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:
- One week into the fight to take back Mosul, expectations for quick success have clashed with the reality of a bloody struggle ahead.
- An adult film actress says Donald Trump, or someone on his behalf, offered her $10,000 and the use of his private jet to come to his suite.
- The Chicago Cubs are heading to their first World Series since 1945 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 🐻
- Round of applause: This teen got a standing ovation for her high school presentation on white privilege.