Category: STORIES

Apr 10, 2015

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

It began on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.…

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Apr 7, 2015

Facebook Post Goes Viral After Woman Named Beyonce Inspires Others to Come Forward

Facebook Post Goes Viral After Woman Named Beyonce Inspires Others to Come Forward

This past weekend the ultra popular Facebook page Humans of New York posted a portrait and story about a young lady named Beyoncé. The post went viral, amassing nearly 300,000 likes, 45,000 comments and over 20,00 shares. It also inspired a number of other people to come forward who had the same name as…

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Apr 7, 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 “Pictures of the Day“, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the Top 100 POTDs for 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what…

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Apr 6, 2015

This Photographer Does Photo Booths for Dogs to Increase Adoption and It’s Working

This Photographer Does Photo Booths for Dogs to Increase Adoption and It’s Working

To help increase adoption rates and show off their unique personalities, the Humane Society of Utah has teamed up with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to create photo booth style portraits of dogs available for adoption. The photo booth project has been a roaring success with placement rate for dogs reaching 93.26% according to the Humane…

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Apr 1, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Smithsonian has just announced the winners of their 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. Pham Ty was awarded the grand prize for his photo of seamstresses sewing a fishing net in a small Vietnamese village. Six category winners were also selected along…

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Mar 27, 2015

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt changed his epilepsy medication. Unfortunately his body had a bad reaction to the new medicine and his epileptic seizures got so severe that the damage caused his vision to go from 20/400 (double the limit for legal blindness) to complete blindness. While John maintained light perception he was no longer…

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Mar 26, 2015

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, an exclusion zone was established and everyone within a 20 km (12 mile) radius was ordered to evacuate. Tomioka, a community of 16,000 people, was located inside the exclusion zone, a mere 13 km (8 mi) from Fukushima. The entire town was abandoned as people fled…

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