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Showing posts with label Interesting Things. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interesting Things. Show all posts

Oct 15, 2018

‘Maine Coon kitten’ That Has A Human-Like Face Is All Over The Internet

The internet is obsessed with cats. Literally. Cat memes are littered across the internet with a populace that's quite astounding. It's no wonder why this Maine Coon kitten has drawn so much attention.

Tatiana Rastorgueva, the owner of a 2 month old Maine Coon kitten (whom she named Valkyrie) merely had to upload a picture on Instagram of her new fur ball before she went viral. Valkyrie, as it turns out, doesn't quite look like your everyday, average Maine Coon kitten.
Tatiana took notice of her kitten's minor abnormalities and wanted all her friends to see. She didn't expect that her kitten's human-like face would be an internet sensation.
Now, "human-like" can mean so many different things. Usually, when animals are personified as human, they have some specific attributes. Sometimes animals make noises that sound like us talking, or they "smile" like us, or protect us. So, even though Valkyrie undoubtedly looks human, it's a toss up for what makes her so human-like to so many people.
In the pictures, which you can check out here, people have noted that the look in her eyes as she puts on a comforting, surreal expression is what makes her so human like. Others have pointed out that the structure of her bones along her face are truly resembling that of a human face.
Valkyrie, it seems, just has the "it" or "wow" factor that draws so many different people in!
In one picture in which Valkyrie is being held up by Tatiana, it's so clear that the Maine Coon looks like a human. It really is the shape of her face and eyes that stands out as any resemblance of human features. The photo, which is arguably the most popular, has since attracted over 6,000 likes in as little as two weeks.
Further social media analytics points out that the picture actually gained over 9 million views on the internet. It's the very essence of going viral.
Despite the kitten's youthful age, users still commented that her facial makeup makes Valkyrie look full of wisdom and knowledge well beyond her age. Perhaps it's the fact that she's so fury--either way, she looks like she's ready to give some sage wisdom to anybody that'll listen.
Other commenters simply state that Valkyrie just looks like a kitten that'd be able to talk. Her humanistic features, for one reason or another, speak to others as possessing the very human ability to speak.
Supposedly, Tatiana bought Valkyrie from a Russian cat website (she totally lucked out!). Some users have poked fun at Tatiana's photo, stating that a human soul clearly lives inside Valkyrie and is just waiting for Tatiana to say those magic words and release him/her.

Maine Coon Cats are innately born with a thick coat of fur. Legend has it that these cats crossed the oceans when Vikings arrived. It's no wonder that they're known for being one of the largest breeds of domesticated cats that also knows how to hunt strategically.
Do you also feel that the kitten has a human-like face? Well, we think you should ask your cat-lover friends if you are not sure!

Oct 14, 2018

You Need To Know What The Semicolon Tattoo REALLY Stands For.

