Don’t suck the life from our oceans.

As some establishments move to eliminate straws, there are still millions more that need to follow in their footsteps. We designed these graphic images to prompt businesses large and small to rethink their straw usage. And straws are only the first step. We need to start a conversation about the continued usage of other single-use plastics such as lids, cups and containers, and how they’re contributing to the plastic pollution crisis.

Print advertisement created by Rethink, Canada for Greenpeace, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

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20+ Of The Most Amazing Libraries In The World

Some say libraries are obsolete in the age of information and technology, but for myself personally, libraries will always hold a special allure that fascinates me, and commands my admiration and respect.

So much knowledge; so many stories; so much imagination; so much history — all in one place — and as someone who was literally saved from depression, anxiety, and the growing contemplation of suicide — because I simply started dedicating serious time to reading and researching books — a library for me is a sacred place… a hospital for the broken mind… a church for the lost soul.

So I decided to put together a blog of some of the most amazing libraries from around the world for people who appreciate them as much as I do.

Enjoy!

H/T Bored Panda & Citi IO

ST. FLORIAN MONASTERY, AUSTRIA

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THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Image credit: Sean Yan

Image Credit: Iztok Alf Kurnik

Image Credit: Olivier Martel Savoie

BIBLIOTECA REAL GABINETE PORTUGUES DE LEITURA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

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THE TIANJIN BINHAI LIBRARY, CHINA

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THE AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY

Image Credit: Richard Hopkins

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TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY, DUBLIN, IRELAND

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THE ADMONT LIBRARY, ADMONT, AUSTRIA

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GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA

Image Credit: Matthew Petroff

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HANDELINGENKAMER TWEEDE KAMER DER STATEN-GENERAAL DEN HAAG III, NETHERLANDS

 

Image Credit: Tweede Kamer

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

THE IOWA STATE LAW LIBRARY, IOWA, USA

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THE CITY LIBRARY, STUTTGART, GERMANY

Image Credit: Philipp Hilpert

BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, YALE UNIVERSITY, CONNECTICUT, USA

Image Credit: Michael Marsland

Image Credit: Michael Marsland

VENNESLA LIBRARY, VENNESLA, NORWAY

Image Credit: Helen & Hard

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BIBLIOTHÈQUE MAZARINE, PARIS, FRANCE

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CHINA, BEIJING, CHINA

Image Credit: Tian-yu Xiong

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, BOSTON

Image Credit: Franck Bohbot

THE GREAT LIBRARY OF THE REFORMED CHURCH COLLEGE OF SAROSPATAK – SAROSPATAK, HUNGARY

Image Credit: Áron Kovács

BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA, EGYPT

Image Credit: James Willis

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EL ESCORIAL LIBRARY, SPAIN

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CENTRAL LIBRARY OF NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO

Image Credit: David Valencia

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WIBLINGLEN ABBEY LIBRARY – ULM, GERMANY

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BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE MARCIANA, VENICE, ITALY

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STATE LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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THE STRAHOV MONASTERY LIBRARY, PRAGUE

Image Credit: Alexandr Ukolov

So which one was your favorite? Did I miss any you think should’ve been included?

Please leave your comments below…

 

Written by Gavin Nascimento, Founder of aNewKindOfHuman.com

 

Mind blowing video captures extraordinary whale encounter!

Whale Saves Scientist’s Life

When a whale swam up to this woman and wouldn't leave her alone, she was freaked out — until she realized he was saving her life 🐳🐳🐳

The Dodo यांनी वर पोस्ट केले बुधवार, ९ मे, २०१८

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me!

I saw this mind blowing video earlier today from the Dodo, and knew I had to share it with my followers;

Pretty damn amazing, right?

This really raises so many questions about how these remarkable giant fish think, and why they are kind enough to behave this way.

If anything, it inspires me to treasure the mystery and magic of this world. There is so much we don’t know, so much we still need to learn, and so much to explore, discover and experience.

Volkswagen shows the near future of electric commercial vans

Volkswagen has released a silent flurry of new electrics at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, including a commercial version of its popular I.D. Buzz electric Kombi van. The I.D. Buzz Cargo concept is a mobile workshop with integrated laptops, level 4 autonomy, automated inventory and a whopping 550-km (342-mi) range.

It may have started out as an electric throwback to the hippie 60s, but it seems the I.D. Buzz could be even more effective with a haircut and a real job. The I.D. Buzz Cargo concept is a future-forward re-imagining of the light commercial van, and it could hit the market as early as 2021.

