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Five Web Dives for December 11

Hello Kelowna Staff | December 11, 2017
Five Web Dives for December 11
Five Web Dives for December 11
A murmuration of starlings in Jan van IJken's The Art of Flying.
Welcome to the fourth installment of our new feature, Five Dives. Every Monday, we'll emerge from the internet depths and bring back some cool curiosities. And yes, we know you shouldn't be checking out these fascinating time wasters on a Monday morning, but we're just gonna leave them here anyway...

Murmuration of Starlings

Filmmaker Jan van IJken captured a mesmerizing air show of starlings in his short film The Art of Flying, which can be watched in full on his website. Watch the condensed version below and catch some gorgeous bird waves. Sound up!

This is NOT an Illustration

While driving up Jebel Hafeet mountain near Al Ain in the UAE, Getty Images photographer David Ramos captured this creepy vision: hundreds and hundreds of lookalike houses, stretching as far as the eye can see. It's a housing project grid of 3,000 clone houses spread over 1,000 acres, one of more than a dozen such settlements planned to help house Al Ain's booming population. Just needs a little curb appeal eh?

Getty photographer David Ramos.

Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year

Pantone is the global colour authority and provider of professional colour standards for design industries. Following Marsala in 2015, Rose Quartz and Serenity in 2016, and Greenery in 2017, Pantone has announced that its 2018 colour of the year is… Ultra Violet. Described as "inventive" and "imaginative", the colour experts say the shade communicates "originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future". Welcome back purple – its been a while.

(Unintentional) Comic in Chief

Donald Trump’s lawyer Ty Cobb took to Twitter a couple of weeks ago to respond to the former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI. For his important statement, Cobb chose a font for the ages – Comic Sans, perhaps the most maligned typeface in history. We'll just leave his statement here in all its Comic Sans glory:

Random Things You Didn't Know About Some Fast Food Restaurants

BuzzFeed recently published this list of random things you didn't know about fast food spots. Although, I like this list of surprising facts that they published in 2014 even better – "McDonald's hamburgers don't really rot. The burgers have very low moisture content, which basically leaves the meat dehydrated. It's more like jerky than burger."

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