Photo of the Day
The Day Albert Einstein Died
A Photographerâ€™s Story
Â â€śIf a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?â€ť
â€•Â Albert Einstein
Photo taken mere hours after Einstein died, April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey.
The Strange Story of Henry Heimlich
Â Dr. Henry Heimlich demonstrates the Heimlich manoeuvre on host Johnny Carson while appearing on “The Tonight Show” on April 4, 1979.
You may not know Henry Heimlich, but you probably know the life-saving manoeuvre that bears his name. Without a doubt, the man has saved thousands of lives around the world. However, Henry Heimlichâ€™s story is incredibly complex, and future generations might remember him as a nut that did more harm than good.
Detroit‘s ‘Walking Man’ Walks On
Phan Thi Kim Phuc, who was famously photographed by Nick Ut as a naked 9 year old running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War, holding her son and showing her horribly scarred back.Â Kim Phuc was the girl on the photograph that brought the world’s attention to the horrors of the war in Vietnam.
Remembering the Concorde Crash
Â Doomed take-off: Air France Concorde flight 4590 burst into flames in 2000 at Paris after runway debris from a Continental DC10 exploded the jet’s fuel tank
The Poison Squad
Meet Harvey Washington Wiley, and some members of the Poison Squad sitting around the table eating dinner.
Nature performs many astonishing feats, yet it is a different matter altogether when we human beings push past the boundaries of normal. It was a viciously cold morning in Lengby, Minnesota, when a man discovered his 19-year old neighbour, Jean Hilliard, lying in the snow.
Her whole body was frozen solid from the night before, when temperatures dropped twenty-five degrees below zero. Apparently, Jean was trying desperately to reach her neighbour for help after her car skidded off the road. When her body was discovered she was immediately sent to the local hospital, where her condition stunned the doctors.
A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag
Hans Runessonâ€™s classic image from the Nordic National Party rally in VĂ¤xjĂ¶, The iconic image wasÂ named the “century’s image.”
After Genital Cutting in Somalia
A Woman Chooses Reconstructive Surgery in America
The decision to undergo reconstructive surgery wasn’t easy for a Somali woman who describes the weeks following surgery as being ‘by far the hardest of my life.’