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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.

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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.

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Lol 😂Pobrecito Neymar.

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

CREDIT: @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:

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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:

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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:

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Lol. This is so spot on.

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

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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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

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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:

CREDIT: @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?

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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.”

CREDIT: @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.

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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.

CREDIT: @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.

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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.

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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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Brazil’s Government Is Wrong About The Amazon Fires And This Proves It

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Brazil’s Government Is Wrong About The Amazon Fires And This Proves It

The Amazon rainforest in South America has been burning for more than two weeks. The majority of the fires are located in Brazil, but neighboring Bolivia has also been affected. Fires in this time of the year are common, but they are usually controllable and die off when rain comes. 

This year is different: climate change, experts argue, has translated into a drier summer spell, which is to blame for the severity of the fires. The incendios are also a result of human action, as they are often used as a method of clearing land for farming and industrial purposes. This time, however, things have gotten out of control. 

The Amazon, which works as our planet’s lungs, are experiencing unprecedented fires.

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Experts argue that the massive South American rainforest provides around 20% of the world’s oxygen. As reported by The Sun, if the Amazon is threatened a process of “dieback” could be triggered. This means that the rainforest would spew carbon back into the atmosphere, speeding up climate change. British researchers have said that “If 20 per cent of Brazil’s rainforest perished it could exacerbate this process in such a way which would dry trees, leaving them unable to absorb as much carbon and making it more flammable and likely to spread fires”. So this could actually be the beginning of the end. 

So how bad is it? 

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In short: pretty damn awful. There are more than 70,000 fires burning as you read this. The amount of smoke is so huge that one of Brazil’s biggest cities, Sao Paolo, has been covered by a dark cloud. The sun is nowhere to be seen. As The Economist reports: “Social-media users posted pictures of the gloom, juxtaposing the dystopian afternoon sky with fictional apocalyptic places such as Gotham City from Batman, Mordor from Lord of the Rings and “the upside down” from Stranger Things”. 

Las cosas se encuentran de la fregada, to be honest.

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The World Meteorological Organization, the United Nation’s weather arm, tweeted about the fires Thursday: “Fires release pollutants including particulate matter & toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides  and non-methane organic compounds into the atmosphere”. The organization has also been updating satellite imagery of the fires which shows the extent of the damage. Half of Brazil is covered in smoke. 

The main culprits: the cattle and logging industries.

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Wildfires in the Amazon are not natural events at all. They are caused by two main factors: droughts, a product of climate change, and human industrial activities. The farming industry often starts these fires (sometimes illegally) to clear land for animals to roam. The logging industry is also to blame, as an article in The Conversation explains: “These changes are exacerbated by ‘selective logging’ of specific tree species, which opens up the canopy and further dries out the understory and forest edges, which are drier than the interiors. The result: normally fire-proof rainforests become flammable”. Yes, profit is the force behind the deadly force of fire. 

And obviously environmentalists and activists are muy encabronados!

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Wildfires concern us all. They will affect the prospects of human survival on Earth for generations to come. To be honest, we should all be very upset about this. 

The whole world should be paying attention, but if you Google “Amazon Fire” this is what you get

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Seriously. Algorithmic searching does not always work best when it comes to raising awareness on important issues that concern the whole of humanity. As digital natives, we experience news events according to our own media consumption, so we risk living in a bubble where everything seems fine while the world is quite literally on fire. 

Yeah, Notre Dame sure is an icon, but the Amazon keeps the planet alive.

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Sure, the Notre Dame cathedral, which was severely damaged by a fire on April 15, is an icon of Western Europe and a source of pride for France. When the building was burning down, millions of people took on social media to send prayers and express their alarm. The response to the Amazonian fire has been small in comparison, which begs the question: what do we value more, culture or nature? Food for thought!

The fires are a sort of apocalypse for indigenous Brazilians.

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The Amazon is inhabited by indigenous populations that have survived centuries of colonization and pillaging first by the Portuguese and then by corporations and the Brazilian government. These fires spell disaster for original owners of the land, whose home and survival is at risk. They blame industry and indiscriminate land clearing for the disaster. 

The Internet is pretty angry at Brazil’s new president, the right-wing Jair Bolsonaro, who suggested that NGOs might have started the fires! 

Seriously, WTAF! Even if he has since somewhat retracted from what he said, Bolsonaro has said that the fires are being set by his critics to make him look bad. He said: “The fire was started, it seemed, in strategic locations. There are images of the entire Amazon. How can that be? Everything indicates that people went there to film and then to set fires. That is my feeling”.

