Category: STORIES

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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Mar 27, 2015

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt Went Blind. A Year Later, He Began Painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt changed his epilepsy medication. Unfortunately his body had a bad reaction to the new medicine and his epileptic seizures got so severe that the damage caused his vision to go from 20/400 (double the limit for legal blindness) to complete blindness. While John maintained light perception he was no longer…

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Mar 26, 2015

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, an exclusion zone was established and everyone within a 20 km (12 mile) radius was ordered to evacuate. Tomioka, a community of 16,000 people, was located inside the exclusion zone, a mere 13 km (8 mi) from Fukushima. The entire town was abandoned as people fled…

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Mar 21, 2015

Guy Finds WWII Photos of his Hometown and Reshoots What it Looks Like Today

Guy Finds WWII Photos of his Hometown and Reshoots What it Looks Like Today

Last summer, reddit user MisterBrick found a collection of photos from WWII of his hometown of Dijon, France. As a photo project, he decided to reshoot the pictures to show what the places look like today, 70 years later. If you’re digging this series, you can find many more “then and now” projects featured…

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Mar 12, 2015

A Sanctuary for Orphaned Kangaroos Whose Mothers Have Been Hit by Cars

A Sanctuary for Orphaned Kangaroos Whose Mothers Have Been Hit by Cars

In 2005 Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns set up a baby kangaroo rescue centre in central Australia’s Alice Springs. The centre was created to raise and nurture orphaned kangaroos whose mothers had been struck and killed by vehicles in Australia. Often Chris would find the orphans at the side of the road still in their mother’s…

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Mar 9, 2015

Chuck Jones’ 9 Golden Rules for the Coyote and the Road Runner

Chuck Jones’ 9 Golden Rules for the Coyote and the Road Runner

Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are a duo of characters from the Looney Tunes. The characters were created by Warner Bros., animation director Chuck Jones and they made their first appearance on September 17, 1949. To date, 48 cartoons have been made featuring these characters (including the three CGI shorts), the majority…

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Mar 5, 2015

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier—7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 bill—looked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people…

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