Kids At Every Income Level Were Asked To Show Their Favorite Toys, And The Result May Surprise You


Anna Rosling Rönnlund has spent the last 15 years making global public data easier to understand and use. Trying to come up with an idea that would connect with people better than colorful charts, she started Dollar Street. The initiative had a team of photographers documenting over 264 homes in 50 countries. In each home, the photographer spent a day taking pictures of up to 135 objects, like the family’s shoes, toothbrushes, or… children’s toys.

Turns out, you can paint a pretty accurate picture of how people at every income live if you pay attention to the things that their kids play with. From $45 a month households to more than $3,000, these intimate glimpses into the everyday lives of hundreds of families are eye-opening and more vivid than any graph will ever be.

“People in other cultures are often portrayed as scary or exotic,” Anna said. “This has to change. We want to show how people really live. It seemed natural to use photos as data so people can see for themselves what life looks like on different income levels. Dollar Street lets you visit many, many homes all over the world. Without traveling.” Scroll down to visit those who participated!

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In a Burkinabe home living on $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is an old tire

In a Burundian home living on $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is dried maize

In an Indian home living on $31/month per adult holding his favorite toy

In a Zimbabwean home living on $34/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made ball

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In a Haitian home living on $39/month per adult, the favorite toy car made out of recycled plastic items

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In a Zimbabwean home living on $41/month per adult, the favorite toy is a car

In a Haitian home living on $43/month per adult, the favorite toy is a hoop

In a Burkinabe home living on $45/month per adult, the favorite toy is a broken plastic doll

In a Burkinabe home living on $54/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tire

In an Ivorian home (Cote d’Ivoire) living on $61/month per adult, the favorite toy is a shoe

In an Indian home living on $65/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made cricket bat

In a Rwandan home living on $72/month per adult, the favorite toys are leaves

In a Haitian home living on $102/month per adult, the favorite toy is a handheld video game

In a Palestinian home living on $112/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic bottle

In a Colombian home living on $123/month per adult, the favorite toy is a volleyball ball

In a Nigerian home living on $124/month per adult, the favorite toys are wooden poles

In a Colombian home living on $163/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cat

In an Indian home living on $245/month per adult, the favorite toy is a toy truck

In a Jordanian home living on $249/month per adult, the favorite toys are stuffed animals

In a Rwandan home living on $251/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stick

In a Bolivian home living on $254/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed toy

In a Indian home living on $369/month per adult, the favorite toy is a call phone

In a Latvian home living on $480/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal

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In a Jordanian home living on $583/month per adult, the favorite toy is a table computer

In a American home living on $855/month per adult, the favorite toy is Lego

In a Chinese home living on $2,235/month per adult, the favorite toy is a military tank model

In a South African home living on $2,862/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal

In a Kenyan home living on $3,268/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tablet computer

In an American home living on $4,650/month per adult, the favorite toy is baseball gear

In a Jordanian home living on $7,433/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal

In a Ukrainian home living on $10,090/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal

In a Chinese home living on $10,098/month per adult, the favorite toy is stuffed animal



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Black Man Who Attended The KKK Rallies For 30 Years Made 200 Of Them Leave The Klan


Daryl Davis is a professional musician by trade, touring all over the states performing blues. However, music is not his only passion. Davis has spent over 30 years talking to and befriending the members of the Ku Klux Klan. One might ask why would a black man do that and the reason is quite simple — Davis is trying to understand the reasoning behind racism and end it not by opposing, but by listening and communicating.

His quest began when he was only 10 years old, at a scout parade, when a group of white people started throwing bottles and rocks at the only black boy in scouts group. That was the first time Davis encountered such a violent reaction and when his parents explained to him it was because of his skin color, Daryl only had one question — why? “It was inconceivable to me that someone who had never laid eyes on me, never spoken to me, knew absolutely nothing about me would want to inflict pain upon me for no other reason than the color of my skin” he explained. “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” was the question that Davis kept in his mind through the years as he studied various books on racism. But books couldn’t provide the answer, so when he grew up he decided to go and ask the people of the Ku Klux Klan.

