In Japanese mythology, folding a thousand paper cranes grants you a wish. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial can be found wreathed in millions of paper cranes at any time of the year. In China, paper cranes also grace hospitals, schools, and sites of disaster, as the equivalent of a candle lit in prayer.
More recently, Chinese Weibo users decided that classic origami was a smidge too solemn for its own good and needed a bit of an upgrade. This became a meme:
19. Weibo meme meets 4chan meme. The internet collapses into a dark slimehole.
- A University of Cincinnati officer has been charged with murder for shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man.
- Mullah Omar, the Taliban's reclusive leader, died more than two years ago, Afghan officials say. The Taliban hasn't commented.
- Debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean belongs to the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a U.S. official told the Associated Press.