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I Had No Idea What They Were Pouring Over Their Heads. Turns Out, It's Just As Awful As I Feared.

These young people are making a case against the United States of America. It's a serious one. And the facts speak for themselves.

Super heavy, right? But this video is actually based on an official document presented to the United Nations in 1951 with the same name: "We Charge Genocide." Created then by an organization called the Civil Rights Congress, it made the case that based on the U.N.'s own definition and horrifying data about lynching, police brutality, and overall systemic inequality, the U.S. was guilty of genocide. Plain and simple.


Well, many young people of color feel like the threats to their lives are just as serious and just as great today as they were 60 years ago. They are trying to start a conversation about it and are certainly off to a great start with this dramatic video. Their only ask of you? That you share it and tweet #WeChargeGenocide.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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