Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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Feb 3, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 3, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 3, 2010

YOU ARE GETTING SLEEPY Photograph by Raymond Pauly Glass Frog: Glass frog is the common name for amphibians belonging to the family Centrolenidae, so named for their translucent abdominal skin. Indigenous to the cloud forests of Central and South America, 13 species of cloud frogs have been identified in Costa Rica. These nocturnal tree-dwelling frogs…

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Feb 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 2, 2010

THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES A competitor runs through the field of fire during the annual Tough Guy Contest in Perton, Staffordshire. Eight miles of mud, barbed wire, broken glass and fire await those brave enough to enter. via The Daily Mail Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day…

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Feb 2, 2010

The Life Lessons of George Costanza

The Life Lessons of George Costanza

If there was a gun to my head and I was forced to choose a favourite Seinfeld character I would mutter the name, George Costanza. A short, stalky, slow-witted bald man filled with rage, pessimism and insecurity. Why? Because I believe there’s a little George Costanza in all of us. Here’s a collection of life…

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Feb 1, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 1, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 1, 2010

LIFE’S A BEACH Photograph by SeamusLawless Zakynthos Shipwreck Bay aka The Beach of Navagio aka Smugglers Cove, is the most famous of Zakynthos beaches and one of the most famous in all of Greece. This superb beach is located in the eastern part of the island, close to the Anafotiria village. It was initially called…

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Feb 1, 2010

Ridiculous Open-Concept Luxury Loft in SoHo

Ridiculous Open-Concept Luxury Loft in SoHo

Every couple months I’ll spend a night sifting through luxury properties for sale in New York City. It’s the only place in the world where you can easily find 50+ listings ranging from $5 million – $75 million at any given time. Understanding the density of Manhattan, it’s always fascinating how expensive a square foot…

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Jan 31, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 31, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 31, 2010

ORGANIZED CONFUSION The Viaduct in Puxi, Shanghai, China via Wikimedia Commons Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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