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Neymar Jr. Has Become The World Cup Meme Of The Year And People On The Internet Can’t Get Enough

As a result of the 2018 World Cup, there have been several victory celebrations, sorrowful losses, and best of all, hilarious memes. One of the internet’s favorite meme victims has been Neymar da Silva Junior. This Brazilian soccer player was made fun of for the overdramatic way he would fall and roll around the ground. Even though Brazil has now been eliminated from the World Cup tournament, these Neymar Jr. memes still keep circulating around the internet. And here are just a few of the best ones… ????

After watching Neymar Jr. fall onto the ground numerous times, people on the internet began to suggest that he should use a baby walker to help keep him on his feet.

@GM_Kariuki / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

These photoshop skills are phenomenal.

Others turned Neymar Jr.’s roll into an animated video of him being kicked around the field like a soccer ball.

@tacbanguy / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol ????Pobrecito Neymar.

As a form of comparison, some people dug up older videos that visually mimicked Neymar Jr.’s dramatic fall.

@azeemazli / Twitter / July 3, 2018

The ball didn’t even touch the goat. Lol

If Neymar Jr. were to have a family reunion, it would look a little something like this:

@paulmcclean / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lmao ????My question is, where is this video from?!

Considering how often Neymar Jr. would fall during his team’s World Cup matches, people figured that this is what his training looked like:

@KasthuriShankar / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

Now this is the most intense soccer training I’ve ever seen.

If there’s one way Neymar Jr. would spend his hot summers, it would be by rolling into the pool like this:

@shruthi_ADK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol. This is so spot on.

And if Neymar Jr. were a baby panda, he would be this one:

@girlings4 / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I can’t even laugh at this because it’s so cute.

The animation fun continued with this video of Neymar Jr. taking a roll all throughout town.

@ChiCityBrian / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He might as well travel the world.

Some people on the internet took it back to the classic space meme.

@StacyZuniga / Twitter / July 3, 2018

This type of meme will never get old. ????

And just in case you missed Brazil’s World Cup matches, here’s a demonstration of how Neymar Jr. looked like out on the soccer field.

@blogboysHQ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Can’t believe someone took the time to do this. Lol

Also, if you’ve never seen Neymar Jr.’s workout routine, here it is:

@ItsMattMartin_ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He is a roll master.

And if you could guess which animal Neymar Jr. is in this video, which one would it be?

@Oluwaseyanubabaralayemi / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I’m just going to take a wild guess and say that he’s the mouse rolling on the floor in this video.

Now, instead of teaching their dogs to roll over, people are just teaching their pets to “do the Neymar.”

@buitengebieden / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Before you know it, everyone’s dogs will be trained to “do the Neymar.”

In case you didn’t already know, Neymar Jr. once made an appearance on the show The Simpsons.

@FourFourTwo / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Neymar Jr. has to add this role onto his IMBD.

One person on the internet created an entire montage of different items, animals and people rolling on the ground. And of course Neymar Jr. was included in there.

@ThreeUK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Question is, who did it better?

If there’s anything people have learned after watching Neymar Jr. in the World Cup, it’s that he’s quite fragile.

@freddipalisoc / Instagram / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

Note to self: Be very careful when you’re around Neymar Jr.

To help prevent Neymar Jr. from falling again, some people are holding him up with pieces of tape.

@nalgonso / Instagram / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

I hope those pieces of tape are supportive enough.

This Neymar Jr. meme has gone so viral, that it’s now become a new type of challenge.

Now you can expect too see the Neymar challenge all across the internet.


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The Last Wild Macaw In Rio de Janeiro Visits the Zoo Everyday Because She’s Lonely

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The Last Wild Macaw In Rio de Janeiro Visits the Zoo Everyday Because She’s Lonely

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If you’re the type of person who constantly complains about being single, this story will most definitely resonate with you. In Rio de Janeiro, there is a macaw that experts believe is the only free macaw currently living in Rio. To make things more tragic, this Brazilian macaw is so lonely that she makes daily visits to her fellow macaws at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo.

