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Scientists Remove Plastic Straw From Sea Turtle’s Nostril in Heartbreaking Video

Please stop using plastic drinking straws!

There’s no better way to enjoy an ice-cold beverage on a hot day than to sip it using a plastic drinking straw! But have you ever thought how much damage it can cause the environment?

Drinking straws have existed even before 3000 BCE, and as the drinking straw was patented in the late 1800s by Marvin Stone, many other different types of straws have been invented. Drinking straws made of plastic, in particular, are the most popular as they are cheap and easy to mold. However, these plastic drinking straws are not only harmful to the environment; they can also be fatal to many animal species.

When Nathan Robinson and Christine Figgener were in their in-water research trip in Costa Rica, they found a male Olive Ridley sea turtle with something lodged on its left nostril.

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They initially thought it was a parasitic worm, but were horrified to discover that it was a plastic drinking straw!

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Watching the researchers pull out the straw from the poor turtle’s nostril is just painful to watch. You can hear the turtle cry in pain as he bleeds while the straw is being removed.

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After almost 8 minutes of excruciating pain, the turtle was finally relieved of his agony – the 12-centimeter straw was finally removed from its nostril!

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As difficult and as painful it is to imagine how the straw was removed, here is the actual footage of the poor turtle’s ordeal:

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So, would you still be using a plastic straw the next time you drink your favorite ice-cold beverage?

H/T: Wikipedia, Chris Figgener

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This Guy Pretended To Be A Teenage Boy To Prey On Young Girls. What Happened Next Is Shocking!

YouTube prankster Coby Persin made a social media experiment that shows how easy it is for pedophiles to pick up teen girls on social media. The results are shocking!

Social media sites have been primarily created to provide users with an effective tool that allows them to communicate and interact with others. However, the technology is sometimes exploited and abused by others for evil purposes. For instance, pedophiles use it to find potential victims.

Despite age restrictions implemented by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the likes, minors find their way so they can register for an online account on these sites. Unfortunately, many online predators are out there, making it difficult for more parents to watch over their children all the time. Also, it is a shame that not all parents fully understand the great dangers of letting young ones use the internet irresponsibly.

To illustrate a point, YouTube prankster Coby Persin came up with another social experiment....

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Cecil’s Cub Killed by Rival Male Trying to Mate with the Lion’s Mother

According to wildlife officials, Cecil’s cubs have only 1-in-20 chance of survival.

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Following the brutal killing of Cecil, one of the well-loved lion’s cubs was killed by a rival male who was attempting to mate with  its mother and Cecil's two lionesses.

“One of the eight cubs was killed by a male lion after Cecil was killed. Lions practise infanticide – the male looking to take over and mate with the three lionesses would have crushed the cub’s skull as he looked to stake his claim,” said a source by Mirror UK.

Wildlife officials say Cecil’s cubs have only 1-in-20 chance of survival.

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Dad Gets Cochlear Implant Tattooed on His Shaved Head to Support His Deaf Daughter

Sweet gesture of a father who gets cochlear implant tattoo to show support for his deaf daughter goes viral.

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It's amazing how people go great lengths for a loved one. For the most part, no one does it better than our parents. Their love is enduring, selfless and unconditional. They are always willing to make sacrifices for us and most importantly, they accept and embrace us despite our imperfections.

Another 'super dad' from New Zealand is currently melting hearts of people across the world. Alistair Campbell has a 6-year-old daughter Charlotte who suffers hearing impairement. Charlotte had her first cochlear implant when she was 4 years old and just had another one put in recently at Gillies Hospital.

To make sure that Charlotte wouldn't feel different, Alistair had his own cochlear implant tattooed on the left side of his shaved head.

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