As of early April 2020, over one-third of the world is facing some type of lockdown because of Coronavirus. People in different countries are facing various levels of quarantine and social restriction. But what we are all experiencing is a steady stream of bad news. We are drowning in stories of sickness and death. But there are also rays of hope and human kindness penetrating the separation and isolation.
The House That Rubbish Built
We live in a disposable society and generate tons of garbage each year. Yet one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as Scotsman Angus Carnie discovered when he built a house out of rubbish. After 20 years of working in the recycling industry, the 55-year-old decided to put his skills to good use. In six months, he built a modern house from scratch. And he only used recycled waste in its construction.
The Spiritualist And Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, sometimes called the father of evolution was actually a co-parent in the groundbreaking theory of evolution. Interestingly, Darwin was influenced by a man called Alfred Russell Wallace, a follower of spiritualism. Spiritualism is defined as “a system of belief or religious practice based on supposed communication with the spirits of the dead…” Wallace was also a Welsh scientist and explorer. He thought of the idea of evolution independently of Darwin. They say lightning never strikes twice. In this case, it did.
Will Floating Cities Put An End To Bad Government?
Castles built on sand never stand the test of time, but cities which float on water could change the world. A nonprofit group called the Seasteading Institute believes floating cities will free humanity from politicians and enrich the poor. They also believe they will be good for the environment. It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but this isn’t just a crazy pipe dream. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is bankrolling Seasteading’s radical plans to introduce the first floating city by 2020.
Little Girl Forgives Alligator Who Tried To Eat Her
A ten-year-old girl who fought off a bloodthirsty alligator with her bare hands claims they’re ‘misunderstood creatures.’ The Florida sun was fierce and high when ten-year-old Juliana Ossa went in Orlando’s Mary Jane Lake. Her attempts to cool off came to a sudden end when an alligator attempted to kill and eat her.
Oil Billionaire’s Plan To Clean The Ocean
Kjell Inge Roekke is a man of contradictions. The billionaire owner of an oil company sounds like an unlikely environmentalist, but he is determined to clean up the oceans.
Lionesses Grow Manes And Start Acting Like Lions
Lions are the kings of the jungle, but in Botswana a gang of lionesses are turning gender roles upside down in the name of female power. Scientists are confused about why five lionesses in Botswana have grown manes and are acting like males. These females are roaring like lions, scent marking like lions and even trying to mate with other females. The experts are baffled.
Was Genghis Khan An Eco-Warrior?
Genghis Khan was the most feared invader in history. His Mongol armies killed over 40 million people and wiped out entire civilizations. Yet, the Guardian newspaper says the bloodthirsty ruler was good for planet earth.