Author: twistedsifter

Jan 21, 2015

Picture of the Day: Inside Baltimore’s George Peabody Library

Picture of the Day: Inside Baltimore’s George Peabody Library

Photograph by MATTHEW PETROFF The George Peabody Library is the 19th century research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland. The collections are available for use by the general public, in keeping with the philanthropist George Peabody’s goal to create a…

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Jan 21, 2015

Want Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies? Make Recess Before Lunch

Want Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies? Make Recess Before Lunch

Photograph by another sergio on Flickr A new study has shown a simple, no-cost trick to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption by as much as 54%—switching recess to before lunch in elementary schools. Photograph by USDA on Flickr Joseph Price, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, collaborated with Corenell’s David Just…

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Jan 21, 2015

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Photograph via @MetroUK on Twitter On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through a Monet painting from 1874, valued at nearly $12 million. While Shannon was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison, the painstaking process of restoring the prized artwork took an arduous 18…

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Jan 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings

Visual by John Brady @ Astronomy Central John Brady of Astronomy Central published an interesting post that compares objects in space with Earth and even land masses on our planet. In the visualization above, Brady replaced the planet of Saturn with Earth to show how much larger it is, along with how massive Saturn’s…

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Jan 20, 2015

These 18 Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs Will Warm Your Heart

These 18 Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs Will Warm Your Heart

Before N After Adoption is a subreddit dedicated to sharing before and after photos of adopted animals. The heartwarming images show abandoned animals in their new and loving homes and it’s just wonderful to see. The subreddit was created after a series of posts on reddit went viral (here and here) and people have…

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Jan 20, 2015

Creative Dad Illustrates All of the Funny Things His Daughter Says

Creative Dad Illustrates All of the Funny Things His Daughter Says

Martin Buckner is an artist and graphic designer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. He’s also the father to an adorable daughter named Harper Grace. Like so many young children, Harper is known to say some pretty funny, random and insightful things. There’s really nothing more fascinating than a child’s mind and how they perceive…

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Jan 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

Picture of the Day: The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

Photograph by GIUSEPPE MILO Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px Seen here are Northern Ireland’s famous ‘Dark Hedges‘, a breathtaking avenue of beech trees that were planted over 200 years ago by the Stuart family. According to Ballymoney Tourism, “it was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached…

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