11.23.2005

Ninety-nine amazing images

WFTV has a slideshow of ninety-nine strange, unusual, humorous, and incredible photographs from news stories. It's well worth checking out. There are odd animals, Guinness World Records events, bizarre accidents, freakish x-rays, public stunts, and just plain interesting stuff. Some samples:



NEW ORLEANS -- A sculpture lays on its side among downtown buildings littered from debris of Hurricane Katrina. (09/14/05 AP photo)




NEW YORK -- The New York Liberty's Becky Hammon, in front, guards the Connecticut Sun's 7-foot-two-inch center Margo Dydek, of Poland, during the second half of their WNBA game at Madison Square Garden. (08/02/05 AP photo)




PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) member Chris Link of Norfolk, Va., top, adjusts the cellophane covering on the costume of demonstrator Dezeray Rubinchik of Philadelphia, top right, during a protest in front of the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. The protest, in which three people placed themselves in containers resembling supermarket meat trays, was meant to compare eating meat with cannibalism. PETA member Karolina Colwill of Sioux Falls, S.D., appears center. (06/06/05 AP photo)




LONDON -- This image released by the British Museum shows a hoax cave painting of a primitive man pushing a supermarket trolley which was on display in the British Museum. The work was planted by an anonymous "art terrorist" called Banksy and museum staff were after he put a message on his website, saying that the 10in by 6in rock "had remained in the collection for quite some time." This is not the first time Banksy has stuck fake objects to gallery walls and waited to see how long it takes before curators notice. (05/23/05 AP Photo/British Museum/HO)


Via Ursi's Blog.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Rachel:

I love people who tease curators like this. I worked for a museum once. There, I discovered that people 'out there' regularly send odd things into museums demanding that they be "authenticated".

One man repeatedly sent in things he found in his yard accompanied by long impeccably typed letters theorizing as to their origins. A few old nails and marbles were interesting, but the Barbie heads, Lego and chicken bones he sent us had little museological value.

We laughed ourselves to tears over his letters though... made for long coffee breaks.

10:58  
Blogger bluewyvern:

That sounds hilarious.

I've always felt that a museum would be a great place to work...

12:35  
Anonymous Anonymous:

I love the cellophane people. That's awesome. I only wish to come up with something that cool and inovative someday.

13:57  
Anonymous Anonymous:

that anon is me Chad ha

14:23  

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