Superheroes are not the only ones who wear a mask to protect their identity. Sometimes, regular people must wear one to conceal to the public who they really are, especially if they are lottery winners!
A woman from Jamaica, who is only identified as N Gray, was presented to the media recently as she claimed her Super Lotto jackpot win. In order to protect her identity, however, the woman came up with one smart move: she wore an emoji mask. After all, winning $180 million Jamaican dollars may probably put her life and those of her family members in jeopardy if everyone knows who she really is.
Apart from concealing her identity, the smiling and winking emoji mask of the new instant millionaire also provided delight to the attendees of the media presentation.
Hence, when the woman was presented to the members of Jamaican media to claim her winnings, she had no qualms about posing before the clicking cameras as she held a giant check representing her lottery winnings. Surely, the joy she was experiencing that moment went beyond the smiling and winking emoji mask.
The incognito winner wants to use part of her winnings to better the lives of the Jamaican youth.
The instant millionaire said:
“I am elated, because I was drowning in debt. I started buying Super Lotto in January… Now [that] I’ve won, I want to clear my debt, invest and I want to do some traveling. I would like to construct a community center for the youths in my community, so they can engage in something productive; somewhere where they can do information technology.”
Despite its enchanting natural beauty popular to tourists and locals, Jamaica has a disturbingly high crime rate.
More often than not, lottery winners in Jamaica wear disguises when collecting their lottery winnings. Apart from the fear of being hounded for money by family and relatives, the high crime rate in the said Caribbean country is a major reason why lottery winners have to conceal who they really are.
Case in point, the Jamaican Observer reported earlier this year that the country recorded 1,616 murders at the end of 2017. According to the report, St. James Parish continued to be a hotbed for murders, recording more than 300 murders just in the first quarter of the previous year.
Furious Orangutan Faces Bulldozer That Destroyed His Tree In Heartbreaking Video
The fight left the poor ape bewildered over the destruction of his habitat.
There is little doubt that animals truly have feelings. An angry orangutan has just gone viral for his unexpected bravery. The furious animal went up against a bulldozer that had destroyed his tree. Unfortunately, the desperate ape was not able to stop the massive machine from obliterating its home. Since its release, the video has earned thousands of views from people concerned with the animal's fate.
The video features loggers in the Ketapang Regency in Borneo trying to take down several trees. However, it is revealed that an orangutan is refusing to leave his tree although it has been uprooted by the bulldozer. The ape is clearly distressed and keeps pacing the trunk of his home.
The orangutan holds on to a branch of his fallen tree despite the men's efforts to take it down.
Mussels Contain A Huge Amount Of Microplastic, The Ocean is Feeding Us Back Our Garbage
The ocean is feeding us with our garbage!
Many people love seafoods - not to mention the vitamins and minerals that we get from them. Shells are very rich in iron and if we consume them on a regular basis just like vegetables, it will help us fight diseases. That’s why we should take care of the ocean because it’s one of the reasons why we are alive. But what if the sea itself is feeding us back our own garbage?
This is something that opposes the idea that the oceans are the source of every human being’s needs. During the World Oceans Day, a report was released that the mussels sold at the UK supermarkets were actually filled with microplastic. Apparently, this is because of the improper disposal of plastic waste, which needs serious attention from everyone.
In return, the ocean is mirroring the doings of humans.
Taking Photos Actually Makes Us Remember Our Subjects Less
Perhaps it’s better to just be present.
Researchers Julia Soares and Benjamin Storm from the University of California discovered a photo-taking impairment, which causes captured subjects to become harder to remember for the person taking the photo. Their findings are in a study titled "Forget in a Flash: A Further Investigation of the Photo-Taking-Impairment Effect," which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
The two also found that the photo-taking impairment happens even in images that were deleted before viewing. A similar study was conducted by researcher Linda Henkel, who found that taking pictures of artwork in a museum led to problems in accurately recalling the pieces.
The hypothesis was that taking a photo can cause something to be less well remembered because of offloading.
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