Today's U.S. political climate is overtly partisan and at times seems controlled solely by primordial bully tactics. Donald Trump's intimidation of his rivals during the 2016 Republican primaries was so animated, it had more similarities to fiction than reality.
It is estimated that 3 billion people in the world wear flip flops. Since they don't last forever they end up in landfills, and worse, in the oceans. The Indian Ocean alone washes many millions of discarded flip flops onto the beaches around Kenya. Artists there have been taking the old footwear and re-purposing them into usable objects -- most fantastically into beautiful animal sculptures.