• 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 24, 2014

Master Chef Turns Lump of Dough Into Hundreds of Noodles

Master Chef Turns Lump of Dough Into Hundreds of Noodles

Watch Danny Yip, the executive pasta chef of Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills turn a lump of dough into hundreds of delicious noodles. This type of Chinese noodle is known as Lamian, which is made by stretching and folding the dough into strands. The artistic display is wonderfully narrated by the always entertaining Alton…

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Jul 24, 2014

The Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day

The Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête nationale. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, as well…

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Jul 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: Autumn in Norway

Picture of the Day: Autumn in Norway

Photograph by Ximonic (Simo Räsänen) on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is a breathtaking Autumn view near Gullesfjordbotn in the island of Hinnøya, Kvæfjord, Troms, Norway. The photo was taken back in September of 2010. Hinnøya is the fourth-largest island in Norway – and the largest off the mainland – covering an area of 2,204.7…

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Jul 23, 2014

Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Illustrations by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Illustrations by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Rebecca Yanovskaya is a graduate from the Illustration program at Sheridan College. Her main focus is creating illustrations in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres. She is inspired by and frequently illustrates mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure. While Rebecca’s work began in small sketchbooks it is becoming larger…

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Jul 23, 2014

This Tree Bears 40 Different Fruits

This Tree Bears 40 Different Fruits

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in…

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Jul 23, 2014

Kayak Gets Lifted Out of Water by Huge Whale

Kayak Gets Lifted Out of Water by Huge Whale

A father and daughter kayaking off the coast of Argentina had the experience of a lifetime when a huge Southern Right whale lifted their kayak out of the water before lowering them back down onto the surface. The close encounter was captured on video, and while the kayakers make a concerted effort to never…

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Jul 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Submerged Park in Austria

Picture of the Day: A Submerged Park in Austria

Photograph by Martinstr on Pixabay Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village named Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water which comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains. During the winter, the lake…

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