October 31, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Picture of the Day: A Canyon of Fire on the Sun

Picture of the Day: A Canyon of Fire on the Sun

A CANYON OF FIRE ON THE SUN Photograph by NASA/SDO NASA/SDO – A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon…

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October 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

This Horse Wins Halloween

This Horse Wins Halloween

Photograph by Knot Just Rope When Sandy Cramer decided to paint a skeleton on her 10-year-old black mare named Raven, she had no idea how popular her ‘skeleton horse’ would become. She first painted Raven last year for her entry into a horse and rider Halloween costume contest. The overwhelming response convinced her to…

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October 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Picture of the Day: Shadows and Spirals

Picture of the Day: Shadows and Spirals

SHADOWS AND SPIRALS Photograph by Reto Fetz I simply love everything about this photo. The colour, the composition, the spiral staircase—and those shadow lines! A fantastic shot from a fellow Torontonian. The Sifter salutes you Reto Fetz! Thanks for sharing. via Reto Fetz on Flickr

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October 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

17 Playful Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects

17 Playful Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects

Javier Pérez aka cintascotch, is an artist and illustrator from Guayaquil, Ecuador. A few times a week, Pérez shares a new doodle with his 20,000 Instagram followers. Each doodle incorporates everyday objects like paper clips, coins and scissors. The doodles transform the objects into something completely new and different. It’s a fun and creative…

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October 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Eating Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya

Eating Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya

Guests of Giraffe Manor can expect visits from the resident Rothschild Giraffes that drop by for snacks from their 140 acre sanctuary.

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October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Picture of the Day: Jack O’Lantern Triceratops

Picture of the Day: Jack O'Lantern Triceratops

JACK O’LANTERN TRICERATOPS Photograph by Bryan Haeffele for HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY Website | Flickr | Facebook Seen here is an incredible triceratops sculpture made from dozens of jack o’lanterns. These are just a handful of the over 5,000 individually hand-carved and illuminated pumpkins at this year’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze put on…

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October 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

This 'Flying Drawbridge' in the Netherlands is Amazing

Photograph by Bert Kaufmann Located in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge), a fully automatic bascule bridge sometimes referred to as a ‘tail bridge’. Slauerhoffbrug, which is affectionately known as the ‘Flying Drawbridge’ can be quickly and efficiently raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This…

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October 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Picture of the Day: The Skeleton Leaf

Picture of the Day: The Skeleton Leaf

THE SKELETON LEAF Photograph by Dietmut Teijgeman-Hansen In this interesting close-up by Dietmut Teijgeman-Hansen, we see what remains of a leaf that was likely consumed by an insect and is now slowly decomposing. According to reddit’s resident biologist Unidan: “The reason this skeletal like pattern remains in the leaves is due to…

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October 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

11 Acre Land Art Portrait is Largest Ever in the UK

11 Acre Land Art Portrait is Largest Ever in the UK

In partnership with the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and his team used 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil, 2,000 tonnes of sand and various stones on an 11-acre plot to create the largest land art portrait ever made in the UK. Entitled Wish, the artwork is a portrait…

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October 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Artistic Mom Turns Nap Time into an Adventure

Artistic Mom Turns Nap Time into an Adventure

Like all newborns, baby Wengenn likes to nap—a lot. His mom, Queenie Liao, an artist and photographer decided to turn this quiet time into an art project entitled, Wengenn in Wonderland. Similar to Anna Eftimie’s Blackboard Adventures, the Chinese artist creates amazing scenes around her sleeping boy, putting him into all kinds of fantastical…

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