Category: Fabulous

The World of Fabulous, Empowering, Distracting but Upworthy Stories

Outpouring of love and nostalgia stop Microsoft from killing MS Paint

They decided to kill it off at the ripe old age of 32. However, the love and support on social media, helped revive it. Requests to Microsoft to save Paint were heeded, and the tech giant announced that anybody could download the program in the form of a free app from Windows Store. Last week,…
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July 25, 2017 0

One trillion ton iceberg breaks off from the shelf of Antarctica

A massive part of Antarctica broke off from the continental shelf earlier this week, according to British scientists who are monitoring the area. While this phenomenon is not rare, the size of the iceberg being 1 trillion tons (1.12 trillion U.S. tons) is a cause for concern among scientists and environmentalists. Experts from the University of…
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July 13, 2017 0

Turkish human rights activists arrested by authorities at a training workshop

Eight human rights activists in Turkey were attending a training workshop in a hotel in Istanbul on July 5. Soon, plainclothes police officers raided the venue and arrested all eight of them. They also detained the owner of the hotel briefly. Police said the arrest was made on the suspicion of the activists being members…
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July 7, 2017 0

A bike that absorbs pollution and releases clean air to help China deal with smog

Recent weather phenomena in China have caused worry among the environmentalists. However, a new development is likely to raise their spirits, and perhaps the smog and pollution in the Asian giant. The Smog Free Bicycles could become a common sight on the streets of Beijing in a few months’ time. The project has been taken…
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July 6, 2017 0

A special water park that welcomes children with disabilities opens in Texas

Around the world people are fighting to make travel and public utilities more accessible for people with disabilities. But a special, all-inclusive water park opened up in Texas last week. Here, your age or ability doesn’t stop you from entering or enjoying it. The “ultra accessible” Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas is an offshoot…
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June 21, 2017 0

Scientists claim rediscovery of eighth wonder “lost” 130 years ago

A range of silica deposits that formed terraces was once the pride of New Zealand. It was, in fact, one of the contenders of the title eight wonder of the world. A volcanic eruption that took place in 1886 were believed to have wiped the beautiful formation. Two scientists say they have discovered the exact…
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June 15, 2017 0

Dr Seuss helps Bank of England staffers brush up their communication skills

Bank of England staffers have a very unusual language coach – Dr Seuss. They realized that the children’s author could be adopted to make their communication easily understood by the general public. The bank’s former deputy governor for markets Dame Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik revealed this during the at the annual literature festival Hay Festival on…
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May 31, 2017 0

A possible solution to the ever-growing plastic pollution: wax worms

One of the biggest scares of modern life is plastic pollution. The material which is used for everything from shopping bags, containers for food to toys takes more than 400 years to break down. Plastic pollution is becoming a bigger issue every day. However, some European scientists may well be on their way to solving…
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May 25, 2017 0

Want to own an Italian castle? Just enter this competition and win it!

The Italian government is giving away more than a 100 historic buildings in the country virtually free. These include castles, monasteries, farmhouses, towers, inns and more. All one needs to do to own one of these magnificent properties is enter a contest. This contest involves the participants presenting their plans of restoring the building  and turning…
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May 19, 2017 0

Atlanta Police Department rallies local community to help family after officer catches little girl shoplifting $2 pair of shoes

Atlanta Police Department is taking several new initiatives under community policing. On Tuesday, they wrote about the experience of officer Che Milton on their Facebook page. The cop had been called to a local Family Dollar store where a 12-year-old girl was caught shoplifting a $2 pair of shoes. Not only did the officer do an…
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May 5, 2017 0