23 Shocking Weapons That Are Banned In Global Warfare For Being Too Inhumane

May 12, 2016 By Mandy Kennedy 0

Looking For a Place To Visit? Check Out the Recommendations Of These Professional Travelers!

Apr 6, 2016 By Mandy Kennedy 0

This Two-Year-Old Was Declared a ‘Witch’ and Left For Dead, But Has Made a Heartwarming Recovery

Apr 5, 2016 By Mandy Kennedy 0

While the story of this boy’s recovery may amaze you, it may also serve to let you know what humanity, good and bad, can be like in other parts of the world.

These Photos Show The Disappointing Reality Of Many Tourist Destinations

Mar 22, 2016 By Mandy Kennedy 0

Sometimes, the most we can hope for out of a vacation is that it lives up to our expectations. Many of the travel locales that have been romanticized for years are hemorrhaging with tourists, vendors, and other tacky additions. So let the pics below serve as a warning to you: It might not be this bad when you travel to these places, but it COULD be.

New Income Calculator Shows That Millennials Are Most Likely Broke

Mar 17, 2016 By Mandy Kennedy 0

Which Of These Global Fast Foods Should Come To America?

Feb 17, 2016 By Abby Heugel 0

In America, fast food is known for being a bit, well, excessive. We have stuffed crust pizzas and sandwiches made with fried chicken as a bun, and the fact that people can get 20 chicken McNuggets for less than $5 should be more disturbing than appetizing.

You get what you pay for.

But we’re not alone! Some of the most popular fast food chains in America also spread the love and calories overseas, but in sometimes delicious and sometimes disturbing ways. They’re often regional favorites, which makes sense, but there are still some things that America should probably think about adding…

This Is What $1 Will Buy You To Eat Around the World

Feb 10, 2016 By Abby Heugel 0

These days it seems like $1 really doesn’t get you much. Maybe a pack of gum or a scratch-off lottery ticket you hope will net you at least $2. Profit!

But the people at BuzzFeed asked their community what kind of food $1 can buy in their country for the equivalent of $1 in America currency. After all, it always comes back to food, and you know if you had extra money you would totally buy the name brand cereal even when it wasn’t on sale.

But if you have an extra dollar, check out what grub you could get around the world. Take it with a grain of salt — some of the choices are kind of weird — but the differences are pretty staggering.

School Lunch Is Way Different In Japan and It’s Not Because of the Food

Feb 8, 2016 By Christina Caldwell 0

26 of the Happiest, Richest, Healthiest, and Most Crime-Free Countries In The World

Jan 8, 2016 By Abby Heugel 0

These 18 Animals Could Become Extinct in Your Lifetime

Aug 4, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

According to the Guardian, species around the world are disappearing at almost 1,000 times the natural rate — which means we’re losing around 150-200 species every day. Close to 15% of all mammal species and 11% of all bird species are currently listed as threatened with extinction.

And while the human population shows no signs of slowing down, we continue to appropriate more land to develop cities, acquire natural resources, and build farms, not realizing or caring that we’re destroying other creatures’ natural habitats (not to mention man-made disasters like oil spills, climate change, acid rain, and over-hunting and fishing).

These animals are just a fraction of the thousands in danger of extinction…

Hooded Seal

Hooded seals, which are found only in the central and western North Atlantic, have been heavily hunted since the turn of the century.

Prior to the 1940s, they were hunted for leather and oil deposits, though more recently, threats include subsistence hunting, and bycatch.

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Tree Kangaroo

Tree kangaroos, as their name suggests, are marsupials who live in trees. They live in the tropical rainforests of New Guinea, far northeastern Queensland, Australia, and other islands in the region.

The two most significant threats to tree kangaroos are habitat loss and hunting. Their natural habitats are destroyed by logging and timber production which, in turn, exposes them to predators. They are also hunted by native tribes and communities, which markedly contributes to the population decline of the species.

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Bearded Vulture

These exotic looking birds of prey inhabit Mount Everest, the Himalayas, and other mountainous regions of Europe and Asia.

Bearded vultures have been persecuted in significant numbers because people feared (without justification) that they regularly carried off children and domestic animals.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that are are only 10,000 pairs in the wild worldwide.

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Axolotl

The axolomeh (maddeningly, the plural of axolotl), which are also known as Mexican walking fish, are actually not fish at all. These amphibians originate from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City.

As of 2010, wild axolomeh are nearly extinct due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution, and a 2013 search turned up no surviving individuals in the wild.

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Saiga Antelope

Originally inhabiting the Eurasian steppe, including Dzungaria and Mongolia, the saiga antelope is probably one of the most unique looking creatures in the world. Currently, it is only found in one location in Russia, and three areas in Kazakhstan.

The saiga antelope has been heavily hunted for centuries. Its horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine, which has wiped the population out completely in China, where it is a Class I Protected Species, and drives major poaching and smuggling.

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