Category: LISTS

May 15, 2014

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

‘Found in Translation‘ is an ongoing series that highlights words in other languages with no direct English equivalent. The illustrative posters are done by Anjana Ilyer, a Mumbai-born graphic designer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Anjana’s goal is to do 100 of these illustrations in 100 days. You can see the entire series…

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May 6, 2014

10 Notable Entries from the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Notable Entries from the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 30, 2014 The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is well under way, accepting submissions until June 30th, 2014. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic…

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May 6, 2014

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

In this post we explore tiny versions of things we typically think of as quite large. From natural formations like volcanoes and waves to miniature versions of some the largest species on the planet like: coast redwoods, elephants and leatherback sea turtles. If you any suggestions for other ‘little big things‘ let us know…

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Apr 30, 2014

18 Restaurants In Unforgettable Settings

18 Restaurants In Unforgettable Settings

From high in the sky to under the sea, these 18 restaurants with unique surroundings are a feast for the eyes. Whether you’re stepping into the past or gazing as far as the eye can see, these restaurants are sure to provide a memorable dining experience for your next meal. If you know of…

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Apr 24, 2014

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

The fine folks at wiseGEEK put together a fascinating list of 71 food items and how much of each equals 200 calories. All foods were shot using the same dinner plate, which measures 10.25 inches (26 cm) in diameter; and the same bowl (if necessary), with a diameter of 6.25 inches (16cm). This list…

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Apr 23, 2014

24 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

24 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest components of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory (featured previously). The principal contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers and restorers that bring historic photos to life through color.…

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Apr 10, 2014

27 Tips from the World’s Smartest Duck

27 Tips from the World’s Smartest Duck

Actual Advice Mallard is a popular online ‘advice animal‘ best known for doling out straightforward advice that is helpful, useful and informative. The image macro super duck provides a mashup of life hacks, pro tips and otherworldly advice to help you with your day-to-day life. Below is a ‘best of’ from the world’s smartest…

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