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Friday's Good News

Updated: Feb 14

Wrapping up the week with a global round up of positive news nuggets.

Elton John at Glastonbury 2023
Elton John at Glastonbury 2023 | Wikipedia
Elton Gets EGOT

Elton John has headlined Glastonbury, duetted with Britney Spears and bankrolled Watford FC to the FA Cup Final. Now, at 76, pop’s Rocketman has blasted his way into the record books all over again by becoming just the 19th individual in history to secure the dizzying accolade of “EGOT” winner. He did so this week at the Emmy Awards, where he received a gong in absentia for his Disney + live performance from Dodger Stadium. That Emmy joins Elton’s trove of Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Put it all together, and you get the acronym EGOT - one of the ultimate signifiers of pre-eminence in the entertainment industry.

Stat of The Week

15 percent of Google searches each day involve a combination of search words that has never been used before.

Crown of Light

​Scientists have discovered a new coral species, named Ofwegen’s "crown of light soft coral," off the Arabian peninsula. The discovery gives hope to scientists for finding more unknown marine species, emphasizing the importance of ongoing conservation efforts amid the impact of climate change and pollution on coral reefs.

Gender Health Gap

Closing the gender health gap could add at least $1tn a year to the global economy by 2040, according to the first report to quantify the economic opportunities of investing in women’s wellbeing. Every $1 invested to improve women’s health could generate $3 for the economy as quality of life improves and women are able to actively participate in the workforce. It could lead to an extra seven healthy days each year for every woman, or more than 500 days over a lifetime. The research, published by the World Economic Forum and the McKinsey Health Institute, found that on average women were in poor health for 25 percent longer than men and that this could be cut by almost two-thirds if the health gap was closed.

The Munchies

Researchers have uncovered a brain mechanism that causes 'the munchies' after cannabis use, paving the way for therapeutics to treat appetite disorders like anorexia and obesity and to improve the appetite of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.


"I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am." Gustave Eiffel

On This Day

19 January 1955: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower held the first-ever televised presidential press conference.


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Mood Booster

90 second film about growing up and slowing down.


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