Author: twistedsifter

Apr 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

THE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions (it was cloudy and overcast for many), the public got a spectacular view looking into the…

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Apr 15, 2014

Mechanical Insects Made from Old Watch Parts and Discarded Objects

Mechanical Insects Made from Old Watch Parts and Discarded Objects

The son of a gearhead and grandson to a railroad man, artist Justin Gershenson-Gates has always been surrounded by all things mechanical. A self-proclaimed tinkerer and disassembler, Justin now takes apart old watches and other discarded objects and turns them into recycled mechanical sculptures and jewellery. As he states on his profile page: “My…

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Apr 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

THE CALYPSO PASS U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique known as a Calypso Pass for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. The Thunderbirds performed for more than 185,000 during the…

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Apr 14, 2014

Banksy Unveils Two New Artworks

Banksy Unveils Two New Artworks

Banksy unveiled two new artworks this past weekend. The first piece (below) was spotted in Cheltenham, a large spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, England. The stenciled artwork shows three ‘agents’ spying on a telephone booth. It’s no coincidence that Cheltenham is also home to the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters). In a second piece…

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Apr 14, 2014

The Kelpies: Scotland’s 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures

The Kelpies: Scotland’s 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures

THE KELPIES AT THE HELIX Website | Facebook | Twitter The Kelpies are two 30 metre (100 ft) high horse-head sculptures located at the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a 350 hectare parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland. They are the largest public artworks…

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Apr 13, 2014

Meet Marutaro, the Hedgehog the World Needs Right Now

Meet Marutaro, the Hedgehog the World Needs Right Now

Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog and rising Internet star behind the wildly popular twitter account @Hedgehogdays. The owner (who wishes to remain anonymous) posts daily pictures of Marutaro (and videos on Vine) in a variety of situations and settings. You can find hundreds and hundreds more at the online links below! MARUTARO…

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Apr 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1). It sits atop a hill of the same name in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. You can see the tiny airport and runway on Google Maps by entering the following coordinates: 48°23’8.49″N…

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