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May 16, 2012

The Most Epic Group Photos You Will See Today

The Most Epic Group Photos You Will See Today

Below you will find a glorious collection of epic group photos that I’ve seen floating around the Web for the past few years. From legendary casts and crews to extraordinary sports teams, musical supergroups, great thinkers and world leaders. I hope you will enjoy this incredible selection of photos and people and the backstory…

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May 16, 2012

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records…

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May 15, 2012

A History of NASA Rocket Launches in 25 High-Quality Photos

A History of NASA Rocket Launches in 25 High-Quality Photos

The Sifter has already featured photographs from NASA’s incredible archive (see here, here and here), and we continue that tradition with this series that documents the history of NASA’s various rocket launches from as early as 1950 up to 2003. Nothing captures the imagination like space travel, and these amazing images mark the beginning…

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May 14, 2012

Where Three Countries Meet: Famous Tripoints Around the World

Where Three Countries Meet: Famous Tripoints Around the World

A tripoint, trijunction, or triple point (also, if inexactly, known as a tri-border area), is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries or subnational entities meet. There are currently 157 international tripoints (i.e., tricountry points) by some accounts, and as many as 176 (or even 207) by others. Nearly half of…

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May 11, 2012

Creative Mom Turns Kids Drawings into Plush Toys

Creative Mom Turns Kids Drawings into Plush Toys

It all started with the simple idea of making a recognizable comfort toy for a 4 year-old boy based on his drawing. Since then, the idea has exploded for one very creative mother who has turned this wonderful idea into a thriving home-based craft business. Child’s Own Studio has since created hundreds of toys…

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May 9, 2012

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

© Dean Sewell, from the exhibition Culture Jammers at the Museum of Sydney In the 1970s and 80s a group of protestors calling themselves BUGAUP scrawled anti-tobacco messages on billboards across the country, leading to an Australia-wide ban on tobacco advertising and making the group world pioneers of a movement now known as…

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May 8, 2012

The Great Bioluminescence of 2009

The Great Bioluminescence of 2009

Photograph by PHIL HART @ philhart.com | Prints available at Red Bubble Starting in late December of 2008 and ending in January of 2009, the shores of the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia were awash in a sea of glowing bioluminescent flagellate protists known as Noctiluca scintillans. This incredible phenomenon was captured brilliantly…

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