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Hungary went ahead with its 35th Annual Marathon despite Covid-19 fears and took appropriate precautions due to the China Virus.
 

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THREE THOUSAND HOURS spent translating Planescape: Torment into Japanese. With a script fifty thousand words shy of one million words, it wasn't a small feat for any modder to translate, especially with the odd vernacular used in Planescape like barmy, berk, chant, Cipher, dabus and prime.
 

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Engineer is engineering magpies to clean up the neighborhood with his cunning recycling program. Of course... the young magpies are more excited to participate in this noble venture then the older, more cautious and conservative boomer magpies.

 

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A compilation of 99 Happy News stories in the categories of Conservation, Public Health, Human Rights, and Living Standards. Some of the positive news bits are pretty cringe or progressive... but overall positive. :p
 

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An Australian was struck with a serious illness while stationed at Davis Research Station in Antarctica. In a five day rescue operation, a passing Chinese icebreaker was able to use its on board helicopters to deploy a team of Australians to construct a ski way at Davis Research Station, thus facilitating the arrival of an American rescue plane dispatched to Davis Research Station from McMurdo Base over two thousand kilometers away. The American Basler aircraft first stopped at an Australian aerodrome to pick up an Australian Doctor, then picked up the patient at Davis Research station using the freshly built ski way.

It then returned to the Australian Wilkins Aerodrome where an Australian Airbus A319 was able to fly the patient to Hobart on Christmas Eve.
 

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Idaho Small Business won a quarter million dollar lottery. This is his sixth (and largest) win so far. He said he plays the lottery to support local schools since thats where a portion of the states lottery revenue goes.


This is also the only support small business has received from the government to date since this pandemic started.
 

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A four year old girl in Wales has discovered a 220 million year old dinosaur footprint that was originally preserved in mud during a stroll with her Dad. Scientists have yet to discern what species of dinosaur this footprint belongs to but if its a new species, Lilysaurus maybe a potential naming option.


Impressive. This four year old has contributed more to science then I ever have.
 

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A British woman, Jasmine Harrison, became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, completing the 3,000 mile journey at the age of 21 in just over a mere seventy days. The previous age record was held by American Katie Spotz who performed the similar feat (in reverse direction) at the age of 22 in 2010.


John Fairfax, a British Ocean Rower, was the first to achieve this feat back in 1969. John Fairfax later rowed across the Pacific Ocean in 1972 alongside Sylvia Cook, who in turn became the first woman to row across any ocean.
 

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Though the names are unknown, it is believed that the exchange of letters (as well as ticket stubs, cigarette packets and chocolate wrappers) from the two sweethearts is dated to have occurred between 1941-1944.
 
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The article is a few years old but the 2400 year old message is timeless.


"Be cheerful. Enjoy life."
So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is our lot in life. And no one can bring us back to see what happens after we die. -King Solomon

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. -Also King Solomon
 
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