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Photo Of The Day

This drawing was made by an unknown KZ prisoner.

This drawing was made by an unknown KZ prisoner.

A prisoner hung by the knees, hands and feet tied. Behind him a SS man beating him with a whip. Wilhelm Boger, a guard in the “politischen Abteilung” from Auschwitz-Birkenau invented this torture which was called the “Bogerschauckel”. Most prisoners didn’t survive this torture.

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BFF's

“I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes.”

Blind Mr Haixa scales a tree with the help of Mr Wenqi, so that he can find fresh cuttings to plant in the ground.

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Photo: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images. A guard of honor passes out at a crucial moment as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the Trooping the Colour parade, to mark Queen Elizabeth’s birthday June, 1970.

Photo: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.
A guard of honor passes out at a crucial moment as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the Trooping the Colour parade, to mark Queen Elizabeth’s birthday June, 1970.

You Have To Faint To Attention

… sometimes, someone falls down on the job

It may involve a broken nose and a whole lot of missing teeth.

 A drawback to standing to attention for long periods while wearing a bearskin is that when the weather actually is glorious, guardsmen have sometimes been known to faint.

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Photo:  James Stanfield in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze.

Photo: James Stanfield in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze.

Zbigniew Religa, after extremely long hours in the operating room, staff shortages and sophisticated machinery, the sleepless Religa sits guard beside his patient, anxiously watching the progress of the monitors that were connected to him.

After 23 hours and 22 rolls of film, photographer Jim Stanfield knew he got the perfect shot. He’d captured the anxious eyes of Dr. Zbigniew Religa tracking the vital signs of a heart-transplant patient. “I never let him out of my sight, never turned my back on him,” he says. “This was the payoff.”

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Photo:AP Photo/Nancy Kaye. David Letterman at the taping of his first talk-comedy hour "Late Night with David Letterman" with guest Bill Murray, February 1, 1982 in New York.

Photo:AP Photo/Nancy Kaye.
David Letterman at the taping of his first talk-comedy hour “Late Night with David Letterman” with guest Bill Murray, February 1, 1982 in New York.

How Bill Murray Went Missing

During Letterman’s First Episode

Here’s where it all began: Murray’s interview as the first guest ever on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman. In his typical sardonic fashion, he makes fun of Dave, explains that he regrets not strangling Richard Nixon when he had the opportunity, has a humorous mental breakdown, shows off a short film he made in his backyard about a panda bear named “Cancun” that was forced to work in a Chinese restaurant, and ends the whole thing by doing aerobics while singing Olivia Newton John’s “Physical.”

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Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images. JONESTOWN, GUYANA - Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People's Temple cult November 18, 1978 after the over 900 members of the cult, led by Reverend Jim Jones, died from drinking cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid ; they were victims of the largest mass suicide in modern history.

Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images.
JONESTOWN, GUYANA – Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People’s Temple cult November 18, 1978 after the over 900 members of the cult, led by Reverend Jim Jones, died from drinking cyanide-laced Flavor-Aid ; they were victims of the largest mass suicide in modern history.

The Jonestown Nightmare

It’s Flavor-Aid, Not Kool Aid

 “‘Alert! Alert! Alert! Everyone to the pavilion!’ The Rev Jim Jones was on the loudspeaker, summoning the members of his People’s Temple to their last communion. Dutifully, they gathered round; some of them, without doubt, knew what was in store. ‘Everyone has to die,’ said Jones. ‘If you love me as much as I love you, we must all die or be destroyed from the outside.’ Mothers grasped their children to their breasts. Jones ordered his medical team to bring out ‘the potion,’ a battered tub of strawberry Flavor Aid, laced with tranquilizers and cyanide. ‘Bring the babies first,’ he commanded.”

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Photo: New Zealand History

Photo: New Zealand History

Politically Incorrect Christmas Games

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Photo: FBI.

Photo: FBI.

Al Capone was a Notorious Gangster

Then He Got Syphilis and Went To Jail

 Capone’s criminal record in 1932.

Born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a notorious street gang, becoming accepted as a member. Johnny Torrio was the street gang leader and among the other members was Lucky Luciano, who would later attain his own notoriety.

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Photo: Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Collection. Meet Annie Edson Taylor, an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Photo: Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Collection.
Meet Annie Edson Taylor, an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

The Impetuous Daredevil

Would you go over Niagara Falls in a barrel to make sure you had enough money to retire?

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Photo: Mike Wells.

Photo: Mike Wells.

Compassion Costs Nothing

Karamoja district, Uganda The hand of a severely malnourished boy rests in a Catholic monk’s hand in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda. Hunger has been a recurrent problem in the drought-prone region of Karamoja. Due to natural, social, and political causes, periods of famine intensified in the 1970s.

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