Category: STORIES

Nov 6, 2012

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

Photograph by Aleksandar Radulovic Jon Gnarr (born January 2, 1967) is the current mayor of Iceland’s biggest city, Reykjavik. It’s the northernmost capital in the world and the heart of Iceland’s economic and governmental activity. Here are 12 reasons why Gnarr is the most interesting mayor in the world: 1. He founded…

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Nov 1, 2012

TwistedSifter 3.0

TwistedSifter 3.0

Since launching in March of 2009, TwistedSifter has been through a lot. The site has grown, the site has crashed, pictures have been posted and good times have been had. Today I’m pleased to announce the second major redesign in the site’s history. The first redesign was March 2011, and since then the usage…

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Oct 25, 2012

18 Classroom Portraits Around the World

18 Classroom Portraits Around the World

Classroom Portraits is an ongoing series by photographer Julian Germain that started in 2004. Germain received his MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has had exhibitions around the world. He has also published several books including Classroom Portraits 2004 – 2012. The series engages the viewer because the portraits trigger…

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Oct 24, 2012

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winners of the internationally acclaimed Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced last week at a gala awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The world-renowned exhibition opens on October 19th and runs until March 3rd, 2013 before it goes on a UK and international tour. Now in…

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Oct 10, 2012

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings served no other…

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Oct 7, 2012

Rescued Ducks Swim For Their First Time Ever

Rescued Ducks Swim For Their First Time Ever

Photograph by The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary A hoarder in the United States was recently reported for having over 160 ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens living on her property in appalling conditions. While the hoarder’s initial intentions were good, her neglect and mental health issues created an unsuitable and unsanitary environment for these animals.…

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Oct 5, 2012

Man Plants Guitar Shaped Forest in Memory of His Wife

Man Plants Guitar Shaped Forest in Memory of His Wife

Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina’s ‘Pampas’ is a guitar shaped forest made up of over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees. At over a kilometer in length (2/3 of a mile) the guitar shaped forest is quite visible for passing planes and satellites above. While it’s sheer size and scale is impressive…

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