Meet Mr. Toilet

40 percent of the world’s population (that’s over two billion people) still lack access to simple toilets, which poses a major problem for solving poverty and reducing the incidence of disease. But given its perceived “grossness”, we don’t really like to talk about it. Businessman-turned-sanitation hero Jack Sim addresses the smelly elephant in the room in this fascinating short.

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More Siberian Craters Might Spell Trouble For Arctic Regions

November Crater

Source: Earth Sky

After the discovery of several mysterious craters in Siberia aroused a slew of public safety fears this past March, Moscow scientist Vasily Bogoyavlensky of the Oil and Gas Research Institute called for an “urgent” investigation into the craters’ origins. This decision came on the heels of a giant hole that formed in the Siberian permafrost last summer. Since then, researchers have discovered an astonishing seven craters in the region.

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21 Wrenching Ernest Hemingway Quotes On Life And War

Hemingway Quotes Marlin Cuba

Ernest Hemingway loved the hunt. Here he stands beside a marlin he caught off the coasts of Cuba. Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Ernest Hemingway saw life as a losing battle. Though life would beat you and shred you and knock your teeth in, Hemingway thought he could save his dignity by living dangerously, but bravely. When he was 19, he wrote in a letter to his family, “And how much better to die in all the happy period of undisillusioned youth, to go out in a blaze of light, than to have your body worn out and old and illusions shattered.”

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A Slice Of South African Heaven

Gods Window South Africa

They call it God’s Window for a reason: tucked along the Panorama Route in the eastern Mpumalanga province, God’s Window provides sublime views of the Lowveld, Kruger National Park and the Lebombo Mountains.

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