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The international flag of Earth is kind of a big deal. Here's why.

It's a pretty nifty start to world peace, I think. What do you think?

FYI: A designer in Sweden has made us all a flag for Earth. An Earth flag!


Images and GIFs via The International Flag of Planet Earth.


It's made specifically to look awesome in space.

And on your street. But also ... SPACE.

It's bright blue, like water.


It's not light blue, not dark blue...

...but a special blue to stand out against the black of space and the shiny white-ness of space suits.

Because, obviously, spacemen and spacewomen will be sporting this flag!

It has interconnected circles.

By itself, a circle is just a circle. But when many circles comes together, they make a beautiful flower.

What does all that design-talk mean?

It can be easy to feel insignificant when you contemplate the vastness of Earth and all our differences, problems, people, and things. But really, we should feel SO unique and rare and important!

We Earthlings are all these circles, and when we come together, we make something beautiful.

That's why I'm into this.

The international flag of Earth might be the very first flag we have that doesn't pit any of us against each other.

A flag that doesn't mean US versus THEM, but a flag that's a pure celebration of us.

Earthlings. Together.

Here's a beautiful short video about how the flag was designed. It's kinda hypnotizing.

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Be careful! Too much thinking about this flag might hypnotize you into feeling very united with everyone on Earth. Who KNOWS what that might cause.

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The now viral video shows the family’s pet goose, Frankie, frantically squawking as it gets dragged off the porch by a bald eagle—likely another mom taking care of her own kiddos.

Wearing nothing but her husband’s boxers while holding on to her newborn, Willow, Oakley dashes out of the house and successfully comes to Frankie's rescue while yelling “hey, hey hey!”

The video’s caption revealed that the Oakleys had already lost three chickens due to hungry birds of prey, so nothing was going to stop “Mama bear” from protecting “sweet Frankie.” Not even a breastfeeding session.

Oakley told TODAY Parents, “It was just a split second reaction ...There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point.” Sometimes being a mom means feeding your child and saving your pet all at the same time.

As for how she feels about running around topless in her underwear on camera, Oakley declared, “I could have been naked and I’m like, ‘whatever, I’m feeding my baby.’”

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