Picture Of The Day
Simo Hayha, The White Death in his winter camouflage, 1940
Simo Häyhä, also known as “The White Death,” was a Finnish sniper who is credited with killing 505 enemy troops within 100 days during the Winter War against the Soviet Union from 1939 to 1940.
Simo Häyhä’s involvement in the Winter War was very extraordinary. With his Mosin-Nagant M91 rifle, he would dress in white winter camouflage, and carry with him only a day’s worth of supplies and ammunition. While hiding out in the snow, he would then take out any Russian who entered his killing zone.
American freestyle wrestler, Sarah Hildebrandt, after wrestling practice.
I’m so BLOODY EXCITED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Last practice in the US and I’m leaving for acclimation camp with 15 stitches. We good though. I’m just trying to be even more intimidating. Ready or not, world, here I comeeeee (Instagram)
Frank "Silvers" Oakley, The Baseball Clown, 1904.
Legendary circus performer Frank “Slivers” Oakley, known for his “One Man Baseball Game”, to which Buster Keaton pays homage in “The Cameraman”.
UFC fighter, Polyana Viana, beats up would-be thief in Rio after he tried to rob her using fake gun
A woman standing on her own waiting for an Uber in Rio de Janeiro may have appeared an easy target to a would-be thief
The only problem for the perpetrator was his target was a strawweight UFC fighter, who turned the tables on the thief with punches, a kick and a “rear-naked choke” before forcing him to sit and wait for the police.
"This customer refused all 4 tires on a rainy day, she also had to sign a waiver before releasing the car."
Iceland’s National Dish: Hákarl – Anthony Bourdain once described it as “the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing” that he had ever eaten and Gordon Ramsay couldn’t even swallow it.
I ate four pieces of the hákarl, and to be fair I would say it was only the third worst thing I have ever tasted.
It smells strongly of ammonia (think cleaning chemical concentrations) and… well… a vaginal yeast infection left untreated for months.
The brenevin was not enough to wash the taste away and I resorted to eating a whole lime.
I experienced a sort of high within minutes of my last bite that lasted for several hours and left me feeling vigerous and wakeful late in to the night. I spoke with some locals and they confirmed that this is indeed a thing, I assume it’s related to the fight or flight response as this food product is a literal assault on the senses.
Menu at a pharmacy in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This woman survived her head getting caved in by a wooden chair that fell 12 floors
Annabel Sen, 23, was walking to lunch with her boyfriend when a “heavy wooden lounge chair that fell from the terrace of the 12th-floor penthouse” landed on her, states a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Sen “suffered a severe, life-threatening, traumatic brain injury, among other injuries, that required emergency brain surgery,” according to the court papers
The Midtown resident had two subsequent brain surgeries, and is no longer able to pursue a master’s degree at Harvard University as she was set to do this fall.
Influencers Are Renting Out A Studio That Looks Like A Private Jet
Twitter user @maisonmelissa shared photos of the rental studio, and said: "Nahhhhh I just found out LA ig girlies are using studio sets that look like private jets for their Instagram pics.
"It’s crazy that anything you’re looking at could be fake. The setting, the clothes, the body… idk it just kinda of shakes my reality a bit lol."