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Woman Who Married A 300-Year-Old Pirate Ghost Reveals That She’s Getting A Divorce


Breakups are always the toughest. One woman was mourning when she ended her marriage to a dead, centuries-old pirate.

And no, he did not “ghost” her.

Reports from people tell that an Irish woman, Amanda Teague, and Jack Sparrow impersonator, held an interesting ceremony early in 2018, to wed the 300-year-old pirate ghost (also named Jack). Amanda, arranged a private wedding on a boat in international waters off the coast of Ireland so that the marriage would be legal. The 45-year-old woman hired a medium for this ceremony, and it was conducted by a shaman priest.

But Amanda said that the marriage was over, only less than a year after.


“So, I feel it is finally the time I let everyone know that my marriage is over,” According to the Irish Mirror. the mom of five posted on her Facebook page the following, “I will explain everything when the time feels right. But for now, I just want to say to everyone that dabbling in spirituality is a dangerous thing, and you should be VERY careful, for it is not something you would like to mess with.”

Amanda had already explained that she had met her ghost “soulmate” back in 2014 when he appeared lying in bed next to her.

“He has dark skin and has black jet hair, so he tells me,” she said. “I told him I wasn’t really okay with having sex with a spirit, and I wanted us to make a proper commitment to one another. I wanted a big traditional wedding with a beautiful white dress. It was that important to me.”

After the news of Amanda’s divorce was revealed, and she had dropped her marriage name and she is currently going by “Sparrow Large” as a last name. She revealed to Inside Edition what caused her to split.


“I always wish I never got married to him. I wish I was the same healthy person that I was before I met him,” she said in her first interview since her divorce announcement. “Jack has made what was once a loving beautiful relationship, to something really ugly.”

According to 45-year-old Amanda, she started to feel she was plagued after marrying jack, he was draining her energy and using her for his selfish intentions. She is now dissolving her marriage while considering exorcism.

Woman Leaves Her Back Door Open As A Storm Approaches, Only To Find That 3 Baby Deer, Is Seeking Shelter At Her House


If you’re living in a wooded area or near one, it is most likely that you’re worrying that you will have your fair share of deer run-ins.

They travel in herds all over the country. In many regions, people find it difficult to keep them away from their vegetable gardens and consider them to be pests.

However, coming across a baby deer will make your heart melt from their cuteness, and it can even make an angry gardener look-passed all the bad-deer behavior they’ve experienced.


After all, if you have seen Bambi, or are sighted this baby deer who uses a family’s pool to cool down from the heat, you probably have a soft spot for these cute woodland animals.

The reality is, a spotted baby deer is one of the cutest creatures around. But what’s cuter than a baby deer? Three!

That’s exactly what a woman discovered inside her living room, after leaving her back door wide open while battening down the hatches for an oncoming storm.

Scroll down through to learn more.

A user who goes by Amscolie on Imgur shared the story of her accidentally leaving her back door open as a storm brewed outside.

She went outside searching for the deers she typically cares for, but she couldn’t find them anywhere.

Turns out, that they may have been one step ahead of her.

According to AccuWeather, animals are always known for their superior weather-detecting capability, which is far superior to humans’ capability.

We don’t know how they’re capable of sensing changes in air pressure,  hearing sounds at a frequency which is beyond the capability of humans ears.

That’s why animals like dogs, horses, and birds tend to kick up a fuss before a major weather event like an earthquake or a thunderstorm, they just sense it somehow.

And Amscolie’s deer are no exception.

Thanks to the back door, the three-baby deer just snuck into her house without her noticing.

Regardless of their young age, these baby deer seem to be as wise as a human being seeking shelter from a storm.

The deer have already come up with a solid safe strategy, while she was outside looking to bring them somewhere safe, and she further explains,

I raise orphaned wildlife. Recently, my back door was open as a storm was coming. The deer were nowhere to be found. I went inside, heading to the front door when I saw them next to an end table in the living room. Told them that they can sleep inside for the night because I was sure that the storm was going to be nasty.