Through 30 years Davis managed to talk 200 people to leave the KKK, as they would listen to his performances and talk to him often. One of them was Roger Kelly who was the Grand Dragon of the KKK in Maryland. Kelly became close friends with Davis, even inviting him to become his daughter’s godfather. Upon leaving the clan, Roger Kelly handed his robe to Davis. He keeps the robes as trophies and proofs that racism can be beaten. With over 3 decades of experiences, Davis has written a book “Klan-destine Relationships” as well as was the focus of “Accidental Courtesy” documentary.

Daryl Davis is a hero who managed to strip people of ignorance and ill intent with compassion and understanding, despite facing prejudice and hate just because of his skin color.

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Daryl Davis is a 60-year-old professional musician, author and actor

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He has a strange passion — he spent over 3 decades attending the KKK rallies and talking to the members

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Davis is trying to understand the reasoning behind racism and end it not by opposing, but by communicating

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His quest started when he was only 10, after being a victim of racial violence

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“How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” was the question that Davis couldn’t let go

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After years of studying books on racism, Davis decided to talk to the KKK members to find the answer

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Through 30 years Davis managed to talk 200 people to leave the KKK, including Roger Kelly who was the Grand Dragon of the KKK in Maryland

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Kelly became close friends with Davis, even inviting him to become his daughter’s godfather

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Upon leaving the clan, Roger Kelly handed his robe to Davis, which he kept as a proof that racism can be beaten

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Davis has written a book “Klan-destine Relationships” and appeared in “Accidental Courtesy” documentary

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Daryl Davis is a hero who managed to strip people of ignorance and ill intent with compassion and understanding

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Watch his TEDx talk, where Davis shares his experiences through the years



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Shocking Photos By National Geographic Reveal The Heartbreaking Scale Of Plastic Crisis


National Geographic magazine has just launched an informative and shockingly revealing campaign called Planet or Plastic? and it is something that we all need to see and learn from.

Many of us are aware that there is far too much plastic in our environment. We all feel a little guilty when throwing yet another single-use plastic wrapping straight into the trash, knowing that we are contributing to a problem that is too vast for us to truly comprehend. But what if we were faced with the horrifying consequences of our plastic addiction?

That is one of the aims of the iconic magazine’s campaign as they seek to change the ways consumers use plastic. If consumers and other like-minded organisations are able to work together to bring about a change in mindset at a fundamental level, corporations will hopefully respond to public opinion and reduce the amount of plastic they use in their products. The magazine itself is leading by example, beginning to send out their editions in paper instead of plastic. Because every change, no matter how futile it may seem, helps at some level. The campaign has identified plastic bags, bottles and straws as problematic products, and urges consumers to take a pledge to dramatically reduce their use of them by making simple conscious choices. Will you take the pledge?

These powerful and heartbreaking images vividly illustrate the damage that 9 million tonnes of plastic waste each year does to our environment and wildlife, and are the beginning of what will be a multi-year initiative to significantly reduce it. Scientists and researchers from the magazine hope to fill knowledge gaps about the long-term impacts of plastic, as it dissolves into microscopic particles that eventually enter our food chain. They also aim to gain a better understanding of its journey from the source here on land, all the way down to the deepest depths of remote ocean floors.

“For 130 years, National Geographic has documented the stories of our planet, providing audiences around the world with a window into the earth’s breathtaking beauty as well as to the threats it faces,” Gary E. Knell, CEO of National Geographic Partners, told the Daily Mail.

“Each and every day, our explorers, researchers and photographers in the field witness firsthand the devastating impact of single-use plastic on our oceans, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire.”

“Through the Planet or Plastic? initiative, we will share the stories of this growing crisis, work to address it through the latest science and research, and educate audiences around the world about how to eliminate single-use plastics and prevent them from making their way into our oceans.”

Scroll down below to see the powerful images for yourself, and check out National Geographic’s campaign here, to further educate yourself about this hugely important issue.

The new issue of National Geographic will feature a campaign about plastic waste

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Many of us are aware that there is far too much plastic in our environment

“The photographer freed this stork from a plastic bag at a landfill in Spain. One bag can kill more than once: Carcasses decay, but plastic lasts and can choke or trap again”

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We all feel a little guilty when throwing plastic straight into the trash, knowing that we are contributing to a problem that is too vast for us to truly comprehend

“Under a bridge on a branch of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh, a family removes labels from plastic bottles, sorting green from clear ones to sell to a scrap dealer. Waste pickers here average around $100 a month”

Image credits: Randy Olson / National Geographic

But what if we were faced with the horrifying consequences of our plastic addiction?

