Category: LISTS

Dec 20, 2011

The Adorable Ocelot [30 pics]

The Adorable Ocelot [30 pics]

Photograph by FLASHFLOOD STUDIOS The Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico, but has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. The ocelot is similar in appearance to a domestic cat. Its fur…

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Dec 12, 2011

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011

Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the…

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Dec 6, 2011

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

3 Bizarre Theme Restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

It should come as no surprise that Tokyo, Japan is the mecca of theme restaurants. From deranged hospitals to ninja waiters, there is no shortage of bizarre culinary experiences awaiting to delight and baffle your senses. Below are three interesting examples, but there are many more in Tokyo and around the world. From…

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Nov 28, 2011

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Sphinx & Pyramids of Chefren and Mankaura, Giza – Photograph via NYPL Digital Gallery The New York Public Library has shared an incredible gallery of over 9,000 photographs and illustrations of the Middle East from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These include, books, albums and archival compilations. Monuments…

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Nov 22, 2011

Top 25 Cities in the World with the Most High-Rise Buildings

Top 25 Cities in the World with the Most High-Rise Buildings

Hong Kong – Photograph by CHENSIYUAN A high-rise is defined as a structure at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. Below is a list of the 25 cities with the most high-rise buildings in the world. The complete list of cities around the world with at least one hundred high-rise…

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Nov 21, 2011

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

Photograph by IGOR SIWANOWICZ Mantodea (or mantises) is an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. A colloquial name for the order is “praying mantises”, because of the typical “prayer-like” stance, although the term is often misspelled as “preying mantis” since mantises are…

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Nov 15, 2011

Historic Color Photos of U.S. Life in the 1940s

Historic Color Photos of U.S. Life in the 1940s

Photograph courtesy of The Library of Congress These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1940 and 1944. The…

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