Any pet owner or animal mom would be worried if she couldn’t locate her animals before bad weather, but luckily, these deer knew exactly what they needed to do.

It went from a scary situation to a happy ending. Instead of worrying about my baby deer being outside in the storm, they got to warm up and stay snuggling inside away from the nasty storm.

According to Amsoclie, deer are as grateful as dogs, they show their appreciation by giving a lot of exuberant kisses!

Besides, Amscolie is absolutely right when she wrote this, “But how could you ever say no to a face like the one a baby deer has?”

Answer? You simply can’t. These little fawns are too cute to be turned away!

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‘Meth-gators’: Tennessee police warned that flushing drugs could create hyper-aggressive alligators


In Loretto, Tennessee, the police department is asking residents to stop flushing their drugs such as methamphetamine in the toilet, in order to prevent “meth-gators.”
The Police Department posted on Facebook on Saturday, that they found an occupant of a home which they had a search warrant for, trying to flush down paraphernalia and methamphetamine in his toilet.
Although the attempt from the suspect was unsuccessful, the officers used this incident to remind of the harm they’re causing the environment using their drugs.
“Folks, please stop flushing your drugs, our sewer guys take great pride in releasing clean water to the water in the creek. But Ducks, Geese, and other creek occupying animals are definitely not ready for meth, and it’s shuddering only to think what an all-hyped—up animal which is on meth would do.”
The Facebook post warns that the flushed meth could make its way straight into the Shoal Creek, down the Tennessee River in North Alabama and it can be consumed by alligators.

Police said that we would be creating gators on meth if the drugs have really made it that far in Shoal Creek, and in the Tennessee River. They had enough methed-up animals to deal with for the past weeks, without our help. If you have any drugs you want to dispose of, please give us a call so we can get rid of them for you in a proper way, instead of just flushing them in the toilet.
But an alligator biologist and coordinator of laboratories in the department of biology at the University of Florida, Kent Vliet, said that he has never once in his life heard of an alligator on methamphetamine, ” I have been working with alligators for about 40 years. And on that basis, I can generally answer any question given to me about them”

This one has totally surprised and threw me for a loop,” Mr. Vliet told NBC News.
Vliet said, who is not in any way, shape, or form a veterinarian, that he participated in a study in which gators were dosed with antibiotics, the animals had to be injected instead of just feeding them the drug in order to see the sustained effect.

“I would guess that the gators might be affected by it, but they tend to not react to drugs in the same way humans do, and I don’t know if it would take a little or a lot to get the animal to do something on meth,” Vliet said. “I think it’s a totally ridiculous notion. If you flush meth in the toilet, it is just going to be diluted.”

Vliet furthermore explained how people who are not familiar with gators tend to over-exaggerate their dangers, adding that the reptile does not consider humans to be food or something they want to harm.
The Facebook post’s that mention the animals which are on meth, might be a reference for an incident of a caged “attack squirrel” who was believed to be on methamphetamine in order to keep it aggressive.
The alleged “attack squirrel” which was on meth, was discovered during the execution of a search warrant on a suspect, whom the police believed has controlled substances in his possession.
However, officials in the area claimed that there was no way you can test the squirrel for meth safely.

Scientists Say That Being A Forgetful Person, Is A Sign You Are Unusually Intelligent


One of the pros of having an accurate fast memory recall is having something which is handy at school, like using it for learning multiplication tables and much more than that.

It’s handy at workplaces, for example when you are trying to remember others’ names.

With that said, forgetting about other’s names or fun facts happens to us all the time. However, when it happens, it’s not unusual to feel slightly dumb for having a bad memory recall ability.

After all, there is something worse, which is going to the grocery store and forgetting why you went there in the first place.

If you are like the rest of us, wondering why sometimes you forget seemingly easy things, the answer is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your brain.

