The Week: Most Recent from Lauren Hansenhttp://theweek.com/editor/articles/lauren-hansenMost recent posts.en-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:37:00 -0400http://theweek.comhttp://theweek.com/images/logo_theweek.pngMost Recent from Lauren Hansen from THE WEEKFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:37:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/270581/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/270581/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0127/63720_article_main/w/240/h/300/dawali.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> Widows light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the Yamuna River, in India, as part of Diwali celebrations. | (<em>REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Yodimiler Arias, 8, stands with other young wrestlers as they listen to instructions from their teacher, in a park in Old Havana, Cuba. | (<em>AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Moonlight splashes across the snow-covered Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers in Pakistan, near K2, the world's second-highest mountain. | (<em>REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />An Ocean Spray employee shows off a handful of cranberries from a promotional cranberry...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/270581/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:37:00 -0400This week I learned the surprisingly dark origins of the Nobel Prize, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/270481/this-week-i-learned-the-surprisingly-dark-origins-of-the-nobel-prize-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/270481/this-week-i-learned-the-surprisingly-dark-origins-of-the-nobel-prize-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0127/63702_article_main/w/240/h/300/alfred-nobel-prize.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173550682%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-9Wopf&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>How the Nobel Prize was born: A surprising story of bad journalism, existential guilt, and dynamite <em>(Brain Pickings)</em></p><p>1 in 3 Americans are on file in the FBI's criminal database <em>(Factually)</em></p><p>The FBI investigated the song 'Louie Louie' for two years <em>(Smithsonian.com)</em></p><p>A U.S. court thinks the most famous song in history might be stolen <em>(Mic.com)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>Stop hating on cyclists</li><li>Why do fake numbers start with 555?</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>The Machine</em></li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes...</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/270481/this-week-i-learned-the-surprisingly-dark-origins-of-the-nobel-prize-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/270112/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/270112/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0127/63523_article_main/w/240/h/300/taiwans-national-day.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> Visitors take in the autumn foliage at the Westonbirt Arboretum in England. | (<em>REUTERS/Toby Melville</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A herd of elephants confronts a hippopotamus at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. | (<em>REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />An army nurse crosses her hands during an Ebola treatment protocol demonstration, at Bundeswehr Clinic, in Koblenz, Germany. | (<em>REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, stands with her father Ziauddin after speaking at Birmingham Library in England. | (<em>REUTERS/Darren Staples</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A lone swimmer stands...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/270112/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:01:00 -0400This week I learned why toothpaste and OJ don't mix, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/270037/this-week-i-learned-why-toothpaste-and-oj-dont-mix-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/270037/this-week-i-learned-why-toothpaste-and-oj-dont-mix-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0127/63504_article_main/w/240/h/300/toothpaste-vs-orange-juice.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172488128%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-o2dJd&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>Why toothpaste makes orange juice taste so weird <em>(Science of Us)</em></p><p>How flies are responsible for beer's tasty, fruity smells <em>(Popular Science)</em></p><p>Elephants can sense rain storms from 150 miles away <em>(Factually)</em></p><p>Extinct giant kangaroos didn't hop, they walked <em>(New Scientist)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>Maybe climate change needs a great pop song</li><li>Where did the word 'dude' come from?</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>The Stuff</em></li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.*</strong></p><p >(<em>Photo courtesy Emory Allen...</em></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/270037/this-week-i-learned-why-toothpaste-and-oj-dont-mix-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:34:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/269694/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/269694/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63354_article_main/w/240/h/300/sunset.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> People ride a Ferris wheel at an amusement park as they celebrate the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Sidon, Lebanon. | (<em>REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A dog peers down the aisle as owners and their pets attend a mass honoring Saint Francis of Assisi (the patron saint of animals) in Nice, France. | (<em>REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />People walk the stairs of an overpass decorated with posters of Bolivia's President Evo Morales in La Paz. | (<em>AP Photo/Enric Marti</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Switzerland's Ilaria Kaeslin leaps from the uneven bars as she competes in the women's qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/269694/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:41:00 -0400This week I learned how the 'man in the moon' got up there, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/269580/this-week-i-learned-how-the-man-in-the-moon-got-up-there-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/269580/this-week-i-learned-how-the-man-in-the-moon-got-up-there-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63343_article_main/w/240/h/300/moon-in-the-moon.