Category: LISTS

Nov 29, 2010

Nature’s Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards

Nature’s Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards

Supercell Thunderstorm in Montana – Photograph by Sean Heavey From violent volcanoes to horrifying hurricanes, Mother Nature’s fury is a sight to behold. With so much human conflict and suffering, we often underestimate the awesome and destructive power of nature. While the science behind these events is utterly fascinating, the consequences can be dire and…

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Nov 2, 2010

25 Hilarious Halloween Costumes

25 Hilarious Halloween Costumes

Like every Halloween before it, this year saw no shortage of hilarious and creative costumes. Some were meticulously crafted, others were delightfully simple. A quick search on Reddit for ‘costume’ revealed thousands of submissions all clamoring for the coveted Internet seal of approval. Below are 25 hilarious entries that caught the Sifter’s eye,…

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Oct 7, 2010

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

Photograph by Sidney Bovy The beauty of flight is best portrayed by our feathered friends. Try as we may with our expensive jets and giant airliners, there is no comparison to the grace and effortless movement of the bird. These twenty-five beautiful photographs from 1x.com (an incredible photography site that I highly recommend) are…

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Sep 21, 2010

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

1. Toronto, Canada Photograph by Rob Smith Photography A defining characteristic of any major city centre, skylines offer a glimpse into the development of a city’s core, typically dotted (or completely dominated) by tall buildings and signature landmarks. Akin to a fingerprint, each skyline is unique; an artificial horizon cast in front of the skies…

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Sep 9, 2010

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cougars [15 pics]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cougars [15 pics]

Photograph by Art G. No not those cougars. Actual cougars. Badass ones that can jump almost 20 feet high and pounce on unsuspecting prey 20-40 feet away. Imagine an animal almost 10 feet long crossing your path! Below you will learn 10 things you never knew about cougars. ME-WOW! :P Photograph by Richard Landry 1.…

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Aug 24, 2010

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

Moldova National Library – Photograph by Daniel Zollinger These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of…

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Aug 12, 2010

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

Photograph by René Pedersen Owls are awesome. It’s an undeniable fact. They are expressive, they are diverse and they are stealthy. Oh, and their heads are on a swivel. Below you will find 10 interesting facts and a collection of photographs that capture these beautiful creatures. Enjoy! Photograph by John Booth Owls belong to the…

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