Monthly Archives: October 2019

Fascinating Infographic Shows The Ways That A Cat’s Purr Are Good For You

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Do you find the sound of a cat purring oddly soothing? Many people assume the feeling is associated with the perceived contentment and wellbeing of the cat – but there’s actually more to it than that. Scientific evidence suggests that purring can be beneficial to the owner, as well as the kitty.

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How so? Well, it’s all to do with the frequency, which is, coincidentally, in the same range used in vibrational therapies to promote tissue regeneration.
Vibrational therapy helps bones and muscles to strengthen by reinforcing themselves and adding muscle. Theoretically then, the low-frequency vibrations emitted from a cat’s purr can help a person sitting close by to heal. Amazing, isn’t it?
Gemma Busquets, a freelance designer/art director from Barcelona, was so intrigued upon discovering this fact that she decided to use her skills to create a fascinating infographic about it.

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“I choose this particular project because yes, you guessed it, I love cats,” Gemma told Bored Panda.
“I’ve shared my life with a cat for 9 years. During research about cat facts I found out they create vibrations within a range known to be medically therapeutic and I thought I had to spread the word about such a cool thing. So I visualized the information in a format (an infographic) that I thought more people would get drawn to.”

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Gemma, who specializes in digital experiences and infographics, enjoys adding plenty of art and illustrations in her projects is also passionate about typography, so these are two things that feature prominently in her work. “I’m also a teacher and the director of a Master’s Degree in Infographics and Data Visualization at Bau, the coolest design university here in Barcelona,” she told us.
It has long been thought that owning a pet is beneficial to a person’s health, with a more active lifestyle and the relief of stress the most commonly cited positive aspects. But it is only now that more specific areas in the pet/human relationship are beginning to be better understood.
Previously believed to be purely a means of feline communication, recent work by Elizabeth von Muggenthaler, Karen Overall, and others has led to a better understanding of the purpose of the purr.
“It’s likely that purring has communication, appeasement, and healing properties,” Gary Weitzman, veterinarian and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, said in an article with the BBC.
What do you think? Did you know about the healing properties of the purr? Do you feel soothed and happy around a purring kitty? Let us know in the comments below!


Guy Tries Selling His Grandfather’s Tools To Pay For Mom’s Cancer Treatment, People Don’t Let Him

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It’s a sad state of affairs when someone needs to resort to selling precious family heirlooms to fund their parent’s life-saving medical care, and we need to write articles celebrating the kindness of strangers that pitched in to help them.

But that’s where we are in 2019. Sure, people are awesome – the way a community can rally to help out one of its members is wholesome and beautiful and shows the very best of our humanity. We are by nature social, empathetic animals and we will continue to look out for each other in a society that is increasingly individualistic, selfish and competitive.

This story is a timely reminder of this. Redditor u/MrElonMusk420 found himself in a desperate situation, needing to urgently raise funds for his mom’s medicine.
The poor woman has not only had to suffer through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis and months of brutal chemo, but she’s had to drain her life savings to fund her own care. So now she’s broke, too.

Her son is humble and enterprising and is obviously doing his best to help his mom get through this. I’m sure his grandfather would be proud of him!

Although it sucks to have to give up a treasured family memory like this, needs must when the devil drives. Sadly, in America, nobody else is going to help.
No money? No care.
 

In the absence of a humane healthcare system, it is up to small communities like this to look after themselves. The response to this desperate son’s post was wonderfully affirming and left him in floods of gratitude tears.

Beautiful or what? Mr. Elon left an emotional update on the situation later on

The whole story is a bittersweet reminder of the current state of affairs. Humans are intrinsically awesome and we are still more than capable of organizing ourselves as a community to help out those in need. But why does it need to come to this? Crowdfunded life-saving medical care should not become the norm in any developed nation.
Surely the safety net should be much, much higher than a knife swap group on Reddit?
Here’s what people had to say about the heartwarming story


Foster Kitty Gives The Cutest Smile During A Photoshoot And It Takes Over The Internet

