OGN Tuesday

Bite sized chunks of good news to get the day off to a positive start.

  • Hopeless romantic decorates the house with thousands of colourful butterflies for his blind wife who could still see bright colours.

  • Reasons to be cheerful: 5 reasons why the coronavirus nightmare may soon be over. From vaccine triumphs to leadership learning curves, we can finally dare to hope for a breakthrough.

  • US: a record number of black women are set to run for Congress.

  • Europe: overnight sleeper trains are coming back into service all across the continent as public express preference over airports and flying.

  • The vaccine race: there are hundreds of candidate coronavirus vaccines currently being developed, but these four are already edging ahead in the global race.

  • Texas: researchers from Houston University create air filters for commercial premises that traps and kills the coronavirus instantly.

  • Renewable power has taken up a record share of global electricity production since the onset of the pandemic, according to a Reuters review of data, suggesting a transition away from polluting fossil fuels could be accelerated in the coming years.

  • Captain America (Chris Evans) gifts his famous shield to 6 year old boy who saved his 4 year old sister from a dog attack. After getting bitten several times on the face and head (and subsequently needing 90 stitches), he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe.

  • Years ago, two friends made a pact: if either of them ever won the lottery, they'd split the winnings. Then they shook on it. 28 years later one of them scooped $22 million and, true to his word, he reached out to his old fishing buddy and told him the good news!

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