Typhoon Yolanda’s Terrifying Torture
Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines in the beginning of November, 2013. It was the deadliest Typhoon the Philippines had ever seen with winds up to 195 miles per hour. Its death toll was over 6,300 people, and even more animals and pets were killed as well. Some of the bodies are still being found to this day.
Many people fought long and hard to find lost, scared animals and bring them to safety. Lots of the animals did not ever make it to their owners and were either lost or killed. The exact number of animal/pet deaths was not calculated for this event.
The Misunderstood Photo Of The Boy With The Loaf
Le petit parisien, or The Little Parisian, was taken in 1952 by Willy Ronis to help illustrate a report known as „Revoir Paris.“ It was Ronis‘ duty to photograph a Parisian loaf in a unique way, and somehow the perfect way seemed to just fall into his lap.
Ronis recaps the moment: „It was midday. I went to my district and hung around a bakery. I saw this little boy in the queue with his grandmother, waiting for his turn. He was delightful, with a little look of mischief about him. I asked his grandmother: ‚Do you mind if I photograph the boy when he comes out with his loaf? I’d like to see him running along with the bread under his arm. – Of course you can, if that’s what you want to do, why not?’“ Many people think this photograph is of a boy stealing bread, but it is actually of a boy who happily purchased the bread with his grandmother.