Category: STORIES

Jan 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: Not Afraid

Picture of the Day: Not Afraid

Photograph via Ian Bremmer on Twitter Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris (and numerous locations around the country) to pay their respects for the victims of the terrorist attack earlier today. According to the BBC, three gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French…

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Jan 6, 2015

This Stray Dog Joined a Racing Team and Crossed the Finish Line with Them

This Stray Dog Joined a Racing Team and Crossed the Finish Line with Them

It all started with a meatball. Arthur, a stray dog from Ecuador, caught sight of the adventure racing Team Peak Performance during their race through the Ecuadorian jungle at the Adventure Racing World Championships. After receiving a meatball, he never left them again. TEAM PEAK PERFORMANCE Website | Facebook | Instagram | Arthur…

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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 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 23, 2014

This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results

This Guy Wore a Heart Rate Monitor During His Marriage Proposal and Graphed the Results

Reddit user sesipikai proposed to his girlfriend earlier this year (she said yes!) while the couple were visiting Rome, Italy. After visiting the Colosseum the couple went to the Roman Forum where he popped the big question (after enjoying some delicious ice cream). Interested to chart his heart rate (bpm) during the marriage proposal…

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Dec 22, 2014

Festive Baubles Turn Beards Into Christmas Trees

Festive Baubles Turn Beards Into Christmas Trees

Beard Baubles are festive ornaments for your beard. The idea is the brainchild of Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford from London ad agency Grey London. All proceeds from the sales of the baubles go towards Beard Season, an Australian charity dedicated to fighting melanoma. The original idea was for all of the…

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Dec 17, 2014

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen,…

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Dec 11, 2014

60 Rare Cars Worth Millions Found in French Countryside, Untouched for 50 Years

60 Rare Cars Worth Millions Found in French Countryside, Untouched for 50 Years

© Artcurial Pictured above is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder and a 1956 Maserati A6G 2000. The Ferrari is expected to fetch between $11.7 and $14.8 million while the Maserati A6G 2000 is expected to fetch north of a million. There are some 58 more cars going up for auction on…

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Dec 11, 2014

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

Some companies require their employees to provide an official medical note when they take a ‘sick day’. This Canadian doctor’s response is perfect. Note in Canada, the health-care system is publicly funded and all Canadians have access to universal coverage. If you find the text on the image above difficult to read, you can…

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