A study done by the Neuron Journal showed in fact that forgetting is an actually a normal brain function, which helps you to be smarter actually overall.


A study was done by professors at the University of Toronto, he found that having a perfect memory might have nothing to do with your intelligence.

On the contrary, forgetting minor detail might even make you smarter.

Traditionally speaking, the person who seems to remember the most of things is considered to be the smartest.

The study, however, found that by forgetting the occasional detail your brain is functioning normally. In fact, remembering the big picture as opposed to the tiniest details is better for your brain and your safety, in the long run.

See, our brains are actually a lot smarter than we think they are. Our brains are so smart that the memory storing section which is called the hippocampus, pour out the most non-important details.

As CNN put it, this process helps us to optimize our intelligent decision making, by keeping what is important, and weeding out what is not.”

By thinking about how it’s more important to remember someone’s face than a name. You will find that this theory actually makes sense.

Both face and name might be ideal for social purposes, but if we were animals, remembering someone or something’s face as being a threat to our lives will keep us alive, as opposed to remembering what it’s called.

Our brain doesn’t just decide what is important to remember, it actually stores new memories and overwrites old ones.

When a brain is full of memories, they are most likely to be conflicted and interfered with efficient decision making.

With the improvement of technology and our instant access to information. Retaining “big picture” memories with little details is becoming less and less important for us humans by the day.

Knowing how to Google the spelling of a word, installing a shower head is more useful to us now, instead of remembering exactly how to do it

This doesn’t mean that anyone should be forgetting everything, but it’s just declaring that it is healthy and totally OK to forget a minor detail once in a while.

So next time when you forget something, instead of freaking out, just remember that your brain is just doing its job.

Dear America: Our Active-shooter Drills done by kids is not normal.


While thousands of people are getting ready to go out to The March For Our Lives on the 24 of
March 2018. We’re reconsidering the main causes, long-lasting, and approaches we must take to solve the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. We will be having a new installment every day for the rest of this week.
I was teaching inside my classroom in high school when the Columbine shooting happened.
A student rushed into my classroom in between periods, he turned the TV on while the other students shuffled in. The scene was displayed on TV and students stopped in their tracks to watch.
We watched the aerial camera footage together, teens running out of their school, all covered with their classmates’ blood. News reporters struggling to cover this massacre with details, not knowing if the carnage has really ended, not sure of the body count.
My 15 and 16-year-old students’ eyes were filled with shock and horror as I looked at them. Even the class’s goofy clown stared to the screen in quiet. I considered whether it is appropriate to let them watch all of this, but it would have been them instead of those bloodied students, the only difference between this high school and that on the screen is just geography, I knew it, and so did they.
Although it seems ordinary now, I have never experienced that feeling in my career being a teacher, and it was a bit similar to a feeling I felt when I was a kid.

I still remember the feeling of sitting huddled in a ball under my disk when I was little, imagining the classroom exploding around me.
I was only about 6 or 7 when my class was doing a nuclear-blast preparation drill. It was the early 1980s, the hallmark of the Cold War era in which I was born. I remember how I was looking at the thing legs that held the desk, wondering if they could save me from a bomb blast.
The big concern back then was worried about nuclear annihilation, not being gunned down at school. The threat started to go away in my middle elementary years, for such duck-and-cover drills disappeared. A nuclear threat is always a terrifying thought to think of, but deep down, I just knew that it is not probable somehow.
Although the imagining of a nuclear blast alone terrified me as a young child, that didn’t stop me from imagining, sometimes, I look back at those days and wonder how Americans lived through that for such a long time.
Now, American kids in high schools, have been doing active-shooter lockdown for their entire childhoods.

