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This ‘Dead Whale’ Sculpture in the Philippines Will Remind Us How Bad Pollution Is

Here’s hoping this art installation will make people realize the dangers of plastic.

Thousands of people in the online community were recently shocked upon seeing the viral image of a large dead whale. But this real-life giant happens to be made with plastic and is an art installation project by Dentsu Jayme Syfu meant to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

The artists of the project, located in Naic, Cavite in the Philippines, got the inspiration from 30 beached whales found in European shores last year. One of the beached whales was also found in Samal, Davao last December.

Yeb Saño, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director, in a Facebook post, said:

“With this art installation/sculpture of a beached whale here in Naic, Cavite made out of recovered plastic waste, we hope to spread awareness on the effect of plastics on our oceans, on wildlife, and on people.”

People thought this dead whale on the beach shore is real.

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Photos of the whale went viral on social media.

Source: TrueActivist
But this dead whale is not real.

Source: TrueActivist
It's an art installation meant to raise awareness on plastic pollution.

Source: Yeb Saño
It is a joint project between Greenpeace and Dentsu Jayme Syfu.

Source: Yeb Saño
This dead whale sculpture is made with plastic collected from the ocean.

Source: Yeb Saño

The gigantic 73 ft. x 10 ft. sculpture was made of plastic waste found in our ocean. The creative team behind the project saw to it that the beached whale art project had all the details that will give it a realistic effect.

Videos and photos of the dead whale sculpture went viral, especially among people who thought it was an actual large sea mammal. The project was installed just in time as May is ocean month and the Philippines is this year’s chair for the ASEAN Summit. It was a great opportunity for Greenpeace to catch the attention of environmental leaders to address the ongoing problem of plastic pollution.

If you want to support in helping reduce plastic pollution by refusing plastic use, you can check out the petition and more information here.

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Korean Barista’s Stunning Latte Art Will Make You Think Twice About Taking A Sip

Barista level: Asian!

We here at EliteReders are huge fans of art, regardless of the medium. When it’s done well, we couldn’t help but geek out and probably feature it here in our site - from awesome tattoos that cover scars and satirical Indian comics, to stunning sandcastles and masterfully Photoshopped images, and everything else in between.

With that in mind, I guess it would be easy to imagine our delight when he found out about the work of this amazing Korean barista who’s been serving lattes with top notch designs.

Born in 1991, Kang Bin Lee has been working as a barista for 10 years now.

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After Selling MySpace For $580 Million, Here’s What Tom Anderson is Doing Now

Remember Tom from MySpace? He’s been very busy travelling the world lately!

Ever remember MySpace? It was a huge thing in the early days of social media and everyone had an account back in the days. You probably did if you are of a certain age today.

In 2005, the site was sold to News Corp by co-founder Tom Anderson (known to many as ‘Tom from MySpace’) for the amount of $580 million.

Before the glory days of Facebook, MySpace.com was all the rage in the world of social networking.

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30 Awesome Tattoos That Cover Up Scars

Brilliantly done! Now their scars look like fantastic works of art!

People get tattoos for different reasons. Some get inked as a vehicle of self-expression while others go for it to pay tribute to a loved one or maybe something they are passionate about – such as sports, music, movies, or even video games.

Regardless of your motives, you want your tattoos done right. They’re going to stay with you for the rest of your days so you might as well get it perfectly. You gotta make sure that your tattoo artist is good and that he or she can spell correctly. You definitely wouldn’t want the burden of having embarrassing, cringe-worthy mistakes on your skin.

Want some examples of skin art done right? Well just go browse below and we’ll show you some. Compiled by BoredPanda, these wonderful tattoos show us how some people used ink to cover up their scars, big and small. We love how most of these tattoos were conceptualized and executed. They’re truly clever and inspiring. Also, we’re sure the people who got them no longer have to feel ashamed about their scars, they can look at it with pride now - and in some cases, even display it in public! ...

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