Category: NATURE/SPACE

Jun 29, 2010

Picture of the Day: Droplet Like It’s Hot

Picture of the Day: Droplet Like It’s Hot

DROPLET LIKE IT’S HOT Photograph by Hubetek via Hubetek on Flickr

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Jun 29, 2010

10 Bizarre Names for a Group of Animals

10 Bizarre Names for a Group of Animals

Because calling a group of animals a ‘group’ isn’t descriptive enough, the English language is curiously filled with a trove of strange collective nouns for different ‘groups’ of animals. Below is a list of 10 of the more bizarre choices. Enjoy! A GROUP OF HIPPOPOTAMUS’ ARE CALLED… A CRASH…

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Jun 28, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 28, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 28, 2010

SANDS OF TIME Photograph by George Steinmetz / National Geographic A sea of dunes conjured by wind and water creates a magical sandscape on the northeastern coast of Brazil. Shoals of silvery fish swim in brilliant blue and green pools left behind by the rains. Lagoons are born anew each year after the January-June rains…

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Jun 27, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 27, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 27, 2010

THE SIMPLE LIFE Photograph by Surfer Magazine Breaks, Beach and Bevy’s via Surfer Magazine Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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Jun 22, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 22, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 22, 2010

GOOD NIGHT FRANCE Photograph by NASA Goddard Photo and Video After a disgraceful and embarrassing World Cup tournament, France left South Africa on a coach-class flight home. Read about their disastrous performance here. About the photograph: City Lights at Night along the France-Italy Border. The brightly lit metropolitan areas of Torino (Italy), Lyon, and Marseille…

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Jun 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 17, 2010

RIDERS ON THE STORM The photographer is unknown, but this was shot at Teahupo’o (pronounced te-ha-oo-po). A world-renowned surfing location off the south-west coast of Tahiti, in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is known for its heavy and glassy waves, often reaching 2 to 3 m (7 to 10 ft) or higher. It is also…

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Jun 16, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 16, 2010

Picture of the Day – June 16, 2010

COUNTER-CLOCKWISE SWIRL Photograph by NASA Goddard Photo and Video September 3, 2005: Typhoon Nabi is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 11 crew member on the International Space Station, as it swirls in the Pacific Ocean, heading toward southern Korea and Japan. At the time this image was taken Typhoon Nabi was ~23N…

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