March 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Devastation in Japan

Picture of the Day: Devastation in Japan

DEVASTATION IN JAPAN Photograph by REUTERS/KYODO Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-meter tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. (REUTERS/KYODO) …

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March 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

Dear Sriracha [Comic Strip]

Dear Sriracha [Comic Strip]

COMIC BY MATTHEW INMAN @ THEOATMEAL

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March 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 100

The Friday Shirk Report - Volume 100

VOLUME 100!!! It’s been quite the journey friends. Thank you so much for spending some of your time here on this little piece of Internet. I hope you’ve enjoyed some laughs, shared a few pics and even learned something new! 2,000 pictures, 1,000 articles and 500 videos later, the Sifter thanks each and every…

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March 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Triple Play

Picture of the Day: The Triple Play

THE TRIPLE PLAY Photograph by David Goldman / AP 1. Catch the bat 2. Without spilling any beer 3. Impeccable timing from photographer Mitch Davie, center right, of Brooklyn, N.Y., makes a one-handed catch of a flying bat off the swing of Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, not pictured, during the fifth…

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March 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

25 Incredible Parkour Photographs

25 Incredible Parkour Photographs

Photograph by SUREN MANVELYAN Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) is based upon the swift and energy-efficient traversing of one’s surrounding environment. It is a non-competitive, physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as…

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March 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Waters

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Waters

CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS Photograph by Gerald Backmeister Photographer’s Description: A diver explores Lake Sameranger in Tyrol, Austria. The photo was taken in a depth of approx. 3m (~9 ft.) in the fore waterside of the lake. Camera: Olympus E-510 Lens: Zuiko 8mm Focal Length: 8 mm Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec. Aperture: 6.3 ISO/Film:…

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March 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Shadow Play with Building Blocks

Picture of the Day: Shadow Play with Building Blocks

SHADOW PLAY WITH BUILDING BLOCKS Artwork by Kumi Yamashita Building Blocks, 1997 Wood, light, shadow H:230cm, W:400cm, D:5cm Collection of Boise Art Museum, Idaho Kumi Yamashita via Reddit

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March 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

25 Stunning Skylines Around the World

25 Stunning Skylines Around the World

New York City – Photograph by DIGITALFREAKART Following up from the Sifter’s first skyline post, here are 25 more stunning skylines around the world. These are by no means the ‘best’ skylines, just a collection of incredible photographs taken by some amazing photographers around the world. Almost all photographs are from the wonderful community…

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March 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Balloon House from UP in Real Life!

Picture of the Day: Balloon House from UP in Real Life!

THE BALLOON HOUSE FROM ‘UP’ IN REAL LIFE! Photograph by National Geographic My Modern Met: On March 5th at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ x 18′ tall house with three hundred 8′ colored weather balloons from a…

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March 7, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Awesome Deconstruction Art of Todd Mclellan

The Awesome Deconstruction Art of Todd Mclellan

Born in Saskatchewan and currently residing in Toronto, Canada; photographer and artist Todd McLellan’s latest series, Disassembled, explores the deconstructed beauty of electronics. Todd meticulously disassembles each device and carefully lays out every individual component for his shoot. The project culminates with some incredible photographs of all of the components suspended in mid-air, seemingly…

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