This Is What An Upside-Down Iceberg Looks Like

Belly up! Here’s what the icy behemoths look like when they’ve had a few too many.

1. On a recent excursion to Antarctica, San Francisco-based filmmaker and designer Alex Cornell, 30, caught a rare glimpse of an iceberg’s underside.

Alex Cornell / Via alexcornell.com

Most icebergs’ hefty bodies are submerged under water, but occasionally they roll over, according to ScienceNews. Compared to the comprehensively white Antarctic, from a distance on their fast bouncy boat, the iceberg just looked like a piece of rock, Cornell wrote in an email to BuzzFeed.

As we got closer, it became clear that it was a pure jade iceberg. We had a naturalist onboard the zodiac boat with us, and he explained what we were seeing and why it was so exciting. To us, everything we came across was exciting (penguins! icebergs!), but this certainly stood out as a rare sight — something I had never seen before in real life, or even subsequently in photos.

3. Where do icebergs come from, anyway?

Alex Cornell / Via alexcornell.com

The ice giants break off from glaciers or massive ice sheets and meander along with ocean currents, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center. So the flip occurs after the iceberg detaches from its parent, or when its ice melts unevenly and it keels over, oceanographer Louise Biddle told ScienceNews.

In a video he made about the shoot, Cornell said capturing images amid blindingly reflective surfaces is the biggest obstacle, especially because the mandatory sunglasses make it hard to review your work as you do on dry land. Of all of his projects, he never imagined a natural photo he took of ice in water would be so widely covered, he wrote on his company’s site.

4. Here’s another view of the spectacularly aquamarine ice, which steadily becomes coated with the flotsam of environmental elements.

Alex Cornell / Via alexcornell.com

“We were very lucky to come upon it during the short window of time before it blended back into white, after enough air, sun, and snow exposure,” said Cornell.

5. You can see even more footage of Cornell’s Antarctic shoot in his illustrative video.

Alex Cornell / Via alexcornell.com

Or catch more of his work (like this furry little guy) on his site or Instagram.

6. H/T ScienceNews

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kasiagalazka/flipped-iceberg

Bergdahl platoonmate says he hasn’t been interviewed in Army investigation

http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/488846243523997696

As Twitchy reported earlier today, the U.S. Army stunned many by returning former Taliban prisoner and alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl to active duty. More stunning is that members of Bergdahl’s platoon say they haven’t been interviewed as part of the Army’s investigation.

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Full appeared on “Hannity” Monday night.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/14/bergdahl-platoon-mate-says-he-hasnt-been-interviewed-in-army-investigation-video/

‘Pile of burning stupid!’ DCCC idiots: It’s the law? Whatever

http://twitter.com/#!/MrsDigger/status/469454303384834048

What fresh pile of stupid? Oh, just this:

http://twitter.com/#!/dccc/status/469453376938594304

What?

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/469453855613538304

Snicker.

Plus, what about this, Dems?

http://twitter.com/#!/NiteOwl223/status/469457745922768896

Maybe we just don’t get the nuance-y nuance of the DCCC:

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/469454616200237056

Bingo.

http://twitter.com/#!/jbutler70/status/469454451615334400

It’s not funny, because it’s true.

Citizens helpfully remind the DCCC about a little something:

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469453664902742017
http://twitter.com/#!/BPratto/status/469458631852064768

Bam.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/22/pile-of-burning-stupid-dccc-idiots-its-the-law-whatever/

‘Some people are just better at Halloween’: Early winner for costume of the year? [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/MeredithFrost/status/395199036942483456

Wait … that’s  a costume, not a sculpture of a plastic toy soldier?

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Yes, indeed. And he comes bearing gifts:

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We’re not worthy!

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Hang on a sec … are we sure this is a Halloween costume and not everyday gear? Check out this pic from May.

http://twitter.com/#!/matthematically/status/339318172744286210

And here’s one from November 2011, taken near the OWS camp in New York City:

Plastic Toy Green Army Man

Same guy? A trend?

New York Twitchy readers: Have you seen him? And does he have plastic antiwar demonstrators following him around?