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Even though she’s just starting her life, Blossom the kitty has endured a lot. However, the cutie hasn’t lost her spirit. Recently, Blossom gave her foster mother, Lauren Boutz, such an adorable thank-you smile, Lauren couldn’t resist photographing it.
After Boutz uploaded the pics online, it turned out that Blossom’s smile was also contagious. The whole internet caught it. Over 72K people liked the pics and over 217K shared them on Facebook, spreading the love even more.
“I foster kittens for the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department,” Lauren wrote. The gals in the photos are her Powerpurr Girls: Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. “They’re about 5 weeks old now.”
More info: Facebook | Instagram

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Powerpurr Girls posing for a Halloween shoot

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People immediately fell in love with the adorable furballs


45 Creative Halloween Decorations That Are So Good, There’s Almost No Competition

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Halloween can be expressed as a mathematical equation. Much like the Powerpuff Girls, Halloween is made up of three parts (plus an accidentally-added extra ingredient to the concoction — Chemical X). First, there are the costumes — not much of a holiday without pretending to be courageous heroes and nefarious villains! Next, of course, there’s the candy. Delicious. Sweet. Deliciously sweet. Finally, there are the spooky decorations, without which Halloween would be just another cosplay party where we binge on chocolate.
In the final rush towards Halloween, Bored Panda brings you the most creative, the most original, the very best decorations to show you how some people go all-out for the scariest of nights! Upvote your fave decorations and share the link with your friends and family for some inspiration that doesn’t revolve around carving pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns.
Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the foremost expert on Halloween on Earth, author Lesley Bannatyne. We talked to her about the meaning of Halloween and how it can be as much about silliness and having fun as it is about seriousness and darkness.#1 My Neighbor’s Only Halloween DecorationImage credits: FinishedTitan#2 This Full-Sized Dragon Decoration Someone Put On Their House For HalloweenImage credits: schwandt#3 Great Decoration For Dia De Muertos In MéxicoImage credits: apolion44Successful decorations are those that make you stop in your tracks and do a double take. Whether it’s a giant dragon, a massive guillotine, or a ‘body’ trapped underneath a garage door, we can’t help ourselves being fascinated by what’s gory and unexpected. We just wish we thought of some of these ourselves.Bored Panda talked to Halloween expert Bannatyne about what her interpretation of the holiday is: whether it’s gritty and dark owing to its history, or something else entirely.“Halloween’s never been dark for me. If anything, Halloween has always brought a little light to the darkness,” Bannatyne proclaimed.#4 Part Of The Halloween Display My Wife And Kids Put TogetherImage credits: Dilligaf_Bazinga#5 First Halloween In Our New Home! Sorry, Neighbors, We’re That HouseImage credits: CaseByCase#6 A Restaurant In My Town Dressed Up For Halloween Ghost Busters StyleImage credits: denrae-“We impersonate the things we’re scared of or try to meet them face to face in a haunted attraction or cornfield. I heard Joe Hill once talk about his horror writing, saying: ‘You kick the darkness until it bleeds light.’ That’s how I think of Halloween,” she explained.