If you thought walking to school was tough, imagine having to cross a river via broken bridge while avoiding any dangerous animals that could be lurking in the waters. Getting an education isn't as easy as you may think for kids in some parts of the world, but despite these obstacles, many still find their ways to the classroom each day. Continue reading for more harrowing journeys.
Technically speaking, a hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. However, one thing dog owners know is that their pet also loves hugs, or so these images will make you think. First up, we have a Goldendoodle and a labrador who just need a hug. Continue reading for more.
Believe it or not, the image above shows a 5MB IBM hard drive being loaded up onto a Pan Am plane in 1956. It supposedly weighed over a ton, and for comparison, you would need over 1,000 of these units to store the information held in a modern thumb drive. That is just one of the many fascinating historical photos we have rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.
When captured at the perfectly wrong time, even human faces can be distorted to look other-worldly. However, South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser noticed that all you needed to do was flip a face upside-down to get that effect. Her latest photo series, "Alienation", shows just that and lets you see faces from a whole new perspective. Continue reading to see more examples.
Award-winning Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s in old Hong Kong, and his photographs of the exotic land, can be published in his new book "Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir". Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949, he's documenting these special everyday moments. There were some superstitious people along the way too, as Fan recalls: "With a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back." Continue reading for more.
GoPro is known for their extreme sports videos, but now, they've just unveiled a Fetch Harness for dogs, enabling pet owners to easily and safely create viral videos for the world to see. This padded harness straps comfortably onto your dog's chest or back, letting you see the world from their point of view using the ultra rugged action camera. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a child who really does not want his mother to have another baby.
Pareidolia is the official term for a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. In this case, a scary-looking face was spotted in a blanket. Continue reading for more.
If you're constantly on the move, or are just out meeting lots of people, there have probably been some that made you look twice and not because they look strange, but rather due to them looking exactly alike. There are some superstitions such as your doppelganger being an omen of death, but many have found that to not be true. This ongoing project by Francois Brunelle, seen here before, has spanned the last fourteen years and consists of monochrome portraits of unrelated doppelgangers. To date, he has found and photographed over 230 look-alikes to date. Continue reading for more.
There are some situations where taking photographs just isn't appropriate (or safe), like standing on lava. Photographer Kawika Singson claims that he would go to the 'center of the earth to get the best shot' and he didn't back down when the opportunity was presented to him. He withstood the intense heat of a lava flow and allowed himself to be set alight in order to get this photograph on top of a Hawaii volcano. Fortunately, the photographer stood on a thin layer of rock just centimeters above magma, but it was so hot his tripod and shoes set on fire. Continue reading for more.
It's time again for some more fascinating historical photos you might not have seen before, including a rare look at Times Square when it was still being built in 1903. As more profitable commerce and industrialization of lower Manhattan pushed homes, theaters, and prostitution northward from the Tenderloin District, Long Acre Square became nicknamed the Thieves Lair for its rollicking reputation as a low entertainment district. By the early 1890s this once sparsely settled stretch of Broadway was ablaze with electric light and thronged by crowds of middle and upper-class theatre, restaurant and cafe patrons. In 1904, New York Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs moved the newspaper's operations to a new skyscraper on 42nd Street at Longacre Square. Ochs persuaded Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. to construct a subway station there, and the area was renamed "Times Square" on April 8, 1904. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an awesome homemade hovercraft a geeky dad made for his kids.