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171412018&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>The 'man in the moon' may have been created by a massive volcano <em>(The Week)</em></p><p>Contact lenses used to be made out of glass <em>(Paleofuture)</em></p><p>The president was afraid of the first White House light switches in 1891 <em>(Factually)</em></p><p>Study: main ingredient found in beer can help improve memory <em>(CBS Seattle)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>How to stop misogynists from terrorizing the world of gamers</li><li>Why it's difficult to tell a Californian accent from a Canadian one</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Enemy</em></li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini...</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/269580/this-week-i-learned-how-the-man-in-the-moon-got-up-there-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:19:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/269265/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/269265/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63197_article_main/w/240/h/300/cattle.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> Cattle rest under a setting sun on the Great Hungarian Plain in Hortobagy, east of Budapest. | (<em>REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Luke Gregerson sits in the dugout as Kansas City Royals fans celebrate above him after Oakland lost 9-8 in the American League wild-card playoff game. | (<em>AP Photo/Jeff Roberson</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />An Aurora Borealis dances over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway. | (<em>REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />An Indian woman carries her son along the banks of the River Tawi in Jammu, India. | (<em>AP Photo/Channi Anand</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Postman Fiete...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/269265/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:33:00 -0400This week I learned why some people actually like to be scared, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/269168/this-week-i-learned-why-some-people-actually-like-to-be-scared-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/269168/this-week-i-learned-why-some-people-actually-like-to-be-scared-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63153_article_main/w/240/h/300/scared.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170380093%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-Sh2C0&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>Why do some brains enjoy fear <em>(The Atlantic)</em></p><p>The bizarre musical instruments behind classic sci-fi movie sounds <em>(io9)</em></p><p>Winnipeg the bear statue <em>(Atlas Obscura)</em></p><p>Australia took Kangaroos as mascots to World War I <em>(Factually)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>Give your wardrobe a high-tech upgrade with these 3 wearable innovations</li><li>The true origin story of the football huddle</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Spring Breakers</em> </li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.*</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/269168/this-week-i-learned-why-some-people-actually-like-to-be-scared-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0400Give your wardrobe a high-tech upgrade with these 3 wearable innovationshttp://theweek.com/article/index/269083/give-your-wardrobe-a-high-tech-upgrade-with-these-3-wearable-innovationshttp://theweek.com/article/index/269083/give-your-wardrobe-a-high-tech-upgrade-with-these-3-wearable-innovations<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63114_article_main/w/240/h/300/lechalsnbspsmart-shoe.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170236811%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-933df&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p>Read about the innovations mentioned, and more.</p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>The true origin story of the football huddle</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Spring Breakers</em></li><li>This week I learned that avocados should be extinct, and more</li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.*</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/269083/give-your-wardrobe-a-high-tech-upgrade-with-these-3-wearable-innovations">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:01:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268865/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268865/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0126/63022_article_main/w/240/h/300/best-photojournalism.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> Women rehearse the "garba" dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad, India. | (<em>REUTERS/Amit Dave</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />The Macau synchronized swimming team competes in the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon, South Korea. | (<em>REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A Palestinian boy stands before burning tires following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom. | (<em>REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Kamina, a baby Western Lowland gorilla, arrives in Cincinnati by private plane. The Cincinnati Zoo adopted Kamina from the Oklahoma City Zoo, after her mother shunned her and the Oklahoma...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268865/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:05:00 -0400This week I learned that avocados should be extinct, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/268780/this-week-i-learned-that-avocados-should-be-extinct-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/268780/this-week-i-learned-that-avocados-should-be-extinct-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62989_article_main/w/240/h/300/avocado.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169380363%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-X8McH&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>A ghost of evolution: the curious case of the avocado, which should be extinct but still exists <em>(Brain Pickings)</em></p><p>The movie that accurately predicted the future of technology <em>(Popular Mechanics)</em></p><p>Melody for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was taken from a drinking song <em>(Today I Found Out)</em></p><p>Who wrote chopsticks? <em>(Mental Floss)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>Life advice for my sons</li><li>How Harry Houdini escaped death</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Grosse Pointe Blank</em></li></ul><p> </p><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and...