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15 Eye-Opening Photos Showing How Garbage Affects Wildlife

We share this planet. It’s time to save it.

It’s not surprising that the world is full of garbage. Not only do they look disgusting, but garbage can pose a serious threat to wildlife. Animals either confuse litter with food or they ingest it by accident.

Yes, the government may have trucks that collect garbage and landfills to accommodate them, but a large amount of litter can be found in the natural environment. As a result, animals on land, sea and air are affected.

Lead weights have poisoned birds; skunks have their heads stuck inside yogurt containers; fishing hooks have poked out from a bird’s eyes — these are just examples of cases seen by Renata Schneider, a wildlife rehabilitator. However, the worst that the doctor has encountered was a raccoon, whose paws got stuck in beer cans.

Litter can also indirectly kill the wild animals. When garbage is thrown out of your car windows, animals tend to get curious and go for it, endangering their lives by being the path of oncoming vehicles. You might think that the food you throw out the car window is okay. After all, it’s biodegradable and it does no harm to the animals. But what most people don’t realize is that the piece of fruit you toss out the window will attract animals who might then get hit by an oncoming car.

For every tiny piece of plastic wrapper people throw out, there will be a huge impact on the environment. As Robbie Fearn, director of The Humane Society of the United States, said, roadside garbage produces a domino effect.

Littering has a significant impact on wildlife.

Animals tend to eat pieces of garbage lying on the ground.

Improper disposal of garbage leads to this.

Little plastic items block the animals’ intestines.

Think about how dangerous six-pack soda rings can be to animals.

Marine wildlife also easily get entangled in nets and fishing wires.

And result in the death of ocean animals.

This creature never had to go through this in the first place.

For every tiny piece of plastic wrapper people throw out, there will be a huge impact on the environment.

Besides plastic, cigarette butts can harm animals with its toxic nicotine. Also, they don’t degrade.

Litter can also indirectly kill the wild animals

Roadside garbage can produce a domino effect.


These poor animals easily walk into danger.

Garbage trucks and landfills are available, but pieces of trash still end up in the natural environment.

Balloons are also a major contributor to the deaths of ocean animals. Floating balloons with streamers look a lot like jellyfish with its tentacles. They can be mistaken by predators as prey. Experts suggest that celebrations should be balloon-free as much as possible.

Despite the harm that littering has done to the environment, it’s never too late to start taking little steps in an effort to save nature from destruction.

Humans are not the only residents of this planet. We share this world. It’s time to save it.

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These Areas in the US Will Most Likely Be Struck in the Event of a Russian Nuclear Attack

Not New York nor Los Angeles.

When thinking about places in the US to target during a nuclear attack, busy cities like New York and Los Angeles seem like the obvious choices. Big damage can certainly be done to these bustling and densely populated hubs. But when it comes to nuclear attack strategies, the thing to consider in choosing a target is not really the number of casualties or the cost of damage, but the potential to wipeout the enemy's nuclear forces.

That considered, the enemy, say, Russia, might focus more on Montana and North Dakota instead of New York and Los Angeles. According to Stephen Schwartz, author of Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, emphasis in targeting places for nuclear attacks has shifted from big cities to areas with nuclear stockpiles and infrastructure.

This map shows the areas Russia would have to attack to destroy the US's nuclear forces, according to Schwartz.

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Dying Aunt Tells Nephew About A $30 Million Secret Located ‘Under The Sewing Machine’

His aunt told him not to forget to look under the sewing machine.

Carl Sabatino has always noticed a painting in his aunt’s home when he was a child. He used to call the artwork “the woman in the fuzzy hat” and later on his aunt would give it to him before she died. Now, Sabatino learned that the painting could cost about $30 million.

Before Sabatino’s aunt, Jenny Verastro, passed away, she shared her secret with him. She told her nephew to “look under the sewing machine.” Sabatino did as told and found a 1950s artwork wrapped in newspaper.

Carl didn’t give much thought to the painting that he’d seen all his life as a kid, but what caught his attention was the signature located in the upper left corner of the painted canvas. ...

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Guy Has Pareidolia And Creates Characters From Faces He Sees

Apparently, being able to see faces from inanimate objects is a psychological phenomenon – and it’s called pareidolia.

At times when you look at the sky, you could see little faces forming in the clouds. Apparently, being able to see faces from inanimate objects is a psychological phenomenon; it happens and it has a name - facial pareidolia. Psychologists even say that some people can be more prone to facial pareidolia compared to others.

Some people may get ridiculed for experiencing pareidolia, but according to experts, it’s a common occurrence because of how the human brain is wired.

As University of Toronto’s Professor Kang Lee, who studied facial pareidolia, explained to Mail Online,...

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