#7 IT Department’s DecorationImage credits: slibberden#8 Making The Best Out Of A Bad SituationImage credits: Whoshabooboo#9 I Made This For HalloweenImage credits: spongejr12Bannatyne went into detail about the essence of what Halloween is all about: “At its core, Halloween was a warning.“Two thousand years ago, people in northwestern Europe gathered together, brought their animals to shelter, and prepared for the deathly, dangerous season of cold and dark.“Today, in parts of the country [the United States] that have a cold season, Halloween’s the last outdoor hurrah, a big blast of fun, like opening the fireplugs one last time before we go back inside and wait for spring.”#10 DIY Halloween DecorationsImage credits: MapleGlazedMoose#11 Scary Homemade Halloween DecorationsImage credits: Allypent#12 Our Office Party Planning Committee May Have Gone A Bit Overboard This YearImage credits: steelerchief#13 We Decorated The Truck For HalloweenImage credits: dt_jenny#14 Made This For Our YardImage credits: flimflamwhizbang#15 My Neighbor’s Halloween DecorationImage credits: WhatsRightWhatsLeft#16 Simple, But EffectiveImage credits: jbpawlak#17 I Think My Neighbor Won The Halloween Decor Contests Even Though There Wasn’t OneImage credits: mzol14#18 She Wins HalloweenImage credits: djeclipz#19 Our Neighborhood Really Loves HalloweenImage credits: chocolate_babies#20 Homemade Halloween Witch DecorationImage credits: hunterschmidt0455772#21 House Set Up In My NeighborhoodImage credits: chaos_ensued#22 My Friend’s Decorations To Celebrate Halloween And The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatle’s “Abbey Road” AlbumImage credits: JLamb56#23 My Local Bar Dressed Up For HalloweenImage credits: creatureofchaos#24 I Woke Up To An Amazon Package Being Delivered And The Delivery Woman Decided To Have Some Fun With My Halloween Decoration On My Front PorchImage credits: MrBrainwashed#25 Mr. Stark, I Don’t Feel So Good…Image credits: RobertDowneyJr#26 Turned This Free Statue From A Flea Market Into My New Halloween DecorationImage credits: Florixia#27 Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take DownImage credits: MahatmaBlondhi#28 My Wife Decided To Dress Up Her House Plants For Halloween. We Now Have A Haunted Forrest In Our Living Room Image credits: egzo#29 Halloween Decorations On A Building, Sunderland, UKImage credits: totallymintlike#30 Found This House While Driving Around Looking At Halloween DecorationsImage credits: darth_melodious#31 This Halloween Decor At My Wal-MartImage credits: lemmeseeyourkitties#32 City Of Manchester Celebrating Halloween With Large Inflatable Monsters On BuildingsImage credits: fatboyslick#33 Zombie HorseImage credits: Alexahadid#34 Blursed DecorImage credits: intel_core_i5_2400#35 My Neighbor’s Halloween DecorationsImage credits: wallflower_willow#36 Saw This At My Neighbor’s House This MorningImage credits: Dougie Gray#37 This Train My Neighbor Is Building Out Of Used Plastic Bottles For HalloweenImage credits: adrianalemur#38 My Only Halloween Decorations This YearImage credits: Lejundary#39 You Know It’s Halloween In New York When People Cover Their Apartments In Giant SpiderwebsImage credits: amypearson_#40 I Drive Past This EverydayImage credits: too_old_4_this_crap#41 My Mom’s Spooktober Yard DecorImage credits: yyooiinnkk#42 Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911Image credits: ersal#43 Newest Halloween DecorationImage credits: Blueb3#44 I Don’t Think The Uber Riders Will Find My Halloween Decoration As Funny As I DoImage credits: blahblahblah1992#45 What I Did Today: Tape Ghosts! Not The Best And Still Need To Add Lights But Getting ThereImage credits: PeekaBoo912


