intimate glimpse of the “gentle giants” as they complete their annual migration to Tonga.

 

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11 Surreal Folded Landscapes by Aydın Büyüktaş

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Aydın Büyüktaş is a freelance artist and photographer who has become well-known online for his ongoing series of surreal ‘folded landscapes’ entitled, Flatland.

Born in Ankara, Turkey and currently based in Istanbul, Büyüktaş stitches about 18-20 photos together to create his mind-bending landscapes. The artist’s latest series was captured at various locations across the United States over the course of a month and over 10,000 miles driven.

To keep up with the latest creations by Büyüktaş, check out his work at the links below.

[via PetaPixel]

 

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