Tattoos have exploded in popularity over the past decade, and have become an important and artistic way for people to express themselves. Most people get tattoos to tell a story, to showcase the pain, triumph, and obstacles they have faced throughout their lives. Every tattoo means something different to the wearer of it, but in the case of the semicolon tattoo, the meaning is universal.
When Amy Bluel tragically lost her father to suicide, she wanted to commemorate him in a special way while also increasing awareness for mental health problems. She founded Project Semicolon, which allowed her to meet both of her goals. According to the website, Project Semicolon aims to “present hope and love to those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.”
The semicolon represents the fact that you have complete power over yourself, and can choose to keep fighting, even if you feel like giving up at times. The entire movement aims to bring people together, to empower one another and show that we can all overcome the obstacles we face, no matter the size. You can always rewrite your story, start a new chapter, and recreate your life even if you feel you have nowhere to turn. Your story doesn’t have to end if you simply believe in your ability to create new beginnings.
According to WHO, more than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide. People with mental illnesses often feel embarrassed to talk about their issues, or feel like they will become a burden to others by voicing their problems. Many of these people suffer in silence, not knowing who to go to or where to turn. Project Semicolon invites people from all over to share their stories with one another, and wear the tattoo on their skin to show that they’ve committed to their lives and will keep marching onward despite adversities.
Wearing the tattoo is also a comforting reminder that you don’t have to face your issues alone, and many people all over the world have been in your shoes. They know the hardships you have faced, because they themselves have had to cross the same bridges. No matter how lonely you feel, someone out there can relate to your struggles.
The movement also aims to increase compassion toward mental health issues, and Amy even wrote herself on her website that her organization “envisions a community that comes together and stands together in support of one another.” She encourages people to start conversations with others about their mental health issues, rather than resorting to self-harming, drugs, alcohol, or other destructive behaviors that do not serve people’s best interests.
If you currently suffer from any sort of mental illness, remember that you do not have to face your problems and fears alone. Many others struggle with mental health all over the world, and many choose to see the silver lining in the clouds and make the conscious choice to live a positive, fulfilling life. Project Semicolon aims to support and inspire others to share their stories and get help when they need it, but they are not a 24-hour hotline. In an emergency situation, please call your local authorities, a mental health professional, or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) for immediate help.
We leave you with this inspiring quote from Amy herself:
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”
Remember, you are LOVED, cherished, and created by the universe to fulfill a special purpose. No one can offer exactly what you can to the world, so let your light shine. Your life matters, and you have the power to create a wonderful, happy one. You never know who might need your smile, your words, your laughter, and your kindness, so please remember this anytime you feel unwanted or lonely.
By being here on Earth, you have already made a permanent imprint, and the Universe is a better place because YOU exist. Thanks for being here with us on this beautiful, crazy ride we know as life.?

Oct 13, 2018

23 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Left-Handed People

People tend to be divided into different categories and sometimes, it may be one or another of two different categories. That is the case when it comes to people’s dominant hands. The majority of the population will use the right hand most of the time but there is also a part of the population that uses their left hand as well.
More than likely, you never stop to think too much about how fascinating it is that people may use one hand or the other. Of course, most left-handed people will consider this on a regular basis because the world tends to be set up for the benefit of those who are right-handed. That being said, there are also many other things to learn about left-handed people that are quite fascinating.
The following 23 interesting facts show you that left-handed people are not only interesting, they can be quite amazing as well. More than likely, you never knew some of these facts before. Of course, there are people who use both their left hand and the right-hand and they are known as being ambidextrous. Left-handed people, on the other hand, make up a unique part of the population and as you are about to see, they do so in style.

1. As much as 10% of the population are left-handed

2. Lefties are three times more likely to abuse alcohol

3. Lefties predominantly use the right side of the brain

4. Most left-handed people are like bloomers

5. They may excel at certain sports, including baseball, swimming, boxing and tennis

6. 4 out of seven recent presidents were left-handed

7. Lefties who graduate college tend to be richer than right-handed people

8. A long time ago, left-handed people may have been accused of having a bad habit, having a sign of neurosis, being rebellious or even being a criminal.

9. The word left came from an old anglo-saxon word (lyft). It means weak or broken

10. When a woman over 40 gives birth, she is 128% more likely to give birth to a lefty not a woman in her 20s

11. Rats, cats and mice have equal numbers of left and right handed

12. Left-handed people tend to be better at math and architecture.

13. 25% of Apollo astronauts were left-handed

14. Almost 30 million people in the United States are left-handed

15. Lefties are more likely to suffer from allergies and asthma

16. Left-handed people tend to adjust better than right-handed people when their dominant hand is incapacitated

17. The longest words that can be typed with only the left-hand are sweater, dresses, tesserae and decades

18. There were a number of members of the royal family who were left-handed, including, the queen’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William

19. Left-handed people are more likely to suffer from insomnia

20. August 13th is International Left Handers Day

21. Osama Bin Laden, The Boston Strangler and Jack the Ripper were left handed

22. Lefties see better underwater

23. Lefties tend to have a short fuse. John McEnroe is a lefty. Need I say more?

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