Update:

The Blaze reports on two similar costumes: Bazooka Girl and Telephone Guy.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/29/some-people-are-just-better-at-halloween-early-winner-for-costume-of-the-year-pic/

Small biz owners: ‘Closing up shop,’ and ‘can’t afford to stay in business’

http://twitter.com/#!/Jenrstokes/status/266200806804582401

As Twitchy has reported, the layoff bomb has detonated. Small business owners relayed their heartbreak over having to lay off employees, due to the crushing finanical burden of Obamacare. Large businesses are contemplating cutting workers’ hours and hiring freezes. Small businesses are doing the same.

People everywhere are closing up shop on small biz. laying off employees. Ending their medical practice. #obama2012

— Sunny(@lilmsunshne) November 8, 2012

I think we will have a record of lay offs and business’ closing up shop before January. Welcome to Obamas new normal.

— Rockermom (@therockermom) November 9, 2012

And they are being attacked for it. Threats of boycotts have been spewed. Because, you know, that totally helps the employees whose hours keep being cut due to business-crushing Obama policies. Other businesses have been attacked as racist or as un-American. For struggling to remain in business.

Now, small business owners on Twitter, and their loved ones, report further devastation. Countless small businesses are now forced to close their doors. Here are just a few of the heartbreaking stories.

So sad, our diner in business for over 35 years just posted a sign of impending closure. They can’t afford to stay open, 23 employees

— L.B. (@sassylassee) November 11, 2012

Son just came home w/ the news the small business he works4 maybe closing its doors due2the overwhelming cost of ocare. #morejobslost.

— joe spa (@wophopper) November 12, 2012

Because of Obamacare we are officially closing the doors of our company effective today.

— OCMama Patriot (@OCMamaPatriot) November 12, 2012

Well I’ll be shutting my shop down soon. Can’t afford to stay in business with everything thats about to hit the fan.

— My name is (@EdDonnell) November 7, 2012

@doris22 Things aren’t looking up here, so prepare yourself.I know half a dozen small biz owners closing up shop now.

— D.T. Dickinson (@dtdickinson) November 9, 2012

@divadoll123 3 small business owners told me they were closing by year’s end. Can’t afford to stay in business w/ new year’s policies

— Reb (@elbowpickle) November 7, 2012

@bushido02 my biz friends are closing up shop or not hiring & trying to do it all themselves! We can not afford their free healthcare

— Angela Louise(@Pinkmoondesigns) November 8, 2012

Caller on Glenn Beck just said he’s “done” having a business. He’s tired of fighting against govt regs – closing up shop this year.

— Rochelle (@rbostick12) November 7, 2012

@thesavvy My Dad is closing his business for good tomorrow. When you already pay 70% in taxes you can’t see paying MORE.

— Kelly Clinger (@kellyclinger) November 9, 2012

My most FAVORITE mechanic is closing shop because he can’t afford @barackobama‘s obamacare!! Thanks Mr. President for closing small business

— Lauren (@laurenhdz) November 10, 2012

@speakerboehner ITS OVER, THERE IS NO ECONOMY SMALL BUSINESSES ARE CLOSING UP SHOP..

— gmg1961 (@Aquarius1961) November 7, 2012

Some #consumers are being informed of cancelled appointments due to businesses closing up shop after re-election. #HVAC hang in there!!

— CardinalAir Services (@CardinalAirServ) November 8, 2012

@conservative_vw How Can They Stay in Business.Huge Plant…even they can’t afford OC and O.

— TS1776frdm (@S1776frdm) November 9, 2012

@govmikehuckabee It’s hard not to lose hope as Obama & Jerry Brown policies are closing my CA business at the end of this month. Now what?

— Kevin Farley (@KFarleyDVT) November 7, 2012

@hoperealtor Same here – last week we had to let all our employees go – this week, my husband is closing down our small business. THE END.

— Nikita (@RottiePrincess) November 7, 2012

I’m done folks. Won’t be a slave. Closing my business (permanently laying off 4 employees); wife & I will live off investments. #Shrugged

— Tom Burke (@tom4liberty) November 7, 2012

@thehermancain *I want to thank Obamination, Gov Brown & hostile CA business environment for my business closing after Thanksgiving weekend!

