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25 Pics Of Carved Avocado Art That Will Probably Confuse The Chancla Off Of Your Abuela

So here’s the thing, it seems these days everybody has opinions about avocados. Some of us jump right into totally OG hipster mentalities the moment someone brings up their love for avocado toast. (I mean my abuela was doing that ish long before restaurants started charging patrons $20 for a small slice of the green stuff on ciabatta bread but if that’s weird, okay). Others are totally into the millennial trending food. Blowing up the avocado love is a new trend called avocado carving. It’s all the rage on Instagram and I’m betting that soon enough that avocado art will be taking over museums, restaurants and fine art schools.

Here are 24 pics of lovely avocado art that your abuela probably just won’t get.

1. This owl in the hole avocado.

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Avocado seed carving is an art form that’s actually been around for a while. Still, this combination of an avocado and an owl is the ultimate hipster move if you ask me.

2. This sunshine of swirls avocado.

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Say what you will about avocado art, this image of an avocado with rose details is next level genius. Seriously can’t help but wonder how much time went into carving this baby for real.

3. This hidden Panda avocado seed.

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This one’s actually not so much of an avocado carving as it is an avocado tattoo. The artist of this piece used a needle to cover the seed in a panda design.

4. This movie style avocado art.

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Something about this image of an avocado reminds me of the Matrix, but also that “The Good, The Badly, the Ugly” scene on the seed has me thinking this avocado is on some other kind of Hollywood level.

5. This piece of Avocado is the puzzle piece you’ve been dying for.

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I’m not even going to imagine how the artist behind this jigzaw puzzle of an idea was able to carve out these pieces in such intricate details. I will say however how the artist didn’t immediatly bite into the avocado halfway is a complete puzzle in itself.

6. This work of art devotion avocado.

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Gotta love this artistic piece that pays tribute to one of history’s finest pieces of art. Its message tells us that avocados are truly a gift from the gods.

7. This humble owl avocado.

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Similar to the previous owl avocado art this piece of art gives me all types of hipster vibes. Gotta love the waves and intricate cuts to the designs.

8. This mysterious design avocado.

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This cool design cut out is straight up from your abuela’s sabana and I don’t hate it. In fact, how can I get that pattern on a pillow?

9. This octopus avocado.

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Again this carving of an octopus from an avocado completely has me stumped. I love the design but also wow. How do people come up with this stuff?

10. This earcado.

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This image of an ear inside of an avocado has my ears all kinds of perked up for the next time someone brings an avocado to the office.

11. This cudly lion avocado.

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I am all about seeing this sweet and cudly lion curled up in my avocados any time and any day. Now that is one ferocious but sweet look.

12. This heart of hearts avocado.

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Whether or not the avocado in this pic was shaped to look like a heart is still TBD but the swirls and cuts in this avo give me major romance vibes.

13. This labrynth avocado.

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As if it wasn’t already hard enough to keep from getting lost in the taste and flavor of avocados! This labrynth look will have you mystified for dies.

14. This high design avocado.

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Can we please keep doing the hearts and swirls avocado look?

15. This super sweet bee avocado seed.

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TBH the idea of having any type of bug near my food sounds no bueno. Still, I can’t help but think this design on an avocado at brunch would make for some great insta-pics.

16. This avocado looks like its ready for some high tech.

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Another geo pattern on an avocado that gives me major space and movie vibes. Absolutely love this. And I mean love.

17. This super brain avocado.

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Love the genius who came up with the brainchild behind this avocado. I wonder if eating this avocado will make me smarter at doing taxes.

18. This roses and swirls avocado.

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Just when you thougth the other swirly avocados wouldn’t get any dreamier, someone had to go and make an avocado that looks striaght from a Picasso painting.

19. This petal and swirl avocado.

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Seriously, take a screenshot of this avocado for your next Valentine’s Day date.

20. This wedding ready avocado.

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And don’t forget to tack this beautiful avocado art onto your Pinterest board for your wedding inspo. Gotta say, this would look even more divine with a ring in the middle.

21. This Day of the Dead avocado.

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Just when you thought the avocado art craze was all about taking place at the center of everything! Love this switch up and take on one of the most beautiful holidays of the year.

22. This avocado of sc-fi dimensions.

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As tempted as this makes me, I have to say, I can’t really imagine fitting this avocado and it’s skin back together would go down all that well.

23. This avocad- I- do ring.

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This handcrafted avocado ring is every avocado lovers dream way of tetting a proposal. This one’s cut from an avocado pit and perfect the lover ready to get hitched.

24. This deer skull seed.

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This new skull pendant is made of naturally shed deer antler tips and carved from an avocado stone. Talk about an natural piece of art.

25. This little avocado snake.

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Seriously, just when you thought the avocado art craze couldn’t get much crazier, someone had to go and make you rethink your opinion of snakes. Literally how cute is that?


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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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