Yearly Archives: 2014

Dec 31, 2014

Picture of the Day: Macro Snowflake

Picture of the Day: Macro Snowflake

Photograph by ALEXEY KLJATOV Blog | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | deviantART | 500px | Tumblr | Prints In this fantastic macro photograph by Alexey Kljatov (featured previously) we see a solitary snowflake standing on its edge on a DVD-R disk. On Flickr, Kljatov explains: “I transferred both [snow crystals] with small paintbrush,…

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Dec 31, 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

Thank you fellow sifters, without you there would be no website. I hope you have learned, laughed and been inspired. The world is an amazing place and the Sifter strives to provide a glimpse into the amazing people, places and animals that inhabit our beautiful planet. Here’s a look back at our 10 most…

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Dec 30, 2014

Artist Uses PVC Pipes to Knit a Giant Blanket

Artist Uses PVC Pipes to Knit a Giant Blanket

After finding three giant bags of wool at a garage sale, Imgur user and knitter Otterknot decided to make a gigantic knitted blanket, using two huge pieces of PVC pipe for knitting needles. She posted the step-by-step process to Imgur which you can see below. [via Laughing Squid] 1. Getting the right thickness…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

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 (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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Dec 28, 2014

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

In honor of HBO’s re-release of The Wire—completely remastered in 16×9 full-frame HD—Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton has been taking requests from people on Twitter and taking photos of present-day locations from the critically acclaimed television show. In honor of this #TheWireMarathon, tell me a filming location you'd like to see present…

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Dec 26, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 297

The Shirk Report – Volume 297

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 25 IMAGES – Friday 😉 –…

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Dec 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: Merry Christmas from The Rock

Picture of the Day: Merry Christmas from The Rock

Photograph by @therock on Instagram Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tweeted and Instagrammed the photo above earlier this week, wishing everyone a happy holidays. The popular action star first tweeted the original photo this past July and the image quickly went viral. Happy Holidays everyone! via Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on Instagram …

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Dec 24, 2014

Artist Carves Amazing Sculptures out of the Blades of Knives

Artist Carves Amazing Sculptures out of the Blades of Knives

Contemporary by Angela Li recently presented Li Hongbo’s solo exhibition – Shadow of Knives, a brand new series of metal sculpture and installation works by the Beijing-based artist. The initial concept of this metal series came to Li back in 2007, the same time as he developed his extremely successful expandable paper sculptures series,…

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Dec 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: Chubby Cheeks

Picture of the Day: Chubby Cheeks

Photograph by Cephas on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is an Eastern chipmunk with cheeks filled with food. The cute critter was spotted in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area in Quebec, Canada. The eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a chipmunk species found in eastern North America. A small species, it reaches about 30 cm…

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Dec 23, 2014

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

Apparently snails will eat every part of a carrot except for the skin and all of the flesh of a celery aside from the stringy bits. What remains is pretty interesting to see, especially the carrot! Reddit user jasamaha8 took some fascinating close-ups so we could see the remains after the snails in his…

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