“The largest market for plastics today is packaging materials. That trash now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally—most of it never gets recycled or incinerated”

Image credits: Jayed Hasen/ National Geographic

These powerful and heartbreaking images vividly illustrate the damage that 9 million tonnes of plastic waste each year does to our environment and wildlife

“Plastic bottles choke the Cibeles fountain, outside city hall in central Madrid. An art collective called Luzinterruptus filled this and two other Madrid fountains with 60,000 discarded bottles last fall as a way of calling attention to the environmental impact of disposable plastics”

Image credits: Randy Olson/ National Geographic

That is one of the aims of the iconic magazine’s campaign as they seek to change the ways consumers use plastic

“An old plastic fishing net snares a loggerhead turtle in the Mediterranean off Spain. The turtle could stretch its neck above water to breathe but would have died had the photographer not freed it. “Ghost fishing” by derelict gear is a big threat to sea turtles”

Image credits: Jordi Chias/ National Geographic

Because every change, no matter how futile it may seem, helps at some level

“On Okinawa, Japan, a hermit crab resorts to a plastic bottle cap to protect its soft abdomen. Beachgoers collect the shells the crabs normally use, and they leave trash behind”

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The magazine itself is leading by example, beginning to send out their editions in paper instead of plastic

“To ride currents, seahorses clutch drifting seagrass or other natural debris. In the polluted waters off the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, this seahorse latched onto a plastic cotton swab—“a photo I wish didn’t exist,” says photographer Justin Hofman”

Image credits: Justin Hofman/ National Geographic

The campaign has identified plastic bags, bottles and straws as problematic products

“Around the world, nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute”

Image credits: David Higgins/ National Geographic

And urges consumers to take a pledge to dramatically reduce their use of them by making simple conscious choices

“Some animals now live in a world of plastics—like these hyenas scavenging at a landfill in Harar, Ethiopia. They listen for garbage trucks and find much of their food in trash”

Image credits: Brian Lehmann/ National Geographic

Will you take the pledge?

“Some 700 species of marine animals have been reported so far to have eaten or become entangled in plastic”

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“For 130 years, National Geographic has documented the stories of our planet, providing audiences around the world with a window into the earth’s breathtaking beauty as well as to the threats it faces”

“By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic”

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“As of 2015, more than 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste had been generated. Around 9 percent of that was recycled, 12 percent was incinerated, and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or environment”

Image credits: ABDUL HAKIM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

“Each and every day, our explorers, researchers and photographers in the field witness firsthand the devastating impact of single-use plastic on our oceans, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire”

“Just after dawn in Kalyan, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, trash pickers looking for plastics begin their daily rounds at the dump, joined by a flock of birds. In the distance, garbage trucks rolling in from the megacity traverse a garbage valley. The woman carrying the red cloth lives at the landfill”

Image credits: Randy Olson / National Geographic

“After sheets of clear plastic trash have been washed in the Buriganga River, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Noorjahan spreads them out to dry, turning them regularly— while also tending to her son, Momo. The plastic will eventually be sold to a recycler. Less than a fifth of all plastic gets recycled globally”

Image credits: Randy Olson/ National Geographic

“Colored chips of plastic—collected, washed, and sorted by hand—dry on the banks of the Buriganga. About 120,000 people work in the informal recycling industry in and around Dhaka, where 18 million inhabitants generate some 11,000 tons of waste a day”

Image credits: Randy Olson/ National Geographic

“Recology’s largest San Francisco recycling plant handles 500 to 600 tons daily. One of the few plants in the U.S. that accept shopping bags, it has more than doubled the tonnage it recycles in the past 20 years”

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“Through the Planet or Plastic? initiative, we will share the stories of this growing crisis, work to address it through the latest science and research, and educate audiences around the world about how to eliminate single-use plastics and prevent them from making their way into our oceans”

