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Vatican turns off fountains to show solidarity to Romans suffering from drought

All the fountains in Vatican City have been turned off ‘for the first time in living memory’.  The decision was taken by Pope Francis after surrounding city of Rome did the same with some of their iconic drinking fountains. After suffering from low rainfall for last two years, the region is reeling under a severe…
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July 25, 2017 0

Mayor marries crocodile to bring good harvest in Mexican town

The mayor of a Mexican town got married to a crocodile with the belief that the act will bring good luck to local fishermen. This is a part of a 200-year-old tradition of  Chontal Indians in Oaxaca state who think this act will bring peace and prosperity to its fishfolk. Victor Aguilarand married “Princess” in a…
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July 6, 2017 0

Villagers float rubber duckies in puddles on streets to highlight pothole menace

Rubber ducks are supposed to cute little toys resting beside your bathtub, or sometimes floating in it. But have you seen a street flooded with them? That’s exactly what people in a British village did earlier this week. They put up hundreds of them in potholes to bring attention to the bad condition of their streets.…
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May 24, 2017 0

Thousands of men walk holding hands in Amsterdam

On Wednesday, the streets of Amsterdam were flooded with men holding hands. And, not all of them were couples. From politicians, doctors, footballers to common people, those who could not walk the streets put up pictures of them holding hands with other men. This was an action of solidarity for a gay couple who was beaten up…
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April 8, 2017 0

A Shakey Table Situation

The Shakey Tables, a NYC funk rock band, is hosting its third annual benefit for New York Cares Coat Drive, this time adding a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdera to help boost donations. The benefit show will take place on November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY. The cover charge…
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November 16, 2014 0

Life Vest’s 3rd Annual WorldWide Dance for Kindness

This year marks Life Vest Inside’s 3rd Annual WorldWide Dance for Kindness event taking place in 80 cities, spanning across 30 countries! A month ago, Orly and her volunteers had a crazy idea to create an official song for Dance for Kindness. So what did they do? They reached out to four artists and asked…
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September 14, 2014 0