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IKEA’s Odd Experiment Asks Kids To Verbally A***e A Plant To Raise Awareness On Bullying

This experiment show the adverse effects of bullying.

What does bullying do to a person? A company created a live experiment to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Day.

The experiment, which included two real live plants, was done by IKEA. The company placed the plants in a school with thousands of children in the Middle East. They were encouraged to take part in the experiment where they have to give compliments to one plant while the other receives verbal abuse.

IKEA UAE created a live experiment to show the adverse effects of bullying.

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They used two plants as they believe plants almost have the same senses as humans.

The experiment lasted for 30 days, according to BoredPanda. Every day, students of the school have to record what they tell to each plant. One plant only got compliments and encouragement while the other was verbally bullied with harsh and hurtful words.

Both plants were tended the same. They were given the same amount of water, fertilizer, and were exposed to sunlight for the same amount of time.

One plant was bombarded with hurtful and harsh words.

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The other plant was given compliments and encouraged daily.

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After 30 days, the live experiment showed an eye-opening result. The plant that was given compliments was thriving.

On the other hand, the bullied plant was visibly struggling. Some of its leaves were nearly dying and its stems were drooping.

This experiment was done to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Day on May 4th in Middle East.

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The bullied plant was visibly struggling after the experiment.

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Until now, cases of bullying remain rampant around the world, especially today when bullying has taken a new form; through social media. Organizations and groups all over the world continue raising awareness that bullying is detrimental to ones’ health. They focus on kids at primary and high schools as these are where bullying often takes place.

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Many praised IKEA UAE for their work. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the experiment. They showed their support and hoped that more companies use their influence in positive ways. Others, however, believe the experiment was tampered with. Nevertheless, this serves as a reminder that we should always choose to be kind to one another.

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Posthumous Award Finally Reaches Family Of Fallen World War 1 Soldier After A Century

Thanks to social media, the family finally got it back.

A Freedom Medal meant as a posthumous award to a World War 1 soldier has finally been returned to his family after more than a century. Thanks to social media, the piece of honor now gives his descendants a more tangible connection to him.

A.G. Hammond was only 24 years old when he perished on the Western Front during the World War 1. As a way of honoring his services and memories, he was awarded with a posthumous medal that was sent to his wife. However, for some unknown reasons, the medal ended in a field and never reached Hammond’s family.

A.G. Hammond was awarded with a Freedom Medal as a posthumous award after he died in World War 1.

Decades after the Freedom Medal was sent, the then 9-year old boy Mike Iacovelli unearthed it in their backyard in Worcester, Great Britain while looking for some hidden treasures one day in 1980. After cleaning the medal, the words "The Great War for Civilisation -1914 - 1919" and "A.G. Hammond" inscribed in it were revealed. ...

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Scary Encounters With ‘Zombie-Like’ Animals On The Rise in the US

Is the zombie apocalypse happening soon?

While there is no denying that apocalyptic zombie-themed TV shows and movies are popular nowadays, some people have come to assume that zombies may not be fictional after all. With several reported instances wherein animals have been spotted behaving as if they were dead creatures walking, is the zombie apocalypse at hand?

Several people from across America have reported encountering what is now dubbed as “animal zombies.” According to these eyewitnesses, the animals, such as coyotes, foxes, and others, appeared ragged and as if they had emerged from their graves, pretty much the same with how the human zombies featured on TV and in the movies look like.

Eyewitnesses across the U.S. have reported seeing animals behaving as if they were zombies.

"The thing looked possessed. He was hissing and showing his teeth. Rather than being scared of me, it looked like he was provoking a fight,” said Joe Evans of Ohio as he recalled his spine-tingling encounter with a horrendous-looking raccoon in his backyard....

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C***l Tourist Steals D***g Dolphin From The Beach And Casually Walks Away With It

Police are now on the hunt for this man.

Chinese authorities are now on the hunt for a man who took a dying dolphin from the beach, threw it over his back, put it in his car and drove off. The tourist in his swimwear was filmed casually walking away from the beach with the innocent creature hanging over his shoulder.

Witnesses say that the man found the beached sea animal but didn't help it get back into the water, according to marine patrol. Instead, the man picked the dolphin up and carried it away from the waters.

Beachgoers were shocked to see the tourist toss the poor dolphin over his shoulder.

Reports stated the incident happened on May 1 in Hailing Island in Guangdong Province, China.

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