Think You Have First World Problems? Think Again [VIDEO]

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Your phone charger won't reach your bed, your house is too big for just one wireless router, leaving your clothes in the washer too long. All qualify as #FirstWorldProblems, the hashtag and meme joke poking fun at the slight inconveniences about which some of us in well-off countries complain.

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But are any of them really problems? Not even a little, says the above video.

In the film, people living in poverty read off some #FirstWorldProblems from their own homes and neighborhoods, effectively highlighting the "real" problems of the world.

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It's a promotion from WaterIsLife, the organization behind a portable filtration device designed to instantly provide clean drinking water from any source.

According to WaterIsLife, their straw "has proven to be effective against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, guinea worm, and diarrhea, and removes particles as small as fifteen microns."

What do you think of the video? Is the #FirstWorldProblems meme all in good fun, or is it offensive to those living in poverty?

NASA Astronauts Dressed Like Jedi Monks in 1964

On Aug. 13, 1964, four NASA astronauts participated in desert survival training in the dusty sands of Reno, Nev. John Young, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong and Deke Slayton wore brightly-colored parachute fabric that made the space travelers look like some sort of intergalactic Jedi monks. Add a Wookiee to the mix and you have the premise for a Star Wars sequel starring real life space heros. Image courtesy of NASA

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