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China Plans to Launch ‘Second’ Moon, To Save Money on Street Lights

The moon provides light during the night but we all know that this light is really too dim and would not be of great use in illuminating the streets, especially when on days outside the full moon.

Of course, humanity has long solved the problem by putting lights in the streets but that’s costly.

Well, a Chinese city hopes to solve that second dilemma by launching a ‘second’ moon so they can save money on street lights! Wait, what?

The Chinese city of Chengdu has been developing a second moon and have reportedly been testing it ‘for years’ to ensure that it will work, reports the Business Insider.

According to Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co. Ltd. (CASC) chairman Wu Chunfeng, this artificial moon will be eight times brighter than the moon! The design, however, will ‘complement the moon at night’, he added.

But though this ‘new’ moon would be much brighter than the original one, Chunfeng claimed it would only appear to have a ‘dusk-like glow’ when viewed from other parts of the world. This moon will be capable of lighting up an area with a diameter of nearly 50 miles, enough to illuminate Chengdu and solve its problems regarding street lights.

Concerns have been raised over the artificial moon, however, including its effect on wild life, its impact on climate (if any), its interference with space observations, and whether it would just be another space junk.

But while Chengdu plans to launch this by 2020, no details have been released as to its design, size, materials to be used, and how the city plans to launch this into space and ensure it will be continually illuminating the city, reports Live Science.

The relevant costs of creating the artificial moon as well as launching and maintenance are also unknown at the moment – and many are wondering whether this is really cheaper in the long run than just continuing with those street lights…

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Couple’s Unique Prenup Photoshoot at the Cemetery Goes Viral

A couple’s unique prenup photoshoot was met with mixed reactions as they picked a rather strange location: a cemetery!

They even wore black for the photoshoot and looked like they were too serious, even sad to get married. It got netizens wondering whether they were actually excited to get married at all!

Couple’s Unique Prenup Photoshoot Goes Viral

What are the best places for a prenup photoshoot?

For many, it could be a garden or with a water body as the background. A lot of couples go the extra mile, traveling to faraway places to find the best location for their prenup photoshoot.

unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman

After all, a wedding happens just once in a lifetime, hopefully – and getting those prenup photos done perfectly is every couple’s goal.

But a couple in Cebu City, central Philippines made waves on social media after striking poses at the cemetery, leading some netizens to think that they’re being so creepy.

Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman

The black gothic theme for the photoshoot and the couple’s sad faces made the pictures look like they were posing for a funeral, not a wedding! Do you agree?

However, it turned out that the couple from Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City are getting their bread and butter almost literally from the cemetery. It turned out that the bride, Kayra Mae Geocallo, owns a funeral parlor while the groom, Stoney Jey Palomar, works as an embalmer.

Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman

It’s actually a perfect match for the couple – and the cemetery is their perfect location for their prenup shoot. But many netizens still think the pictures are giving them some goosebumps.

For those who think that they don’t look happy together, it might really by just for show. The two have been together for 11 years and actually have a four-year-old daughter.

What do you think of their photos?

unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman
unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman

Photoshoot in a Cemetery

There are plenty of superstitions about having a photoshoot at the cemetery, with many saying that it’s bad luck or disrespectful.

If you plan on one, make sure not to take photos of the people who are there to pay respects to their departed ones.

In many places, you’ll need permission before you can do a photoshoot, even if it’s a graveyard.

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Ultimate Anime Fan? New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Would dare name your child after an anime or cartoon character? A new dad angers his family after naming his baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” – but he’s got a good explanation for it. He’s definitely the ultimate anime fan, huh?

New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Finding the right baby name for your baby can be a challenging task for new parents. There are so many things to consider, especially when it comes to the name meaning, how to spell it, how significant it can be for the child and the family, the potential for bullying or embarrassment, etc.

But one dad threw caution to the wind after deciding to name his child after anime characters. His decision angered his family, but netizens are divided over praising and bashing him for what he did.

Before you take your side in this “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” issue, it’s a good idea to ask why he did it in the first place. For sure, he had his reasons.

Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze
Photo credit: Esquire Mag

When Jamesey Bolivar Maribojo, 29, knew that he’s going to be a single dad for his new baby, he decided to name his baby with this rather unusual name. Not only does he love anime and the Naruto series, but he explained that he felt like he could relate with the experiences of the protagonist who grew up without a family.

Mahilig ako manood ng anime, mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kung alam niyo ang Naruto: Shippuden, ang kuwento niya ay wala siyang pamilya na kinalakihan. Bilang single parent, 24/7 akong nag-aalaga sa anak ko. Bago kami naghiwalay ng nanay niya, nagpasya kami na ipangalan siya kay Naruto,” he explained.

Pero ako di ako nakontento sa ‘Naruto’ lang. Isinama ko rin ang apelyido ng nanay ni Naruto na si Kushina Uzumaki at apelyido ng tatay niya na si Minato Namikaze. Ang naging name ng anak ko, Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze P. Maribojo.

Jamesey said that his former partner allowed him to pick the name, but his family got angry. They told him that the kid could be up for bullying and might have a difficult time writing such a long name.

With that background story, we can all agree that the unusual name does appear impressive, right?

Naming Rules in the Philippines

There aren’t any restrictions on what you can name your kid in the Philippines. It’s not even unusual to find people with real names like “Baby,” “Don,” “Doña,” “Jesus,” etc.

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This ‘Baby-Faced Boy’ With 4 Ex-GFs Is Already an 18-Year-Old Teen

Many are surprised to find out that this “kid” already has four ex-girlfriends. But, even more surprising is that he is actually an 18-year-old teenager. Ralnhero Dacasin has intrigued netizens not just for cute looks but how he didn’t seem to age through the years.

Ral boy
Screengrab: KMJS via Facebook

In an episode of GMA’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Ral was first introduced as a young boy whose cute looks has captivated many girls. According to Raln, he already had four relationships because of his charms.

The interesting story continued to share that while he looks like a young boy, Ral is already 18-years old. Ral recalled that it was when he reached 6 years old that his mother noticed that he didn’t seem to age.

According to Ral’s mother Glenda, she didn’t experience anything odd while pregnant with Ral. However, she recalled how much she enjoyed watching a spider with thin legs stuck on a wall. While Ral looked like he stopped aging, he revealed that he still experiences changes in his body.

ral boy
Screengrab: KMJS vis Facebook

Because of his looks and height, Ral became a center of bullying in school. He was called names such as “tiyanak” and “nuno.” Ral said what helps him get through the ridicules is the love from his girlfriend.

The KMJS team took Ral to be checked by a medical practitioner. This was the first time the teen was evaluated by a doctor. According to Dr. Philip Banas, except for the obvious height problems, Ral’s extremities and vital stats are normal. He called Ral’s health problem as “Stunting”.

Dr. Banas explained that Ral was born with abnormalities in the brain that hindered him from growing. It is related to hunger and unfortunately, the effect is no longer reversible. Ral could not have been given the right nourishment while growing up.

While Ral currently has no other health issues, the experts suggest that his brain be checked and his bone density evaluated.

In the end, the teenager remarked that he hoped the criticisms for his looks would stop. “Huwag po kayong mag-judge kasi parehas po tayong tao na nilikha ng Diyos na pantay-pantay,” Ral said.

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