Category Archives: Interesting Things

Saudi Arabia : Women in Politics

At least 18 women elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia's first poll open to female voters and candidates.  The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's largest city to a small village near Islam's holiest site. Saturday's municipal poll, which was hailed by many as historic, saw a…
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Russia Completely Ban GMO In All Food Production

Following news of Scotland and Germany opting to ban genetically modified foods, news has surfaced of the Russian Government completely banning the use of GMO ingredients in any and all food production. ”As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions.”  Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich stated…
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Artist makes 3D painting using 500,000 toothpicks

Chinese Toothpicks Artist 38-year-old Liu Xuedong discovered his artistic side quite late in life, during a serious mid-life crisis. He wasn’t happy with his job as a security guard in China’s Jilin Province, but instead of whining about it, he taught himself how to create art with toothpicks. Inspired by hundreds of how-to videos online,…
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Bathing Suit Cleans Polluted Water as You Swim

Thanks to this cool new two-piece bathing suit, cleaning up the world’s oceans might actually become the ‘in’ thing to do during the hot summer months! The 3D-printed Sponge Bathing Suit The 3D-printed Sponge Bathing Suit bikini is made of flexible, carbon-based filler materials that function like a sponge, absorbing all sorts of pollutants from…
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Oslo becomes the world’s first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

Oslo became first in the world to withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies.  Oslo city leaders have announced that the capital will divest its L8 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies, becoming the first capital city in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels. The Norwegian capital is leading by…
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