Author: twistedsifter

Jul 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Rock of Gibraltar Levanter Cloud

Picture of the Day: The Rock of Gibraltar Levanter Cloud

Photograph by Mac Dor Seen here is a levant cloud forming against the eastern cliffs of the Rock of Gibraltar. The levant is an easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean Sea and southern France, an example of mountain-gap wind. In the western Mediterranean, particularly when the wind blows through the Strait of…

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Jul 15, 2014

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

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

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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Jul 15, 2014

The First International Drone Photography Awards

The First International Drone Photography Awards

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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Jul 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Colored by DANA KELLER | Prints available Original Photograph via Library of Congress In this fantastic image colorized by Dana Keller, we see the Luna Park Promenade at Coney Island, New York, taken some time between 1903 and 1910. Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach and attraction destination on the Atlantic Ocean…

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Jul 14, 2014

Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

Once a Year These Cacti Will Flower for 24 Hours

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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Jul 14, 2014

Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

Stunning Miniature Gardens Encased in Clear Glass Orbs

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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Jul 13, 2014

Kid Puts Up Poster for Free Piano Concert. Event Goes Viral and Hundreds Show Up

Kid Puts Up Poster for Free Piano Concert. Event Goes Viral and Hundreds Show Up

It all started when eight-year-old Dylan Spoering put a sign on his front lawn promoting his free piano concert on 12 July 2014. Neighbor and fellow musician Thomas Rehbein noticed Dylan’s sign and posted it to Facebook saying: “I have no idea who Dylan Spoering is, but he made this sign and put it…

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