Artist Creates These Funny And Weird Comics To Cope With Getting Older (30 Pics)

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Comic artist, Dogmo, creates funny, relatable, and weird comics making fun of today’s social issues, especially the overuse of smartphones and the things people post on social media.
He told Bored Panda: “To put it succinctly, I make these comics as a way to cope with growing older (I just turned 30), and to have a creative outlet in a world of 40-hour workweeks, and unending societal obligations.”
Hopefully, you will enjoy his humorous and sometimes dark comics.More info: Instagram | patreon.com | Facebook#1Image credits: dogmodog#2Image credits: dogmodogThe artist who lives in Seattle, Washington started drawing comics about a year ago out of boredom. “I scoured my old doodles (mostly drawn during class lectures) for comic ideas at first,” said Dogmo. When asked how he comes up with ideas for new comics, he said: “I often come up with them as I’m sketching – sometimes I’ll just draw the first panel, and try to come up with a joke afterwards.”#3Image credits: dogmodog#4Image credits: dogmodog#5Image credits: dogmodog“My art style is based on simple characters that are easy to draw and not off-putting. The colors were meant to help readers identify and recognize my work, but I don’t know how well that’s worked out,” said the artist. Dogmodog’s drawing style is clean and simple, but his humor is most certainly not. Dark or black humor is described as a humorous way of looking at or treating something that is serious or sad. It isn’t for everybody as one can get offended, but some people find it quite entertaining. He creates comics with dark twists, but still somehow manages to keep it relatable. “I get a lot of comments that my characters look like ghosts!” – said the artist, whose comics take an average of 3 hours to complete, including the initial sketch and digital finalizing.#6Image credits: dogmodog#7Image credits: dogmodog#8Image credits: dogmodogHis comics are about social media, internet security, weird and silly social interactions. The artist pokes fun at smokers and also investigates the secret life of inanimate objects. He also draws weird thoughts that we all get sometimes and comedic situations that are strangely relatable. “When I started off, I made 2 rules for myself: (1) each comic should at least TRY to be funny, and (2) No meta or autobiographical comics.”#9Image credits: dogmodog#10Image credits: dogmodog#11Image credits: dogmodogThe author mentions that he started creating again because he was getting older, perhaps it’s because of the quarter-life crisis. Everyone’s heard about the mid-life crisis, but the quarter-life crisis is less known but just as important. An official definition of the term is a crisis that may be experienced in one’s twenties, involving anxiety over the direction and quality of one’s life. Unfortunately, many people experience such a period in their life when they lose direction and don’t know where their life is going, it’s important in those times to find some sort of hobby or something that keeps your mind away from negative thoughts.#12Image credits: dogmodog#13Image credits: dogmodog#14Image credits: dogmodogHere are some statistics based on the research carried out by First Direct bank and psychologist Dr. Oliver Robinson. “Nearly 60% of 25 to 30-year-olds report financial difficulties are the main cause of a crisis, 31% say being in a wrong relationship lacking in romance can cause a crisis, 40% of millennials in a crisis blame this on their current living situation, that could be renting or living with parents”. As you can see a high percentage of young people report having experienced a quarter-life crisis themselves.#15Image credits: dogmodog#16Image credits: dogmodog#17Image credits: dogmodogThe artist also says that it’s hard to live in a world where you need to work 40 hours a week and have to be socially presentable almost all the time. Not to mention, have a bunch of responsibilities! These comics are a helpful creative outlet for him and help him combat boredom. Probably, a lot of people can relate to this. It’s hard to be part of society sometimes, but our hobbies and time spent to ourselves help us survive the responsibilities we have.#18Image credits: dogmodog#19Image credits: dogmodog#20Image credits: dogmodog#21Image credits: dogmodog#22Image credits: dogmodog#23Image credits: dogmodog#24Image credits: dogmodog#25Image credits: dogmodog#26Image credits: dogmodog#27Image credits: dogmodog#28Image credits: dogmodog#29Image credits: dogmodog#30Image credits: dogmodog


