• The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2014, I can’t wait to see what treasures rest of the…

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  • Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Balls

    Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Balls

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Seth Casteel, whose series of underwater photos of dogs fetching their ball first went viral in 2012 has continued to delight as the series extends with Casteel’s latest book, Underwater Puppies, set to release later this year. Casteel continues to share hilarious underwater photos on his wildly popular Facebook and Instagram pages. Prints are…

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  • An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

    An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Can you believe these were drawn with just a pencil? Paul Stowe is an artist currently based out of Shanghai, China. The artist is well-known on deviantART where he goes by the moniker Paul-Shanghai. Stowe uses a combination of traditional and mechanical pencils along with erasers, blending stumps/sticks and tissue to create his hyperrealistic…

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  • The Depths of an Ocean Inside a Coffee Table

    The Depths of an Ocean Inside a Coffee Table

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    The Abyss Table by Duffy London is a conversation piece made from multiple layers of stacked wood and glass. The stunning coffee table mimics the geological cross-section of an ocean as layers of glass darken the deeper they are situated. The handmade table measures (L)160cm (W)80cm (H)46cm and is limited to a mere 25…

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  • City with Big Hill Builds Bike Escalator to Encourage Casual Cyclists

    City with Big Hill Builds Bike Escalator to Encourage Casual Cyclists

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    In the city of Trondheim, Norway lies a hill that’s big and steep enough to deter casual cyclists. To help promote cycling in the city and give the environmentally friendly activity a ‘lift’, a bicycle escalator called the CycloCable was installed. The 130 meter-long (427 ft) bike escalator has a maximum capacity…

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  • Famous Album Covers Superimposed onto their Actual Locations

    Famous Album Covers Superimposed onto their Actual Locations

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Bob Egan of PopSpotsNYC.com has an interesting hobby. He finds the real-world locations of famous album covers, fastidiously matches the distance and angle, and then superimposes the original onto a photo of present-day location. The Sifter first featured Bob’s fantastic work in 2012, roaming the streets of New York City. In this update we…

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  • Couple Elopes in Iceland to be Surrounded by Nature

    Couple Elopes in Iceland to be Surrounded by Nature

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Photograph by Gabe McClintock This past June, Sarah and Josh decided to elope, venturing from Ohio to the beautiful country of Iceland to celebrate their nuptials. Having already booked their photographer, Gabe McClintock, the couple decided brought him along for the journey so he could capture their special day. Photograph by Gabe McClintock…

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  • The Craziest Haircuts You Will See Today

    The Craziest Haircuts You Will See Today

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Master barber Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a hair artist from Los Angeles, California and currently based in San Antonio, Texas where he owns and operates his own barbershop. Rob is well-known for his creative hair portraits using people’s hair and scalp as his canvas. The artist has amassed a large following online, especially…

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Jul 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Paint Job Cost $383

Picture of the Day: This Paint Job Cost $383

Photographer Unknown via zimvi on reddit Seen here is a 1949 Cadillac covered in 38,295 pennies. According to the blog You Got to be Kidding, the pennies were affixed one by one using silicone. The project took six weeks to complete and added over 200 pounds to the car’s overall weight. If you enjoyed…

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Jul 27, 2014

Amazing First-Person Perspective of Lifeguard Rescuing Boy Caught in Rip Current

Amazing First-Person Perspective of Lifeguard Rescuing Boy Caught in Rip Current

Incredible footage shows an RNLI lifeguard rescuing a boy who had been dragged away from Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall, in a very strong rip current while bodyboarding. He was heard screaming for help so lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown paddled out on a rescue board and grabbed the boy, who was exhausted and clearly in…

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Jul 27, 2014

30 Country Timelapse Tour of Europe

30 Country Timelapse Tour of Europe

One family, 2 cameras, 30 countries, 60 flights, 1000+ timelapse videos, 200,000+ images and almost 20 terabytes of data. An amazing compilation of timelapse videos shot over the last two years by Stan Chang while travelling Europe with his wife and son. How many places did you recognize?

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Jul 27, 2014

Visualizing WiFi Signals Through Color and Photography

Visualizing WiFi Signals Through Color and Photography

Luis Hernan uses long exposure photography and an instrument called a Kirlian Device to try and visualize the wifi signals all around us. On his project website Digital Ethereal, Hernan explains: The Kirlian Device is an instrument designed to reveal qualities of wireless networks. The device is named after Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, who discovered…

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Jul 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Photograph by Cristian Perrella In this fantastic GoPro capture by Cristian Perrella, we see the crystal clear Lago del Matese in Caserta in the south of Italy. What a beautiful landscape to canoe through! The image was selected as GoPro’s photo of the day earlier this year. Lago del Matese can be seen on…

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Jul 26, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Bloopers

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Bloopers

Further proof that Peter Dinklage is the best :) Always love these blooper reels and Season 5 can’t come soon enough! The video was unveiled yesterday during Comic-Con in San Diego. The newest cast members were also announced and include: Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell; Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan; Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell;…

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Jul 25, 2014

Sharpest. U-Turn. Ever.

Sharpest. U-Turn. Ever.

Watch this fuel truck takes the sharpest U-turn ever. For those worried about the contents exploding, the tanker is empty as a truck with a full-load would certainly tip over before being able to make a turn like that. Got to love the ‘Safety First’ sign in the background!

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