Volkswagen e-Transporter concept: an electrified T6 transporter may not be far off

Volkswagen e-Transporter concept: an electrified T6 transporter may not be far off(Credit: Volkswagen)

 

Volkswagen's Cargo e-Bike: soon to go into production with a 250-watt pedal assist drive and a...

Volkswagen’s Cargo e-Bike: soon to go into production with a 250-watt pedal assist drive and a 500 watt-hour battery(Credit: Volkswagen)

 

2019 Volkswagen e-Caddy: limited 137-mile range and slowish charging may limit the utility of this electric...

2019 Volkswagen e-Caddy: limited 137-mile range and slowish charging may limit the utility of this electric maxi-taxi(Credit: Volkswagen)

 

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo concept reimagines the electric Kombi as a high-tech commercial van

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo concept reimagines the electric Kombi as a high-tech commercial van(Credit: Volkswagen)

 

The I.D. Buzz Cargo concept takes the commercial van five years into the future, with level...

The I.D. Buzz Cargo concept takes the commercial van five years into the future, with level 4 autonomy and all sorts of intelligent work aids(Credit: Volkswagen)

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Heath Ceramics Gets Clever With New Cutlery Packaging

Heath Ceramics brings forth two news of cutlery designed by friends at House Industries for another stunning collaboration. This new design features floral patterns made of utensils – knives, forks and spoons – in mustard shades of yellow and garnet shades of red to deliver a unique and playful design.

“Visiting Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, California, is a pilgrimage any design buff should make. Edith Heath became famous in the late ‘40s for her simple ceramic designs that celebrated raw materials, the process, and the environment before that sort of thing was even cool. After purchasing the historic ceramics factory in 2003, Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic set about developing their own creative utopia, putting craft, hard work, responsibility, sustainability, and innovation into practice as they built on what Edith Heath had started.”

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Andy and his family were finishing up a public tour of the Sausalito plant when he had to make a quick pit stop before getting back on the road. Even the tiles in the men’s room were cool, so he snapped a picture and posted it on our blog. The next day, Andy got an email from Cathy: “Hey, I wish I’d known you were here. I would have come down to meet you. I’ve been following you guys for a long time.” She and Andy struck up a regular dialog, which eventually led to the question “How do we work together?”


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Photo of the month – Eltz Castle

Tucked deep into the forest is one of the most magical castles in Germany. Eltz Castle is like no other castle in Germany as you won’t see it perched high up on the hill miles before arriving. As soon we saw a picture of Burg Eltz we it on our German castle list to visit. It may not be on the famous Romantic Road which visits some of the best castles in Germany but it’s definitely worth the detour.

5 Strange and Intriguing fish that you will like to ad in your aquarium !

If you are a fish hobbyist, then you must have at some point thought of ways to make your aquarium as unique as possible. Most aquariums hold the most basic types of fish like tetras, goldfish, and guppies as they are easy to care for, easily available, and less expensive, thus a preference for many. But if your lifestyle is unique, then be ready to meet some strange aquarium residents.

THE AXOLOTL

The axolotl may not be a very common pet, but it is definitely a unique one. Axolotls are a type of salamander, but unlike salamanders, they do not routinely undergo metamorphosis from the larval (with gills) to adult form and remain aquatic their entire life.

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Axolotls are from the Xochimilco Lake in Mexico where they are considered an endangered species due to there being very little of these waters left. Thankfully this depleted species (due to the growing Mexico City) is readily bred in captivity and is a popular subject for research due to their unique capability to regenerate entire limbs.

Axolotls can be found in a variety of colors including black, grey, golden, albino, white with black eyes, and other colors. The wild-type, and most commonly seen in the remaining canals of Xochimilco Lake is the nearly black axolotl.

THE FLOWERHORN

From the drains of Singapore to the homes of the finest fish enthusiasts, the flowerhorn fish breed has had an interesting journey so far. Here is the lowdown on a fish that found its five seconds of fame all thanks to the supposed presence of its divine properties!

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One look at the flowerhorn fish and it’s easy to understand the frenzy it sparked off in Singapore a few years ago. This gorgeous creature with the trademark bulging forehead and vivid hues had fish fanatics the world over paying insane amount of money to own one. And why not? Thought to bring the owner good fortune and prosperity, the flowerhorn fish managed to create a splash in the aquatic world. We have a few flowerhorn fish facts lined up for your delectation.

