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New #FillTheBottle Challenge Storms the Internet and Cleans Our Streets From Cigarette Butts

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Cigarette butts — not plastic — are the biggest contaminant and the most littered item around the world. When they’re left in the grass and soil, they stop plants from growing, and when they’re left in the water, they poison the living organisms in it. A group of French teenagers decided it’s high time to take action and make their own impact to help the environment — with a #FillTheBottle challenge. Their contribution turned into an inspiring campaign that gathered people around the world to help save the planet. It’s simple and effective — just collect cigarette butts that you find and fill a bottle with them.

Bright Side is concerned about the environment and we want to raise awareness. This time we discovered an amazing challenge that everyone can participate in and be sure that their contribution won’t be left unnoticed.

It’s time to help.

This challenge started at the end of July 2019 on Twitter. Jason Prince posted his first photo of a bottle full of collected cigarette butts. All of them were found on the street. This experience surprised him and his followers.

20 minutes to fill this one-liter bottle within a radius of not even 50 meters. This is extremely serious.

Jason Prince

And people’s reactions didn’t take long.

This instantly went viral and attracted the attention of other internet users, not only from France but from around the world. And their response was quick. People were surprised by how many cigarette butts actually get thrown away and never get collected. Moreover, it doesn’t take much time to fill a whole bottle.

An alarming outcome

Some people even went further and decided that one small plastic bottle was not enough. Volunteers from Belgium tried to pick up as many cigarette butts as they could find. They managed to fill a vessel 10 times bigger than just a water bottle. Their result is impressive, but very scary and alarming at the same.

Every area should be carefully cleaned.

Beaches are also in danger, as people discard their cigarettes without a second thought. Many users decided that they should not be left unnoticed either. The most important thing to remember while participating in this challenge is to make sure that you don’t throw away the bottle the same way the cigarette butts were tossed out. All of the collected litter should be taken and recycled.

Why are cigarette butts dangerous for the environment?

The core of a cigarette filter is made of cellulose acetate — a form of plastic. This compound is very slow to degrade in the environment. Moreover, used filters are filled with toxic substances. When thrown on the ground, these toxins can reach waterways and cause damage to living organisms that drink the polluted water.

It was found that one cigarette butt can spoil 7.5 liters of water just in one hour. This water is not drinkable and usually lethal to aquatic life. Also, butts might have bits of tobacco in them too, which are poisonous and also contaminate the environment.

Are you environmentally conscious? Would you like to participate in this challenge? Maybe you already have and want to share some photos with us? Let’s post them in the comments!

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People From Different Professions Showed How Special Their Workdays Can Be

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Everyone knows that we spend half of our lives at work, where we are surrounded by a special world that has room for pleasant surprises, funny situations, and outside-the-box solutions for difficult tasks. For these reasons, people really like learning interesting things about different professions.

We at Bright Side love doing everything we can to broaden our outlook and we love seeing someone else’s photos that show an interesting fact or a funny situation that happened at the workplace.

“Hey! I’m volunteering in a bear refuge in Croatia and I felt like sharing a photo of this chillaxing fellow with you guys.”

Summer in Yamal: a worker wears a special suit that protects him from mosquitoes.

“I made a garbage cover to hide stuff in my van.”

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A colleague from Houston

A policeman’s partner that has finally passed all his exams and is ready to start work

The level of trust between the shop and its customers

What a plumber sees when he needs to change the pipes that were used to supply a building with cold water

Locals were alarmed and called the police when a monster climbed out of Kamogawa River in Kyoto. It was actually a giant salamander.

A delivery guy talks about one of his orders

This fireman is proposing to his girlfriend in the most fireman way possible. And his colleagues are helping!

Here’s what a selfie at your workplace looks like if you are a sailor.

This is a lens for people with really bad eyesight.

The roads in this small town are being fixed, so some delivery people are using alternative modes of transportation.

When you love your work and it loves you back:

This real gold FedEx ring for being a safe driver

A girl that works at a center of wildlife protection with her “pet”

Do any funny things happen at your work? Share your photos or just show us what your workplace looks like.

