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China’s Wealthy Are Now Buying “Luxury Bottled Air” For $115 A Jar

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A woman in China buys bottled air from the British countryside for £80, which is around $150. Image Source: YouTube

Pollution has ruined the air in much of China, and is responsible for 1.6 million deaths each year. Throughout large swaths of the country, simply getting a breath of fresh air has become nearly impossible.

Still, many thought it was crazy when a Canadian company started selling bottled, clean air to China late last year. But now, with a new, more upscale packaged air company on the scene, it’s becoming even more clear exactly how much China’s wealthy are willing to pay — and how much the average Chinese person can’t afford to pay — for just a few gulps of clean air.

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Your World This Week, Feb. 7 – 13

This week in health and politics: horrifying new report on female genital mutilation, Facebook pushes back against medical marijuana, the “science” of resting bitch face and how text messages might just save your life.

Female Genital Mutilation Affects 200 Million Worldwide, According To New U.N. Report

Female Genital Mutilation Map

A UNICEF map showing the rate of female genital mutilation in African countries as of 2013. Image Source: File:2013 Female Genital Mutilation Cutting FGM World Map UNICEF.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

According to a new UNICEF report, released just in time for yesterday’s Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, at least 200 million women and girls in 30 different countries have faced this horrific practice.

While the exact number of victims remains unknown, this new UNICEF estimate is, sadly, about 70 million higher than previous ones. Furthermore, this new report explains that in most countries, the majority of the victims were younger than five at the time of their mutilation.

“We start at three months,” Josephine Akissi Coulibaly, a former excisionist in Cote D’Ivoire, told CNN. “They are small and we do it. Sometimes they’re 18 years old. Sometimes they are mothers even. Often they bleed.”

Both the age and rate of mutilation vary across all the countries involved, with Somalia, Guinea, and Djibouti having the highest rate of mutilation, and Indonesia, Egypt, and Ethiopia having the highest raw number of victims.

For more, visit CNN.

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Video Of The Day: The Very First Super Bowl Halftime Show

Last year’s Super Bowl made history as the most watched television event of all time. Nearly 120 million people tuned in for the part of the event that had nothing to do with football: the halftime show.

Perhaps the entertainment event of the year, this grand spectacle is so compelling and important that, in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported that the NFL was asking the world’s top entertainers to pay them for the right to play the show. But as the above video of the very first Super Bowl halftime show (from 1967) reveals, things used to be much, much different.

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22 Inspirational Bob Marley Quotes To Celebrate The Reggae King’s Birthday

February 6th marks what would have been the 71st birthday of the most famous reggae musician of all time, Bob Marley. Nearly 35 years after his death, he remains an inspiration to millions worldwide. His philosophy of peace and love too often goes unheeded, which is why we wish to commemorate his life today with these insightful Bob Marley quotes:

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Bob Marley Quotes One Love

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