A year after the Columbine incident, my husband I started a family, and left teaching and decided to homeschool my kids. And though lockdowns weren’t present in my decision, the fact that the active-shooter drills weren’t a part in the homeschooling was a big advantage for me.
Overall, active-shooter drills are meant to prepare kids for something which they know happened several times, unlike nuclear preparation drills. They’ve heard stories on the news, and some of them have been through a real shooting themselves.
I try to imagine it in sometimes, my nine-year-old boy stuffed in a closet with 20 classmates, forced to stay silent, waiting for the shooter’s attempt to their locked classroom. I can see his face filled with terror, the fear in his eyes, I can really feel his heartbeat racing.

It hurts me just thinking about it.
An elementary teacher (who preferred to stay anonymous, because the internet is ridiculous and she has received multiple death threats) described on a post online a recent active-shooter drill in her own classroom. The post was shared almost 200.000 times and for a good reason. It’s a description in a simple way of the unfathomable reality.
“Today, we practiced our active shooter lockdown in school. One of my first graders was scared and I had to hold him. Today is his birthday. He kept whispering ‘When will it be over?’ into my ear. I kept responding ‘Soon’ as I rocked him and tried to keep his birthday crown from stabbing me.

I had a mix of 1-5 graders in my classroom due to the hundreds of tests that need to be taken. My fifth-grader who was under the table patted the back of the 2nd grader who was huddled next to him. A 3rd-grade girl cried silently and clutched the hand of her friend. The rest of the kids sat quietly (casket quiet) and stared aimlessly in the dark.

As the ‘intruder’ tried to break into our classroom two times, several of them were jumping, but they remained silent. The 1st grader in my lap began to pant and his heart was beating out of his chest, but he didn’t make a peep.”
These drills can be even more terrifying than you think.
A police officer in a high school in Anchorage, Alaska, used the sound of a real firearm to simulate a real situation of an active-shooter drill. The idea was that children would learn how actual gunfire sounds like, although it was blank shots from a real gun, it’s just so the kids will act quickly when they hear it again.
Sam Spinella, the school principal, told CNN affiliate KTVA. “we don’t want to scare our students, we just want to make sure they are ready if anything real went down, so we want this as close as possible to reality”
I am dumbfounded. Those two sentences make zero sense together. We are not talking here about a police academy training, but we’re talking about an ordinary day in high school. The reality they are trying to make them ready for is really scary, how could it not be? It is close to reality after all.
A recently posted article in The Atlantic examined the psychological effects an active-shooter drill may leave on kids. Surprisingly, the research that has been done on the subject was not enough. All we have on our hands is some reports of young adults who grew up with them.
One interviewee was describing a memory from when he was 12, one of his classmates was coughing while they were having a lockdown drill. Their teacher told all of them, that if it was a real shooter situation, they would all be dead by now.

Yeah, probably not the best of ways to handle that.
But how will you be successful at preparing children for these incidents of a gunman who is ready to gun down their classmates, best friend, and even their teacher?
We don’t want to scare our kids as we prepare them for the worst-case scenario, we always want them safe. However, is it the right thing to do so they get a bit of understanding of how scary and serious these drills can be? And if they are not intimidated by these active-shooter drills, how can we justify the fact of our kids being desensitized?
Ugh. This isn’t normal, and it should never feel normal.
And yet, this is normal. In fact, some people tend to feel comforted by these preparations.

I talked to a handful of teens and young adults who grew up with lockdown drills. One of them described a series of bomb threats at her high school, which she found to be scary at first, but eventually, she became a “boy who cried wolf” situation. Another described intruder-drills as being just preparations for something unexpected, similar to an earthquake, or a tornado drill.
Joe Burke of Bethlehem, a high schooler from Pennsylvania, described his first lockdown drill which he remembers in the fifth grade. He huddled under computer desks near the wall along with his classmates, hugging their knees to their chests, with the door locked and lights off:
“When we were under the desks, I had a bit of doubt in the idea. To my fifth-grade self, it didn’t seem like it was the best option to be hiding from someone, who is trying to come in and try and hurt us. It’s only going to take him a few seconds of searching to find 25-plus kids and a teacher all sitting and huddling under those tables. … At the time, I automatically left the thinking to adults, for they knew more than we did. I figured that we were actually much safer by hiding than I used to think.”

