After a spate of arrests and bad publicity, the costumed characters who pose for tourist photographs in New York’s Times Square in the hopes of a cash tip have formed an association to preserve a livelihood that has come under increasing scrutiny.
Case of the Fridays
In the mid-1940s, Patterson Park introduced a “twin show” as part of an added attraction to its third annual fair where contestants — twins, of course — came under close scrutiny, judged literally from head to toe: curliest hair, twins with the biggest feet, most freckles, bluest eyes, the oldest and the youngest, to name a few.
Salinopolis, with a population of 40,000, receives an estimated 280,000 visitors during the month of July, mostly to enjoy the beaches located just southeast of the Amazon river’s mouth where the fresh water mixes with the Atlantic Ocean’s salt water in Brazil.
Officials estimate that close to 50,000 vehicles drive onto the city’s two most popular beaches, Atalaia and Farol Velho, with tons of garbage left.
Tracking down Chesapeake Blue Crabs is easier said than done. These creatures have a mind of their own, and can easily migrate tens of miles a day. So naturally the chase becomes part of the job.
Here’s a look down memory lane at some retro crabbing photos from The Sun’s photo archives.
Dave Engledow, Takoma Park, Md. photographer/first-time and self-proclaimed “World’s Best” father, knew that he wanted to be as creative as possible in documenting his daughter, Alice Bee’s, childhood. Now, three years in, he’s published a book — “CONFESSIONS OF THE WORLD’S BEST FATHER” — out May 2014.
A pretty pattern, but what is it, you say? Here are a number of abstractions made by Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, filed on April 17, 1955. See if you can name the locations in the comments below.
Chinese beekeeper She Ping, 34, used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 drones, weighing over almost 100 lbs.
“I first did this at 22, just for fun and out of curiosity. Later on, I would put on the bees just for the sake of making people believe I sell actual real honey,” he told the Chongqing Evening Post.
“The last time I did this, I put on a total of 15 beehives on my body, but today I’m breaking my own record [with 28].”