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Pictures of People Around the World

Some pretty amazing pictures…

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Henk Wismans – Henk Wismans’s Photos

Henk Wismans – Henk Wismans's Photos.

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CA Bikes

CA Bikes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization built to connect individuals and communities in rural Uganda to critical health and education services by building and coordinating the distribution of locally made transport vehicles, such as bicycles, wheelchairs, and bike-ambulances. CA Bikes.

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Elephants Console Each Other | Science/AAAS | News

Elephants, both African and Asian, have long been considered empathetic animals. They help baby elephants stuck in mud holes, use their trunks to lift other elephants that are injured or dying, and even reportedly reassure distressed individual elephants with a gentle touch of their trunk. But it’s one thing to witness something that looks like…

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27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

  pretty amazing looking places… I’ll have to see a couple more. 27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die.

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| “A young woman was restrained, force-fed and…

“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing. Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise. The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included…

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Typhoon Ketsana Ondoy – The Big Picture – Boston.com

damnnnnn Typhoon Ketsana Ondoy – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

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The Russia Left Behind

Yesterday I said to Dara, we’re living like Kings and Queens here in the USA. The Russia Left Behind.  

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The Moneyless Manifesto | Mark Boyle

The Moneyless Manifesto | Mark Boyle. That we need money to live – like it or not – is a self-evident truism. Right? Not anymore. Drawing on almost three years of experience as The Moneyless Man, Mark Boyle not only demystifies money and the system that binds us to it, he also explains how liberating,…

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Kenya shopping mall attack: Four-year-old British boy freed and given Mars bar after telling armed jihadist ‘you’re a bad man’ – Africa – World – The Independent

Kenya shopping mall attack: Four-year-old British boy freed and given Mars bar after telling armed jihadist ‘you’re a bad man’ – Africa – World – The Independent. As the group turned to leave, the gunman allegedly called after them saying the jihadists only wanted to kill Kenyans and Americans, not Britons, pleaded with Amber to…

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▶ moon hoax not – YouTube

Excellent commentary to debunk on the non-moon-landing-conspiracy-theories  

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Texas town runs out of water after using it for fracking : TreeHugger

Across the south-west, residents of small communities like Barnhart are confronting the reality that something as basic as running water, as unthinking as turning on a tap, can no longer be taken for granted. Three years of drought, decades of overuse and now the oil industry’s outsize demands on water for fracking are running down…

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Monkey 24A: After 17 years of torture inside UF, he died at the gloved hands of his tormentors | The University of Florida

Humans can be assholes to animals… 🙁 Monkey 24A: After 17 years of torture inside UF, he died at the gloved hands of his tormentors | The University of Florida.

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▶ MINDDRIVE Social Fuel Tour – YouTube

great concept! ▶ MINDDRIVE Social Fuel Tour – YouTube.

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Unbelievable “nail houses” around the world

Never heard of the term “nail houses” but these people are pretty tough… In China, a "nail house" is a home whose resident refuses to leave in order to make way for new construction. Builders have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore so awesome that its almost a sculpture. Here are…

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Huashan Insane Plank Walk

Every once in a while I see this plank walk pop up on the interwebs. Crazy!!! Huashan Insane Plank Walk the Huashan plank path high up the Hua Shan mountain just outside the city Xi’an. Safety gear is obligated and advised but not checked. So you probably (understatement) should get it and check it twice!!…

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The Drone That Killed My Grandson  – NYTimes.com

l Awlaki was one of the most articulate spokespeople for the view that the United States must be destroyed. And the picture of the grandson portrayed is sympathetic, of course. via The Drone That Killed My Grandson  – NYTimes.com.

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Pig Beach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pig Beach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History[edit] The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships.[2][7] One other legend has it that the…

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Whats The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.

Whats The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS..

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The Cardboard Bike | Indiegogo

The Cardboard Bike | Indiegogo. yes no yes no… should i get one. yes no. ahhhh

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