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This Boy’s Illness Stopped Him From Playing the Drums. What his Teacher did? Truly Inspiring!

She came up with an awesome idea to make sure no one’s left behind.

“I don’t believe in I can’t.”
Gina Christopherson, Teacher

Swanville, Minnesota–A high school student named Ethan Och amazingly beats the drums and parades with the school band on his wheelchair. Ethan is a 14-year old boy who had been diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)- an illness that causes progressive muscle weakness and affects voluntary movement.

Ethan’s parents encouraged him to join the school band in 2011, and he opted to play the drums. He viewed this as a new and challenging experience; however, as his illness progressed, he also gradually lost his ability to play the instrument. Soon he became too weak and exhausted that he had no choice but to quit the band.

Teacher and band director Ms. Gina Christopherson, refused to give up on this young man. She was able to find a brilliant idea that enabled him to play the drums and join the marching band again.

Watch this very inspiring video:

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These Coffee Cups Will Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away.

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With over 400 million cups of coffee being sipped everyday in America, a creative company based in California had the clever idea of upcycling  disposable coffee cups.

Reduce. Reuse. Grow, an environmental organisation, will be creating biodegradable cups that will decompose within 180 days. Of course, that idea is nothing new so they took upcycling to the next level by embedding seeds into the disposable cups which will eventually turn into trees or native flowers.

Users of the coffee cups have two options. They can either plant the cup themselves or put it in a bin inside the coffee shops. The organisation would collect and eventually distribute it in  communities in need of reforestation....

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A Drone Was Flying Over The Beach. What It Captured Is Simply BREATHTAKING!

Now this is a stunning piece of artwork!

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Andres Amador is a 42-year-old "earthscape artist". It is an apt appellation, as Amador is known to create wonderful artworks on the ground. He uses the sand as his canvas, and rakes and combs as his paintbrush. Amador creates masterpieces on different beaches and shorelines. Some of the patterns and designs that he makes are as big as a football field.

Amador used to be an environmental scientist. Ten years ago, he quit his day job and decided to pursue his passion. Since then, he has created massive "earthscapes" on various shorelines, including California and the Carribean. He takes photos of his work via a camera mounted on a quad-copter, and then sells the prints.

A few of Andres' works:

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MUST SEE: Kids’ Priceless Reactions After Trying Breakfast From Around the World.

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It is important to introduce culture in the early stages of life. Often, kids would enjoy going to museums, traveling, attending language classes, or watching shows about the cultures of other countries. Introducing new and unusual things to children would elicit priceless reactions.

An interesting experiment was conducted by Cut.com, a video production company, that features American children get a taste of cultures across the globe, literally! The kids were offered meals while on camera. What's the catch? The breakfast served was not their typical meal.

The reactions of these adorable kids are hilarious when asked to try the breakfast staples from Vietnam, Poland, Brazil, Korea, Finland, and the Netherlands....

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