During the 1992 L.A. riots…

During the 1992 L.A. riots, police officers asked the accompanying U.S. Marines to cover them while searching a house for a suspect that held his wife and children hostage. Mistaking the statement “cover them” for suppressive fire, the Marines promptly fired 200 rounds into the house. Remarkably, neither the man who fired the original shots from inside, nor the woman and children who turned out to be in the apartment, were hit by the bullets.


Artist Stephanie Leigh takes “anti-selfies.” This involves pretending to be dead in front of tourist attractions around the world. She posts the resulting photos on Instagram, under the username STEFDIES. She explains:

“A selfie has controlled conditions, specific lighting, makeup/hair/wardrobe, an agenda, and is focused on the individual personality — it is a contrived and manipulated image distorted to achieve a desired result. STEFDIES is the polar opposite — I get one chance to get the shot, if it doesn’t happen, c’est la vie.”

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via weirduniverse.net

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