Welcome to the 9th volume of Some Good News: Deetox Edition. Our main goal is to show you stories that will put a smile on your face and distract you from all the negative things going on in the world! We release SGN: Deetox Edition every Tuesday and Thursday of the week. If you have any positive news that you would like to share with us, make sure you send it to us via social media platforms @deetoxtoday!
Drones Will Drop Library Books So Kids in Virginia Can Keep Reading
The recent lockdown has closed public libraries and schools all across the world, but a librarian from Virginia has come up with a creative way to keep children reading, free of charge. The solution? Drones will deliver books straight to the kids door. A librarian in Virginia’s Montgomery County School District, Kelly Passek has been an early adopter of delivery service for household goods in her town of Christiansburg.
The pilot project launched by a Google spinoff called Wing, has been delivering her household goods and meals for a long time. It didn’t take long for Kelly to see how she could use this technology to benefit the kids in her district. “I think kids are going to be just thrilled to learn that they are going to be the first in the world to receive a library book by drone,” Kelly told the Washington Post. It’s easy to see how this will benefit citizens who live far away, even beyond COVID-19 restrictions. Even for those who live nearby, it will be a nice convenience.
The First U.S. Woman To Walk in Space Just Traveled to The Ocean’s Deepest Depth
With a huge love of adventure, the first woman from America to walk in outer space becomes the first person to see the deepest known part of the ocean floor. In doing so, she becomes the first human to do both. From the Challenger Deep 7 miles below the surface to the International Space Station about 254 miles above it, it is safe to say that Dr. Kathy Sullivan’s life has had high points and low points.
Dr.Sullivan joined NASA to be part of a group of astronauts that include women, and on October 11, 1984, she became the first American woman to walk in space. The astronaut has always been interested in oceanography. Now just as she reached the stars at 33, she completed an 11,000 meter descent to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. With her co-worker, oceanographer Victor Vescovo, she spent one and a half hours at the lowest point in the ocean, called the Challenger Deep, on Sunday, June 7th. They took photos from the safety of their specialty submersible, Limiting Factor, in awe of the world below.
Family Camps Outside an Animal Shelter for 27 Hours to Adopt Dog With Heart-Shaped Fur Patch
A delightful dog was able to find her permanent home thanks to social media! A week ago, the Broken Arrow Animal Shelter in Oklahoma shared a photo of a border collie on Facebook, which according to Fox23 News was shared over 27,000 times. After getting 100’s of responses about the dog, one family from Tulsa decided to go the extra mile to make the lovely dog a part of their family.
On Wednesday the 27th at 8:30 AM, 27 hours before the canine was eligible for adoption, the family began waiting outside the shelter. According to the shelter’s website, all animals must be kept there at least 5 days before they can be adopted. Adoptions are made on a first-come first-served basis, which explains the families excitement to get to the shelter parking lot as soon as possible.
The shelter shared the good news the next day. “This precious baby girl has touched the hearts of people around the U.S. and we are happy to announce that she has found her new furever home!!!” they wrote. “Thank you to everyone that has shared our post.”
Do You Know What Upcycling Is?
While lots of us have heard about recycling, not a lot of us have heard about upcycling, which is when you create something usable out of something unusable in your home. Learn more about the impact of upcycling by visiting our well-being page and on our app or website!
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