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.
While President Trump was celebrating the first anniversary of his inauguration on January 20th, penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland celebrated Penguin Awareness Day with their nifty new bubble machine. Where would you rather be?
Penguins come from the South Pole but you have to think that at least a few of them managed to hitch a ride north to hang out with Santa. This adorable Penelope Penguin Beanie Boo looks like at least one did.