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A stunning image of a young polar bear drifting to sleep on an iceberg, by British amateur photographer Nima Sarikhani, has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.

"His thought-provoking image is a stark reminder of the integral bond between an animal and its habitat and serves as a visual representation of the detrimental impacts of climate warming and habitat loss."
bbc.com/news/in-pictures-68215

February 08, 2024
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Fifty years of the iconic Volkswagen Golf!
Unlike its venerable predecessor, the VW Beetle, the Golf adopted a front-mounted engine and transmission instead of a rear-mounted one, but it was also a much more practical concept than the Beetle; it was much more dynamic as well. To top it all off, the Golf had a very successful aesthetic, designed by prestigious Italian stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro.
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December 01, 2023
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The United States sells by far the most soft drinks of any country in the world.
According to estimates revenue will hit €308 billion this year. In second place, and trailing a long way behind, comes China with €30 billion in expected sales this year, followed by the United Kingdom with €35 billion.

July 14, 2023
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Talking about population density.
Bangladesh has a population of 165.9 million folk all in that small sprinkle next to India.
Russia, stretching out over 11 (!!!) time-zones has a population of 143.9 million people.

July 14, 2023
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The world's most spoken languages in 2023.
(Languages with at least 50 million first-language speakers)

July 13, 2023
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Share of population with drug use disorders, 2019
Drug dependence is defined by the International Classification of Diseases as the presence of three or more indicators of dependence for at least a month within the previous year.
Drug dependency includes all illicit drugs and excludes alcohol and tobacco.

July 13, 2023
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Do you call it tea or chai?
Depends on how it got to you:

July 13, 2023
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“We now believe that our CEO S. Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost,” OceanGate said in a statement.
“These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone.”
r.sa-seo.com/titan

June 22, 2023
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Get rid of section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code!
Any of the bigger media companies make BILLIONS partially of the lies they help spreading.
They have/make enough funds to hire, if necessary, 10,000's of fact checkers and moderators.
These days you can say pretty much anything on social media without any real flashback.
The flow of information and viral content is so fast so media Inc's just have to invest in their platform to keep up....

May 08, 2023
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Defund billionaires....
Or even better: Tax billionaires.
To provide some context:
The US not-for-profit news organization clashed with the social media platform over its decision to describe the outlet as "government-funded media".
The post below was the reaction from manbaby Elon Musk.
He likes to dish out but has a thin skin facing different opinions

April 13, 2023
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Boycott Pernod Richard and all it's products!
No more Vodka for the editor here
The French liquor giant Pernod Richard has decided to re-enter the Russian market. By doing so they doing business with a rouge state creating tax revenue and support the rape or women the beheading of prisoners and the theft of children.

The company owns:
Ballantine's
Chivas Regal
Jameson
Absolut Vodka
Wyborowa
Beefeater
Havana Club
Kahlúa
Malibu
Minttu

April 13, 2023
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Incidence of venomous animal contact, 1990 to 2019
Age-standardized incidence of a venomous animal contact, measured as the number of instances of venomous animal contact per 100,000 individuals.
Venomous animals include all animals which deliver toxins as venom through a bite or sting.
Interesting to see a very similar spike in 2 neighboring countries, USA and Mexico
wwwizzards.com/venomous

April 04, 2023
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Proponents of continued military aid to Kyiv say it’s a cut-rate investment for security while others wonder whether the cost is worth it.
We look at how much the biggest suppliers spent on military aid to Ukraine as a percentage of their defense budgets last year.
Attention: The % are from the defense budget of respective countries, not the complete budget.
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March 01, 2023
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China calls for Russia-Ukraine war cease-fire.
"Respecting the sovereignty of all countries. Universally recognized international law, including the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, must be strictly observed. The sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries must be effectively upheld. All countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, are equal members of the international community.
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February 24, 2023
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On the eve of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, roughly three-quarters of UN member states endorsed a resolution calling for "just and lasting" peace. South Africa and India were among the major abstentions.
When it comes to international law the Taliban are more decent than the governments of India and South Africa...
In favour: 141
Against: 7
Abstentions: 32

February 23, 2023
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A 1.5m metal sphere mysteriously washed up on the shore in a coastal town in Japan…
…and no one knows what it is
‘only that it isn’t about to explode’

February 22, 2023
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Map of the USA, color coded by human development index score
(life expectancy, education, per capita income, etc)

February 22, 2023
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Felines are one of the families of mammals most frequently depicted in books and films, as well as one of the most feared and loved. Do you think you know all about cats? You’ll be astonished by these animals’ characteristics!
There are 38 feline species on Earth. Apart from the domestic cat, the best known are the big cats such as lions, tigers and panthers. Yet there is a huge diversity of feline species, including the more “discreet” and often smaller species.
wwwizzards.com/felines

February 20, 2023
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Best US president of our lifetime!!

Former US President Jimmy Carter will begin receiving hospice care, according to a statement from The Carter Center on Saturday.

After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention the statement said.

February 18, 2023