The World’s First Bee Influencer Is Trying To Raise Funds To Save Her Species

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The modern world is constantly changing and these changes not only affect nature but are also cruel to many animal species. Industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens, climate change, and many more factors cause species to face decline and sometimes even extinction. One of the species that recently raised public awareness for its decline is bees. However, while it’s important to address these problems seriously and take urgent action to help the species, it doesn’t mean that it has to be boring!
Therefore, without further ado, we introduce you to the first bee influencer called B who raises money to save bees, many of which disappear every year. The latest “Instafamous” social media star has more than 122k followers and still growing on her Instagram account. It’s actually a CGI honey-bee and the humans behind this funny account are Foundation de France (FDF), a leading philanthropy network established by the French government in an effort to save the bees. Their charity Bee Fund seeks to fund actions that will help to save the declining bee population. “In France, more than 30% of bee colonies disappear each year,” reads the Bee Fund site. “Protecting the bee is also protecting the human.”
B aims to save the world by generating ad revenue via social media and then donating everything to the Bee Fund charity. That means that the more followers they have, the easier for them it is to reach their goal. B’s Instagram is actually very similar to those glamorous Instagram influencers: pitch-perfect shots in beautiful settings, stretching morning yoga poses in nature, replying to her followers from her bathtub, showing off perfect legs, enjoying wonderful sunsets in Montmartre, etc., so it’s worth following!More info: Instagram | beefund.fondationdefrance.org#1″Yo guys! So, name a thing you love.Chocolate? I make it.Ice-cream? I make it. Coffee? Always me.Broccoli? Me again.Clothes? Still me. We are behind most of the things you use everyday! And 24% of bees are dying every year.This is bad for us, but terrible for you as well dear humans… Are you ready for a world without chocolate?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#2″Je vois la vie en rose. Maybe I should think about painting my hive in pink.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#3″I love to read and reply to your comments on my posts from my bathtube! Ask me questions in the comments: I will answer to EVERYONE! (As long as water stays warm)”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#4″It is essential to save the planet… And the bees too! Both are threatened and trust me, it would be terrible to live without bees. Thanks a lot for demonstrating today, it was really nice to see you all and let’s keep up the fight!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#5″I am so happy to work on my next partnerships and I can’t wait to share it with you!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#6″I spend so much time in my bathroom every morning… Ladies what is your morning routine?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#7″Sisters before misters!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#8″Afternoon at the Sacré-Coeur! Where should I go for my next painting?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#9″I might not be in a museum, but I’m Mother Nature’s masterpiece.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#10″On my way to the Montmartre’s 2019 grape harvest festival! Did you know that without bees there would be no wine? We pollinate plants and flowers that are essential for vineyards’ health.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#11″Like Britney Spears would put it… Oops I did it again! I spent the whole weekend beenge-watching my favorite TV series. Now I’m looking for new ones!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#12″What a better place than your bed when it is rainy outside. Even though it’s very important for nature, I’m not very much into rain because it frizzes my hair!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#13″Fighting for bees’ preservation everyday is not easy … But yoga helps me to remain zen.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#14″Are you ready for the Pride, Paris?? I can’t wait to march with you.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#15″When the dj says “put your hands up” and you have four.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#16″Watering my little plants! Tips for humans: always keep flowers on your balconies, we might stop by to say hi.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#17″Great game with my friends today! (Haha just kidding I went there just to take pictures for my Instagram.)”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#18″Power naps are great.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#19″Heading into the weekend like..”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#20″Check out that side bee…”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#21″My tan lines will fade but my followers will last forever.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#22″I love my #hotdoglegs. Some say hairy, I say fluffy.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#23″Follow me to… save the bees!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#24″I’m not like Pablo, but I try to do my best…”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#25″Trying to get a little tan before going back to work.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#26″Strike a pose in front of the Palais-Royal like a real queen.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#27″Finally back home and working late today but it’s worth it.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#28″If you love to eat, you have to celebrate World Food Day! My sisters and I are behind most of the food you eat everyday. Are you wondering which ones?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#29″Today I visited @FondationdeFrance, together we are working on my upcoming partnerships. From this flower of their balcony, I feel more than motivated and thanks to you all, we will save the bees.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#30″Bring me back there, with more sea and less heat! How are you guys facing the heat wave?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#31″So guys, this happened much sooner than expected thanks to you! Thanks @Ricola_fr for inviting me at your place in Switzerland. I discovered how you grow your plants in harmony with nature in a bee-friendly way and that you are working with local family farmers who are also taking care of my Swiss sisters!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#32″Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#33″Last day of vacay…”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#34″Sometimes you need a day off.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#35″Hey guys! I’m B, and my dream is to become the most followed influencer out there. Because the more you follow me, the more money we can raise to save bees. My sisters and I are disappearing… but together we can change things!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#36″I have only one flaw… (LOL) I don’t know how to swim!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#37″My favorite artists? The @BeeGees and Beethoven.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#38″Swinging back into work after the weekend! The more flowers we find on our way the better for us: plant organic and pesticides free flower seeds everywhere you can and spread the love!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#39″You don’t get the bee side you want by sitting on it. “Image credits: bee_nfluencer#40″As @badgalriri says: « Work work work work… “Image credits: bee_nfluencer#41″Just arrived in Mallorca for a few days of holidays. This place is even better than what I thought! Can I stay here forever?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#42″My favorite food spot in Paris? Definitely the Buttes-Chaumont.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#43″Flying to the fashion week with my only style, black and yellow forever. I hope that all the fashion industry will shift to a more sustainable model soon!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#44″Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#45″Who said saving the bees has to be boring?”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#46″Me on the dancefloor last night!”Image credits: bee_nfluencer#47″This is me in a few years…If bees still exist by then.”Image credits: bee_nfluencer