“Trucks full of plastic bottles pull into a recycling facility in Valenzuela, Philippines. The bottles were plucked from the streets of metropolitan Manila by waste pickers, who sell them to scrap dealers, who bring them here. The plastic bottles and caps will be shredded, sold up the recycling chain, and exported”

Image credits: Randy Olson/ National Geographic

Image credits: Randy Olson/ National Geographic

China is the largest producer of plastic—it accounts for more than a quarter of the global total—much of it exported to the world

Image credits: RICHARD JOHN SEYMOUR

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Watch the video below to learn more about the science of plastic

This chart illustrates the growth of plastic use throughout the years

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10+ Of The Best Responses To ‘Racist’ White Woman Calling The Cops On Black People Barbecuing


Merritt Lake in Oakland, California, has seen some crazy stuff. According to locals, creepy men are jogging there in Speedos and women are walking their cats on leashes. However, people think that a recent video by Michelle Dione has captured the weirdest incident that has ever happened there.

A white woman called the cops to stop a few black folks enjoying a BBQ. “I hear you have a problem with these gentlemen having a barbecue here at the lake. What’s going on?” Michelle asked while recording the lady. She responded that it was a non-charcoal grilling area, “It causes extra money from our city to do things when children get injured because of improperly disposed coals.” Lake Merritt has six designated barbecue zones ― three that permit charcoal grills and three that don’t. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the unidentified woman was actually correct. But it’s her attitude and the way she handled the situation that people are debating over the internet.

“I think it is really incumbent on all of us that when we call [the] police, it is for emergency purposes,” Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney said. “I want to encourage people to know when to call the police, when to raise a question of regulations with the city council, maybe there is a passive way to reach out to us.”

McElhaney claimed she is not aware of any reports of children being injured by discarded coal, but Dana Riley, a spokeswoman for Oakland’s parks department, told HuffPost that the last time they received a report of a child being burned by discarded coal at the lake was in 2015.

Eventually, Oakland police did arrive at the scene. The officers took a report, both parties claiming they were being harassed. No citations were given and no arrests were made. The group were allowed to continue the barbeque.

In response, Oakland residents held a huge cookout on the same site a few days after the controversial events. The backlash spread across the internet as well, transforming the woman into a meme. What do you think about all of this? Let us know in the comments.

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Wife Scares Husband By Telling About Gender Reveal Shoot, But Then Her Pics Take Unexpected Twist


Coming up with an adorable way to let the everyone know you’re expecting is part one. Part two is announcing the arrival of the new family member. And it’s hard to imagine a better gender reveal photo shoot than the one Carlye Allen threw her friend Joy Stone.

“Joy and her husband Brady had been searching for a rescue puppy for quite some time,” Allen told Bored Panda. “However, they couldn’t find the perfect fit for their little family.”

“One of my Facebook friends, Gracie Gonzalez, has a heart of gold,” the photographer said. “Gracie found the puppy and her four other siblings next to a railroad track. She posted a picture on her Facebook profile, and I forwarded it to my friend. It was love at first sight. Joy knew that she wanted to give the puppy a new home, but decided to keep it a secret from her husband. I drove two hours to pick up the puppy, and Joy drove hours to meet me.” The doggo was named “Rey” after the Star Wars character. The photos caught Brady completely off guard but once the emotions settled, he was delighted that Rey joined him and Joy.

“Joy and I are notorious for doing silly things together. I half-jokingly threw out the idea of having a puppy reveal photo shoot. Without hesitation, she replied with a “Dude, let’s do it.” Next thing I knew, we were in my yard trying to convince a five-pound fluffball to stay in a metal tub.”

Many photographers struggle working with animals, but for Allen it was a fun adventure. “The photoshoot wasn’t hard at all. In fact, it only took about 15 minutes,” she said. “The emotion captured between the puppy and Joy was not prompted. Joy was excited to have a new companion, and the puppy was excited to have a new mom.” The Texas-based artist even “employed” her husband! “His job was to place the puppy back in the tub whenever she jumped out. But even that wasn’t too bad. We maybe spent two or three minutes on that shot.”

“I’m a new photographer. I’ve only been doing this for about four months. While I still have SO much more to learn, one thing that I discovered early on is to close my mouth, sit back, and snap candid emotional moments. That’s what this was.”

