Category: STORIES

Jun 20, 2012

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. At 102 floors and…

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Jun 17, 2012

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Weighing in at over 245 pounds (111 kg) and standing 43 inches tall (1.09 meters), Giant George is the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever. When standing on his hind legs, George measures a staggering 7 feet three inches. George is 6 years old and was born November…

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Jun 13, 2012

The Bigger Picture: Uncropped Versions of Iconic Photos

The Bigger Picture: Uncropped Versions of Iconic Photos

A recent post on MetaFilter (that was subsequently picked up by PetaPixel), shows a handful of uncropped versions of iconic images from the last century. From politics and war to sports and music, this small collection of images are a fascinating look back in history. Many thanks to Bora Horza Gobuchul on Metafiler and…

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Jun 6, 2012

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Design by Choi+Shine Architects Power to the people! Giant transmission tower people that is… We can all agree that transmission towers (that’s an electricity pylon or ironman for you European and Aussie folk) are very necessary yet completely unsightly. These suspension towers dot our landscapes, typically soaring 15-55 meters (49 – 180 ft)…

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Jun 5, 2012

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

Last month, Reddit user VampireElf started an amazing thread asking users to submit their favourite little known Easter Eggs on websites around the globe. Some 4406 comments later, and a treasure trove of Internet nuggets were left for others to discover. Below you will find a list of 10 glorious easter eggs that pleased…

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May 30, 2012

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

In 1907, German apothecary Julius Neubronner invented an aerial photography technique known as pigeon photography. By affixing a lightweight time-delayed miniature camera to an aluminium breast harness, Neubronner attached his design to homing pigeons who would then be able to capture aerial photographs during their flight. Below you will find a brief history…

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May 9, 2012

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

© Dean Sewell, from the exhibition Culture Jammers at the Museum of Sydney In the 1970s and 80s a group of protestors calling themselves BUGAUP scrawled anti-tobacco messages on billboards across the country, leading to an Australia-wide ban on tobacco advertising and making the group world pioneers of a movement now known as…

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