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Three years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the nuclear disaster that followed, killing 19,000 people and displacing more than 300,000, the photographer Bosnian, Damir Sagolj , returned to the region to document the lives of those affected by the tragedy. Even today, tens of thousands of survivors living in temporary shelters. The area around the nuclear power plant is still very contaminated by radiation so that residents can return permanently to their homes, but can only do a few short visits.
If you have ever watched an American movie, you will almost certainly have seen this bridge. Or maybe you are lucky enough to visit it? Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to the north of the San Francisco Peninsula and southern Marin County, near the suburb of Sausalito, - one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge was started in 1933 and it was inaugurated in 1937. He has long held the record as the longest bridge in the world until it was surpassed in 1964.
However, this bridge has earned a notorious suicide favorite place. For more than seven decades of the bridge according to unofficial data, more than 1,200 people to commit suicide by jumping into the water with him (the official tally was discontinued in 1995, when the number of suicides exceeded 1000). 1995 turned out to be some kind of a record 45 suicides - more than in any previous three years since opening. In 2006, 34 were found suicide jumped off a bridge. In addition, four suicide seen, but bodies were not found. "Record" number of suicides within one month, occurred in August 2013 - 10 cases.
Sometimes rescuers manage to prevent suicide. California Patrol takes a year from the bridge an average of 70 potential suicides. In addition, some already manages to pull out of the water, but their condition is pitiable. The fact that the fall from the bridge is 4 seconds and the body has time to get up to speed 142 km / h, which is deadly. Most survivors die from internal injuries or supercooling because the water in the river falls to +8 degrees Celsius.
As of 2006, all springing from the bridge with only 26 people survived. They managed to stay alive, as they enter the water feet first. But still suffered multiple internal injuries and broken bones. However, there are unique cases where suicide themselves save their lives. In 1979, for example, the young man jumped off a bridge, but it suddenly woke up craving for life, and he swam to shore and even he came to the hospital. Collision with the water surface it cracked several vertebrae, but life was saved. In 1985, a bridge leaped 16-year-old, but once with cold water, he also changed his mind and somehow swam to shore on their own. They say the first words that he said, out of the water, were: "I can not do anything, as it should." There were also more sombre occasions. Girl from California jumped from the bridge twice. The first time, in 1988, she was rescued, hospitalized. But, after the trauma, she tried again, and this time her jump ended in death.
In April 2011, another teenage girl decided to make a fatal jump from a height of 61 meters. She had been in the icy water for 20 minutes, was rescued and admitted to a nearby hospital.
Since 2000, discussed various methods of reducing the number of suicides. It was suggested several ideas, including closing the passage for pedestrians at night. On the other hand, nothing prevents suicide arrive by car. Another suggestion - electronic gates, tracking routes. Finally, a proposal was made to erect an anti-suicide fencing.
Third of all waste that we throw in a landfill - is from food packaging: boxes, bags and wraps. Most of them are bright, but absolutely useless things on which we are eager to get rid.
But packaging can be quite different - useful and facilitate people's lives. Examples of such a package in this collection.
Bottle of ice
Refreshing summer drinks with ice become relevant than ever. That's just the ice can not find everywhere and always. Coca-Cola has solved this problem cardinally - spilled his drink in a bottle of ice. For reasons of hygiene and to avoid frostbitten fingers on the ice container is put on a red bracelet with logo Coca-Cola.
Folding packaging for sandwiches
Concertina packing Eat & Go - this is student work Gambarian Olga, Diana Gibadullina, Kishchenko Alexander, Andronicus runners. Very convenient to eat on the go - wrap decreases as the disappearance of the content.
Bank-bowl for chips
Designer Dohyuk Kwon figured out how to get chips from the bottom of the cylindrical can. Not to tilt the container when the chips have reached a critical level to which it is impossible to reach, he proposed to transform the bank into a bowl. After removal of the tightening element cylinder made of compressed paper, upgraded in curly dishes.
Japanese design agency To-Genkyo developed innovative tags for meat products. They show the buyer the freshness of a product. Tags change color depending on the meat products emitted ammonia. With their help it is easy to determine how fresh goods lying on the counter.
Company The Deli Garage released Parmesan cheese in the form of pencils of three pieces per pack with rods of different flavors - truffle, pesto and chilli. Sharpener, with which you can grate cheese directly on the plate attached. Measurement scale on the package tells how much cheese to add to this or that dish, and how many calories are in each of them.
Portion packaging oils and wooden knife "2 in 1" from designer Yeongkeun. Convenient to use on the road.
Do not need to look painfully end of the tape and try to pick up his fingernail. With this package easy to find and mark the cut edge. However, in mass production, this idea has not yet gone.
"Anti" for lunch bags
If you are worried for the safety of your sandwiches in the office fridge, you can pack them in bags "with mold." Not salable will not cause appetite colleagues. Clever packaging invented engineer and designer Sherwood Forli from Los Angeles.
Jar with two lids
Another invention Sherwood Forli. In such an economic package droplets jam or mustard will not remain at the bottom.
Cut cheese slices neat - great art, this subservient aces. The package of cheese «Captain John» Galim Akhmetzyanova designers and Paul Tchouikina embedded knife. Small propeller rotation and cheese cut into thin slices.
Package-ball for tofu or Japanese puddings made of an elastic material that is easy to resize. One has only to pierce with a toothpick packaging - and from it will be only a small piece of rubber.
That would be all the seeds and nuts sold in such. That was where to put the husk.
Holder «Take out» from Canada came up with designer Melissa Kluter. It is made of cardboard glueless method. From hot cup holder is easy to carry with one hand without fear of getting burned. In addition, the holder has special holes for molds with cream.
Tutu against smoking
Sinister and simple concept - a cigarette package in the form of a coffin. The authors believe that this package can be an alternative to the inscriptions "Smoking kills" and frightening pictures. Design tobacco company RJ Reynolds.
Naoto Fukasawa Japanese designer has created the packaging for juice, fruit peel mimics. Understanding without unnecessary printing.