YouTube Viewers Are Using it to Learn How to Do Things

Based on Pew Research Center studies

YouTube is primarily entertainment for children, but outside of that people are using it to do things. (Reference chart above).

And this is their pattern of watching…

Education clearly isn’t the only reason to use YouTube, a lot of users are on YouTube to just pass the time. Mostly children and younger adults.  Some other percent of people are there to learn about new products or purchases, while another 1/5 of viewers on YouTube are using the platform to help them understand what’s going on in the world.

From putting on a tie, to learning how to fix a car. People are looking up tutorials on how to do things, which makes me feel a lot better about humanity. Maybe not everyone is playing fortnite and watching cat videos.

 

Donna Stumphf From North Dakota Donates 3,100 Pounds of Vegetables to Give to Families in Need

Donna Stumphf, of Grand Forks, has donated more than 3,100 pounds of vegetables from her garden plot, which was donated to her by All Seasons Garden Center.  for people in need this Fall.

Over the course of six to eight weeks, the 67-year-old from  Grand Forks, North Dakota provided the produce to Northlands Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army.

She kept a record of the amount of donated produce, including beans, kale, Swiss chard, tomatoes, squash, peppers and cucumbers.

It added up faster than she thought, with the original goal being 1,000 pounds.

What an amazing soul and heart, and it’s amazing to see people so giving.

Colorado Voters Remove State Language Allowing Prisoners to be Forced into Slave Labor

This is what that language looks like in the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction

And the same writing in Colorado’s state constitution before voters backed Amendment A:

There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

More than 150 years after the ratification of the US Constitution’s 13th Amendment, Colorado has officially abolished slavery.

Citizens of Colorado voted Tuesday for Amendment A, a measure removing language in the state constitution that allowed prison labor without pay.

Colorado is one of more than a dozen states whose state constitution technically still allows involuntary servitude or forced labor as a form of criminal punishment.

The state’s language closely resembles a contested passage that is in the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which outlawed indentured servitude and the African slave trade, but allowed those convicted of crimes to be forced into labor.

A Bourbon Auction Raised $340,000 For Cancer

Up for bid were holy unicorns riding in Santa’s Sleigh: Bald Monk, an extremely rare underground blend that collectors go crazy for; 1987 release of Booker’s; 1979 Ezra Brooks 15-year-old; and a bowling pin filled with Jim Beam.

Each ticket included a bottle of Willett Family Estate bourbon from a barrel specially selected for the event by The Bourbon Crusaders and Willett Master Distiller, Drew Kulsveen.

The Bourbon Crusaders’ American Cancer Society benefit, “Willett To Be Cured,” raised $340,000 to fight cancer after the famed Willett bourbon family patriarch, Even Kulsveen, was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma.

The proceeds are supporting local Kentucky families fighting cancer and funding research to find a cure.

Click here if you would like to donate.

Chow Yun-fat Plans to Give His Entire Fortune to Charity

Chinese ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ star is going to give his entire fortune to charity.

He apparently, lives on about $102 (US dollars) /  $800 (Hong Kong dollars) a month.

He stays frugal by taking public transportation and doing charity work instead of spending it on himself. He shops at discount clothing stores. He also had a Nokia phone for 17 years, and only upgraded to a smart phone recently, when his Nokia one stopped working.

Chow Yun Fat on a public bus.

He is giving his entire net worth, $5.6 billion Hong Kong Dollars (that’s $714 million USD) to charity.

What a great soul, and I hope that his money is properly used by the charity of his choice.

Australia Set to ‘Eliminate’ Cervical Cancer By 2028

Australia is set to be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer, aided by its national vaccination and screening programs, says a new study.

An estimated 99.7% of cervical cancer is caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a network of viruses that spread though sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact around the genitals.
Australia was one of the first countries to introduce a national HPV vaccination program for girls in 2007, and it has since been extended to achieve high vaccination coverage across both sexes, according to the study. Its National Cervical Cancer Screening Program began in 1991.

 

In 2007, Australia was one of the first countries to introduce a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program, and it has since achieved high vaccination coverage across both sexes. In December, 2017, organised cervical screening in Australia transitioned from cytology-based screening every 2 years for women aged from 18–20 years to 69 years, to primary HPV testing every 5 years for women aged 25–69 years and exit testing for women aged 70–74 years. We aimed to identify the earliest years in which the annual age-standardised incidence of cervical cancer in Australia (which is currently seven cases per 100 000 women) could decrease below two annual thresholds that could be considered to be potential elimination thresholds: a rare cancer threshold (six new cases per 100 000 women) or a lower threshold (four new cases per 100 000 women), since Australia is likely to be one of the first countries to reach these benchmarks.

The cancer could be classified as “rare” and not be in as many humans as early as 2022, meeting a threshold of six new cases per 100,000 and deaths due to the diseases are expected to decline to one new case per 100,000 women by 2034.

Vending Machine in Indiana Dispenses Clean Clothes and Blankets to Homeless

A new vending machine in Muncie, Indiana, isn’t a normal vending machine. This one has a purpose to serve more than human greed. Isn’t stocked with poisonous sodas and junk food. It dispenses winter basics like warm clothing, socks, and blankets, and instead of charging cash or credit cards, it gives away these items for free to the community.

The vending machine was set up outside the local fire department to service the up to 200 people without permanent homes in Delaware County, Indiana. If you or someone in need wants to utilize this, you or they have to first have to register with the charity organization Bridges Community Services.

There they are given free tokens that can be used to access the vending machine.

Every item currently in the Indiana vending machine was donated by a member of the community, and Bridges Community Services is still accepting donations. If you would like to help or donate, contact them now.

Customers Buy Out Orange County Doughnut Shop Daily So Owner Can Spend Time With Sick Wife

Customers buy every single doughnut at local Seal Beach doughnut shop in Orange County, California so that the owner the community has come to love can be with his sick wife.

Chhan and his wife, Stella, have owned Donut City for three decades. The couple came to Orange County as refugees from Cambodia in 1979. Since then, they have worked side by side every single morning to serve locals delicious doughnuts at their loved doughnut shop – until recently.

Customers who have dearly missed Stella Chhan’s presence behind the counter serving them doughnuts every morning were shocked to discover that she had suffered from a terrible aneurysm. Thank God, she’s survived, but has become weak and in rehab, and her soulmate, John Chhan rushes home every day to be with her as soon as the shop sells out of doughnuts.

John Chhan has declined customers’  requests to to set up a GoFundMe account for the couple, saying he really just wants more time with his wife. So, instead, local customers have decided to help Donut City sell out early every single day so that he can return to the rehabilitation center where she is recovering.

“She can talk, she can write,” Chhan said to local press of his wife’s progress. “Right now she’s trying to start…eat something.”