The Shirk Report Volume 525

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 Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Still trying to understand what they thought was going to happen – This dog’s face when the bubble bursts is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen – Okay first of all, get out my head – Secondly, hand me my weapons – Thirdly, for the love of God, please stop holding it like that – I would like to introduce you to Ninja Cat | …

Australian Commentator’s Answer To Climate Science Is Astrology

As the world heats up, ice melts, and species are lost, those seeking to delay action on climate change get ever more desperate. No longer content with alleging weather bureaus are faking data to make it seem hotter than it is, one of Australia’s more prominent conservative commentators gave a platform to an astrologer to blame heatwaves on other planets. Rowan Dean is the editor of The Spectator Australia, an offshoot of the UK magazine of the same name. He also hosts a TV show on Sky News. Despite the show’s small ratings, it hosts the most prominent right-wing commentators in the Australian (and sometimes global) media. What is discussed there often leads, and possibly sets, the agenda for columns …

The Incredible Story of the Identical Twins Who Look Nothing Alike

Adam and Neil Pearson are identical twins, but you’d never know it from looking at them. Although they share the same DNA, their appearances are vastly different; each suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that has affected them in divergent ways. They tell their story in this deeply moving short documentary. “The Pearson Twins” was directed by Jonathan Braue (https://www.woodwardoriginal.com/) Read more here. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The Incredible Story of the Identical Twins Who Look Nothing Alike

Adam and Neil Pearson are identical twins, but you’d never know it from looking at them. Although they share the same DNA, their appearances are vastly different; each suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that has affected them in divergent ways. They tell their story in this deeply moving short documentary. “The Pearson Twins” was directed by Jonathan Braue (https://www.woodwardoriginal.com/) Read more here. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

11-Year-Old Twins Chieko And Chihiro Impress With Their Cosplays And Here Are 19 Pics Of It

Chihiro and Chieko are twin girls who always dress to express their love for cosplay and fandom. Although they are just 11 years old, their costumes are always impressive and accurate to the characters they impersonate. The girls have been cosplaying ever since they were 3 years old.  The twins’ parents are very supportive and dedicate hours upon hours in order to properly reference photos and then find fitting materials for the perfect costumes. The apparition of twins as Weeping Angels from Doctor Who was so realistic that the participants of the convention could hardly believe they weren’t actual statues. #1 Weeping Angels The Weeping Angels are a race of predatory creatures from the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, resembling …

11-Year-Old Twins Chieko And Chihiro Impress With Their Cosplays And Here Are 19 Pics Of It

Chihiro and Chieko are twin girls who always dress to express their love for cosplay and fandom. Although they are just 11 years old, their costumes are always impressive and accurate to the characters they impersonate. The girls have been cosplaying ever since they were 3 years old.  The twins’ parents are very supportive and dedicate hours upon hours in order to properly reference photos and then find fitting materials for the perfect costumes. The apparition of twins as Weeping Angels from Doctor Who was so realistic that the participants of the convention could hardly believe they weren’t actual statues. #1 Weeping Angels The Weeping Angels are a race of predatory creatures from the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, resembling …

11-Year-Old Twins Chieko And Chihiro Impress With Their Cosplays And Here Are 19 Pics Of It

Chihiro and Chieko are twin girls who always dress to express their love for cosplay and fandom. Although they are just 11 years old, their costumes are always impressive and accurate to the characters they impersonate. The girls have been cosplaying ever since they were 3 years old.  The twins’ parents are very supportive and dedicate hours upon hours in order to properly reference photos and then find fitting materials for the perfect costumes. The apparition of twins as Weeping Angels from Doctor Who was so realistic that the participants of the convention could hardly believe they weren’t actual statues. #1 Weeping Angels The Weeping Angels are a race of predatory creatures from the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, resembling …

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls On This Reservoir?

