People are currently talking about a giant pineapple in Tacloban City. Indeed, Jenette Fariola-Ruedas of ABS-CBN News in the Philippines has reported that the fruit is shaped like “an inverted heart.”
A young boy named Steve Nash Diaz planted the pineapple during a very bleak period in the city. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan — known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines — hit the country’s Visayas region.
The Category 5 storm wreaked havoc in Tacloban City. In fact, storm surges that were 15 to 25 feet high battered the coastal community. At the peak of the storm, the wind speeds reached up to 195 miles per hour.
Steve and his giant pineapple.
Thousands of people perished from the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan. The death toll was logged as 6,340. However, many more are believed to have died. Moreover, the damage to property was also considerable. The storm either totally destroyed or severely damaged many Tacloban City residents’ homes.
At that time, the Philippine government was also criticized for not providing help fast enough or efficiently enough to the Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Tacloban City in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
It was amid this devastating situation that Steve decided to plant the pineapple near his home. However, it just recently bore fruit.
It seems as if the plant is making up for its fruitless years by producing a fascinating mutant fruit. As ABS-CBN News pointed out, the fruit is “around twice the size of Steve’s head” and is “nestled on a wreath of spiky green leaves.”
We see this as a symbol of hope rather than a fruity snack.
Steve’s now-famous pineapple is on the brink of ripening. The report said he is wondering what it will taste like. Then again, we’re thinking it looks way too unusual to eat. Maybe they can preserve it. It’s such a cool — and unusual — symbol of hope.
Philando Castile, the Black Man Shot by a Police had a Lengthy of Traffic Offenses
Unbelievably, Castile had a lot of traffic offenses, accused and convicted, since he was 17.
Remember Philando Castile? The black man who was killed by a Minnesota cop that was streamed live by his girlfriend? It was revealed that he faced a lengthy of traffic offenses when he was still alive, which started since he was 17.
A publication unveiled that it was not the first time that Castile had been stopped by the police. He was already pulled over for about 31 times for the past 14 years and pressed with a number of misdemeanors.
Philando Castile and his Girlfriend
The Future of Recycling is Here: Scientists Transform Plastic Waste into Fuel
Now if only people would stop using and wasting so much plastic…
Its a disheartening fact that our oceans are chock-filled with garbage. Plastic wastes are a particularly great headache. This plastic refuse takes an estimated 450 years to disintegrate. It is also slowly killing off marine animals.
One particular gigantic eyesore is the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," a swirling island of mostly plastic waste the size of a continent which stretches from Japan all the way to Hawaii. It is the world's biggest vortex of trash, and it is not the only one.
"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch"
Black Woman Surprisingly Attacked By An Old Lady For Being From Miami
Try not to be dismayed with this old lady.
All she wanted was to peacefully walk her dog around their new area. Little did she know, it would be the most humiliating part of her life.
Rayne Burse was walking her pit bull, named Mojito, around her fiancé’s - Christopher Riker - neighborhood on Sunday. She found a little creek nearby and let her dog run around the place.
As Mojito was busy hunting iguanas, the 24-year-old black woman living in Miami was talking to her mom when she saw an old woman approaching her. ...