Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.



Nguyen Ngoc Lon raised his arm and shot Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head, went to reporters and told them: "These people kill a lot of our people, and I think Buddha forgives me." will do it".


Captured by NBC TV cameras and AP photographer Eddie Adams, the photograph and film footage shone around the world and quickly became a symbol of the brutality of the Vietnam War.


The photo of Eddie Adams was particularly striking, as the frozen moments almost occur at the moment of death. Split into a second after the trigger is pulled, Lem's final expression is one of pain as the bullet leaves his head. A closer look at the picture shows that the bullet is coming out of his skull. GIF (Graphic Images!) from exec.