Category: HISTORY

Jan 13, 2015

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

In celebration of David Bowie’s 68th birthday (8 January 1947), artist Helen Green created the glorious animated gif above to show the style icon’s transformations over the years. The gif is made up of 29 individual images from Davie Jones (during 1964, when he released his first single ‘Liza Jane’ with the King Bees)…

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Jan 13, 2015

Side by Side Photos of Parents and their Kids at the Same Age

Side by Side Photos of Parents and their Kids at the Same Age

You can often find features and likenesses between parents and their children but sometimes the resemblance is so similar it’s downright uncanny. The Huffington Post recently asked members of their HuffPost Parents Facebook page to share side by side photos of them and their children. The call for photos drew hundreds of submissions and…

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Jan 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Photograph via shanbuscus on reddit In this vintage photo from 1983, we see crew members of the HMAS Onslow barbecuing a healthy amount of sausages on top of the submarine while it is still moving! The photo was scanned and posted to reddit by shanbuscus, whose father took the photo. HMAS Onslow was one…

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Dec 31, 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

Thank you fellow sifters, without you there would be no website. I hope you have learned, laughed and been inspired. The world is an amazing place and the Sifter strives to provide a glimpse into the amazing people, places and animals that inhabit our beautiful planet. Here’s a look back at our 10 most…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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Dec 28, 2014

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

In honor of HBO’s re-release of The Wire—completely remastered in 16×9 full-frame HD—Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton has been taking requests from people on Twitter and taking photos of present-day locations from the critically acclaimed television show. In honor of this #TheWireMarathon, tell me a filming location you'd like to see present…

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Dec 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Photograph via Norfolk Record Office Seen here is the Norwich City Council’s first computer, being delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in Bethel Street, Norwich in 1957. The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and…

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