Author: twistedsifter

Oct 13, 2011

Picture of the Day: Michael Jordan in His College Dorm Room, 1983

Picture of the Day: Michael Jordan in His College Dorm Room, 1983

MICHAEL JORDAN IN HIS COLLEGE DORM ROOM, 1983 Photographs by LANE STEWART for Sports Illustrated Vintage shots of the legendary Michael Jordan in 1983, goofing around in his college dorm room at Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina. Jordan would join the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1984 and go…

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Oct 13, 2011

8 Homes Built Out of Spite

8 Homes Built Out of Spite

Photograph by SHORPY.COM Nothing says ‘screw you’ like building a house out of pure spite. Wikipedia defines a spite house as: A building constructed or modified to irritate neighbors or other parties with land stakes. Spite houses often serve as obstructions, blocking out light or access to neighboring buildings, or as flamboyant symbols…

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Oct 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

INCREDIBLE UNDERWATER CAVE IN RUSSIA Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN The Orda Cave Awareness Project is dedicated to the biggest underwater gypsum (a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate) cave in the world. It is located near Orda village (Perm region…

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Oct 12, 2011

This Day In History – October 12th

This Day In History – October 12th

COLUMBUS ARRIVES IN AMERICAS. ‘COLUMBUS DAY’ BECOMES OFFICIAL HOLIDAY – OCTOBER 12, 1492 Artwork by Dioscoro Teofilo Puebla Tolin Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The event is celebrated…

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Oct 11, 2011

Picture of the Day: Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India

Picture of the Day: Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India

LIVING ROOT BRIDGES OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA Photograph by IDidNotGetAGoodID123 In the depths of northeastern India, bridges aren’t built—they’re grown. The Ficus elastica produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves.…

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Oct 11, 2011

21 Hilarious Pics of Terrified People at Nightmares Fear Factory

21 Hilarious Pics of Terrified People at Nightmares Fear Factory

Photograph by NIGHTMARES FEAR FACTORY @ NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA Legend has it that Nightmares Fear Factory used to be an old coffin factory in Niagara Falls, Canada. The haunted building is now open to the public but you are cautioned to enter at your own risk… The popular walk-through attraction even includes a Chicken…

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Oct 10, 2011

Picture of the Day: Bourtange Star Fort in Groningen, Netherlands

Picture of the Day: Bourtange Star Fort in Groningen, Netherlands

BOURTANGE STAR FORT IN GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS Photograph by Gebruiker:Bourtange Bourtange (53.0066°N 7.1920°E) is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built during the…

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