Photo of the Day: Navy Aircraft Carrier Passes Through Rainbow

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And then it rained Skittles, and they all rejoiced.

Navy photographer Ignacio Perez captured the above image Tuesday of the USS John C. Stennis passing through a rainbow in the Pacific Ocean.

“As a photographer I am used to documenting operational events like aircraft launches and recoveries,” he told CNN. “But when I saw the rainbow I was excited because it was different. I knew the odds of the ship passing near another rainbow were pretty slim.”

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Photographer Sandro Miller Recreates Iconic Portraits With John Malkovich as the Subject

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We've All Been There: The Son of a Secret Service Agent Gloriously Faceplants on the President's Couch

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Retro Future of the Day: This Might be the World's First Photographed Selfie

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This shot of five photographers (remember when that was a profession that only a few could enter?) on a New York City rooftop in 1920 might be the earliest instance we have of what would be considered a modern selfie. Self-referential meta-photography was born with the selfie itself, apparently, as there's also a shot of the photo being made:

Humanity of the Day: 'What I Be' Project Reveals Insecurities With Remarkable Photography

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Modern Methods of the Day: Crime Prevention from Eyeball Reflections

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A demonstration of a recent study has shown that people can be identified from the reflection of they human eye's pupil in photographs. The study showed that individuals could be identified correctly 71 percent of the time by those unfamiliar with the faces. For those familiar with the faces, the individuals could be identified correctly 84 percent of the time. The study was conducted by Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York and by Christie Kerr of the University of Glasgow.

Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: A Second of Carefreeness

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Twenty cancer patients were invited to receive full makeovers that included hair and makeup. They were asked to keep their eyes shut through the transformation, and sit in front of a one way mirror. A photographer prepped on the other side of that mirror when they open their eyes, and what he captures is an amazing reaction that, if only for a brief moment, takes them out of the pain and suffering that cancer brings to their lives.