</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268780/this-week-i-learned-that-avocados-should-be-extinct-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0400Watch Liam Neeson play the exact same vengeful hero in 8 different movieshttp://theweek.com/article/index/268627/watch-liam-neeson-play-the-exact-same-vengeful-hero-in-8-different-movieshttp://theweek.com/article/index/268627/watch-liam-neeson-play-the-exact-same-vengeful-hero-in-8-different-movies<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62912_article_main/w/240/h/300/liam-neeson.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NPcTufstM7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p> </p><p><strong>For more of <em>The Week</em>'s videos, subscribe to our YouTube page.</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268627/watch-liam-neeson-play-the-exact-same-vengeful-hero-in-8-different-movies">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:25:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268481/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268481/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62846_article_main/w/240/h/300/california-wildfire.jpg?209" /></P><center><br /> A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by ISIS, near Mosul, Iraq. (<em>REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah</em>) <br /><br /><br /> <br /> Hurricane Odile approaches Los Cabos, Mexico. (<em>AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano</em>) <br /><br /><br /> &ldquo;&rdquo;<br />A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a blaze burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California. (<em>REUTERS/Noah Berger</em>)</center><center><br /><br /><br /> <br /> A Pakistani man looks at a sack of relief goods dropped from a helicopter in the flooded village of Multan district, Pakistan. (<em>AP Photo/Mansoor Abba</em>s) <br /><br /><br /> <br /> Pennsylvania State Police salute during a procession for a slain officer in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (<em>REUTERS...</em></center> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268481/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0400This week I learned the meteor that doomed the dinos gave us seasonal trees, and morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/268384/this-week-i-learned-the-meteor-that-doomed-the-dinos-gave-us-seasonal-trees-and-morehttp://theweek.com/article/index/268384/this-week-i-learned-the-meteor-that-doomed-the-dinos-gave-us-seasonal-trees-and-more<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62819_article_main/w/240/h/300/this-week.jpg?209" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/168353526%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-sSHlm&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p><strong>Read more about the facts mentioned:</strong></p><p>What doomed the dinosaurs also shaped Earth's plant life <em>(Popular Mechanics)</em></p><p>Why are clams so damn happy <em>(Priceonomics)</em></p><p>"Carrots improve your vision" is a WWII lie <em>(Factually)</em></p><p>Your call is important to us <em>(Slate)</em></p><p><strong>Listen to more of</strong> <strong><em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts</strong>:</p><ul><li>Meet the Mariah Carey of bats</li><li>How likely is the next global pandemic?</li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Veronica Mars</em></li></ul><p ><strong>*You can also find <em>The Week</em>'s mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.*</strong></p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268384/this-week-i-learned-the-meteor-that-doomed-the-dinos-gave-us-seasonal-trees-and-more">More</a>By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:56:00 -0400The tiny Russian village where everyone's a tightrope walkerhttp://theweek.com/article/index/267810/the-tiny-russian-village-where-everyones-a-tightrope-walkerhttp://theweek.com/article/index/267810/the-tiny-russian-village-where-everyones-a-tightrope-walker<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62707_article_main/w/240/h/300/tightrope-walker.jpg?209" /></P><p>Tucked away in Russia's southern mountains, there is a village called Tsovkra-1. In many ways, the little hamlet is like so many others scattered across the remote region. The villagers face harsh winters, tough days of working the unforgiving land, and young people leaving the mountains for the promise of big-city adventures.</p><p>Those who remain in Tsovkra-1, though, do have one unique claim to fame. Nearly every single able-bodied villager can walk the tightrope.</p><p ><br />(<em>REUTERS/Thomas Peter</em>)</p><p><br />While no one in Tsovkra-1 knows exactly how the tradition began, the most popular story is that more than 100...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/267810/the-tiny-russian-village-where-everyones-a-tightrope-walker">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:19:00 -0400The week's best photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268044/the-weeks-best-photojournalismhttp://theweek.com/article/index/268044/the-weeks-best-photojournalism<img src="https://7e8c.https.cdn.softlayer.net/807E8C/origin.theweek.com/img/dir_0125/62662_article_main/w/240/h/300/tiger-dance-india.jpg?209" /></P><p ><br /> Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev looks out of the Soyuz TMA-12M space capsule shortly after landing southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. | (<em>REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A worker carries a basket of rocks across a hill in Kathmandu. | (<em>REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A rabbit leaps over obstacles during the Kaninhop (rabbit-jumping) competition in Weissenbrunn vorm Wald, Germany. | (<em>AP Photo/Jens Meyer</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A temple peeks out from the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, in the Kashmir valley. | (<em>REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Members of Italy's "flagwavers" perform on the final day of the...</p> <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/268044/the-weeks-best-photojournalism">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:01:00 -0400