Flower mural by OGMillie and Floratorium in New York, US. 

By OG Millie in New York, US. More photos.

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The TRUTH about JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech | German Girl in America

Did President Kennedy really embarrass himself by saying “I’m a jelly doughnut” in front of 120,000 Germans when he gave his famous speech in West Berlin in 1963? Or was all of this just a huge misunderstanding? What do Germans think about this? I’ve been confronted with this topic so many times in the US so I finally put it all together in this video!
Watch the full speech by John F Kennedy▸https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GN1t…
Check out my PODCAST (with Josh)▸ https://www.youtube.com/understanding… or https://linktr.ee/Understandingtrains…
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0:00 Intro
2:09 Historical background
5:43 “Ich bin ein Berliner” controversy
11:44 Origins of the misconception
14:55 Outro[…]

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Herd of Wild Elephants Take an Adorable Nap Together After 500-Mile Journey

After trekking across 300 miles, these elephants are taking a well-deserved nap!

 

There is nothing like a well-deserved nap after a long day, and these elephants definitely deserved it. This herd of 15 wild Asian elephants embarked on a journey that began over a year ago, when they left their wildlife reserve zone near China’s border with Myanmar. China’s wandering elephants have covered a 500-kilometer (300-mile) stretch and have been captured on camera sleeping together in a patch of forest on the outskirts of Southwest China’s Kunking.

The herd raided farms, strolled down urban streets, and even foraged for snacks in villages over the course of their journey. All of the animals are reported to be healthy and no person has been injured in encounters with them. It remains unclear why the group of elephants are on the move, although Evan Sun (wildlife campaign manager with World Animal Protection) has stated possible reasons could be the lack of food supply, a rise in the elephant population, and loss of habitat.

 

“This also poses a great opportunity to educate the public about the challenges that wild animals face for survival and the need for better protection from a government, industry and society level,” Sun wrote. “These animals belong in the wild. We need to keep a safe distance from them, which is good for us and the wild animals.” […]

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5 Mythical Creatures That (Kinda) Actually Existed | Answers With Joe

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There are myths and legends of mythical creatures through out the folklore of civilizations around the world. Myths like dragons, cyclops and the kraken. But where did these myths come from? And could they have actually existed in some way?

Oh, here’s the cephalopods video Jason made me reference…

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linguistic discrimination and the pitfall of intelligence.

 

I’m fierce, fabulous, and know next to nothing about English grammar. Ask the “C” I made in my college grammar class for more deets.
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ARTICLES MENTIONED:
Marguerite Rigoglioso, Stanford Linguist says prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings: https://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/d…
Missy Watson, Contesting Standardized English: https://www.aaup.org/article/contesti…
Eline Laperre, There’s No Such Thing as Standardized English: https://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/20…
Phrenology and Scientific Racism in the 19th Century: https://pages.vassar.edu/realarchaeol…
Maria Popova, The Malady of Middlebrow: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11…
Definition of Metathesis: https://www.thoughtco.com/metathesis-…
Nava Atlas, Becoming Virginia Woolf: https://www.literaryladiesguide.com/l…

BOOKS MENTIONED/RELATED:
Self Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology: https://archive.org/details/7703816.n…
Charles Caldwell; Phrenology Vindicated, and Antiphrenology unmasked: https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/bookv…

VIDEOS MENTIONED/RELATED:
Spyros Armostis, Grammar Nzi’s Don’t Know ‘Their’ Wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmjz…
Stewart McNiol, Future Englishes–Is Standard English the Only Educational Standard?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvsSF…

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100 3D Artists Interpret the Same Scene of a Walking Person | Kottke

Clinton Jones challenged his community of 3D artists to interpret a simple animation of a person walking with a heavy load. 2400 people participated and Jones collected the 100 renders for this video. What a fantastic illustration of the power of constraints and the abundance of human creativity. Ok, much of the imagery is borrowed from Star Wars and other sci-fi universes, but the stuff that isn’t is delightful. Even with no explicit narrative connection between the scenes, somehow this all seems like part of one big journey. […]

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Why are populations in Eastern and Central Europe in freefall? | The Stream

The world’s population is increasing, with the United Nations projecting that it may grow from 7.7 billion people in 2019 to 9.7 billion in 2050. Half of the projected rise is expected to be driven by population growth in a handful of countries including India, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States. But growth is not universal. Governments across Eastern and Central Europe are rattled that their respective populations are falling precipitously.

The UN’s population forecasts make for grim reading for countries in the Baltic regions and the Balkans. The populations of Lithuania, Bulgaria and Latvia are expected to shrink by more than 20 percent between 2019 and 2050, while Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Moldova are among those who could also see sharp falls.

