• 60 People that Will Never Forget this Haunted House

    60 People that Will Never Forget this Haunted House

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Legend has it the building used to be an old coffin factory. These days, it’s called the Nightmares Fear Factory and it’s located in Niagara Falls, Canada. The popular walk-through attraction even includes a Chicken List with over 100,000 names on it. If you’re too scared to walk through the entire experience you can…

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  • Solar Drawings Made with a Magnifying Glass

    Solar Drawings Made with a Magnifying Glass

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Artist Jordan Mang-Osan harnesses the power of the sun with a magnifying glass to create his wood-burned works of art. The award-winning artist from the Philippines also paints and you can see much more of his work on Facebook and Fine Art America where original paintings can be purchased. 1. Artwork by JORDAN…

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  • In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

    In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    In 1968 the state of Vermont passed a landmark anti-billboard law and the landscape has been billboard-free ever since. The law was the result of the extraordinary efforts of one man, Ted Riehle (1924 – 2007), who was determined to preserve the natural beauty of Vermont. According to John Kessler, chair of the Travel…

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  • Highline Hammock Session in the Dolomites

    Highline Hammock Session in the Dolomites

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy. In a recent blog post, Wahlhütter explains: This special set up was rigged…

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  • If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

    If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Cyclists in Riga, Latvia donned homemade contraptions made of bamboo and twine to simulate the amount of space a vehicle takes up on the road. Cycling advocate Viesturs Silenieks came up with the idea as a way to raise awareness for International Car Free Day (Sept. 22). With the help of local cycling group…

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  • 1-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

    1-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Mashable’s Max Knoblauch compiled a funny series of 1-star Yelp reviews of famous US National Parks, turning the best snippets into image macros. If you’ve used online reviews to help make travel decisions you already know people’s experience of the same place can be wildly different. The lesson? Take individual reviews (especially those on…

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  • 5 Brilliant Captures of the October 8 ‘Blood Moon’

    5 Brilliant Captures of the October 8 ‘Blood Moon’

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    On the morning of October 8 the full moon took on an eerie reddish hue that people have dubbed the ‘Blood Moon’. According to Space.com: “The total lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 was visible to observers in North America, western South America, parts of East Asia, Australia and other parts of the Pacific, weather…

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  • If Star Wars was Set in an 80s High School

    If Star Wars was Set in an 80s High School

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Professional comic book artist and illustrator Denis Medri imagines what Star Wars would be like if it was set in an 80s high school (think Breakfast Club). The artist reimagines what all of your favourite characters would look like, even reinterpreting famous scenes from the iconic franchise. You can see the entire series on…

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Oct 31, 2014

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

Meet Boots, a 12-year-old Chow/Golden Retriever mix and the Arizona Humane Society’s first official kitten nanny. He’s also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. The AZ Humane Society says: “A key factor that can increase a cat’s chance of adoption is its ability to live in homes with other pets. By socializing kittens with dogs like…

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Oct 31, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 289

The Shirk Report – Volume 289

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 25 IMAGES – FRIDAY! – It’s…

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Oct 30, 2014

Rendezvous with a Comet

Rendezvous with a Comet

AMBITION is a short film starring Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger, GAME OF THRONES) in support of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta Mission. Directed by Tomek Bagiński, the “6 minute trailer to a 20 year mission” tells the story of one of the most important space exploration endeavours of this decade. Just as Gillen’s enigmatic…

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Oct 30, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath a Transmission Tower

Picture of the Day: Underneath a Transmission Tower

Photograph by SirSaucySquid on reddit Reddit user SirSaucySquid lay directly underneath a transmission tower to capture this hypnotic photo. The dizzying array of steel is reminiscent of a sort of giant kaleidoscope pattern. The photo was taken on his phone and edited using the VSCO Cam app. A transmission tower is a tall structure,…

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Oct 30, 2014

Portraits of Puppies Mid-Shake

Portraits of Puppies Mid-Shake

Award-winning animal photographer Carli Davidson is back with her latest portrait book, SHAKE puppies. Building on the wild success of her original SHAKE book, the Portland, Oregon-based photographer’s newest series uses the same concept and applies it to adorable puppies. You can find more amazing animal photography from Carli at the links below. You…

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Oct 30, 2014

7 Minutes of Jaw-Dropping Storm Footage

7 Minutes of Jaw-Dropping Storm Footage

To create Stormscapes 2, Nicolaus Wegner spent May – September of 2014 capturing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. For storm prints from the video, check out light ALIVE photography. Song – “Leader” by MODE Gear: Canon 5dm2 and 6d | 16-35m2 | 14mm Rokinon | 70-200…

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Oct 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Photograph by question_ev3rything on reddit Spotted in Guangzhou, China is this resilient tree, whose roots have grown in and around the surrounding sidewalk blocks. The photo was taken by reddit user question_ev3rything who posted the image to the mildlyinteresting subreddit. via question_ev3rything on reddit

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