A list of intriguing things
One: The charity ‘Because International’ has developed an ingenious shoe that can grow up to five sizes! Called ‘The Shoe That Grows’, it is built to last five years—which is a brilliant alternative to donated shoes that children outgrow far too quickly. Watch how it works in the Tech Insider video below.
Two: The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School is a wonderful initiative to educate young children in marginalised communities in Rajasthan. The brainchild of American artist Michael Daube, it caters to 400 girls—and includes a training centre where local women (often mothers of the kids) can train in traditional artisanal skills. This isn’t just any other rural school. The pretty uniforms are designed by Sabyasachi:
And the stunning school building was designed by the global firm Diana Kellogg Architects:
Three: These ridiculously cute octopuses are named ‘dumbo’ after everybody’s fave flying elephant. Those ears are actually fins—which they use to propel themselves through waters, while using their limbs to steer. While the dumbos are a big internet hit, actual sightings are pretty rare—since they live in the deepest parts of the ocean. Newsweek has everything you need to know about them. Or you can just admire them below: