May 10, 2010

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

On this pale blue dot lies a great blue hole. About 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Belize lies the Lighthouse Reef. A small atoll glowing in vibrant hues of turquoise, teal, peacock blue, and aquamarine. Within this small sea of light colors, however, lies a giant circle of deep blue. Roughly 300…

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May 9, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 9, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 9, 2010

ICE SCREAM! Photograph by Balsamia A brilliantly tasty interpretation of ‘The Scream‘ by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch via Balsami on Flickr 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! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE…

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May 8, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 8, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 8, 2010

THE POUNCE Photograph by Browndog_09 Browndog_09 on Flickr via Digg 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! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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May 8, 2010

I Have A Confession [Comic Strip]

I Have A Confession [Comic Strip]

via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL SATURDAY STRIPS

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May 7, 2010

The Friday Shirk Report – May 7, 2010 | Volume 56

The Friday Shirk Report – May 7, 2010 | Volume 56

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 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 20 IMAGES – This 45 Gigapixel Image of…

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May 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 6, 2010

YOU COMPLETE ME Photograph by Claro Cortes IV / REUTERS Reuters via Pixdaus 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! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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