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All South Koreans Just Became 1 Year Younger

All South Koreans Just Became 1 Year Younger
Jun 30 2023 Share

HOW OLD WOULD YOU HAVE TURNED?

South Koreans have just became a year younger as a new law has been imposed which aligns the nation’s age-counting tradition with international standards. 

This new law works to remove the traditional systems used to age people in South Korea. One system saw all South Koreans be deemed one year old exactly at birth, counting the time in the womb. 

Another saw everyone ageing by a year every first day of January instead of their birthdays. However, both these systems have been scrapped to align with international standards. 

President Yoon Suk Yeol had strongly campaigned in favour of the change when running for office, saying that the two old methods created unnecessary social and economic costs. 

One of the drawbacks saw people born on the 31st of December turn 1 at birth and then 2 years old on January 1st – the very next day! 

There will still be remnants from the laws however. South Koreans can, for example, buy cigarettes and alcohol from the year, not the day, they turn 19. 

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That Microscopic Bag? It Just Sold For $63,000

That Microscopic Bag? It Just Sold For $63,000
Jun 30 2023 Share

Remember that tiny – and we really do mean tiny – green Louis Vuitton mock bag by MSCHF? Well, it just sold for a whopping $63,000 on the 28th of June. 

The bag, created by the art collective known for their bizarre designs, measures just 657 by 222 by 700 microns and makes it just 0.03 inches wide. 

The bag is smaller than a grain of slat and narrow enough to pass through the eye of a needle, according to MSCHF, requiring a microscope to actually see it. 

The Microscopic Handbag, which was created using technology specifically for 3D writing micro-scale plastic parts, went up for an online auction by Joopiter, founded by Pharrell Williams. 

Kevin Wiesner, the chief creative officer of MSCHF, said that no permission was asked from either Pharell Williams or Louis Vuitton for the LV logo, with the former being the creative director of menswear at the design house. 

The bag was meant as commentary on items such as handbags losing their intended usage to become fashion statements. 

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Unwashed pillowcases have 17,000x more bacteria than toilets

Unwashed pillowcases have 17,000x more bacteria than toilets
Jun 29 2023 Share

According to a recent report by Amerisleep, it has been revealed that an unwashed pillowcase can accumulate an astonishing 3 million bacteria in just one week. This number is approximately 17,000 times higher than the average number of bacteria found on a typical toilet seat. The report focused on cleanliness information regarding mattresses, linens, and pillowcases, and also provided insights into the types of potentially harmful microorganisms that can be found in between the sheets.

Undesirable particles such as allergens, fungi, and dead skin are commonly found in bedding. These particles can attract dust mites, which are tiny creatures that thrive on shed skin cells. Encountering such microorganisms and particles can be detrimental to one’s sleep quality and overall health.

Considering the findings of the report, experts strongly recommend changing pillowcases regularly. It is advised to wash them more frequently than just once a week or month. Regularly washing pillowcases can help reduce the accumulation of bacteria and other harmful substances, ensuring a cleaner and healthier sleep environment.

Now, the question arises: how often do people wash their pillowcases? The frequency may vary among individuals. While some may wash their pillowcases weekly, others may prefer to wash them more frequently, especially if they have allergies or sensitive skin. It ultimately depends on personal preferences and needs, but it is generally advisable to maintain good hygiene practices by regularly washing pillowcases to minimise the presence of bacteria and allergens.

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Soup Kitchen providing over 120,000 free meals Receives Prestigious award

Soup Kitchen providing over 120,000 free meals Receives Prestigious award
Jun 29 2023 Share

The Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta has been honoured with the 2023 European Citizen’s Prize, a remarkable recognition of its exceptional work. Established in 2021 by Fr Marcellino Micallef and his dedicated team, this initiative has served as a vital source of support, providing over 120,000 meals to more than 30,000 guests, including 222 children. In a time of economic challenges, this soup kitchen has become a symbol of hope, ensuring that no individual experiences the harsh realities of deprivation. It stands as a shining example of European solidarity and the profound impact that a united community can make.

The European Citizen’s Prize, awarded annually by the European Parliament, celebrates projects led by citizens and organisations in each member state of the European Union. This year, MEP David Casa nominated the Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta as the deserving recipient of this prestigious accolade. Building upon the remarkable legacy of last year’s winner, the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, which was recognised for its dedication to human rights and justice, the Valletta soup kitchen continues to embody the spirit of compassion and collective action.

Since its inception, the Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta, led by the Franciscan Friars, has demonstrated unwavering commitment to alleviating hunger and uplifting vulnerable individuals in Malta. Their compassionate efforts have made a profound difference in the lives of countless people, offering sustenance, dignity, and renewed hope.

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