Brazilian Dentist Travels To Treat The Teeth Of Poor People For Free And Here Are 30 Transformations

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Everybody can be an everyday superhero, no matter their profession. The perfect example that illustrates that this adage is practical, not just theoretical, is Brazilian dentist Felipe Rossi. He founded the NGO Por1sorriso and travels the world, bringing back smiles to some of the poorest people on the planet. He and his colleagues fix low-income individuals’ teeth for free.
We’ve collected some of the inspiring and beautiful photos showing how people looked before Rossi reached out to help them, and how they looked afterward. The pictures show just how much dentists can help restore people’s confidence and give them hope to live their lives and aim higher.
Get ready to smile. A lot. Upvote the photos that left an impression on you and leave a comment telling us what you think of Rossi’s incredible charity. And if any of you Pandas are on the fence about becoming dentists, we hope that this post helps you decide that it’s a worthwhile calling.
More info: Instagram (Felipe Rossi) | Instagram (Por1sorisso) | Por1sorisso.org | YouTube (Por1sorisso)

#1Image credits: drfeliperossi#2Image credits: drfeliperossi#3Image credits: drfeliperossi38-year-old Rossi is an aesthetic dentist who, in 2016, founded the Por1sorriso NGO, and also became its Director of Fundraising. The well-known doctor, like most people, wants to spread goodness to his loved ones, his community, his country, as well as the planet. And his desire to do good has already had a large positive impact in low-income communities not only in Brazil, but also Kenya, Mozambique, and elsewhere.Rossi’s philosophy is to help those who don’t have the means to get help themselves. That’s why he doesn’t charge the people that he helps. “This assistance is very different from projects where people simply get toothbrushes and toothpaste,” the dentist wrote on his Instagram account.#4Image credits: drfeliperossi#5Image credits: drfeliperossi#6Image credits: drfeliperossiAccording to R7, there are over 4,000 volunteers registered in the NGO’s database. The reality, however, is much different. “There are costs that people have to bear and, with that, many people end up giving up on the action,” Rossi explained that wanting to help and actually helping are two very different things. He also mentioned that on missions he and his team usually transport around two tons of equipment.#7Image credits: drfeliperossi#8Image credits: drfeliperossi#9Image credits: drfeliperossiGood oral health is more important than you’d think. It’s one of the things that can help you lead a healthy life or make you be prone to constant illness. But let’s say that you were in a helicopter crash and there’s some evil force after you: how would you go about taking care of your gleaming pearls when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere, without a dentist (let alone a toothbrush) in sight?Well, Know Prepare Survive suggests that oral hygiene is important in the wilderness and you can keep your mouth, teeth, and tongue clean using a willow brush. Just cut off the end of a branch and use it as a toothbrush. The sap will eliminate tartar and stop it building up near your gum line, thus preventing cavities. Being in a life-or-death situation is not an excuse to stop brushing your teeth.#10Image credits: drfeliperossi#11Image credits: drfeliperossi#12Image credits: drfeliperossi#13Image credits: drfeliperossi#14Image credits: drfeliperossi#15Image credits: drfeliperossi#16Image credits: drfeliperossi#17Image credits: drfeliperossi#18Image credits: drfeliperossi#19Image credits: drfeliperossi#20Image credits: drfeliperossi#21Image credits: drfeliperossi#22Image credits: drfeliperossi#23Image credits: drfeliperossi#24Image credits: drfeliperossi#25Image credits: drfeliperossi#26Image credits: drfeliperossi#27Image credits: drfeliperossi#28Image credits: drfeliperossi#29Image credits: drfeliperossi#30Image credits: drfeliperossi


