Apr 29, 2015

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30, 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. Around 1905, Prokudin-Gorsky envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advances that had been made in color photography to document the Russian…

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Apr 24, 2015

10 Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest opened on April 7 and there have already been a slew of amazing entries. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Our friends at National Geographic were kind enough to let us share a gallery of notable submissions already received…

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Apr 22, 2015

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

In celebration of Earth Day, NASA released a breathtaking gallery of some of the most incredible images of our planet ever taken. The images were captured from a variety of sources including satellites, research modules and astronauts onboard the International Space Station. Below you will find highlights from the jaw-dropping 76-image gallery. To see…

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Apr 20, 2015

Elevator Walls Show the Evolution of New York’s Skyline as You Ride to the 102nd Floor of 1 WTC

Elevator Walls Show the Evolution of New York's Skyline as You Ride to the 102nd Floor of 1 WTC

The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated timelapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.

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Apr 20, 2015

This Machine Feeds Stray Animals in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

This Machine Feeds Stray Animals in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

With roughly 14 million inhabitants, Istanbul, Turkey is one of the world’s largest cities. Living amongst the city dwellers is a swelling number of stray cats and dogs, with an estimated population of 150,000. The issue of stray animals is a polarizing topic in Turkey where any attempts by the Government to address the…

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Apr 17, 2015

The Shirk Report – Volume 313

The Shirk Report - Volume 313

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 25 IMAGES – Friday! – You…

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Apr 16, 2015

The 55 Most Useful Life Hacks Ever

The 55 Most Useful Life Hacks Ever

A definitive list of life hacks that will actually simplify and improve your everyday life. This selection of 55 life hacks were hand-picked from our two previous posts: 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World and 40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World. It also includes updated tips from the popular subreddit r/lifehacks.…

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Apr 14, 2015

So Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un Impersonators Met in LA Recently…

So Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un Impersonators Met in LA Recently...

Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown recently met up with preeminent Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard in Los Angeles as the two painted the town red, much to the bewilderment of onlookers. Brown first made worldwide news in 2011 when he was kicked off stage at the Republican Leadership Conference on live television. Brown also…

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Apr 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Diving Into the Abyss

Picture of the Day: Diving Into the Abyss

© Dean Treml/Red Bull Cliff Diving Seven divers perform a mass dive from 19 metres (62 ft) after the second training session of the seventh and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at the famous Ik Kil cenote in Yucatan, Mexico, on October 16th 2014. A cenote is a natural…

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Apr 1, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Smithsonian has just announced the winners of their 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. Pham Ty was awarded the grand prize for his photo of seamstresses sewing a fishing net in a small Vietnamese village. Six category winners were also selected along…

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