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Tokyo Ghoul Characters + Birthdays

JANUARY

  • Arata Kirishima (1)
  • Mayu/Nutcracker (6)
  • Kureo Mado (24)
  • Naki (28)

FEBRUARY

  • Nishiki Nishio (4)
  • Urie Kuki (12) 
  • Donato Porpora (14)
  • Hori Chie (25) 
  • Furuta Nimura (29)

MARCH

  • Shuu Tsukiyama (3)
  • Shirazu Ginshi (8)
  • Yakumo Oomori/Yamori (15)
  • Enji Koma (24)

APRIL

  • Sasaki Haise (2)
  • Amon Koutarou (7)
  • Gori Misato (8)
  • Yoshida Kazuo (10)
  • Mikage Miyuki (12)
  • Karren von Rosewald (23)

MAY

  • Hirako Take (14)
  • Maiko Abe/Madam A (15)
  • Hinami Fueguchi + Abara Hanbee (21)
  • Umeno Masami (30)

JUNE

  • Akira Mado (6)
  • Suzuya Juuzou (8)
  • Hideyoshi Nagachika (10)
  • Tamaki Mizurou (15)
  • Ching-Li Hsiao (20)
  • Rio (29)

JULY 

  • Touka Kirishima (1)
  • Ayato Kirishima (4)
  • Nashiro Yasuhisa + Kurona Yasuhisa (7)
  • Yomo Renji (9)

AUGUST

  • Fura Taishi (1)
  • Nezu Yasuhito (17)
  • Touma Higemaru (20)
  • Nakarai Keijin (23)

SEPTEMBER

  • Saiko Yonebayashi (4)
  • Kuroiwa Takeomi (6)
  • Seidou Takizawa (10)
  • Michibata Shinji (23)
  • Ihei Hairu (29)

OCTOBER

  • Kimi Nishino (1)
  • Ui Koori (3)
  • Banjou Kazuichi (11)

NOVEMBER

  • Nico (2)
  • Miza Kusakari (4)
  • Itou Kuramoto (11)
  • Shinsanpei Aura (18)

DECEMBER

  • Uta (2)
  • Mutsuki Tooru (14)
  • Kijima Shiki (16)
  • Kaneki Ken + Arima Kishou (20)
  • ISHIDA SUI (28)
independent.co.uk
Syrian refugee competing in Rio saved 20 lives by swimming for three hours pushing a sinking boat to safety
Almost every athlete at the 2016 Olympic Games will have an interesting backstory, but Yusra Mardini's is more extraordinary than most. Mardini is in Rio to represent a team of 10 refugee Olympic athletes. While any other 18-year-old’s biggest achievements may be confined to the A-level results they leave school with, Mardini’s is almost incomprehensible.

Real girl power!!!!

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Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovadomountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio. As a symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms, a symbol of peace, was chosen. Local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa designed the statue; it was sculpted by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski. Gheorghe Leonida contributed by portraying Jesus Christ’s face on the statue, which made him famous.

A group of engineers and technicians studied Landowski’s submissions and the decision was made to build the structure out of reinforced concrete (designed by Albert Caquot) instead of steel, more suitable for the cross-shaped statue. The outer layers are soapstone, chosen for its enduring qualities and ease of use. Construction took nine years, from 1922 to 1931 and cost the equivalent of US$250,000 ($3,300,000 in 2015). The monument was opened on October 12, 1931.During the opening ceremony, the statue was lit by a battery of floodlights turned on remotely by shortwave radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, stationed 5,700 miles (9,200 km) away in Rome.(x)

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20 Day Countdown to Rio ➝ Meet the Gymnasts

Meet Team China: Shang Chunsong, Tan Jiaxin, Wang Yan, Mao Yi, and Fan Yilin. After a disappointing 4th place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games China has made a successful comeback, winning silver at both the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China, and at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, United Kingdom.