— Kevin Farley (@KFarleyDVT) November 7, 2012

@casey_peters Nice thought, but my business & my husband’s business is now done.Our last hope was Romney win. Closing doors/laying off

— MLS (@VAMOM2) November 7, 2012

My optometrist and chiropractor told me they’ll be closing their business if ObamaCare passed. Cooooool

— Josh Adams(@JoshIsKoo) November 7, 2012

Breaking news: If Obama wins, he will receive 60% of my fam business’ income. In other words, closing time. Way to stimulate the economy ass

— McCall Hedrick (@B_McCallie) November 7, 2012

@aldridgegal5135 @seanhannity – As I said a month ago. My dad is closing his business of 35 years.

— Bill Sorrell (@Dzydvl) November 7, 2012

@lefth00k I have been sitting on things for the last four years. I’m closing my business

— PMAmerica (@ConstLover777) November 7, 2012

@delawarechai I’m closing down my business. More lost jobs.

— Winston Churchill (@lonemusketeer) November 7, 2012

Just finished talking with my business partner, we will retire. It is a small business and will advise employees we are closing by year end.

— jj(@jjblazereader) November 7, 2012

My hairdresser & her husband closing up shop at end of lease (Feb) instead of retiring in 5 yrs.She said not worth it w/ #Obama reelected.

— Janey S. (@cuppatea156) November 9, 2012

I consider closing what is left of my business tomorrow. I see no need of continuing to build up debt hoping for a turn in the economy.

— Larry McEver (@LMack49) November 7, 2012

In six hours, one of my best friends will tell his employees he’s closing his business after 35 years because he can’t afford #Obamacare.

— The_Monarch (@The_Monarch) November 7, 2012

@pac43 my husband has a small business that will be closing at the end of the year because of the election.

— Carolyn H. (@sweety125) November 8, 2012

@shurst721 my parents closing shop on the15th, 36 years in business in Cincinnatithanks Obama for the great economy!!!!!

— Chris Losekamp (@Chris24JGordon) November 8, 2012

I planned for poss Obama win. Closing my business. Started informing clients today. Will wind down by yrs end. I will not feed Obama’s beast

— Deborah Smith (@ms_debsmith) November 7, 2012

@ticktockvint I know it:( My family has been in business over 50 yrs, but closing Jan due to the economy. Sad to lose a true quality company

— Lyndsey (@hellolyndsey) November 9, 2012

My friend is closing her very successful small business after 18 years. One of many Obamacare casualties.

— KRenner (@KRenner2) November 8, 2012

Guy came in my office yesterday distraught! Cancelled his insurance policy. Closing business. Can’t fight Gov anymore. 15 unemployed #tcot

— Leslie (@LeslieMcArno) November 8, 2012

The small business my son works at (5 ee’s) will be closing at year end.He’s had enough.

— Vibora Volando (@vibora_volando) November 8, 2012

@ron_rosenbaum $250k plus salary from my business…closing the business (17 jobs gone).But since Obama built it…

— Jack Thomas (@the1426) November 7, 2012

My ancestors came here 375 years ago from England. Now we are closing all our business, lay of 267 people and go back to UK. #AmericaLost

— Billy Boylston (@BillyBoylston) November 7, 2012

A local business is closing down in my hometown; everything must go. The energy in the building was crushing.

— ♢ (@LAUXURON) November 9, 2012

Love my red county in NJ but we r closing our business of 25 years. Can no longer afford to work. Any suggestions of red states to move to?

— Kristin Buxton (@kbux1229) November 8, 2012

@dloesch I’m closing my businessthis week for good. At least I can walk away not owing

— Patricia Berdin (@trishander) November 8, 2012

@cachypie two of my friends are either closing down their business or laying off workers soon

— Gymhero27 (@gymfreak232) November 8, 2012

The heartbreak is palpable. The devastation is overwhelming. People have worked so hard all their lives in order to build businesses and employ others. And now it’s gone. The sad reality is that President Obama and his policies have destroyed these small businesses.

I’m so sad my work is closing down after 20 years of business. I got this with my paycheck 💔😢 twitter.com/itssrachelann/…

— Rachel P(@itssrachelann) November 8, 2012

The Left would demonize that company, too. They clearly value and love their employees. Heartbreaking. And the heartache will just keep coming.

