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The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand posted absolutely beautiful, peaceful and mesmerizing footage of a resident elephant going for a slow afternoon swim in a nearby river. The magnificent animal took her time, blowing bubbles with her trunk, before she submerged herself fully in the cool water.
Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the joyful “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne‘s Wookiee mask video received over 141 million views and became the most watched Facebook Live video ever. To celebrate, Zuckerberg invited Candace out to the Facebook HQ to have some fun with the legendary Star Wars character, Chewbacca.
A new video from The Atlantic provides animation for an interesting interview with David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering, who explains his theory that all mental illness, including addiction is connected through those outside stimuli which captures our attention, hijacks our brains and makes us act involuntarily.
David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, argues that all mental health issues, including addiction, depression, and overeating, can be explained by “capture”—a process where focusing on selective stimuli results in adverse behaviors. In opposition to current research, Kessler argues against the notion of chemical imbalances and offers capture as a common mechanism which accounts for all forms of mental illness.
On a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions, they explore “the mechanics and chemistry of digestion” to find out if swallowed chewing gum really stays in your stomach for 7 years.
It’s a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. So was your elementary-school buddy right?
For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer, JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it .
(translated) JR’s works leave no one indifferent because they are watching, deep within ourselves. His dramatic intervention fashion highlights the question of the role of images in the era of globalization and their their multicast, the intimate sphere to mass use. Today prompted by “the greatest museum in the world”, JR sets his sights on one of its symbols, the Louvre Pyramid, to subject it to an anamorphic surprise.
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