My goal is to present a lot of things that I marvel at, fascinated by, make me more curious and are generally positive elements I wanted to share with you.
Please contribute your feedback and most importantly, have fun checking these things out!
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What an amazing use of a large metal hoop.
Funny seeing people terrified. See all the pictures here.
For the past four years, the brilliantly twisted geniuses at a Canada-based attraction called Nightmares Fear Factory have been running an automatic camera that snaps pictures of spooked people at the perfect moment, a split second after a big scare in the pitch dark. Since it’s a flash, it catches their hysterical reactions.
So for those of us too afraid to enter, we can still laugh at these hilarious conga lines of scared people, clinging to their children, parents, family or friends in sheer terror.
I was touched by this photo which is of a man who lost his brother to a killer in Flint, Michigan.
What struck me the most was the compassion the police and others holding the brother back from the crime scene. Flint has an extreme problem with crime and this was a moment we all got to see police in a different light.
A young black woman protesting alongside hundreds of others at a KKK rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan instinctively physically threw herself upon an alleged KKK member in the crowd – while he was being attacked by the mob. Someone pointed him out to the crowd because he was wearing a t-shirt with a Confederate flag and had an ‘SS’ tattoo.
This happened in 1996 – and seventeen years later the story resurfaced through England’s BBC news organization – and is making the national media rounds. From everything I’ve read the overall reaction in comments about this story has been positive.
Thanks for continuing to inspire us Keisha Thomas! Way to go!