Burke declared that this new ALICE training (a training program which had been implemented in schools across the country.)that was occurring in his high school has really made him feel much better and considered it to be “a massive step in the right direction.”

Christine Burke, Joe’s mother, said that she has made it necessary to talk about active shooter situations in detail with her kids about:
“After the incident of Parkland, I sat with my 15-year-old boy and showed him the full footage of the shooting inside the school. We discussed how the smoke from an AR-15 would disorient his way out, that the gun would be really loud, and those screaming classmates would make it hard to hear safety instructions. We talked about how he can use his phone (not in filming the scene, nor taking pictures) but he should use it as a mean of communication only if he could. And we talked about how the ALICE training would be in a real-life situation. The conversation I had with my son chilled me to my bones that day because I realized the reality of the world we’re living in now. Not only do I have to talk to my son about his algebra grades, but also about how loud an AR-15 sound can be when fired in a classroom.”

Like many parents, Christine finds herself looking into surreal waters. School shootings became
an inevitability in our daily lives to the extent that we started preparing and training our kids for


Generally speaking, preparedness is good and a smart thing to do.
However, how can we really accept that this is the reality for our children in America? Parents all over the country constantly say to themselves, “We shouldn’t have to go through this. Our kids shouldn’t have to go through this.” And yet, they do.

Is this the real price we have to pay for freedom?
We’re supposed to be an amazing, fantastic, developed country, aren’t we? We keep saying with pride to ourselves that we are a “shining city on a hill” a leader among nations, an example of freedom to all nations.

There is no official war occurring on the American soil. We are not experiencing armed conflict or revolution or insurrection. And yet, we live as if we are.
Other countries look at our shooting and to our reaction towards them and think we are absolutely out of our ever-loving minds. And I think the same, as an ex-teacher and a homeschooling parent, I am really frustrated at the fact that we are letting our children live through this as if it was something normal.
I’m a big fan of the American Constitution, and I don’t look pass minor changes that occur to it, but I think it is finally the time we reconsider the Second Amendment, for it didn’t actually protect our freedom in the way it was designed to be. I’m not calling ourselves free people while our children are huddling under desks and hiding in closets, listening to fire shots wondering if they are the next victims of a mass-murdering shooter during math class.
This is really not normal. And it should never feel normal.
Children who have repeatedly and systematically prepared for massacres in their classrooms are taking to the streets, to the podium, to the media, and soon taking to the polls in a way which we haven’t seen in decades.
It’s easy to see why. These teens have spent their entire childhoods watching adults in charge respond to the mass murder of children by simply preparing them for more of it. And they’re done.
I’m really proud of the way these young kids are organizing, shouting #NeverAgain and forcing the government for effective gun legislation. Their efforts have actually convinced the governor of Florida to break with the National Rifle Association and sign a sweeping gun control bill. (Though not perfect, it is really a big step for the “Gunshine State.”) Companies started to feel the pressure and momentum have broken ties with the NRA as well.
I can’t help but note how these young kids’ successes highlight previous generations’ failure on this matter. The real-time for taking action was long before Parkland, Sandy Hook, or even Columbine. But I can see that is a change coming closer by the day.
These young activists always give me hope that our future generations will look back at our condition the same way I look at the Cold War era and wonder why we have lived like this for so long.

A Dirty Hairy Indian hasn’t washed his six feet dreadlocks for 40 years – and calls them a ‘Gift from God’


An Indian man who hasn’t trim or washed his hair for 40 years now, has six feet long dreadlocks and considers them to be a ‘gift from God.’

63-year-old Sakal Dev Tuddu, who lives in the Munger district of eastern Bihar state, uses his dreadlocks as a turban on his head.

