Sep 062011
 

Using animals in for scientific testing has been a controversial issue for years. It’s easy to look down on animals as simply not human, so they don’t deserve to be treated in a humane way. But after watching this clip of lab imprisoned chimps being let outside for the first time, you can see how similar we truly are to our ape cousins as they literally cheer, dance, and hug in celebration. The video is featured on HuffingtonPost.

 

Rough translation of the German from a YouTuber:

For the first time in their lives, the chimps see the sun. They lived in a lab for decades and this is the first moment they get to walk outside. “They hugged as if saying ‘we’re finally free’.. and after such a long time, it’s as if they’re saying ‘I can’t believe it!’ to their friends.” At 1:30 the man talks about how he saw a chimp looking at a butterfly and remembering it from her childhood.

 


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Sep 032011
 

As a child, there is nothing more exciting than an enormous birthday present. What could be inside this huge  box that’s larger than you?

The whole family came to celebrate the birthday of the baby boy of the family. His dad has been at war serving as a US Airman, and came home to surprise for his son. When he opens the box and finds his dad, he literally jumps for joy he’s so excited. The video is featured on WelcomeHomeBlog

 


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Sep 032011
 

This video was posted in June, but just went viral now thanks to Reddit. The video is of new footage of the Japanese Tsunami crashing in the city streets. It’s terrifyingly surreal, and seems like it’s a scene from a Hollywood movie. The devastation is truly horrible. Our hearts are with you Japan. 

 


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Aug 302011
 

In the spring of this year, 400 students from across the world were granted J-1 visas from the US State Department. They thought they would be working good jobs, with good pay, while also seeing America, and learning the culture.

But what happened was they were brought to Pennsylvania to work at a Hershey’s Chocolate packing factory. They were forced to endure long hours of heavy labor for less than minimum wage. It’s almost like American companies are importing 3rd world workers, and treating them like they are not in America. Read more on the story at Gawker

 


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Aug 302011
 

There are many sad, and tragic stories on the X Factor, but this story really tugs on your heart strings. Emmanuel Kelly was brought to an Iraqi orphanage with no hands, and not even a birth certificate when he was still a baby. He and his brother were adopted by a wonderful Australian woman who brought them to Australia and gave them a new life.

Emmanuel may be missing a hand and a birthday, but he was blessed with a strong heart and beautiful voice. He worked up the courage to try for the X Factor, and sang Imagine by John Lennon. The moment he begins to sing, the crowd goes wild. 

 


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