The Corpus Callosum

Ironic Randomness

Next to the headline “Corporate America Braces for Market
Fallout,” is
a photo, selected at random, of a guy diving in front of some
skyscrapers.

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It is not intended as an illustration for the article, but at first
glance it appears to be.

The actual photo is less alarming, when you can see the full context:



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Su Qingliang, 58, dives into the Huanghai Sea as he
performs in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province August 15, 2007. Su
and four other people are planning to celebrate the Beijing 2008
Olympic Games by diving 208 times each into the Huanghai Sea on August
8, 2008, the day of the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games,
local media reported. 

REUTERS/Stringer Shanghai