For years now, free little libraries have been popping up on front lawns across the country, promoting literacy and bringing communities together through a unique book sharing system. One Wichita woman, Maggie Ballard, has taken the colorful concept a step further by replacing the books with things like food, toiletries, and other necessities. Referred to as a Blessings Box, the pop-up repository invites members of the community to “take a blessing when you need one, leave [a] blessing when you can.
Just in time for Halloween, we thought we’d show you a new round of hilariously frightened faces caught on camera at Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada. (See last year’s photos here.) Though the attraction is open year-round, checking out these photos during this particular time of year makes them all the more enjoyable. Using a strobe light and a super-fast camera, an ingenious photographer had the idea of capturing people at their most terrified state.
Compared to last year’s photos, there’s just as much eye-bulging as ever before and guys are still cowering behind their braver female counterparts. My favorite photos from this set have got to the last two, where visitors, already privy to the fact that they’re going to be on camera, strike a confident post. Like a true friend, the girl in the orange hoodie (second to last pic), has no doubt lured her friends into her well-thought out “trap.”
Now here are 21 of our favorites from the latter half of 2012.