This turtle (a red-eared slider) was found wandering the St. Louis area in 1993 with a six-pack ring trapped around his mid-section.
Due to the constriction of his shell, some of Peanut’s internal organs (his lungs, in particular) failed to grow properly. He was an easy pray for predators so he could not be released into nature.
He has become the official mascot for Missouri’s Department of Transportation and Department of Conservation’s anti-littering effort, a program called No MOre Trash.
This is what Peanut looks like now:
Here are a few other common household items to watch out for: any fishing line, or plastic lines, because animals can get tangledin them, not just in the water, but also birds or squirrels. And be mindful of balloons when they pop outside. Birds and other animals may ingest them and die.
Every little effort counts ! Remember to cut up plastic packaging in small pieces when you put them in the bin, and avoid using plastic bags or balloons.
More here: Upworthy-Peanut story
Want to keep your house or your wardrobe smelling of orange and spices? Make pomanders and keep them everywhere you want this nice fall smell in the air…
This is really easy. You just need to pick a firm orange with no blemishes and stick cloves in it, in the pattern of your choice.
It will even be easier if you pierce the orange’s skin with a knitting needle before pushing the clove through!
If you take out all the men from those pictures, you see there are not that many women who mde it to the top… This can change if girls and women decide they deserve to be at the top!
Dr. Dre wants to tour in Europe with Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, to show his European fans all the love he has been receiving for years.
Following a growing trend, the city council of Albuquerque, New Mexico has voted six to three to recognize October 12th – typically known to most as “Columbus Day” within the USA– as Indigenous Peoples’ day in a new proclamation. Albuquerque has the highest concentration of Indigenous people in New Mexico.
Here are the names of those 8 cities:
Albuquerque (New Mexico), Lawrence (KS), Portland (OR), St. Paul (MN), Bexar County (TX), Anadarko (OK), Olympia (WA), Alpena (MI).
These cities are following in the footsteps of Seattle and Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City came close to passing it in September and will try to pass it again on October 13th, the day after the holiday.
This name change is a fantastic trend that needs to grow fast, but it needs to be followed up by concrete action and legislation. Nationwide (and worldwide – particularly in Latin American countries that have suffered from US-backed coups), indigenous people suffer from economic inequality, health problems, and human rights abuses. It’s time we celebrate their culture and tradition rather than their oppressors’, and it’s time we give back to those we’ve taken so much from.