Every morning, a blue-and-yellow macaw (affectionately named Juliet) flies into the enclosure where the zoo’s macaw lives and canoodles with her fellow species.

According to the staff of the Rio de Janeiro Zoo, Juliet has been making daily visits to the enclosure for 20 years. The last time a blue-and-yellow macaw like Juliet was seen in the wild was in 1818. So it’s safe to say she’s fiending for some company. The average lifespan of a macaw is 35-years, which means Juliet has spent the majority of her life as a single lady.

“They’re social birds, and that means they don’t like to live alone, whether in nature or captivity. They need company,” said Neiva Guedes, president of the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, to the Associated Press. “[Juliet] very probably feels lonely, and for that reason goes to the enclosure to communicate and interact.”

Luckily for Juliet, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is launching a program called Refauna that is aiming to breed and reintroduce blue-and-yellow macaws back into the wild.

The Refauna program plans to breed 20 macaw chicks and give them “training” on “forest food sources, the peril of predators and avoidance of power lines.” Once they’re thoroughly educated, workers will release the birds into the Tijuca Forest National Park to live full, free lives. Some people are hoping that with so many macaws flying free out in the open, Juliet will feel less lonely.

But some animal experts are warning the general public not to feel too bad for Juliet. “We don’t want to project human feelings,” biologist Angelita Capobianco told AP News. I look at the animal, and see an animal at ease.” That’s nice to hear. We love a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need a man to thrive.

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Brazil Just Passed a Bill That Will Allow Rich Corporations to ‘Skip the Line’ for COVID-19 Vaccines

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Brazil Just Passed a Bill That Will Allow Rich Corporations to ‘Skip the Line’ for COVID-19 Vaccines

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Currently, Brazil is one of the world’s epicenters of the coronavirus. In March 2021, Brazil saw 66,573 COVID-19-related deaths. That means 1 in every 3 COVID-related deaths worldwide are occuring in Brazil.

And it doesn’t appear that the numbers will be slowing down anytime soon. While the United States is making strides in their COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Brazil is lagging far behind. And things are about to get a lot more complicated.

On Tuesday, Brazil passed a bill that would allow corporations to buy up as many vaccines as they can get their hands on, and privately distribute them to their employees first.

Elected officials in Brazil are arguing that the country has become so desperate to vaccinate its citizens, that it doesn’t matter who gets the vaccines first at this point.

The country, once renowned for having one of the most robust and efficient public vaccine-distribution programs in the world, has failed to make strides towards getting their citizens vaccinated.

“We are at war,” said the leader of the chamber, Arthur Lira. “And in war, anything goes to save lives.” We don’t know about you, but usually when it comes to war, we’ve heard that soldiers prioritize the health and safety of young, the weak, and the elderly before their own? We digress…

Brazil’s plan to privatize the vaccine rollout has brought up moral and ethical questions.

From the beginning, the World Health Organization has asked countries to first prioritize essential health workers and then high-risk populations when distributing the vaccine.

Anything other than that would promote a pay-to-play schemes in which the rich could protect their lives before poor people could. And poor people are more likely to die from COVID-19 in the first place.

As Alison Buttenheim, behavioral scientist and expert on the equitable allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine said, vaccine distribution should not “exacerbate disparities and inequities in health care,” but instead address them. Brazil’s vaccine rollout plan would fail to do any of the above.

If countries begin to allow the rich to prioritize their own interests during the vaccine rollout, the consequences could be disastrous.

In a time when the world is stoked by fear and uncertainty, the worst thing that can happen is for rich companies to exacerbate inequalities by effectively choosing who lives or dies.

As the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization said at the beginning of the global vaccine rollout: “any distribution of vaccines should advance human well-being and honor global equity, national equity, reciprocity, and legitimacy.”

Poor Brazilians should not be left to fend for themselves against COVID-19 simply because they are poor.

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