When small business thrives, we all do. When small business suffers, we all do.

— LisainDallas (@LisainDallas) November 12, 2012

Our future MT @talkmaster Email from my long-time doctor in Atlanta this morning. Closing up shop. Retiring. ObamaCare. #tcot

— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) November 8, 2012

Are you listening, “leaders?” We know President Obama isn’t. Talk to the hand, business owners. You didn’t “build that” anyway.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/12/out-of-business-avalanche-small-biz-owners-report-closing-up-shop-and-cant-afford-to-stay-in-business/

These People Basically Lost An Entire Human Being. The Before And After Photos Are Unreal.

Losing weight is a problem that most people face at some point in their lives. In this fast-paced, unhealthy world it’s so easy to slip and start living an unhealthy lifestyle. If you have a family, a job or other responsibilities it might be difficult to find time to adjust your life in order to get back on track. However, these incredible 10 women found the strength and motivation to change their lives. When they did, the results were absolutely overwhelming. You’ll see.

1.) Martha Price (52) from Stoneham, MA – Lost 84 pounds

2.) Rachel Lima (39) from Sacramento, CA – Lost 85 pounds

3.) Michelle Fritts (25) from Rockville, MD – Lost 89 pounds

4.) LeAnne Richards (48) from Hesperia, CA – Lost 90 pounds

5.) Maureen Albrecht (56) from Arcadia, CA – Lost 111 pounds

6.) Charlotte Siems (49) from Stillwater, OK – Lost 112 pounds

7.) Laurel Fooks (33) from Springfield, OR – Lost 125 pounds

8.) Mary Darcy (41) from Charlotte, NC – Lost 152 pounds

9.) Terri Fisher (40) from Sioux Falls, SD – Lost 201 pounds

10.) Brenda Smith (43) from Lithia Springs, GA – Lost 206 pounds

Here are some pro tips that these women wanted to share with you. These tips helped them get on their path to weight loss… and it could help you, too. -Create accountability for yourself—try keeping a journal to keep track of the food and calories you are eating each day. -Hire a personal trainer—I started going to one at my gym, 24 Hour Fitness. Who better to invest in than yourself? -Find support from a network of people who are also living a healthy life. I found mine in my boyfriend and coworkers, as they were either dieting right along with me, or at least working on living a healthier lifestyle. -Find an exercise buddy—it not only keeps you motivated but also makes exercising more fun! -Take your own photos (front, side, back) monthly because sometimes you see progress in those pictures that you won’t see on the scale or tape measure. -Set small weight-loss goals for yourself—it makes the whole process much less overwhelming! -Tell everyone you know that you are trying to lose weight and get healthy. This kept me accountable during the tough times. Source: Woman’s Day Their before and after photos are absolutely unreal. Share them with others by clicking on the button below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/weight-loss-stories/

Bette Midler thanks IRS for targeting Tea Party, ‘any group who hates’

http://twitter.com/#!/BetteMidler/status/335183114995372032

@bettemidler amen sister. The best thing the IRS ever did. Ought to get a medal not a scandal.

— kimberly harrison (@khobs48) May 17, 2013

@bettemidler I’m SOOO with you on that!!! The Tea Party should be harassed some more. Ugh.

— peep (@peep111) May 17, 2013

Bette Midler already sent her thanks to the IRS for targeting conservative groups, but in the two days since, we’ve learned a little more about what was going on. Even President Obama claimed that Americans should be angry about the IRS singling out groups for harassment and intimidation on an ideological basis, but Midler can’t contain her glee.

It’s OK that the IRS was delaying approval of groups with “patriot” on their applications while demanding reading lists, Facebook posts and children’s names, because the Tea Party promotes hate. Can you believe some of those tea-baggers were caught criticizing how the country is run? When is Obama going to put AttackWatch.com back up anyway?

@bettemidler Not cool. Identifying “hate groups” by certain words in their name is equal to profiling. The IRS was wrong. #NoToProfiling

— Mustafa Saied (@Saied_Mustafa) May 17, 2013

@bettemidler so you support discrimination? Wow….

— Jaqui Baxter (@twitchick888) May 17, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/16/bette-midler-thanks-irs-again-for-targeting-tea-party-any-group-who-hates/