Lithuania and Poland Bring the Future Closer by Creating a ‘Portal’ to Unite the People of Two Cities

Everyday and more we are making a step closer to improve the humankind and our relation with one another. We are embracing the freedom of expressing ourselves. We are accepting others for what they are. The division between people is an ancient problem, that requires modern solutions. One amazing example of that is the ‘PORTAL’ which makes the distance between Vilnius and Lublin seem shorter.

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Throughout history we’ve always had a division. Either between classes, race, religion. But there was always something that set the norms in the society and people just went by the rulebook. Nowadays, we’re free. We are free in the sense of choosing, speaking out, doing what our heart desires.

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This amazing work speaks up to the union between people and cities. The Portal is opened in two European cities, making the distance between them seem shorter. Similar to the amazing concept, the object as well looks very cool and futuristic.

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To celebrate this union engineers from the Vilnius Tech creativity and innovation center LinkMenų fabrics built the portal. They chose a circle, a well-known and recognized sci-fi symbol, for the visual ‘bridge’. Resembling the wheel of time, the portal allows a person to travel and experience reality on the other side of this bridge. In Vilnius, the portal is located next to the Vilnius train station. Meanwhile, in Lublin, it resides on Plac Litewski.

“Many of the potentially deadly challenges humanity is facing, such as polarization and climate change, were caused by a lack of understanding of others and the world at large,” says Benediktas Gylys, the man behind this awesome idea. So the PORTAL should unite people and is an invitation to rise above the illusion of division that we created ourselves.

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The ‘portals’ both have screens and cameras to broadcast the other city live.

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The view that you see on the screen resembles the ‘overview effect’, which is what astronauts experience when they see Earth from space.

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Nonetheless, this is not a one-time project. The organizers plan to further connect the world using dozens of PORTALS across Europe and around the world in the near future. The aim is to engage communities and encourage a public movement to embrace social experiments, unexpected reactions, as well as the unity of different cultures and their people in the long-run.

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15 Brilliant Hidden Facts in Pixar Movies That Have Been Spotted By Some Sharp-eyed People

When we think of our childhood, a big part of it was influenced by our love for cartoons. For instance, Pixar movies impress us even as adults. We all were waiting with impatience for Toy Story 4 to hit the theatres. Imagine all other adorable movies that remain a sweet part of our life. Ratatouille, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Coco, and so many other movies bring us back to the sweet moments of the past anytime we sit in front of the TV.

However, besides its movies, this animating studio is known for something else as well. This one interesting detail that we didn’t notice as kids. It’s the tiny details that are hidden in the story.

Some people with sharp eyes, have noticed these details and have shared them on the internet. From the paintings to the pizza toppings, there are quite some details that didn’t cross our eyes until now. Scroll down below to find out what they are. Also, make sure to share this fact with Pixar fans that you know.

1. Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)


2. In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.


3. In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.


4. “A113” is an animator’s inside joke: It refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts where many of the Pixar folks got their start. The number has worked its way into nearly every Pixar movie.

5.  Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet


6. When Mike marks an x on the calendar in red marker, it’s brighter and fresher than the rest of the marks, which have dried

7. The carpet at Sid’s house in toy story (1995) was intentionally made the same as the carpet at the overlook hotel in The Shining (1980), one of many references to the horror film throughout the Pixar series

8. In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years


9. In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

10. In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family


11. In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke


12. For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements


13. In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds


14. Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

15. In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out


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