May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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May 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: Three Insane Mushroom Clouds

Picture of the Day: Three Insane Mushroom Clouds

THREE INSANE MUSHROOM CLOUDS Photograph via PIERRE J. This is the third picture of a series of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia. This is a scan of a (digitally restored) hardcopy of a picture taken by the French army Photograph by AP Photo A massive column of water…

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May 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

FESTIVAL OF LANTERNS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Photograph by SANCHAI LOONGROONG Yee Peng is the annual lantern festival held to celebrate the full moon in the northern capital of Chiang Mai on the day preceding Loy Krathong by one day in November. The word “Yee Peng” is the northern Thai term referring…

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May 14, 2011

Bagels vs Donuts [Comic Strip]

Bagels vs Donuts [Comic Strip]

COMIC BY ALEX CULANG & RAYNATO CASTRO @ BUTTERSAFE.COM

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May 13, 2011

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 109

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 109

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find the 20 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse Stay…

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May 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Banksy’s Real Name Is…

Picture of the Day: Banksy’s Real Name Is…

BANKSY’S REAL NAME IS… Photograph by Living_404 Interesting snippet on his supposed ‘identity’ seen here in his Wikipedia entry via Reddit

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May 12, 2011

Discarded Rainbows by Betty Jo [20 pics]

Discarded Rainbows by Betty Jo [20 pics]

A recent post on Boing Boing led me to this wonderful series by Betty Jo Designs. Liz Jones, the artist behind Betty Jo Designs, collects discarded beach and river plastic and makes vibrant rainbow collages from them (double win). Who knew trash could look so delightful! Oh and please stop littering, even if it…

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