30 Pics Of Finnish Cats Living Their Best Winter Life

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The chonkier the cat, the more of it there is to hug and love. Four cats who are some of the cutest megafloofs we’ve ever seen are Sämpy and its furry friends Hiskias Hääppönen, Elmeri, and Nelli, all from Northern Finland.
To bring a smile to your face, brighten up your day, and give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning, we’ve compiled the chonkiest, floofiest, and most wholesome pictures of Sämpy and its pals. If you’re up for it, share this list with anyone whom you think is in need of some catto goodness. Remember to upvote your fave Finnish cat photos and scroll down.
We’d love to hug one of these cats and never let go, what with the weather getting chilly and all. What about you, dear Readers? Would you like to have a chonky cat like in these pictures? Perhaps you already own one, in which case, what can you tell us about their character and how to raise them? Share your thoughts with us in the comments and check out Bored Panda’s previous posts about cats here (Curious Zelda), here (Bocco and Zuu), as well as here (cats bond with humans just like dogs and babies).
In an interview with Bored Panda, Riikka Hedman, the owner of Sämpy and the other cats, gave us insights into these majestic animals, their ‘careers’ in publishing, as well how Sämpy became a beloved icon on the internet. Make sure to scroll down for the full interview!
More info: Instagram | Facebook | Photo Book#1Image credits: sampycat#2Image credits: sampycat#3Image credits: sampycat“Sämpy is a 6-year-old domestic cat and isn’t a special breed, although he looks like a Norwegian Forest cat. Elmeri, the gray cat, is 11 and he is also domestic cat. Hiski, the biggest tabby without white paws, is a half-Norwegian Forest cat and is 2 years old. They all are neutered male cats. On my sites, there are also pictures of a gray-white cat, Nelli, but she passed away earlier this year,” Riikka explained about her cats.She continued to say that Sämpy adores outdoor activities when the weather isn’t too cold. “He is so happy when he goes with me on a small trip to the old forest near our house. There is a small river there, as well as many other exciting places, and interesting scents. Elmeri and Hiski prefers to stay in the yard, at home, but sometimes they come along for a walk. My cats jump over obstacles I build in the back yard for them, especially in the winter. It is easier to demarcate the jumping area when there is a lot of snow.”#4Image credits: sampycat#5Image credits: sampycat#6Image credits: sampycatRiikka shared the fact that she won the 2014 Photographer of the Year title in a Finnish photography magazine’s competition. The prize? A ‘super-fast’ camera. Riikka was overjoyed. “I was practicing shooting with my new camera and got a great jump shot of Sämpy. I sent the picture to a local newspaper and it became so popular that a journalist was sent to make an article about the cat. When the article came out I got a lot of wishes that the cat would have his own Facebook page. After Facebook, I created an Instagram account for Sämpy.”Sämpy’s owner mused that the popularity of the social media accounts is most likely linked to the fact that she usually photographs her cats outdoors, ‘in beautiful surroundings, in funny situations, and without forcing them’ to do anything: “I think that in a good cat picture the cat needs to be natural and do its own cat things.”#7Image credits: sampycat#8Image credits: sampycat#9Image credits: sampycatThere are a total of two books about Sämpy. The first one was published in 2016 and is called ‘Kissan vuosi’ (‘Cat Year’). “Then the publisher contacted me and asked for a photo book about Sämpy and of course I agreed.” The new book came out just last week. Sämpy and Riikka have together also published calendars for three years.“It’s not that easy to pick pictures for a book, but luckily there are professionals at the publishing house. I also wrote some text, but the books are mostly picture books. In the captions, I use the local dialect, which has also been a much lauded. I do not have any specific plans for the future, but proposals are certainly welcome. If anyone wants to make Sämpy a character in an animated movie, a wallpaper, or a key chain, it is all fine, as long the cat doesn’t have to leave his home himself. Sämpy hates travelling,” Riikka pointed out.#10Image credits: sampycat#11Image credits: sampycat#12Image credits: sampycatSämpy & Co. have captured the hearts of many internet users, most of them in Finland, but plenty of them spread all around the world as well. The cat has over 104,000 followers on Instagram and another 43,000 fans on Facebook. They’re all waiting for the newest photos featuring Sämpy, as well as his friends Hiskias, Elmeri, and Nelli. The latter is didn’t play much with the other cats and she also hated the cold weather, which is somewhat ironic because she lived in Northern Finland.In a previous interview with a Finnish blogger, more was revealed about Sämpy. According to the journalist, Sämpy answered the questions itself. “I live in the north of Oulu, in the village of Kalime,” the cat told the Finnish blogger.“My favorite hobby is hunting. I hunt mice and moles. I’d also like to catch birds, but they are too fast. I also like meeting with my Secretary of Forest Trips and playing with my cat friend Elmeri,” Sämpy the floofy and chonky cat explained. “Every day, I eat dry food and wet food; meat and salmon every now and then. Best of all is butter, that’s my biggest delicacy. Sometimes, I get a small dollop of butter. Aaaaah. And yes, I hear when the butter box is being opened.”Sämpy continued about his owner (or ‘secretary’ as it refers to her): “The secretary is my servant and maid. All the time she is pointing her camera at me. In the morning, she usually will go somewhere, of course, she makes breakfast for us cats before she leaves.I like to sleep outside, even in the middle of the grass if the weather is good. Inside, I lay on the sofa and sometimes on top of the refrigerator. Sometimes, I sleep in the sauna, whenever it’s not too hot. In the summer, I’m the boss. I’ll give orders to the other cats and mice of the neighborhood,” Sämpy revealed.#13Image credits: sampycat#14Image credits: sampycat#15Image credits: sampycat#16Image credits: sampycat#17Image credits: sampycat#18Image credits: sampycat#19Image credits: sampycat#20Image credits: sampycat#21Image credits: sampycat#22Image credits: sampycat#23Image credits: sampycat#24Image credits: sampycat#25Image credits: sampycat#26Image credits: sampycat#27Image credits: sampycat#28Image credits: sampycat#29Image credits: sampycat#30Image credits: sampycat


