Incredible Opening Ceremony as China Celebrates the Shanghai World Expo 2010

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Visitors to the Spanish pavilion are greeted by a gigantic animated baby

Shanghai celebrated the opening of the 2010 World Expo today with a lavish display of fireworks, fountains and laser lights.  Like the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the event showcased China’s growing economic and geopolitical sway. (Pics)

 

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Today is World Toilet Day

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Holy Crap! This is a big problem.

Did you know?

2.5 billion people do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.

One gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs.

The simple act of washing hands with soap and water after going to the toilet can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by over 40%.

Safe disposal of children’s faeces leads to a reduction of nearly 40% in childhood diarrhoea.

19 November is World Toilet Day – a day to celebrate the humble, yet vitally important, toilet and to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis.

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