Veritasium took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they’re there. The first time he heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn’t the reason they were introduced. The balls are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) which is less dense than water so they float on the surface of the reservoir even if they break apart. They are 10cm (4 inches) in diameter and contain about 210ml of water. So the main reason they are on the reservoir is to block sunlight from entering the water and triggering a chemical reaction that turns harmless bromide into carcinogenic bromate. This effect occurs …

How to Cook With Weedand a Dash of Tasty, Tasty Science

Mac and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Asparagus and … cannabis oil with a citrusy terpene profile? Welcome to food pairings in the heady era of cannabis legalization. A new breed of chef is thriving, experimenting with how to infuse dishes with weed, whose various strains might smell and taste of lemon or mushroom or grain. And, of course, they can complement that taste with the intoxicating experience of THC, like traditional chefs might pair foods with particular wines. It’s all nerdy as hell, and it just so happens that one of the top cannabis chefs in America, Michael Magallanes, is also a chef in WIRED’s San Francisco office. (To be clear, the food he cooks for us is great, …

Bear Gifts Deer Bones To Guard Dog In Exchange Of Being Allowed Access To This Mans Trash

In a series of photos shared by the Ontario resident, he explained that on three separate occasions his “furry idiot son” Brickleberry had accepted bones from a crafty bear in exchange for rummaging through their trash. A dog owner just went viral for a tweet exposing his guard dog accepting ‘bribes’ from a bear JesseNeon Jesse posted that his dog Brickleberry was in fact not a very good guard dog, as he has been letting a bear get away with rummaging through their trash in echange for deer bones. JesseNeon Brickberry or ‘Brick’ can be seen here enjoying his bribe. According to his owner he is a “mastiff/hound mutt with some beagle in him, and is the best boy. He is …

25th Anniversary Of ‘The Crow’ – The Most Cursed Movie Of All Time? – Perez Hilton

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of The Crow, and we already know what you’re thinking… They released this obvious Halloween staple in freakin’ May?! Photos: Scary Movies You Can Watch Streaming Yep, for some reason the goth horror revenge comic book film came out on May 11, 1994 — in a blockbuster summer with movies like The Flintstones, Forrest Gump, and The Lion King. Um… what? Um, at least it was on home video (shout out to VHS for ’90s kids!) by September? Even still, it was a sleeper hit that more than doubled its budget at the box office and became a genuine cult classic. So obviously scheduling misfires were not the movie mistakes this film would be known for… Sadly, this was …

Trump’s feud with Congress puts American democracy on the brink

Washington (CNN)The constitutional showdown between President Donald Trump and House Democrats is taking a grave new twist that threatens to embroil the nation in a deep political and legal nightmare that could last for years. On Wednesday it also emerged that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee is deadlocked with the President’s eldest son, Don Jr., who has been subpoenaed to return to the panel to testify. Nadler: Barr won’t testify because he is terrified But while Washington is consumed by the confrontation, polls and anecdotal evidence suggest indifference among many Americans about the momentous goings-on in Washington, which so far are not resonating much outside the capital. A strong economy, extreme political polarization and the daily struggles of millions of …

Scientists Create Next-Generation Plastic That Can Be Recycled Over And Over Again

Plastics are turning up in all the wrong places, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the “pristine” air of the Pyrenees Mountains to even the food we fork into our mouths. It is undeniably a global issue – the world is in need of something more sustainable. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they have made such a state-of-the-art plastic capable of being recycled over and over again with no loss to quality. “Most plastics were never made to be recycled,” said lead author Peter Christensen, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, in a statement. “But we have discovered a new way to assemble plastics that takes recycling into consideration from a molecular perspective.” …

The Obsessive, Tumultuous Lives of SpaceX Rocket Chasers

A few hours before dawn in January 2015, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket departed from a launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a mission to the International Space Station. It was the company’s fifth cargo resupply mission and the first time it attempted to land a booster on an autonomous drone ship. Rocket launches always inspire awe, but for Ryan Chylinski, this one was life changing. A part-time photographer, Chylinski had signed up for NASA Social, a program that grants media credentials to unaffiliated writers and photographers. It was his first time photographing a launch up close. “It was addictive,” Chylinski says. “I just kept thinking about it.” He returned to his IT job and spent …

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ director promises design changes after fan backlash

Sonic games, in the past few years, have been universally acknowledged as not good. They’re notorious for ridiculously confusing plotlines, poorly-rendered, buggy cutscenes, and dialogue so corny it would make an after-school special shudder. It’s a wonder how the legacy of a little blue dude who runs speedily has managed to stay intact this long.  But sometimes you gotta dig in to the cringe to pull out anything of quality. Like a chaos emerald in the rough, a project emerged that would breathe some much-needed life into a franchise dying from lack of self-awareness.   Penny Parker, a voice actress and video producer, is known for her gaming YouTube channel SnapCube, dedicated to Let’s Plays and general uplifting gaming content. …