The flowerhorn cichlid finds its ancestors in the red devil cichlids (Amphilophus labiatus) and trimac cichlids (Amphilophus trimaculatus), from Central America along with the hybrid blood parrot cichlid from Taiwan. These fish were bred together in Malaysia, giving us the flowerhorn cichlid. Also called the Luo Han flowerhorn, they arrived in America during the nineties. They grow up to 12 inches and will keep you company for 10 to 12 years. Considering their size, they must be kept in a 20 to 30 gallon tank, in waters with a pH level of 7.4 to 8.0 and a temperature of 80-85°F. Their diet includes fleshy and live bloodworms, mealworms, small fish, earthworms, minced meat and shrimp. Their vegetarian delights are spinach, peas and lettuce.

THE AROWANA

The world’s most expensive aquarium fish. Traveling to 15 countries, she braved headhunters and civil war to follow the trail of a fish that is often transported under armed guard. On the way, she discovered the lure of the wild—and the dangers of obsession.

The Asian arowana is the world’s most expensive aquarium fish. It is a tropical freshwater fish from Southeast Asia that grows three feet long in the wild. That’s roughly the size of a snowshoe.  It is a fierce predator dating back to the age of the dinosaurs. It has large, metallic scales, like coins; whiskers that jut from its chin; and it undulates like the paper dragons you see in a Chinese New Year’s parade. That resemblance has spawned the belief that the fish brings good luck and prosperity, which is why it has become a highly sought-after aquarium fish.

THE GHOST SHRIMP

Ghost Shrimp, also known as Glass Shrimp, are relatively easy freshwater aquarium shrimp to keep. Ghost Shrimp are almost always available for sale at local pet stores as well as at the larger chain stores. At the pet shop, they are frequently kept in a small tank with other shrimp of their kind. The small tank often has a sponge filter or air stone pumping bubbles. On display, the Ghost Shrimp tank often does not look like something other than a tank of murky water with tons of bubbles.

Anacharis Plant Growth Provides Cover For Ghost Shrimp

 

Ghost Shrimp are relatively inexpensive and are often purchased as “feeders” for larger more aggressive fish. Some Cichlids can eat Ghost Shrimp all day long. But Ghost Shrimp are more than a tasty snack. They are great aquarium cleaners and can be a lot of fun to watch. Many new hobbyists don’t give Ghost Shrimp a second look, but they really can be an interesting invertebrate to keep in their own right.

Ghost Shrimp look good when kept in a tank with black aquarium gravel or substrate. It’s also good to keep them in a tank with a black background. When the shrimp is up against the black gravel or background it makes them easier to see.

RANCHU GOLDFISH

The Ranchu Goldfish is certainly something to see! They have an impressive appearance that is similar to that of the Lionhead Fancy Goldfish.

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The Ranchu originated in China many years ago. They are one of the oldest types of fancy goldfish to date. In the 1800’s, these fancy goldfish were introduced to the Japanese in hopes of further developing the breed.

The Ranchu is highly sought after for goldfish competitions, especially in China and Japan. The Ranchu goldfish can have an average lifespan of about 10 – 15 years. In a well maintained and properly cared for aquarium or pond, the Ranchu can live up to 20 years or more.

These fancy goldfish have a round and chubby body shape that is similar to that of the Lionhead or the Oranda. In fact, they resemble the Lionhead so closely that they are often mistaken for them. Both goldfish breeds lack a dorsal fin which is one of the reasons for their restrictive swimming abilities.

Both the Lionhead and the Ranchu will sport a “hood”. A “hood” is a head growth that is very brain-like in appearance. “Hoods” are also sometimes referred to as a Wen.

Amazing Future Technology 2050

Amazing Future Technology 2015 , Enterprise  video about future of technology in 2016 to 2050 . By Haval Tech

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 – Awesome Bike

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is the final highlight of our “Iconic Impulses” tour. This is the first time all four Vision Vehicles will make a joint appearance. You will have a chance to see all of them later.Together, they create a clear picture of tomorrow’s individual mobility.In our centennial year, we chose the motto THE NEXT 100 YEARS: Because our vision is nothing less than that. On March 7th – it was a very special moment for me as CEO to mark the start of the next 100 years, together with the next generation, in Munich.The four central issues in this transformation will be what could be called the ACES. This stands for: Automated, Connected, Electrified, and Shared. Our Strategy Number ONE – NEXT provides answers to all of the new challenges. Our vision is: To be Number ONE. To inspire people on the move. To shape tomorrow’s individual premium mobility.

The Full History of Apple

The full history of Apple, from 1976 to 2012, in under ten minutes.Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012.The newest product the company has released is the Macbook Pro with Retina display, soon it is hoped they will release a new iPhone (probably called “iPhone 5”) as well as an “iPad mini” and “iOS 6”