Category: STORIES

Apr 18, 2012

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Photograph by the Arlington Police Department on Facebook Kye is a 7-year-old Arlington, Texas native suffering from Leukemia. It’s always been his wish to be Batman, and on Saturday April 14, 2012 with the assistance of the Arlington Police and Fire Departments in conjunction with the non-profit ‘A Wish with Wings‘, that dream…

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Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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Mar 31, 2012

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Photograph by TEK @ tekrmd.com Tek RMD provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD…

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Mar 22, 2012

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

Photograph by SIEMA @ Panoramio.com The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is an international mountain sightseeing route some 90 kilometers (56 miles) long. The route goes across the 3,000-meter-high North Alpine mountains, the so-called “roof of Japan,” and connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. You can enjoy the panorama by taking a train, highland bus,…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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Feb 20, 2012

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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Feb 10, 2012

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes In Porto Alegre, Brazil, there is a beautiful street called Rua Goncalo de Carvalho that is completely blanketed in trees. Over a span of 500 meters (0.3 miles), the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees. The trees were actually planted in the 1930s by German…

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