Guy Knits Sweaters Of Places And Then Goes To Those Places While Wearing Them (30 New Pics)

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It can be fun to collect little reminders of a visit to a famous tourist attraction or place. You can usually find them in those ubiquitous little shops and stalls that begin to appear as you approach the landmark – the ones hawking kooky fridge magnets, hand-crafted wooden statues, keyrings, mugs and the“I


NASA Just Posted A Photo That Shows Halloween Is Celebrated Outside Earth As Well

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Science is awesome. Period. Not only has science pushed (and continues to do so) humanity forward to achieve new heights, but it has also become its key to unraveling the secrets of the universe.
NASA—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or more conventionally speaking, the people who explore space and show us cool stuff about it—has recently posted a picture of the Sun on their official social media accounts. However, this is no ordinary glimpse into the giant ball of fire in the sky, no.
Nasa’s recent post of the Sun is oddly reminiscent of an evil jack o’lantern

Image credits: NASA/SDO / Pixabay
NASA shared a photograph that its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) had captured back on October 8, 2014. It shows the active regions of the Sun combined to look like a traditional jack-o-lantern face. Very fitting as Halloween is right around the corner!
The photo caption read: “Even our star celebrates the spooky season—in 2014, active regions on the Sun created this jack-o’-lantern face, as seen in ultraviolet light by our Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite.”

The SDO is an ongoing NASA mission launched in 2010 as part of the Living With A Star program. It aims to form a scientific understanding of how the Sun-Earth system affects life and society on the planet.
NASA explained that the brighter parts of the Sun are the more active regions that emit more light and energy. They are the signs of intense magnetic fields that drift in the Sun’s atmosphere.
Wavelengths are often colorized using yellow & gold, giving the Sun a creepy Halloween look

Image credits: NASA/SDO
The picture is a combination of two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, namely 171 and 193 Ångströms (units of length). These wavelengths are colorized in gold and yellow, which in turn gives the image a creepy Halloween pumpkin look.
However, this isn’t the first time NASA has found something in space that reminds them of worldly objects. In 2004, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) captured a heart-shaped mesa on Mars and in January of this year, the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) snapped a picture of Ultima Thule, a trans-Neptunian object located in the Kuiper belt, which looks like a snowman.
Earlier this year, LORRI snapped a picture of Ultima Thule, which looks like a snowman

Image credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
In 2004, NASA found a heart-shaped mesa on Mars

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
The internet is full of people who adore science and Halloween, so here’s how they reacted…


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