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Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 8 February, 2019

This week we look at a clever wetsuit design, how flushing a toilet could help build a house, and why the Pope may go vegan. All this and more in this week’s Five Things in Five Minutes.  

1. Million Dollar Vegan
A new petition backed by Paul McCartney hopes to persuade Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent. If successful, the Million Dollar Vegan campaign will donate 
$1 million to charity.

2. Refrigerdating 
Samsung has launched Refrigerdating, a dating app with a difference. Proving that it’s the inside (of your fridge) that counts, user will be able to pick a potential partner based on their food habits.

3. Waste not, want not 
Scientists have managed to turn bodily waste into bricks. While still in the development stage, the bricks mix bio-solids with clay to make a sustainable building material that could help reduce bio-waste. 

4. Insta-charity 
Facebook announced it will develop donation stickers for Instagram Stories. To be released later this year, the tool will allow users to donate money to not-for-profits directly through the app. 

5. Anti-shark wetsuit 
A Sydney student has created a shark-proof wetsuit for his HSC project. The suit is made of Kevlar-like fabric and metal mesh wire, coated in black and white rubber spray to repel sharks.

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