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There’s a Garbage Patch as Big as Mexico Floating in the Pacific Ocean!

A group of researchers spotted the huge garbage patch in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean.

Environmentalists rage against pollution. For many years now, they’ve warned us about the ocean being contaminated with various pollutants. However, it’s easy to ignore what they say when we don’t actually see these pollutants. Then again, it’s hard to ignore a huge garbage patch that’s the same size as Mexico. It was spotted floating in the Pacific Ocean.

The Mexico-sized heap of garbage was discovered by oceanographer Charles Moore and the rest of his team from the Algalita Research Foundation. They had gone on a six-month voyage around the Pacific.

A garbage patch that's as big as a country.

Moore’s team started off the coasts of Chile and Easter Island and sailed within the South Pacific Gyre. They encountered the garbage patch in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean.

The floating garbage heap is made up of tremendous quantities of plastic, chemical sludge, and human trash. In a report by Tom Hale of IFLScience, Moore said that the garbage heap could easily cover
a million square kilometers or 386,100 square miles.

Moore examines some garbage samples samples.

The items in the floating trash patch include debris such as old fishing nets, bottles, and other discarded items. However, as Moore pointed out, “much of the debris is actually small pieces of floating plastic that are not immediately visible to the naked eye.” But make no mistake about it — these pieces of plastic disrupt the ocean environment.

You know what’s really disturbing? The Mexico-sized garbage heap isn’t the first one that was discovered floating in the ocean. Prior to this, the so-called “Great Pacific garbage patch” was spotted between Hawaii and mainland US.

A sampling of tiny plastic particles that have scattered in the ocean.

These patches are created when giant systems of circulating currents or gyres that suck in the debris. The trash then forms into a seemingly solid heap. These trash patches are a real threat to the marine ecosystem. These pollutants harm or even kill animals. They also damage ships.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Booster Chair Noticed By The Internet, Gave Birth To Hundred Of Memes

Mark Zuckerberg may have faced Facebook’s latest issue, but the Internet isn’t the one to easily forgive and forget.

In the past few days, Mark Zuckerberg has been the talk of the town due to Facebook's involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant and the political consulting firm are facing major backlash for obtaining data from over 87 million users for the purpose of supplying the said information to politicians who hired them.

Last April 10, Zuckerberg was invited to give his testimony before the United States Congressional Committee. The proceedings were aired on national TV and was likewise posted online. He was called to answer the issues but one of the things that later captured the internet's attention was his booster chair.

In case you didn't know, booster chairs are used to give some form of elevation to the user when they are seated. They are usually hidden from the crowd's view, as it is being covered by a table.

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Desperate Parents Beg Money To Save Baby Born With Part Of Brain And Skull Missing

The funds would help the poor baby girl undergo a life-saving surgery.

A 2-month-old baby girl is left fighting for her life, after being born with part of her brain and skull missing. Her parents are so desperate they are begging money for her to undergo a life-saving surgery. Sadly, they are running out of time.

Little Ah Neath’s life depends on her impoverished family, who are doing everything they can to save her. Her father and mother, Srey and Heang, respectively, are desperately gathering funds together. They even decided to sell their properties just to pay for their daughter’s medical care.

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Woman Playing With Gun Accidentally Shoots Man’s Head On Facebook Live

The incident left the victim in a critical condition.

Houston police are investigating a sick incident involving a man who was accidentally shot in the head inside a car. The three people involved were reportedly inside the vehicle in a petrol station carpark during the gruesome incident and it was all captured in a Facebook live video.

The said footage recorded two people playing around with two handguns. The victim named Devyn Holmes can be heard saying, “You’re making me nervous.” One of them replied, “It ain’t got no clip, bud.”

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