Human suffering captured for the world to see.

“The vulture and the little girl”, March 1993 (Source: rarehistoricalphotos.com/ Photographer: Kevin Carter)

AA picture is worth a thousand words. And sometimes, a picture hides a thousand tears, a broken heart, and a shattered soul. Sometimes, pictures are cries for help from those who can’t speak for themselves.

The invention of cameras has allowed humankind to capture some of the most magical and…

And there were not 100,000 people working on them either.

Illustration of the pyramid building process (Source: contiki.com)

TThe ancient Greek writer, historian, and geographer Herodotus is called the “father of history.” His findings and written documents shaped a lot of what we think about the ancient world including the belief that the pyramids were built by slaves.

However, recent archaeological excavations and modern science have proven that…

When the victim’s pet is the only witness.

An African Grey Parrot, the same bird species that witnessed and re-enacted a 2015 murder case. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

OnOn May 13, 2015, Michigan police were called to a Sand Lake home. When they arrived at the site, they found a married couple lying in a pool of blood. The man, 46-year-old Martin Duram, was dead from five gunshots. But miraculously, his 49-year-old wife Glenna, who was shot in…

The fragility of life caught on camera.

The last photo of freediver Nicholas Mevoli alive, November 17, 2013, the Bahamas (Source: reddit)

MMost of the time, tragedy hits abruptly and disastrously. There is panic, disarray, and those who survive are left shocked and confused. In the end, everyone wonders what someone’s last moments were like and whether the outcome could have been different.

However, in some rare instances, those last moments are…

How fear scarred the Apatani people for centuries.

An Apatani woman wearing the tribes signature nose plugs, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, India (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

InIn the green Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh in India lives the peaceful Apatani Tribe. For centuries, the Apatani people have been practicing a lifestyle of harmony and oneness with nature. They have resisted modernization and stuck with their longstanding ways and traditions. …

A shameful practice left out of history books.

Human Zoo — a young African girl walking in an enclosure while visitors are feeding her, 1958, Brussels, Belgium (Source: rarehistoricalphotos.com)

FFor the last few years, pictures of depressed zoo animals have been circulating on the internet. They caused outrage in the animal lover community and many passionate debates on social media. But ultimately, no matter if someone is for or against keeping animals in zoos, the universal truth for all…

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