• The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

    The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature the following year. Banksy’s work has been thoroughly…

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  • The First International Drone Photography Awards

    The First International Drone Photography Awards

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The winners of the first International Drone Photography Contest, organized by social network Dronestagram, were recently announced. The contest launched 15 May 2014 in partnership with National Geographic and received over 2000 submissions from entrants around the world. The winning authors came from Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Bulgaria and France. There were three prizes awarded…

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  • This Guy Found His Childhood Drawings and Revived Them 20 Years Later

    This Guy Found His Childhood Drawings and Revived Them 20 Years Later

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Dutch artist Telmo Pieper recently found his old childhood drawings and decided to revive them some 20 odd years later. In a series entitled Kiddie Arts, Pieper digitally illustrates his own childhood drawings. The artist remarks, “I designed these creatures at the age of 4 and now reincarnated them with digital painting”. Telmo is…

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  • If Logos Had Honest Slogans

    If Logos Had Honest Slogans

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    What if logos had honest slogans? What would they say? It’s a question Clif Dickens has been answering since December 2011 on his popular tumblr site, Honest Slogans. Below is a small collection of the Sifter’s personal favourites. You can find many, many more on Honest Slogans. You can also keep up with the…

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  • Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding Standardized Test Results

    Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding Standardized Test Results

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    After receiving their standardized test results, students at the Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, England received a letter from their principal Rachel Tomlinson. The letter, posted below, reminds students of all the things a standardized test doesn’t measure. The letter was inspired by fellow educator Kimberley Hurd, who penned a blog post last October…

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  • Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

    Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Photograph by Broken Inaglory Did you know there are cacti that only flower once a year and that the rare occurrence can last a mere 24 hours? In fact, certain species like Selenicereus grandiflorus only flower once a year at night and wither shortly thereafter. Two recent posts on reddit by Disguise_ready and SnugNinja…

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  • This “Cooler for the 21st Century” has Already Raised $5M on Kickstarter

    This “Cooler for the 21st Century” has Already Raised $5M on Kickstarter

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The Coolest has been dubbed the cooler for the 21st century. Designed by Ryan Grepper, the Kickstarter project has raised a staggering $5 million with over 25,000 backers and 45 days left in the campaign. The $165, 60-quart cooler comes with a bevy of features including: – Rechargeable 18-volt battery-operated blender built into the…

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  • Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

    Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Master glass artist Paul Stankard is world-renowned for his delicate glass flower and insect sculptures encased in clear glass. In the series below entitled Orbs, Stankard expresses his love and passion for nature through these amazing glass sculptures. Stankard’s work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world and he is a…

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Aug 1, 2014

Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

If you live in downtown Toronto, Canada there’s a chance you’ve come across Andrew Lamb‘s handiwork. Since 2012 the artist has been wheat-pasting images of superheroes and crime fighters onto Neighbourhood Watch signs in Toronto. The 30-year-old artist and fabricator, who makes his living creating puppets, estimates he has put up about 70 such…

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Aug 1, 2014

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

The circular motion in this video is not what it seems… Just another example of hidden patterns in plain sight! A great illusion from YouTube mind-melter brusspup. Credit for original creation of this illusion goes to: Arthur Shapiro and Alex Rose-Henig of American University, USA

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Aug 1, 2014

The Science Behind a Tattoo’s Permanence

The Science Behind a Tattoo’s Permanence

The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages that go into making tattoos stand the test of time. Lesson by Claudia Aguirre, animation by TOGETHER.…

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Aug 1, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 277

The Shirk Report – Volume 277

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 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! |…

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Jul 31, 2014

Picture of the Day: Fluffiest Tail Ever

Picture of the Day: Fluffiest Tail Ever

Photograph by Rona Dennis Seen here is the rare and elusive tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis). Scientist Erik Meijaard along with his wife Rona Dennis and daughter Emily Mae Meijaard, analyzed a series photos taken with motion-controlled cameras to deduce that the 35-centimeter-long rodent has the bushiest/fluffiest tail of any mammal compared to its…

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Jul 31, 2014

One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language

One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language

I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability transcendentalizes intercommunication’s incomprehensibleness. Here we see a twenty-word sentence where each successive word increases in length by a single letter until we arrive at incomprehensibleness. A literary gem! If you enjoyed this post,…

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Jul 31, 2014

This Guy Jumped from One Roof to Another and Then Took It One Step Further

This Guy Jumped from One Roof to Another and Then Took It One Step Further

Please do not try this at home. This stunt was performed by Ethan Swanson, a professional stunt man. Crazy!

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