Category: HISTORY

Apr 20, 2011

This Day In History – April 20th

This Day In History – April 20th

After careful consideration and valued feedback from the Sifter’s highly respected readers, Current Events Around the Globe will cease to exist. Replacing the weekly Wednesday post will be: THIS DAY IN HISTORY. A brief look back at notable events in our history. Enjoy! WRIGLEY FIELD OPENS – APRIL 20, 1916 Photograph via…

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Apr 7, 2011

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

Turks & Caicos – Photograph by IPWNNOOBS Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million…

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Nov 16, 2010

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

Photograph by Girl in the Rain Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the magnificent Ellora Caves are 34 structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves consists of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built between the 6th…

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Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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