While one man was visiting Mexico, he enjoyed taking treks through the desert. On one such walk, he came across a dog in such bad shape, she looked already dead.
He knew what he had to do.
She was found in the middle of the Mexican desert without shelter, water or food. The man who found her knew she wouldn’t last long without some help, he couldn’t just leave her. So, he walked to the closest store to buy anything he could for her.
The employees didn’t understand English and didn’t carry dog food, so the only thing he was able to buy were fresh tortillas and water. The dog, starving as she was, ate them all immediately.
He came across tourists on bikers and explained his plea. The five discussed what might be done. The man who found her said he’d go back to Torres Mazatlan and try to get help finding a local animal rescue. He eventually went back to find the dog with a rescue worker, but she was nowhere to be found.
Luckily, after he left, one of the tourists decided to make an extra effort to find the dog. She was an American who had lived in Mexico for years. She had worked with local animal rescue organizations herself, knew a Mazatlan veterinarian, and told him the story of the dog. Together, they went to the Cerritos area and did find her.
When the dog was brought to the Conrehabit shelter Martha, the woman who helped the man search for the dog, emailed him a picture to confirm she had been found.
Despite how sick he was, Sally the American gave in and added Tania (the dog’s new name) to her pack of dogs. Now, she had six and they were all rescues. Just look at him now – that beautiful face.
Tania is gaining weight, playing with other dogs and truly embracing the life that was originally stolen from her.
She has a new lease on life
From literally on death’s door to happy and safe, this is one ending that couldn’t be any happier.
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Being in school for over a decade has probably convinced you that you know everything there is to know about the Civil War. You have probably sat through countless History classes and quizzes. Unfortunately, you don’t know the half of it.
Here are some very surprising facts about the Civil War that you probably didn’t know about:
1.) Robert E. Lee’s estate was confiscated and turned into a cemetery during the Civil War.
2.) The Gatling Gun was invented during the Civil War.
3.) Hundreds of women dressed up as men and fought in the Civil War.
4.) Lincoln was shot at and nearly killed years before his assassination, a bullet went through his top hat.
5.) Walt Whitman served as a nurse during the Civil War.
6.) Soldiers would march on average 15-20 miles a day.
7.) The 13th Amendment, which ended slavery wasn’t ratified until 1901 in Delaware and 1976 in Kentucky.
8.) Union General Daniel Sickles was the first person to successfully use the temporary insanity plea in court.
9.) During the war there were over 60,000 amputations.
10.) Confederate General Martin Green’s last words were, “A bullet has not yet been molded that will kill me.” Moments later he was shot in the head and killed.
11.) In the 20 years after the Civil War, the nation’s divorce rate went up 150%.
12.) Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman surgeon in US Military history and is the only woman to with the Medal of Honor.
13.) Disease was the biggest killer in the war. Over one million soldiers got malaria.
14.) When he was assassinated, Abraham Lincoln had a $5 Confederate bill in his wallet.
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We all do strange things. When we do them, they don’t seem strange at all. When you hear of another person doing something that seems out of the ordinary, it seems, well, out of the ordinary. Especially when that something is, say, specifically seeking out goats on the way to an important meeting.
While some of these superstitions might seem weird, keep in mind that there are people who think things you do all the time are beyond comprehension. Check them out.
1.) In India, some believe that the sun’s rays become toxic during a solar eclipse, so they’ll stay indoors until it’s over.
2.) In Thailand, some men believe that they will find good fortune by wearing a penis medallion around their neck.
3.) In Turkey, chewing gum is avoided at night because it is likened to chewing the flesh of the dead.
4.) In Medieval England, it was believed that passing a newborn through the circular rind of a cheese wheel would lead to a prosperous life for the infant.
5.) In Japan, some believe that tucking your thumbs into your pockets will protect one from death as they pass a cemetery.
6.) Many years ago, men in England would avoid consuming any lettuce out of fear that it would cause sterility.
7.) In Russia, the more birds that defecate on your roof, the more money you’re believed to be getting in the future.
8.) In Britain, it was once believed by many that carrying around an acorn was the key to keeping young.
9.) In Nigeria, some believe that kissing a baby on the lips will make it drool until adulthood.
10.) In Russia, it is considered a bad omen to carry an empty bucket.
11.) Some believe that walking past a goat on the way to an important meeting will bring about good luck, as the goats are thought to absorb evil.
12.) In Serbia, it’s considered good luck to spill water before a job interview.
13.) In Spain, it is believed to be good luck to eat twelve grapes when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
14.) In Iceland, some believe that knitting on one’s doorstep will bring about a long winter.
(via Thrillist, Stylist)
These are some pretty interesting traditions. I really have to trade in that empty bucket of mine for one of those penis medallions. Bling-bling!
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Over 30 years ago, a man spent 7 years hand-drawing the most complex, unbelievable and probably unsolvable maze I’ve ever seen. His daughter recently posted the following photos on Twitter and, needless to say, the entire Internet is exploding with questions about her dad.
So who is the man behind it? A professor? A mathematician? A wizard? No, no, and no. The correct answer is… the university janitor.
The maze is 34 x 23.3-inches.
Twitter user Kya7y’s dad, who was a janitor at a university in Japan, spent more than 7 years working on this…
To this point, he has remained completely anonymous and wants no public recognition for his phenomenal work.
Even more incredible, it seems to be completely unsolvable.
Art connoisseurs are going crazy over this, both for its artistic brilliance and its impossibility to solve. To think a university janitor was behind this shows that we should never judge anyone by their occupation or position in life. This is awesome work.
To date, no additional information has been shared about the maze or the man behind it. But it’s without a doubt one of the most humble, remarkable creations I’ve ever seen.
Source: Twitter User Kya7y’s / Buy A Copy Of “Papa’s Maze” Here
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