Typhoon Hato did a lot of damage when it went through southern China this month. It triggered Typhoon Signal No. 10, which is the most severe category in Hong Kong’s storm warning system. Hong Kong got flooded and thousands of people had to flee to safer ground. It also took out power in Asian casino capital Macau.
After battering Honk Kong and Macau, Typhoon Hato went on to mainland China. Reports said that more than 26,000 people had to evacuate to temporary shelters. One of the areas affected was Yibin County in China’s Sichuan Province. Farmlands were flooded.
Behold, the wrath of Typhoon Hato.
In one area, pigs nearly drowned as floodwaters rose. A photo taken from a rescue operation captured the public’s attention. We have great respect for the rescuers. However, the indisputable star of the photo is the cute pig.
Many news agencies such as Asia One, the Daily Mail, and many others have featured the photo of the pig.
This creature proves that a happy face can go a long way.
In her report for the UK-based Metro, Georgia Diebelius noted:
“As soon as the photograph of the pig was uploaded to the Internet, everyone fell in love with it.”
Netizens have gone on to celebrate the pig’s new lease on life through memes. Here are some of them.
This meme supposedly shows the pig's fantasy.
A most disturbing face-swap.
This could easily be the pig's biopic.
The smiling pig’s popularity proves that people need a break from bad news from time to time. It’s not that we’re escaping reality altogether. It’s just that we need something to lift us up from the flood of bad news — and if a picture of a pig can do that then we’re going to love it.
Rare Species of Monkey Rediscovered in Brazil After 80 Long Years
The fluffy monkey species was last seen alive in 1936.
A recent expedition in a remote watershed in the western Amazon led to the rediscovery of a species of monkey that was last seen alive 80 years ago. The bald-faced Vanzolini saki was first seen alive in 1936 along the Eiru River by Ecuadorian naturalist Alfonzo Olalla. That was the first and last known living evidence of the species - until today.
The three-month Houseboat Amazon expedition was the first survey of the primates and other mammals in the watershed in more than 60 years. Its main goal was to find the missing bald-faced Vanzolini saki, a large monkey with a long fluffy tail and golden fur on its arms and legs.
A survey in 1956 resulted in the collection of dead specimens, so this is the first time in 80 years that scientists saw proof that the Vanzolini saki is not extinct.
Strange-Looking, Purple Pig-Nose Frog Found in Remote Mountains of India
The newly discovered species of frog spends nearly its entire adult life underground.
Scientists have discovered a new and rather strange species of frog in the Western Ghats mountain range in India. Called the Bhupathy's purple frog, (Nasikabatrachus bhupathi) — in honor of Dr. Subramaniam Bhupathy, a respected herpetologist who lost his life in the Western Ghats in 2014 — it has shiny purple skin, a light blue ring around its eyes, and a pointy pig-nose.
The amphibian's odd appearance is due to countless of years of evolution, according to the scientists. Its tiny eyes, long snout, and short limbs with hardened 'spades' enable the frog to spend almost its entire life underground.
These frogs don't even go up the surface to eat.
3 Gays Get Distorted Faces After Going For Cheap Dermal Fillers to Enhance Their Beauty
When the price is too good to be true, it’s fake!
More individuals opt to go under the knife to improve their physical appearance. With the increasing demand for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, many people are lured to avail of cheaper alternatives, in the hopes to get the same effect as expensive procedures.
A group of friends from Agusan Del Sur in the Philippines can't afford to purchase expensive dermal fillers by licensed doctors, which cost about P20,000 to P50,000 ($390 to $976). However, someone offered them cheap cheek enhancement injections for just P500 ($9.7) per injection.
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