Friday Wrap: Life Saving Bindis, Pink Fluffy Dinos, and More…

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It’s Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

First up this week, a friendly reminder that masculinity is the most fragile force in this universe. A Kickstarter for Dude Stick, lip balm for insecure men.

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    Oh the irony…The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of “states’ rights” that Texas could ban the Confederate Flag on its license plates.

    -Joe Deshotel

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    Even though you won’t see it in Jurassic World, scientists have discovered that dinosaurs were almost certainly covered in feathers. Pink fluffy dinosaurs were totally a thing! Because science!

    -Genevieve Cato

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    The Pope’s latest encyclical includes some #realtalk about capitalism. What’s that line again about the rich man, heaven, and the eye of a needle?

    -Katherine Haenschen

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    Wondering why “Jeb!” Bush’s bizarre logo looks the way it does? Here’s one possible explanation.

    -Katie Singh

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    Here is a picture of a baby pygmy hippo going for a swim! He took his first dip in the deep end this week. Go baby pygmy hippo go!

    baby hippo

    -Katherine Haenschen

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    Iodine deficiency is a problem that affects over 350 million people in India, and now one group is using a cultural accessory to help save lives. The bindi is a small red dot (usually a sticker) worn by millions of married Indian women on their foreheads. Now, by wearing the the “Jeevan Bindi,” or “Life Bindi,” for 8 hours a day, impoverished women can receive their daily requirements for iodine through their bindis. Yay for creative, culturally sensitive public health solutions!

    -Katie Singh

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