Demographers say a host of trends lie behind the regional decrease. Birth rates in states across Eastern Europe are well below replacement levels and mortality figures in former Warsaw Pact countries lag behind their neighbours in Western Europe. Meanwhile, the mass emigration of thousands of Eastern Europeans – many of them young people looking for better opportunities westwards – has contributed to a brain drain that has made Eastern Europe a more challenging place to live. Yet many countries facing steep declines in population are reticent about encouraging increased immigration to counter depopulation’s ill-effects.

We’ll look at what depopulation means for people across Eastern Europe and what is needed to tackle it.[…]

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Why Russia is shrinking? | Population decline problem

Why Russia’s young people want out? I asked people in the streets of Moscow!

Russia has recorded its largest annual population decline in the previous years. According to Rosstat, the official government statistics service, the number of people permanently living in the country dropped by 510,000 in the last year.

One of the reasons of population decline in Russia is a high number of people leaving the country. In this video, we will ask people if they would like to spend their lifetime in Russia, or move abroad.

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– What do I do?
My name is Elina, some friends call me Eli. I am from Russia, but always travel for studying or working abroad.

– What is my channel about?
Here I share my experiences of finding scholarships to study abroad for free, opportunities all over the world; I also talk about my home country Russia and compare cultural aspects of different countries.

More videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYQlZ… – studying in Russia, foreigners about living in Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV5Cp… – teaching English abroad, how to find a job without a teaching degree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJbhA… – how to write a motivation letter to apply for universities and internships abroad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8pk… – moving abroad alone after college, 5 sources to find opportunities abroad

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https://www.instagram.com/elibakunova/ – on my Instagram I share more content about programs abroad, traveling and my daily life

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Feed Your Microbes – Nurture Your Mind | John Cryan | TEDxHa’pennyBridge

Bacteria in your gut can change your mind? This is what John wants to bring to the forefront of modern microbiology. Understanding the internal biosphere of each individual has in them today can lead to the creation of a simple capsule can cure bowl illnesses.

He is also a Principal Investigator at the APC Microbiome Institute and was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017. He was a visiting fellow at the Dept Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia, which was followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. He spent four years at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Basel Switzerland, as a LabHead prior to joining UCC in 2005.

His current research is focused on understanding the interaction between brain, gut & microbiome and how it applies to stress, psychiatric and immune-related disorders at key time-windows across the lifespan.

In 2017 he received a Research Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterology Association and the Tom Connor Distinguished Scientist Award from Neuroscience Ireland. He was a TEDMED speaker in 2014 and is currently President-elect of the European Behavioral Pharmacology Society.

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Sci-Fi Short Film: “No Guarantee” | DUST

A couple living in the ruins of London 2056 must decide whether they should upload their consciousnesses into the mysterious Cloud 9.

“No Guarantee” by Stuart Black and Nick Mather

Connect with the Filmmakers:
https://www.facebook.com/noguarantee

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More About “No Guarantee”:
London 2056 – the city is dying and those living in the smog-clogged ruins live by their wits. Those who can afford to opt out of the desperation upload their consciousnesses to Cloud 9. This is advertised as a one way ticket to virtual heaven – but can the Company who run it really be trusted? Virgil and Mary have different attitudes: she wants to go, he doesn’t. Can she persuade him to ‘ascend’ before he dies from terminal illness?

“No Guarantee” Credits:
MARY: ALICE HENLEY
VIRGIL: JUSTIN MAROSA
CECILIA/CLOUD 9: REBECCA YEO
THE PRIEST: ADAM LANNON
MARY STUNT DOUBLE: CAYLEE HANKINS

WRITERS/DIRECTORS: STUART BLACK AND NICK MATHER
PRODUCER: IOANNA KARAVELA
DOP/EDITOR/VFX: CHRISTOS MAVRIDIS
DOP/COLOURIST: ROMAIN KEDOCHIM
SOUND RECORDIST: SCOTT CORBEN
COMPOSER: DAVID HAMILL
SOUND DESIGNER: ALEX HUDD
GRAPHIC DESIGN/COSTUMES: LINDSAY CHONG
MAKE-UP HAIR: OLIVIA LEPPARD
PRODUCTION ASSISTANS: ROMARIO BARCLAY, MOLLY ELMES
STILLS & BTS: PAUL BENCE, DANIERL LIPINSKI
THANKS TO: SUNITA TOOR, KATE STANNARD, REGGIE FLINT, COPELAND PARK & BUSSEY BUILDING

PRODUTION COMPANY: IK FILMS
POST PRODUCTION SOUND: DREAMBASE STUDIOS
POST PRODUTCTION/COLOUR GRADING: SODA VISUAL

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