November 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Bathing Suit Rebellion, Chicago 1922

Picture of the Day: Bathing Suit Rebellion, Chicago 1922

BATHING SUIT REBELLION, CHICAGO 1922 Photograph via Reddit Fascinating historical photograph of two women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits without the required leg coverings. Alleged date is 1922. How far we’ve come! via Reddit SEE MORE ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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November 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Trees Turned Into Giant Spider Webs From Flooding

Trees Turned Into Giant Spider Webs From Flooding

Photograph by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many…

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November 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Dubai

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Dubai

CLOUD CITY DUBAI Photograph by MATTHEW MAKES for Turner Construction Stunning photograph of Sheik Zayed road in Dubai taken from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. E 11 is a highway in the United Arab Emirates. The longest road in the UAE, E 11 streches from…

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November 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 134

The Friday Shirk Report - Volume 134

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find the 20 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse Stay…

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November 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Final Frontier is Near

Picture of the Day: The Final Frontier is Near

THE FINAL FRONTIER IS NEAR Photographs by MARK GREENBERG for Spaceport America Above we see Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo attached, flying overhead during the dedication of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Spaceport America 10,000 ft. (3.048 Km) long runway at Upham, New Mexico, USA. As the dawn of commercial space…

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November 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

A Mediterranean Mansion with Moorish Flair [33 pics]

A Mediterranean Mansion with Moorish Flair [33 pics]

Photograph via Joel Schemmel @ Sotheby’s International Realty Situated on an acre of property at the coveted north end of Siesta Key (directly on the Gulf of Mexico), this opulent Mediterranean mansion with Moorish flair can be yours for a cool $13.45 million USD. Located in Sarasota, Florida, the home was completed in…

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November 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Autumn in the Adirondacks

Picture of the Day: Autumn in the Adirondacks

AUTUMN IN THE ADIRONDACKS Photograph by MICHAEL MELFORD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Photographer’s Description: Sunlight dapples the shoulders of Algonquin and Wright, two of the more than 40 so-called High Peaks that rise above 4,000 feet. Once blighted by logging and industry, the region has undergone a renaissance of woods and waters. For more…

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November 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

This Day In History – November 2nd

This Day In History - November 2nd

OFFICIAL BIRTH DATE OF ORGANIZED CHEERLEADING – NOV. 2, 1898 World’s first cheerleader Johnny Campbell – University of Minnesota Organized cheerleading started out as an all-male activity. In 1898, University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in cheering “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!”, making…

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November 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: History's Greatest Mustache

Picture of the Day: History's Greatest Mustache

HISTORY’S GREATEST MUSTACHE Photograph by MATTHEW BRADY Photograph by MATTHEW BRADY & LEVIN CORBIN HANDY Hogan. Selleck. Chaplin. All magnificent mustaches. All pale in comparison to Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881), history’s greatest mustache. If the pictures above haven’t already made that abundantly clear, then the…

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November 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation [23 pics]

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation [23 pics]

Photograph by PAULUS MAXIMUS Once a year in May, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Charles Jencks is open to the public. The garden is located on a private residence known as the Portrack House near the town of Dumfries in Scotland. Started in 1988 it was dedicated to Jencks’ late wife Maggie…

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