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June 29, 2011

15 Badass Recipients Of The Dickin Medal

The Dickin Medal was established by Maria Dickin in 1943 in order to award all the animals that had fought and served the British Empire valiantly during the Second World War. Between 1943 and 1949, the medal was awarded to a total 54 animals: 32 pigeons, 18 dogs, 3 horses, and a cat. It was recently reinstated after the September 11 attacks. Here's some of the most awesome ones.

Gruesome Iowa Pork Investigation

Animal rights group Mercy for Animals continue their run of really disturbing undercover investigations. This one's a look at one of America's largest pork distributors - Select Farms, in Iowa. More info on this story at ABC News. (Via Matt)

The Dead Photos

I'm not dead yet! You will be in a minute! For the last four years, Wonford St. James has been cleverly playing dead around the world and photographing it for posterity.

45 More Photos Of The Riots In Greece

Despite massive and often violent protests against them, severe austerity measures have been passed by the Greek parliament. This paves the way for emergency bailout loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund that are intended to prevent a total collapse of Greece's economy and stabilize global markets. Here are some more photos from the ongoing riots that have erupted in the streets of Athens as a response to the painful budget cuts.

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