Around the World

 
In an ever-changing cultural, social, and ecological climate, it’s important to stay in-the-know on global affairs. At Hype Galore, we’re keeping you up to date with the most interesting international talking points.

Why the Spanish Opera House Performed to an Audience of 2000+ Plants

Getting a hold of a ticket at one of the most opera houses in the world is an exclusive experience. But somehow, over 2,000 different plants were treated to a concert in Barcelona, Spain, after the venue suffered a three-month closure. To mark the reopening, the El Liceu opera house opened it's doors to a crowd of flora. But the unusual event was more than just a quirky joke, it held a lot of significance for the opera house and the world of opera as a whole. Read on to find out why.
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A Look Inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

On June 8th, amid protests over the killing of George Floyd, the Seattle Police Department boarded up vacated their precinct located in Capitol Hill, Seattle. They left after clashes with protesters grew increasingly dangerous. Now, the protesters have claimed the neighborhood and have declared the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone." We invite you for a look at what's happening on the ground inside Seattle's autonomous neighborhood.
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What Celebrities Are Doing to Actively Help the #BLM Movement and What You Can Do Too

In wake of what has happened to George Floyd, celebrities are refusing to be passive during this highly sensitive period. People from all over the world are coming together to fight for justice to be served to George Floyd's family and for an end to the systematic racism in the US. In such a challenging situation, stars are finding ways to put their fame and fortune to good use in a variety of ways. From donating significant sums to peacefully protesting in the streets, many famous faces are choosing to actively help. Here's the rundown of what's been going on, and what you can do to help.
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Beer vs Virus: What Does Corona Extra Say About Their Name These Days?

Words are funny little creatures. As the tides of history recede and come back in, so too do the meanings of words. One company, the maker of one of the world's favorite beers, Corona, has the misfortune of their product name being hijacked by today's public enemy number one. In this article we take try to make sense of all the "he said, she said" surrounding the name of the beer in light of the global situation.
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Ex-Paratrooper Is Forced to Self-Isolate on an Uninhabited Island After Lockdown Is Enforced During Travels

We're all adjusting to our new lives in quarantine as we wait out the storm. But one individual has taken the term "self-isolating" to a whole new level. Meet Chris Lewis, the British ex-paratrooper who was walking the entire coastline of the United Kingdom and raising money for the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA. Luckily for him, he wasn't entirely alone. He brought his dog Jet with him for the entire journey, having covered over 12,000 miles together. They were sleeping rough in a tent on an island north of mainland Scotland when the restrictions came in, but were lucky in finding somewhere more substantial.
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Hip-Hop Dance Groups Are Helping Asian Americans Find Their Identity and It’s Time We Stopped Ignoring It

It's pretty impossible to turn a blind eye to the growing Asian American presence in the Hip Hop dance community. From choreographed Youtube dance routines to NBC's World of Dance competition, it seems one ethnic minority is taking the art form to a new place. It's certainly not a new social phenomenon, but it's getting harder and harder to deny. Hip Hop dance came out of oppressed minority backgrounds and continues to be a beacon for those who are commonly discriminated against. And the Asian American community is finding belonging in the community.
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Animals Spotted Roaming Urban Areas Now That All of the Humans Are Staying Inside

With whole countries on lockdown and citizens everywhere urged to stay at home, once busy cities across the globe are left void of all human activity. As a result, various wild animals that tend to keep a safe distance from people, are free to roam these now empty streets. Luckily some local patrons have managed to capture these animals in action and the photos speak for themselves.
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Before and After Photos Show How Empty These Once-Bustling Places Are Now That Everyone Is Staying Home

Under normal circumstances, the world is a bustling place, full of energy and much hustle and bustle. But following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and consequent governmental measures aimed at implementing social distancing, many of the world's busiest destinations are now empty. We'll get through this, no doubt, but for now we all need to hang tight. Join us for a virtual tour around the globe to see some incredible photos of bustling spots that are now empty.
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Art vs. Hate: Awesome Berlin Artist Covers Hate Symbols With Cool Graffiti

The last few years have seen a resurgence of hate and bigotry. And Germany is not among the countries the least affected by it. Fortunately, these days, people are at their wits' end, and there are people all over the world who are fighting back against the bigotry and its vile imagery. Meet Ibo Omari. The man is a cool guy and super talented artist who takes the fight against hate to the streets of Berlin by locating hate symbols and transforming them into beautiful pieces of art.
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