Selection of positive news snippets and stuff to make you smile.
King Alfred's Way: For the ultimate in healthy staycations (or vacations) in England, the opening of a new 220 mile adventure cycling loop through glorious countryside - and 10,000 years of history - is the perfect opportunity for occasional cyclists or intrepid bikepackers to explore. And there's a pub round almost every corner!
Retail giant Walmart has transformed 160 of its parking lots across the country into drive-in theatres and will project 320 different movies until October. Tickets are free - you just need to make a reservation in advance.
Plastic, particularly single use plastic, is one of the scourges of modern life and an environmental disaster. So, it's wonderful news that a 23 year old British design graduate has invented a biodegradable material made from fish waste that could one day replace plastic in packaging.
Ecuadorian man and woman become world's oldest married couple. Julio Mora, 110, and Waldramina Quinteros, 104, a combined nearly 215 years, received Guinness certification in mid-August. They have been married for 79 years.
Time for a New Bicicletta: Italians love their cars, but the government is determined to try to persuade them to adopt a more ecological (and healthy) mode of transport.
Japan: Set to lift its ban on foreign residents returning to the country.
Switzerland: We've all heard the expression 'pigs might fly' but we can now add to this the reality that cows sometimes fly too! Enjoy this one minute moovie and be udderly amazed.
After more than three decades floating in a Delaware river, a message in a bottle has been found by a kayaker and reunited with its delighted author.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hired a celebrity personal trainer in a bid to lose weight after admitting he was "too fat" and this affected his recovery from Covid-19, which put him in intensive care.
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