Positive News: This Week In History

Total Eclipse, T-Rex Skeleton Found & More Good News in History For The Week August 8-14

August 9 Leaning Tower Of Pisa Construction Started 1179 Construction started on the leaning tower of Pisa in 1179, there were many interruptions to its completion with the tower finally being completed in 1372. It wasn't until the third story was built that it was noticed that the tower was leaning. Engineers tried to correct the lean which was caused by shifting soil by building the remaining storeys shorter on the uphill side to no avail. August 10 100 Year-Old Fruit Cake Found In Antarctica Is Almost Edible In 2017 A one hundred year-old fruit cake was discovered in a hut in Antarctica...

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The Pawshank Redemption: Woman crawls through sewer to rescue kitten

A woman heroically saved a kitten trapped in a drain, by crawling 300 feet to its rescue.. The kitten had been heard all week by Lindsey Bembli of Delray Beach, Florida, who had done everything possible to help it out. Bembli left food out for the kitten, but several attempts...

Conjoined Twins Separated With The Help Of VR

Conjoined twins that were fused together at the head and brain have been separated in one of the most complex separation operations to date. And the surgeons had a little help from VR. Arthur and Bernado Lima were born in 2018 in Roraima in Brazil. The pair were conjoined at...

Zero-Emission ‘Flying’ Electric Boat Offers Faster Commuting Than The Metro

The world's fastest fully electric ship, the Candela P-12 Shuttle is set to begin service in Sweden's capital Stockholm next year. With operating speeds of up to 30 knots, whilst producing zero CO2 emissions, it is currently the world fastest zero-emissions boat. If that isn't impressive enough the electric...

Video Game Developer Behind ‘Stray’ Helps Raise Money For Homeless Cats

The video game developer that released the hotly anticipated game 'Stray' has helped charities for homeless cats raise money. Annapurna Interactive created the game Stray, which focuses on a lost cat that has become separated from its family. The cat must find its way out of the city that...

Rescue Dog Brings Joy To Aged Care Residents

Zeus was an older rescue dog with a reputation as an escape artist. However, this rescue dog has now found his place, in Cameron Park aged care home in Newcastle. Although he's not a god, like his namesake, Zeus is still using his powers to bring joy to the...

Drones will be used to fly chemotherapy drugs in the UK

The UK's NHS (National Health Service) is trialing using drones to fly chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients. The trial is taking place between Portsmouth Hospital University NHS Trust and St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. Currently it takes up to 4 hours to get chemotherapy drugs between...

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