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This Supermarket in Downtown Dublin was Built Above a 1,000 Year Old Irish-Viking House

  Shoppers at a new Lidl store in Dublin will get a unique insight into the city’s medieval past. The remains of an 11th century house are clearly visible beneath a glass section of the floor of the store on Aungier Street in the city centre.     googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1583941906523-0’); });

The Last Bird of Its Kind, Singing for a Mate That Will Never Come, is the Saddest Thing Ever

  In 1987 the last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō was male, and his song was recorded for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The male was recorded singing a mating call to a female that would never come. The ōʻō was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi and was common in the subtropical forests of the island until the early twentieth century when its decline began. For those...

James Brunt Uses Fall Foliage to Create Temporary Works of Earth Art

  Yorkshire-based artist James Brunt (featured previously) channels his creativity to enjoy the outdoors; using leaves, twigs, rocks, and anything else he finds to create temporary works of earth art. Brunt carefully collects and arranges the found objects into vibrant patterns. The naturally stunning colours of Autumn really makes these pop. Can...

Randomly Hugging Your Family to See How They React is All Kinds of Wholesome

@keecoley Love them missin 1 idea:@pipsavlee #fyp #foryou #family #famlove #blackfamily ♬ original sound – Kee   Watch Kee Coley randomly hug his mom, dad, brother and sisters. Now that’s some wholesome Internet! For those curious, the song is a James Blake cover of “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean, which Blake actually co-produced.   ...

Giant Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

  Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C. The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the...

This Animation of How Bridges Were Constructed in 14th Century Prague is Amazing

  In this informative animation we learn how the iconic Charles Bridge was constructed in 1357. The historic bridge crosses the Vltava (Moldau) river in Prague, Czech Republic and is 516 metres (1,693 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide. It was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards.     googletag.cmd.push(function()...

The Shirk Report – Volume 600

  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, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to   20 IMAGES – Friday!...

75 Years Ago, Japan Surrendered and Canada Signed in the Wrong Place

  The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. Interestingly, on the official document, Canada signed in the wrong place, forcing every subsequent country to have to manually re-write their country. If you look...

This First-Person View Down the World’s Longest Urban Downhill Bike Race is INTENSE

  Hop onboard with Nicolas Cantu as he rides down this crazy 2.274 km (1 mi 726.87 yd) long downhill course in Medellin, Colombia. The downhill mountain bike race was put on by PX Sports on December 2nd, 2018 and is officially recognized by Guinness as the World’s longest urban downhill bicycle race. 26 international riders participated in the event,...

Viggo Mortensen Speaking 7 Different Languages

  In this compilation of video clips, critically acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen speaks English, Spanish, Danish, French, Italian, Catalan and Arabic. What talent!     googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1583941906523-0’); });

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