Chinese mother in the 1940s, collecting wild herbs to make meals
THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD [1958-1961]: An estimated 20-30 million starved to death. The worst in 1960, when even rats were dying of starvation and cannibalism was widely reported.
Here’s the time-driven circle of pain experienced by the magician/endurance artist David Blaine as he attempted to hold his breath for longer than anyone else ever had. I particularly love the emphatic warning, “do NOT try this at home,” like anyone else would actually try to do this. …thanks to artists Karin Hueck & Rafael Quick, as well as the editors at Superinteressante.