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May 24, 2012

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

A crater lake is a lake that forms in a volcanic crater or caldera, such as a maar; less commonly and with lower association to the term a lake may form in an impact crater caused by a meteorite, or in an artificial explosion caused by humans. Sometimes lakes which form inside calderas are…

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May 23, 2012

30 Actors Posing With Their Stunt Doubles

30 Actors Posing With Their Stunt Doubles

There are countless unsung heroes that bring your favourite television shows and movies to life. In this post, the Sifter salutes the brave stuntwomen and stuntmen who put their bodies in harm’s way to get those action shots and sequences that can make or break a scene. They are professionals that do an amazing…

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May 22, 2012

The Hypnotic Magnetism of Ferrofluids

The Hypnotic Magnetism of Ferrofluids

Photograph by Shawn Knol (sknol on Flickr) A ferrofluid (portmanteau of ferromagnetic, and fluid) is a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water). Each tiny particle…

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May 22, 2012

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic structures in the world. For 41 years it held the title as the world’s tallest man-made structure until the completion…

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May 21, 2012

Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

Sure we’ve all heard of synonyms (words that have same/similar meanings) and antonyms (words that have opposite meanings) but have you ever heard of a contronym? A contronym is a word that can be it’s own antonym i.e., an individual word with opposite meanings. There’s a great list of these English oddities on Rinkworks…

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May 20, 2012

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Born in Japan but now living and working in New York City, artist Kumi Yamashita does incredible things with light and shadows. Kumi has an impressive list of solo and group shows sine the late 90s along with a host of permanent collections around the world. Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at…

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May 17, 2012

Incredible Architecture Photography by Dave Wilson

Incredible Architecture Photography by Dave Wilson

We’ve already featured the incredible work of Dave Wilson before (here and here) and we are honoured to showcase his amazing architecture photography in a standalone post. Dave was also kind enough to do an interview for the Sifter, discussing his thoughts on travel and photography. Please enjoy this curated selection along with snippets…

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