• This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

    This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn places multiple layers of brown packing tape on acrylic glass sheets. The more layers of tape he uses, the darker the shades become. He then uses an X-Acto knife to cut and shape the various layers. However, it’s not until a light source (like a lamp, light box or sunlight)…

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  • Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

    Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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  • Teacher Asks Students to Write Haikus, This Kid Wins

    Teacher Asks Students to Write Haikus, This Kid Wins

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    I think this might be / Quite possibly the greatest / Haiku of all time When a class of schoolchildren were asked to write haikus, this sassy submission was the clear-cut winner. Step aside ‘haikus are easy / but sometimes they don’t make sense / refrigerator‘ a new champion has been crowned. A haiku…

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  • Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

    Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently released night II, a collection of night time photographs captured in Finland in 2013 and 2014. Many of the stunning images below are multiple exposures to enhance the clarity in the foreground, background and night sky above. Night II is the latest in a budding portfolio of atmospheric landscape…

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  • 15 Anamorphic Graffiti Murals that Leap Off the Wall

    15 Anamorphic Graffiti Murals that Leap Off the Wall

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Odeith is an artist currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Born in 1976 in Damaia, Odeith showed an early interest in perspective and shading. From 1999 to 2008 Odeith owned and operated a tattoo studio however he has since returned to spray painting, doing large-scale graffiti murals personally and for major brands. The artist is…

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  • In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

    In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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  • 3D Sand Piano Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

    3D Sand Piano Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Sand artist Jamie Harkins (featured previously) is back with a new temporary artwork, a sand piano etched into the beach. The anamorphic land art plays with perspective, elongating lines and distorting the image so it appears 3-dimensional when viewed from a specific angle. For more, check out Jamie’s website and Facebook page. Artwork…

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  • The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    Wednesday, October 1, 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). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Oct 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Photograph by Michael Jung In this breathtaking aerial taken from a helicopter, we see the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014…

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Oct 22, 2014

Cosplayers Reveal Their Day Jobs [15 photos]

Cosplayers Reveal Their Day Jobs [15 photos]

BuzzFeed sent staffer Ryan Broderick to New York Comic Con (which took place Oct. 9 – 12) to ask Cosplayers in attendance what their day jobs were. As expected, cosplayers come from all walks of life! You can see the complete 29-picture gallery at BuzzFeed. 1. Photograph by Ryan Broderick/BuzzFeed 2. Photograph…

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Oct 22, 2014

The Winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The top awards for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were announced earlier this week at a ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum. The winners received their awards from the Museum Patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir David Attenborough, wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin and renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. American photographer…

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Oct 22, 2014

World’s First Camera Calculator App Instantly Solves Math Problems

World’s First Camera Calculator App Instantly Solves Math Problems

PhotoMath is the world’s first ‘camera calculator’. Point your smartphone’s camera towards a mathematical expression and PhotoMath instantly displays a correct result, also showing the step by step process it used to arrive at the answer. The free app currently supports arithmetic expressions; fractions and decimals; powers and roots; and simple linear equations with…

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Oct 22, 2014

You Know It’s Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

You Know It’s Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

On 21 October 2014, storm force winds battered northern England’s Derbyshire Peak District, near Hayfield. The River Kinder is observed being stopped in its tracks as it is blown back up onto Kinder Scout Plateau at the point where it would normally cascade 80 ft down the Kinder Downfall.

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Oct 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Calvin and Hobbes Street Art in Portland

Picture of the Day: Calvin and Hobbes Street Art in Portland

Photograph by Mike Vogel (@mikev on Twitter) Writer and Portland resident Mike Vogel spotted this wheatpaste poster of an older Calvin daydreaming about his childhood and the good times he had with his pal Hobbes. The street artwork was spotted at the corner of 7th Avenue and Salmon Street in southeast Portland. I was…

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Oct 21, 2014

Dad Builds Coolest Costume Ever for Daughter

Dad Builds Coolest Costume Ever for Daughter

Last Halloween Royce Hutain made an LED stick figure costume for his daughter Zoey. The video went viral and has been viewed over 22 million times since! This year, Royce built an updated version for Zoey, an LED Minnie Mouse costume for the family’s trip to Disneyland. The 2014 version uses digitally addressable LED…

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