Sakal says that 40 years ago, his hair just started weaving by itself into a ‘jatta’ or dreadlock, which he took that as a blessing from God.

He also claims that it was God who commanded him to not cut his hair, he given that instruction in his dreams and he hasn’t disobeyed it ever since.

He also gave up smoking and drinking out of respect and devotion to his deity. Hindu holy men [Sadhus] also do the same thing as Sakal does, they don’t groom their hair and they sport long jattas.

But Sakal Dev’s hair, unlike the sadhus, is joined together into one huge knotted lock, and he ties that lock up in a white cloth when he goes out, just to keep it clean.


If he doesn’t put his hair like a turban above his head, it will be dragged down behind him in the ground while he’s walking.

Moreover, his neighbors gave him the nickname ‘Mahatma Ji’ out of respect for his holy appearance

In fact, his neighbors have dubbed him ‘Mahatma Ji’ as a mark of respect for his holy and humble appearance.



He is a famous traditional healer, and he makes home-made treatments for couples who weren’t successful at producing children.

People come from far to meet up with Sakal, they take photographs of him, but that doesn’t stop him to greet them all with good humor.

Sakal lives with the company of his wife Rupiya Devi, 3 sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. And he has worked for 31 years for the forest department.

He says that his wife doesn’t mind his unruly and wild look.

The Guinness world record for the longest dreadlocks is held by Asha Mandela a Kenyan who lives in Florida, her hair is measured to be 110 feet (34m) back in 2018 when she was 55-years old.

Harald, a Viking King from the 9th century has sworn an oath to himself, he will not cut nor comb his hair as long as he hasn’t conquered all of Norway, earning himself ‘Shaggy Harald’ as a nickname.

Harald, son of Halfdan the Black, and father of Erik Bloodaxe, finally was able to conquer all of Norway and he became known as ‘Harald Finehair.’


Brave Trucker’s Dash Cam Captured A ‘Miracle’ After Going After A Horrific Highway Crash


A professional truck driver, David Fredericksen saw a car going the wrong way on an interstate in Mississippi, Biloxi.
He watched the horrifying scene as the car went straight and slammed into a truck, it exploded before his very two eyes, and his dashcam recorded all of this tragedy on video.
Within seconds, the car was entirely on fire. David started praying and then rushed with a fire extinguisher to the scene leaving the safety of his truck. Although he was hesitating whether to help or no, for he was terrified of what he would find, but that didn’t stop him from helping.
“God, please don’t let me have to deal with someone who is halfway burned alive, screaming in pain,” he said to himself.
David thought that the elderly woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter who were inside the car were surely dead, but he saw something which made him think otherwise, a little head pop up in the back window.
David tries to open the door with force as the metal began melting down. He climbed into the backseat after praying even more than the first time, and he grabbed the little girl as the fire raged on.
David says that what happened that day was an absolute miracle, and there are many reasons that made him think so.
To see how David’s bravery saved lives that day make sure to watch the video below, and please SHARE it with your friends on social media.

A Biological male weightlifter wins two gold medals in women’s competition after competing as a female


A transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard, was able to take two two gold medals and a silver medal in the previous Pacific Games women’s competition in Samoa. Laurel Hubbard is a biological male from New Zealand who already won two silver medals in a women’s world championship two years ago.
The Pacific Games site said that Hubbard, was the first amongst all women in the +89k snatch, for the participants were weighing 196 pounds or above, and the overall women’s +89k. And Hubbard has also won the silver medal in the women’s +89k clean and jerk.
Stuff reported that the 41-year-old Hubbard is now trying to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after his Saturday medals at the Apia’s Faleata Sports Complex. And he is now the Commonwealth senior champion, Oceania senior champion, and the Pacific Games senior champion.
What else do we know about Laurel Hubbard?
Stuff said that Hubbard has already represented New Zealand as Gavin Hubbard six years ago, before his gender transition.

