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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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Marine Park Trainer in China Puts Lipstick on Beluga Whale, Sparks Outrage

She did it to make the whale look “prettier.”

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The park in question is Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian in North Eastern China. In one of the videos that featured the park's attractions, a female trainer was seen putting on bright red lipstick on a beluga whale's lips.

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Kim Jong-un Brought Personal Toilet To Protect His Stools During Sit-Down With Trump

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level.

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level. North Korean officials made sure that he will have a safe arrival for his sit-down with President Donald Trump in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. To make this possible, they used two decoy airplanes to protect the Supreme Leader's stools. Yes, you read that right.

Bringing his own bodyguards and food supply is definitely nothing out of the ordinary. However, tagging a portable toilet along certainly dropped a lot of jaws. Kim's security team brought the bathroom fixture to Singapore in an effort to “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader's stools.”

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Philippine President Duterte Criticized For Kissing Woman On The Lips Onstage

The crowd cheered on as Duterte kissed a married woman.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in hot water once again after his recent visit to South Korea. While speaking to an audience on June 3, Duterte called a woman to come up on stage to join him.

The famous president who was in Seoul for three days for his meeting with the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) community then convinced the lady, who has confirmed that she's married to a Korean, to kiss him on the lips.

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