Pretty egocentric, eh? No wonder he is often compared to Donald J. Trump. In the latest developments, Bolsonaro has said that his country does not have the resources to fight the fire. Damn. 

The fires could accelerate climate change, according to the UN, but the Brazilian government seems to be ignoring the extent of the catastrophe.

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The United Nations and European countries such as France are now raising their voices, urging the Brazilian government to act. As reported by Agence France Press: “France’s President Emmanuel Macron said the wildfires were “an international crisis” and called on the globe’s most industrialized nations to address it at their summit this weekend”. 

Macron said on Twitter: “Our house is on fire. Literally. The Amazon, the lung of our planet which produces 20 percent of our oxygen is burning”. 

Bolsonaro’s response? He criticized the UN and France for having a “colonialist mentality”. El burro hablando de orejas. 

The Amazon Forest Is Up In Flames And The President Of Brazil Has Admitted He Does Not Have The Funds To Stop It

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The Amazon Forest Is Up In Flames And The President Of Brazil Has Admitted He Does Not Have The Funds To Stop It

If you haven’t already heard about it, Brazil’s Amazon rain forest is currently being ravaged by devastating large-scale wild-fires. According to recent reports and the country’s National Institute for Space Research, there has been a 77% increase in the number of fires burning in the area this year. No doubt, this large scale destruction is because of climate change. Done with being quiet, celebrities have been attempting to raise awareness of the destruction of the rainforest and its beautiful ecosystems through the hashtag #PrayForAmazonia.

The hashtag was created by environmentalist Nick Rose Dertsas, and hopefully, it will catch on quickly.

The environmentalist expressed his outrage over the lack of media coverage over the tragedy in a post to Instagram.

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“Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why? @unitednations who is running your page? Influences??? Where are you when it actually matters?????
@cnn @bbc @guardian @forbes#deforestation #climatechangePLEASE REPOST,” he wrote.

Camila Cabello caught wind of the post after it was retweeted by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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“This is heartbreaking and terrifying 💔💔💔 ‪This makes me want to cry with frustration. what are we DOING? We’re literally destroying our miracle of a home 😭😭😭 I’m so sorry, earth 💔💔💔‬#AmazonRainforest#Repost@leonardodicaprio with @get_repost
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#Regram#RG@IamNickRose: Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?” Cabello wrote in her repost.

Cabello’s former girl group mate also shared the post.

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“Although I’ll admit prayer helps me breathe most days,
It can’t quite do the same job the Amazon in Brazil does for the human populace (not to mention all the life forms on this planet that also need oxygen to survive.) The Amazon has been burning for the past almost 3 weeks with little to no media coverage. The Amazon is responsible for 20% of our oxygen. Gaia is screaming. We are truly so disrespectful to our children, and our grandchildren, and their children. Awareness is one thing but I truly wanna know when we’re all going to wake up and feel the poison in our lungs. 
I honor mama Gaia today and pray for our collective healing and growth towards understanding that this is our only home. We borrow it from our children, and the mess we have made on it is so carelessly destructive. All in the name of the almighty dollar. It alarms me that so many in possession of power on this planet truly do not care about or even believe in the crisis we face. It pains me that they continue to deny, suppress truth and spew out false information. To roll back policies that protect our environment and native people’s rights all while profiting off the lands and people they continue to destroy. What is happening in the Amazon, what is happening in Hawaii, is all connected. We should all be paying very close attention to the way our chosen leaders treat the planet we live on and only have one of. We should be very very aware during election season so closely upon us, but we should also be figuring out ways to be conscious of our environment and our interaction with it every day. My heart hurts for all the animals whose homes have been destroyed, for all of the indigenous peoples who have been affected by the loss of this land, for all of the unique plant life and beauty that we have just lost as a collective family on this planet. Offering up all the healing energy I can muster. ❤️🙏🏼✨” Jauregui wrote in a post about the fires.

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Songstress Ellie Golding also posted about the fires.

“There was worldwide outcry when Notre Dame was on fire,” she wrote highlighting the way so many were quick to pour funding, tears and support for the building of the Catholic structure in Europe. Her post highlights how little care there is not only for the environment but also for institutions in Latin America.

Today he president of Brazil announced that the government would not have enough funding to fight the fires.

Here’s hoping our world leaders and institutions will reach out to Brazil and offer the same help that they did just a few months ago when Notre Dame was under fire.

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