Category: HISTORY

Jul 23, 2015

Artist Begins 5 Year Project to Draw the 100,000+ Items in Late Grandfather’s Tool Shed

Artist Begins 5 Year Project to Draw the 100,000+ Items in Late Grandfather’s Tool Shed

When artist Lee John Phillips’ grandfather passed; he left behind a lifetime of tools, parts and knick-knacks.

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Jul 22, 2015

In 1969 Miles Davis’ Record Producer Sent This Memo to Columbia Records

In 1969 Miles Davis’ Record Producer Sent This Memo to Columbia Records

Best use of the phrase, “Please advise”, ever.

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Jul 17, 2015

125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur with Wings Found Perfectly Preserved, is Ancestor to the Velociraptor

125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur with Wings Found Perfectly Preserved, is Ancestor to the Velociraptor

Lead researcher Dr Steve Brusatte says it’s, “the single most beautiful fossil I have had the privilege to work on”.

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Jul 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Vintage Tour de France, 1934

Picture of the Day: Vintage Tour de France, 1934

In this vintage Tour de France photo from 10 July 1934, we see Federico Ezquerra during Stage 7’s 228 km mountain trek.

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Jul 13, 2015

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

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 (check out the Top 100 POTDs for 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what the rest…

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Jul 1, 2015

The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif

The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif

What a difference 20 years can make

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Jun 24, 2015

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

In 1919, a smooth-talking businessman swindled investors into buying a skyscraper that was designed in inches, not feet.

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