Author: twistedsifter

Apr 18, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Throat of Fire Erupts in Ecuador

Picture of the Day: The Throat of Fire Erupts in Ecuador

THE THROAT OF FIRE ERUPTS IN ECUADOR Photograph by PATRICK TASCHLER This incredible capture by photographer Patrick Taschler was featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on April 2, 2012. In it we see the Volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador erupting in spectacular fashion. Molten rock pours down the sides of the…

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Apr 18, 2012

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Photograph by the Arlington Police Department on Facebook Kye is a 7-year-old Arlington, Texas native suffering from Leukemia. It’s always been his wish to be Batman, and on Saturday April 14, 2012 with the assistance of the Arlington Police and Fire Departments in conjunction with the non-profit ‘A Wish with Wings‘, that dream…

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Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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Apr 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: Adaptive Roots in the Concrete Jungle

Picture of the Day: Adaptive Roots in the Concrete Jungle

ADAPTIVE ROOTS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE Photograph by HORST KIECHLE In this fantastic sighting by photographer Horst Kiechle, we see the roots of a tree in Bangkok, Thailand (Lat Yao, Chatuchak to be exact) growing into the grooves and cracks of an interlocking sidewalk. Not only do the colour of the roots…

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Apr 17, 2012

16 Bizarre Trailers That Look Like Miniature Cars

16 Bizarre Trailers That Look Like Miniature Cars

I don’t know too much about these trailers that look like miniature cars except that they are: a little bizarre, don’t actually have much storage capacity, but definitely grab your attention. And maybe that’s enough, I’m not sure; but the Internet has documented this phenomenon and it has culminated in this list of…

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Apr 17, 2012

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. Known also as a conflux, it refers either to the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as…

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Apr 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: The King of the River

Picture of the Day: The King of the River

THE KING OF THE RIVER Photograph by LARRY LYNCH for National Geographic | PRINTS AVAILABLE All hail the mighty alligator! Featured as yesterday’s Picture of the Day on National Geographic, this incredible shot by Larry Lynch shows an intimidating American alligator at night. In his own words: I made this image at…

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