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Here are the powerful final minutes of the stunning documentary that's going viral in China.

For millions of people in China, terrible air pollution is a fact of life. Many people simply take it as a given. Journalist Chai Jing used to be one of them.

Here are the powerful final minutes of the stunning documentary that's going viral in China.

Until her unborn daughter was diagnosed with a tumor.

While Chai's daughter ultimately underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumor, she started questioning things she previously took for granted.


Like the meat smell that constantly rose up from the restaurant underneath her apartment.

Chai always figured that the restaurant didn't have the technology to filter its emissions in the same way that restaurants in countries like the U.S. and the U.K. did. But as it turns out, that wasn't true at all.

Soon, other things began occurring to her. Like the stench of gasoline from the service station on her street.

Once again, she always assumed there was nothing that could be done about the fumes. Once again, she was wrong.

Which led her to this conclusion...


...which lead to a revelation...


...which inspired her to make this stunning film.

You can watch the final eight minutes of the documentary below, with exclusive English subtitles. For more on the story behind the film and how it came to blow up the Internet in China, my colleague Mike Su posted this fantastic explainer, along with the first 10 minutes translated into English.

You can read Upworthy's exclusive, original translated summary of the full documentary here.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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