After the photo shoot unexpectedly went viral, Carlye and Joy decided to make the most of it. “There are millions of other animals like Rey in need of food, shelter, and a loving home. We’ve partnered with a local shelter, and will be hosting “Doggie and Me” mini sessions in June. The sessions will be donation-based, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter. We want to encourage other photographers to do the same in their areas. We can make a big difference in these animals’ lives.”

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This is Joy

She finally had the precious opportunity to throw a gender reveal photo shoot

And it was a real surprise to everyone

Her friend Carlye Allen, the photographer behind the pictures, said that even her significant other knew nothing about it

“Joy <…> decided to keep it a secret from her husband”

The photos and the new family member caught him completely off-guard

Meet “Rey,” a puppy that was named after the Star Wars character

“Joy and her husband Brady had been searching for a rescue puppy for quite some time”

But when Joy met Rey, she immediately knew her search came to an end

“I half-jokingly threw out the idea of having a puppy reveal photo shoot. Without hesitation, she replied with a ‘Dude, let’s do it’”

Rey was found near a railroad track with four other siblings

But Joy and Carlye know there are many more animals in need

“We’ve partnered with a local shelter, and will be hosting “Doggie and Me” mini sessions in June. The sessions will be donation-based, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter”

“We want to encourage other photographers to do the same in their areas. We can make a big difference in these animals’ lives”

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Adidas Releases USSR Sportswear, Enrages Entire Countries


“‘Creating the New‘ is the headline for our next five-year strategic business plan,” Adidas states. However, with this clothing line the company has decided to focus on the past, rather than the future. Recently, it introduced a Soviet Union-themed jersey, mash-up jersey, layer tee, and tank dress. The designs have sparked such an outrage, it even reached a diplomatic level.

Twitter users sarcastically suggested that Adidas should create an entire line of totalitarian attire options. An online petition called it “disgusting and unacceptable,” demanding that Adidas remove all apparel with Soviet symbols from its stores. The Strategic Communication Group of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted, “Being sick with ‘imperial nostalgia’ – it still occurs. A bit surprising from the famous @adidas, though.” And Latvian member of the European Parliament, Artis Pabriks, pointed out: “Adidas are preparing for football in Russia by producing clothing with USSR symbols. Would they do it with NAZI symbols as well?”

The post-Soviet states are still recovering from the scars inflicted by the communist regime. For example, Holodomor, the famine-genocide of Ukraine, took about 4 million lives within the borders of Soviet Ukraine between 1932-1934. Also, approximately 600,000 people were deported from the Soviet-occupied Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. There were some 10 million inhabitants in the area on the eve of the Soviet occupation, so to put it into perspective, the number of Baltic prisoners would have been equal to a loss of 20 million people in the United States or 5 million in Great Britain.

To backtrack, in 2008 Herbert Hainer, CEO and Chairman of Adidas AG, said “We are well positioned with all our brands in Russia. The Adidas Group is growing so fast in this large country that it is already one of our most important markets in Europe with the potential to claim the top spot by 2010.”

Over the years, the Russia/CIS had continuously met or exceeded company expectations and was one of the most important markets for the Adidas Group. For the five years prior to 2013, the market was growing 30% to 100% a year. But the situation changed dramatically. In 2014, the Russian economy was in a tailspin due to a sharp decline in oil prices, a weak ruble, the political fallout from the forceful annexation of Crimea, Western sanctions, and inflationary pressures. A year later, the company announced it would close 200 shops across Russia because of the poor economic situation in the country and shrinking sales. Was this USSR-themed clothing line an attempt to revive the market? Or a venture to maximize Adidas’ appeal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Accused of historical insensitivity, the retailer announced it plans to stop selling Soviet sportswear. As of this article, however, it is still available for purchase.

