Category: LISTS

Aug 15, 2011

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Largest Bird

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Largest Bird

Photograph by A. KNIESEL Who knew the Ostrich was such a notable record-holder in the Animal Kingdom? Not only is it the world’s largest bird; it also lays the largest eggs [of any bird] and is the fastest two-legged animal on land (sorry Usain Bolt)! Here are 10 things you might not have known…

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Aug 11, 2011

35 Gorgeous Vineyards Around the World

35 Gorgeous Vineyards Around the World

Los Alamos Vineyards, Santa Barbara – Photograph by CHUCK ABBE Wine making is a true art form with practitioners all over the world. The vineyards from which our wines derive are some of the most beautiful landscapes around the globe. From the Old World vineyards of Europe like Italy and France; to the…

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Aug 4, 2011

Incredible Examples of Electron Microscope Photography

Incredible Examples of Electron Microscope Photography

Caterpillar 30x Magnification (5mm width) | Photograph by OLIVER MECKES Electron microscopes help bring nanoscience to life, providing a level of detail to scientists that was simply not available mere decades ago. The FEI Company is a worldwide leader in electron microscope technology. Below you will find a small collection of images from scientists…

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Jul 11, 2011

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

Honbo Garden – Osaka, Japan | Photograph by 63highland Japanese Gardens can be found at private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and old castles around the world. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately related to the linked arts of calligraphy…

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Jun 30, 2011

The Great White Shark: Masters of the Sea [20 pics]

The Great White Shark: Masters of the Sea [20 pics]

Photograph by TERRY GOSS The Great White Shark is one of nature’s greatest and most feared predators. Though not the ‘ferocious man-eater’ they are depicted to be in the blockbuster film Jaws, the great white shark is an intimidating creature with awesome power and speed. Enjoy the 20 incredible photographs below along with some…

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Jun 7, 2011

30 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions

30 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions

Puyehue Volcano, Chile – Photograph by CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The recent photographs from the volcanic eruption in Chile stirred up memories from last year’s disruptive volcano in Iceland as well as the incredible undersea volcano in Tonga the year prior. When volcanoes erupt, it’s a startling reminder to the awesome and terrifying power of…

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May 31, 2011

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

William Stanley Moore – Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed. For example, the image…

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