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I love this story! I saw this story on a friend’s facebook page and just had to share!

Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name,colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.1907575_10152115292222819_1348529731_n

Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”

Don’t you just love it?!

Kim 😉

I just love the power of the internet! Three random guys became instant “stars” last night on Jimmy Kimmel just for having been at the right place, at the right time and with the right positively awesome desire to sing!!

This guy was performing outside of a supermarket in Texas when someone liked him enough to want to film him… moments later, a random guy decided to join in and turned the solo performance into an impromptu jam session! It did not end there though… a third random guy joins in with rap! Priceless!

The video of it went viral in just a few days, so Jimmy Kimmel decided to do this:

Pretty sweet to have Jimmy, Guillermo, Dicky, Cleto and the Cletones, a gospel choir, and surprise guests Trey Songz, Juicy J and Aloe Blacc help out! Dream come true right there for 3 random guys!!

Kim 😉

The winner of American Idol season 13 is…..

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Caleb Johnson

Congrats to this season’s rocker!

Kim 😉

This crazy photo hasn’t been altered, it just depicts longterm sun damage to one side of the face! How crazy is that?!

This is from the New England Journal of Medicine, which describes the subject as “a 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of gradual, asymptomatic thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face. The physical examination showed hyperkeratosis with accentuated ridging, multiple open comedones, and areas of nodular elastosis. Histopathological analysis showed an accumulation of elastolytic material in the dermis and the formation of milia within the vellus hair follicles.”

In plain English: this man was a truck driver for 28 years. The left side of his face was pummeled by constant sunlight day-in and day-out, UVA rays transmitting through the driver’s side window. The right side was comparatively shielded.

If you ever needed a reminder to wear sunscreen everyday (and maybe more on the right side of your body), this is it.

Kim 😉

These two teen boys are so talented that they will give you goosebumps… You might even shed a tear!

I will admit that I am not a big fan of rap but these two immediately made me think of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! Musical duo Charlie Lenehan (15) and Leondre Devries (13) call themselves “Bars & Melody”. Their recent audition for “Britain’s Got Talent”  was not only a VERY powerful anti-bullying message that saw the crowd go nuts, it has exploded on the internet! Over 22 million people have watched their performance in the last 10 days!

Leondre says that he started rapping because he was having a hard time in primary school. He was getting bullied… when he would get home, he would write… BEAUTIFULLY I might add!

Their talent, their lyrics, their demeanor, their incredible performance — the whole package! Watch what happens and how Simon reacts:

Don’t you hope these guys go far?!

Kim 😉

Now this is quite the social experiment and the results sadden me… but I won’t lie that I am responsible for walking by more than once…

It’s tough… they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but… This video is a bit of an eye opener, no?!

Kim 😉

As our consuming world realises that billions of water bottles pollute the planet, we are finding tons of creative ways to recycle water bottles (lining of purses, subway fare in Beijing,…).

Well, recycling all those water bottles might soon not be a problem as London-based students could change the way we consume bottled water. Together, they’ve created Ooho, a biodegradable, edible “blob” that is capable of holding water.

 Yep–you’ve read right! Blob2

Ooho! is a thin membrane made of eatable brown algae, akin to a gelatinous double layer. It’s actually the water inside that gets transformed on its outer form by a culinary process known as spherification (shaping a liquid into spheres which visually and texturally resemble caviar). It is then formed around a mass of frozen water, essentially encapsulating the fluid. When the ice melts, the end result is a strong, cheap alternative to the common plastic water bottle!

The best part:  the inventors plan on making the recipe open source so that everyone will be able to make Ooho! in their kitchen, using the spherification process!!

The product is still in its very early stages of development, but the team is also looking into ways it can be mass produced for commercial use.

Isn’t that sweet!! I wonder how easy it is to carry in your purse!

~Sulli


 


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