Hubbard was able to recover from ruptured elbow ligament while he was attempting a 291-pound lift at Commonwealth Games in 2018. Although, he thought that his injury will be the reason that ends his weightlifting career.
What is people’s opinion about Hubbard?
Michael Keelan, Australian Weightlifting Federation chief and executive told Fox Sports that Hubbard’s presence among female competitors, is creating an uneven playing field, and says furthermore, “We’re in a sport which is normally related to masculine tendencies and power, where the one who has the aggression, the right hormones, can lift bigger weights.”
Egyptian national team’s coach, Mohamed Hosnytaha, wasn’t pleasant about Hubbard competing again after the women’s world championship two years ago as a woman.

Hosnytaha told Stuff that this situation is simply not fair, “We didn’t agree to compete against somebody who was a man for a long time, who has different hormones feelings from women,”
Stuff noted that Hubbard was also charged with careless driving, for he caused an injury to an Australian couple in their 60s by hitting their vehicle after attempting an uncontrolled sideways movement on a sharp bend near Queenstown on October the 24th, 2018.
The outlet said that the case couldn’t be reported for Hubbard was successful at applying for suppression orders at each of the five stages of the court process. But the High Court in Invercargill, overturned the suppression orders this week after an appeal by Stuff.
Stuff said, that Hubbard pleaded guilty in January this year, and he offered to pay $13,000 to the old couple, including $1,000 for the emotional harm he caused them.
The outlet also reported, that the male driver spent two weeks in the hospital and needed a serious spinal surgery on returning to Australia,
Anything else?

Mary Gregory of the United States, Another transgender weightlifter who was born a biological male, was stripped of his four world-record titles this year and said that a separate category for transgender athletes would amount to “discrimination.”

Scientists discovered a plastic-eating mushroom, and it is believed to have the ability to clean our landfills.



One of the biggest environmental issues of our time is waste, plastic waste. While a straw ban will not help to solve the problem, people everywhere started to look for other solutions, methods, and ways they can reduce the usage of plastic and mitigate its effect on the environment.
We are working to find solutions for this globally growing problem. Whether by removing the plastic from the six-pack, handing out embarrassing labeled plastic bags, or using the power of a plastic-eating mutant (bacteria).
Well, one more awesome but strange discovery should be added to the list: A rare mushroom that eats plastic in the same way you and I would eat a Big Mac at Mcdonald’s.

The mushroom’s ability to devour plastic was first discovered in 2011, according to reports. While a team of undergraduates and their professor from Yale were on a research trip in Ecuador. They found Pestalotiopsis microspore, the mushroom that grows in the Amazon and they were astonished to find out that this fungus, not only can live feeding on polyurethane (the plant was the first to sustain itself only on plastic) but could do so without any oxygen.
Which means that the plant could be planted at the bottom of landfills, and can be left there feasting on plastic for years to come!
Despite the efforts spent to raise consciousness about the importance of waste reducing, it seems that the U.S, is still producing tons of plastic every year, and other reports based on studies declared that plastic waste recycling is declining by the day.


The amount of plastic waste we are producing is been estimated to be raised by 3.8% each year. With an estimation of 40 million tons of plastic waste which is expected to be generated in the year 2019 by the companies and the consumers in the U.S alone. National Geographic declared that over the past 60 years alone, we have generated an estimation of 8.3 billion metric tons of waste that is 100% plastic. While 83.7% of that plastic waste is expected to end up in landfills, any solution for the damage we’re causing to our beloved planet could really make a difference for us and for our environment.

Will these mushrooms be really the final solution for our plastic problems? Researches are still working on finding out. Until then, what we can do is help to keep our landfills cleaner by restricting the usage of single-use plastic in our daily lives.

3-Year-Old Lessons In Forgiveness



Mary Katherine Backstrom, a mom, and a blogger who usually shares moments from her life with her two children on her page on Facebook. But one particular heart-melting conversation with her 3-year-old daughter about forgiveness was actually astonishing and mind-blowing.

