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Words cannot properly express how happy we are to hear that these horrendous facilities are being shut down.
Earlier this week, Ecuador's government announced that they'll be shutting down 'ex-gay' clinical programs, which were basically clinics that "were torturing and abusing people with promises to 'cure' them of homosexuality."
Bo Derek is leading the campaign against oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.
There are 10 billion dollars worth of oil in the rainforst.
Even though Ecuador is a developing country, and could really use the revenue, they are willing to accept less than half that amount in donations from around the world.
If they reach their 3.6 billion dollar goal, they won’t drill.
The money will go to reforestion, social development, renewable energy, and clean up.
And the world will never be the same again.
Right now, you might be nibbling on a piece of a Hershey bar or fantasizing about that last bit of Easter candy hidden in your fridge, but what if we told you that a NEW kind of chocolate has just been discovered that'll make your half-eaten hollow bunny taste like garbage in comparison?
A group of Americans living in Peru ventured to Ecuador not too long ago and were fortunate to discover a rare cacao bean, the key ingredient in making chocolate, that was thought to be lost forever. The beans are the size of footballs and are said to be "the most genetically pure expression of cacao ever found." Basically, that means that these white cacao beans have a far less bitter taste to them than the traditional purple cacao bean used to make chocolate now. Experts say that the finding of these rare beans will lead to creating the most intensely-flavored chocolate of all time - and probably the most expensive.
This…this makes our mouths water. What does the world's most intense chocolate taste like we wonder? Bliss? Heaven? Ecstasy?
Alright, how much does a bar of this shiz cost? We need to have it NOW!!!
[Image via AP Images.]