One of the most recent Adidas clothing lines has gotten a lot of attention

For the peculiar symbols it uses

The clothes are paying homage to the Soviet Union, a regime that is responsible for some of the biggest crimes against humanity

The post-Soviet states are still recovering after the collapse of the USSR less than 30 years ago

The famine-genocide of Ukraine took about 4 million lives within the borders of Soviet Ukraine. Also, approximately 600,000 people were deported from the Soviet-occupied Baltic States

So seeing a major brand selling these clothes instantly sparked fierce reactions

Including one from the Strategic Communication Group of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

And a lot of others

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Some people are still leaving comments on the official Adidas website

Since receiving backlash the brand has announced it will be pulling of the offensive line. However, the clothes still can be bought on their website



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These 30+ Women Prove That Every Body Is A Bikini Body


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IKEA Asks People To Bully This Plant For 30 Days To See What Happens, And Results Are Eyeopening


Bully a plant, a live experiment with two IKEA plants and with thousands of children, to help to raise awareness around Anti-Bullying Day on 4th May in the Middle East.

The live experiment involved IKEA taking two of its very own plants and installing them at the school, where one plant was fed compliments and words of encouragement, while the other was verbally bullied with hateful words. The students were encouraged to record their own voices to share their love with the first plant and give words of criticism to the second, either first hand or via social media interaction. After 30 days, the results spoke for themselves – while the complimented plant continued to thrive, the bullied plant was visibly struggling, and looking dull with droopy brown leaves.

Both plants were treated strictly the same: with the same amount water. Exposed with of sunlight, water and fertiliser. The only difference being, we said words of criticism to one plant, and words of encouragement to the other, for a span of 30 days. By the end of the experiment, the impressive results spoke for themselves.

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The Shocking Difference Between Smoker’s Lungs Vs. Healthy Lungs Revealed In Eyeopening Video


As soon as you put a cigarette into your mouth, it starts killing your body. However, coughs and other warning signs often prove too mild to make smokers kick the habit. But maybe this video will help them. Amanda Eller, a nurse from North Carolina, has shared a graphic comparison between healthy lungs and those of a heavy smoker. The difference is so eye-opening, nearly 500K people have already shared the footage on Facebook.

In the video, it’s easy to tell which is which. The healthy lungs are pinky red and the those that went through a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years look like a wreck, completely destroyed in a fire. “Because these lungs are COPD, cancerous lungs, the elastance is gone, so they will stretch out but then the recoil of them just snaps right back,” a voice in the recording explained. Elastance is the ability of lungs to rebound after inhalation. Reduced elastance means the lungs are stiff and have to work way harder to bring in sufficient air, leaving its possessor breathless.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “[the] overall mortality among both male and female smokers in the United States is about three times higher than that among similar people who never smoked.” Cigarettes cause about one of every five deaths in the States each year, killing more than 480,000 people annually. However, it’s never too late. For example, quitting smoking before 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%.

More info: Facebook

A nurse from North Carolina has uploaded a graphic video that has been shared nearly 500,000 times in just a few days

Image credits: Amanda Eller

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To show the difference between the two, they inflated the healthy lungs

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And made a video, illustrating that the healthy not only look, but work properly as well

Then, it was the turn of the cancerous lungs, damaged by 20 years of smoking a pack a day

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The elastance was gone, so they would stretch out but then the recoil of them just snaps right back

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The striking difference is visible in the second video

This inspired people to share their smoking stories

While others still defended their habit

What’s your take on this? Let’s talk in the comments!



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Someone Accused Photographer Of Cultural Appropriation, Probably Wishes They Hadn’t


When a girl hired photographer Carlynne Welch to shoot her in a forest, the artist didn’t imagine the images would produce such an uproar on the internet. “I’d love to hear how this isn’t cultural appropriation,” one commenter said. To his surprise, Welch kept her cool. She delivered such a badass response, he will definitely think twice before accusing someone without knowing the context in the future.

“I approached this shoot with the intention of doing something respectful, beautiful, and with honor, so I took every step I could to make sure I had my bases covered” the Cincinnati-based artist wrote. “Everyone is constantly offended by EVERYTHING and the last thing I want to do is risk my company that I’ve spent 18 years building on a shoot that will get me publicly roasted.” Scroll down to check out how everything unfolded and learn why the cultural side of the shoot is more of an appreciation than an appropriation.

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It all started when a photographer posted a photoshoot she did 3 years ago of a girl in an Indian outfit

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But soon the images went public, they caused an uproar on the internet

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When people asked Carlynne for more details, she responded with this message

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After the story broke, people were quick to share their personal opinions as well

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