Siberia is a lonely place. One woman in the far away remote village of Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, has found a very entertaining hobby to help pass the time. Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has decorated her wooden home with over 30,000 plastic bottle caps. Over several years she collected caps from soda bottles and began using them to decorate the walls of her house with colorful patterns and images. Using a hammer and nails, she placed every single bottle cap by hand to create traditional macrame motifs and various images of creatures living in the neighboring woodland. Her home has become a local landmark. And she’s not planning on stopping her work until her house and adjacent structures are completely covered in bottle caps. Something tells me that she has the time.
"I want to be a lawyer."
Badass women of the future:
- Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16
Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13
Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18
Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
"When the movie releases, are you prepared to be a hero to thousands of kids? What would that mean to you?" [x]
Palestinians — young and old — celebrate an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza. 26 August 2014.
"Women’s Equality Day is not just a celebration; it is a call to action," writes Susan Cochran, president of the League of Women Voters of Maryland, in an Op-Ed for the Baltimore Sun.
On Aug. 26, 1920, Congress certified passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. While significant progress has been made through legislation and court action, equality did not automatically come with the right to vote, Cochran notes.
"The message of Women’s Equality Day is that the vote is precious and we should use it to continue to pursue the goal: full equality," says Cochran.
Read more via The Baltimore Sun.