Author: twistedsifter

Aug 24, 2012

Picture of the Day: Moth Trails at Night

Picture of the Day: Moth Trails at Night

MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT Photograph by Steve Irvine for National Geographic In this beautiful long exposure photograph (i.e., the camera shutter is left open for a period of time) by Steve Irvine, we see a group of moths swarming around a floodlight at night. The 20-second exposure lets us revel in…

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Aug 24, 2012

Artist Launches Balloons at Bald Men, Gives them Water Wigs

Artist Launches Balloons at Bald Men, Gives them Water Wigs

For his fantastically awesome Water Wigs project, artist Tim Tadder found a group of charismatic bald men and hurled water balloons of various shapes and sizes at their heads. The results were stellar, giving each model a unique hairstyle depending on the moment the image was captured. From mohawks to mop tops and everything…

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Aug 24, 2012

The Shirk Report – Volume 176

The Shirk Report – Volume 176

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 20 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to…

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Aug 23, 2012

Picture of the Day: Close-up of Flaming Molten Sulfur

Picture of the Day: Close-up of Flaming Molten Sulfur

CLOSE-UP OF FLAMING MOLTEN SULFUR Photograph by Olivier Grunewald In this amazing close-up by Olivier Grunewald, we see molten sulfur burning atop a solid sulfur deposit. The picture was taken at the sulfur mine located in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia. The miners of the…

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Aug 23, 2012

The Day Niagara Falls Went Dry

The Day Niagara Falls Went Dry

In 1965 a local newspaper editorial was published discussing the destruction of the American Falls (one of three waterfalls that together make up the Niagara Falls). It was believed that the destruction was being caused by previous rock debris that had gone over the falls and that the continued erosion would eventually lead…

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Aug 23, 2012

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Located on five floors of the Renzo Piano designed Central St. Giles Building in Convent Garden, Google’s funky London headquarters were conceived by design and arhictecture studio PENSON. The quirky space comprises 160,000 square feet and features an eclectic mix of designs and British influences. The space features 1250 desks and 1250 meeting…

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Aug 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

CLIMBING THE COOLING TOWER Photograph by a u r e l i e on Flickr In this slightly jarring photograph, we see the steep climb ahead for those wanting to scale to the top of a cooling tower. This particular tower is located in Tennessee and is now abandoned. If you…

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