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7 Hidden Messages in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” That Weren’t Meant for Kids

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Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland had an amazing influence on cinema, literature, and even psychology: movies and ballets were based on it, sequels and remakes were written. There is even a psychological disorder named after the main character: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AWS). This seemingly innocent children’s story was the subject of heated discussions by scientists of the 20th century and even Freud talked about it. The point of the discussions was simple: was the tale written for children or for adults?

Bright Side has read the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded” and tried to figure out which parts of the story can only be understood by adults.

1. Alice’s shrinking and growing is a sign of puberty.

When Alice ate a cake or drank a certain mixture, Alice would shrink or grow, and she was scared that she would disappear completely. While there were no actual reasons for the changes in her body in the text, scientists have 3 versions of what could have been the hidden meaning behind that episode:

  • Alice’s body changes in a similar way to how it would change as a teenager during puberty. Many people think that Carroll showed the puberty of the character. But why this idea may also be wrong is because Alice is only 7 years old and it is too young to be a teenager.
  • Astronomers link the character with the expanding Universe. According to one of the theories, the amount of matter in the Universe is constantly decreasing which will ultimately lead to its disappearance. Obviously, this is why the character was worried about shrinking so much that she would vanish.
  • Other people see an indication of hallucinogenic substances, which make people completely disoriented, just like Alice.

2. The pig the character has is an English King.

It is believed that the tale is an allusion to the War of the Roses that took place in England in the 15th century. This time period was full of scheming, betrayal, and there were a lot of chopped heads — just like in the tale.

Assuming the guess is correct, then baby that turned into the pig is a member of the White Rose. And more specifically, it was Richard III who had a sigil with a white boar. Shakespeare even wrote a play about it where he presented Richard in a very bad light.

3. The smell of pepper in the house of the Duchess hides the smell of bad food.

The tale casually mentions that the house of the Duchess smells a lot like pepper because the scullery was adding pepper to the soup. But it may have been a hint at the problem that the food at the time was peppered a lot, to kill the smell of rotten ingredients.

4. Alice is Eve, who becomes a sinner.

The adventures of Alice starts in a quiet garden. It was an idyllic place, green and quiet, and that’s why it reminds many people the Garden of Eden. But Alice doesn’t take an apple, she goes down the rabbit hole and goes into a world that gives rise to incredible changes in her. This theory seems to be pretty logical: children are innocent but when Alice went into the hole (took the apple), she entered the world of puberty, adult life, and became a sinner.

5. Keys, doors, and caterpillars are Freudian symbols.

When Freudian theories became very popular around the world, the tale of Alice turned out to be full of gynecological symbols. The fans of Freud managed to see the symbols in the doors that were hidden behind the curtains, and keys that open these doors. Of course, they couldn’t have missed Absolem — the giant caterpillar that looks like a you know what.

Even though this theory has life, it is not very believable, because people can see these symbols everywhere if they really want to.

6. Walrus and Carpenter are actually Buddha and Jesus.

This is the name of the poem that the twin brothers Tweedledee and Tweedledum read to Alice. The poem tells the story about Walrus and Carpenter, that walk on the beach and call out for oysters to walk with them. The oysters go to the shore and Walrus and Carpenter eat them. Walrus then cries at the end.

There are several interpretations:

  • Walrus is a caricature of Buddha, and Carpenter is Jesus. For example, the character Loki from Dogma believes this. The logic is simple: Walrus is fat and happy, so he is Buddha or elephant Ganesha, and Carpenter is the direct reference to the profession of the father of Jesus.
  • J. Priestly is convinced that the poem is the story of England’s (Walrus) colonization of America (Carpenter).
  • There is a more violent interpretation. Some people believe that Walrus and Carpenter are politicians that kill the masses — the oysters.

7. The poem about the White Rabbit in chapter 12 uncovers the love mystery of Carroll himself.

Some researchers see the reference to the unusual connection between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell that was the prototype of the main character. Here are the lines we are talking about:

He sent them word I had not gone

(We know it to be true):

If she should push the matter on,

What would become of you?

This is one of the most sensitive moments in the interpretation of the tale. Some people think that when the girl was supposed to come of age, the writer was going to marry her, but for some reason he had an argument with Mrs. Liddell and he never saw the members of the family since.

Do you want to read the tale now that you have some new knowledge about it in order to find some new hidden meaning? If yes, you can read the original manuscript written by Carroll himself here.

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