It seems that even us as adults are still struggling with this concept of forgiveness, we are still having a hard time getting it, regardless of all the books which have been written in this matter. The preschooler was successful at giving a meaning to what forgiveness really means in a handful of innocent words which tells us why we should forgive those who have wronged us.



Mary shared the story on Facebook to turn into a viral post afterward:

“My daughter and I were trying to go to sleep, trying to persuade her to knock-out in her bedtime hour. Finally, about ten minutes later, I put her to bed and through clenched teeth said ‘I love you, Holland, but not another word tonight. You are going to sleep now. I’m done fussing over stuffed animals.’


I stopped half-way through the door, so frustrated to the extent that I was literally biting my tongue.

‘What is it, Holland?’

‘I DO have one more thing to say.’

Of course, she did. She was standing on the bed with her hands on her hips, too. She was wiping her tears and snot with her arm away from her face for she was crying.

‘Mommy’, my 3-year-old girl called me, with a look of disappointment with her tiny voice….


Then she laid down and cried and honest to goodness, for a hot minute, I didn’t know what to do.

The way my girl said ‘I forgive you’, made it sound like cuss words.

I walked to the bedside and leaned down to her.

‘Baby girl, do you know what forgiveness means?’

I could still hear her sniffling, with her face shoved deep into her tiny mermaid pillow.

‘Yes,’ she muttered.

I really had to hear this.

‘It means you were wrong, and I’m tired of being mad, and now I’m going to sleep and my heart won’t have a tummy ache.’


Well, there you have it.

I was taught a lesson in forgiveness tonight, by my own 3-year-old girl. It felt like a punch. Which made me jump in that bed and started loving her.

Because frankly, I had felt a bit of a tummy ache deep in my heart.

And when you go to bed in anger, your heart will have a tummy ache. I was reminded by my toddler to not do so.

Although I am 32 years older than her, I have to give her this one:

She’s absolutely not wrong.”












the 3-year-old preschooler really isn’t wrong, according to experts.

And according to UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center:

” forgiveness is generally defined as a conscious according to psychologists, to release feelings of resentment or vengeance deliberately towards those who wronged you or harmed you, regarding the fact whether they deserve your forgiveness or no.

But defining and understanding what forgiveness is not, is just as important as defining what forgiveness is. And as experts who study or teach forgiveness made it clear, when you forgive you don’t deny that the offense against you was not serious or you just gloss over it. For it is just to help repair a damaged relationship and does not mean forgetting, condoning or excusing offenses. And it doesn’t obligate you to reconcile with the person who harmed you or release them from legal accountability.


While some experts are still debating whether true forgiveness requires some positive feelings or sentiments towards the offender, others agree that by forgiving you let go of deeply held negative feelings and that helps you to empower and the recognize the pain you suffered, without letting it determine who you are as a person, so with that said, after all by forgiveness brings you a peace of mind and frees you from excessive anger.



Basically, 3-year-old Holland expressed the same thing but using only 25 kid-friendly words.

The post ended up being shared all over Facebook, 92.000 times to be exact, and Backstrom told [ your website’s name] that she was surprised and happy from the reaction her post got which made it go viral.

“It is pleasant and It makes me really happy when heartwarming stories go viral,” she said, “because everyone gets to realize and reflect upon the shared slice of humanity, we all have in common. And in this case, the profound words of innocence and wisdom can come out from the mouth of children.”

“I think that the most profound truth can come out from our children’s mouths,” she added, “As adults, we seem to overcomplicate things. instead, what we should do is approach things similar to the way our toddlers do, they address complex sentiments and emotions in the simplest ways, hug it out, forgive, and then move on. We should really learn a thing or two from our toddlers, it would absolutely save us a few of those ‘heart tummy aches.'”


Indeed, it would. Thank you, Holland for your sweet reminder.

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