A lot of great stuff has happened this week around the world, including some kids giving some serious shelter dog love, and yet another reason you should be drinking more healthy coffee!
Let’s get happy!
A recent study conducted in Britain at Southampton University has shown that drinking 1-2 cups of coffee daily reduces your rick of contracting cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes scarring on the liver, by up to 43%. In this case, however, more is definitely better – if you drink between three and four cups of coffee each day, you reduce your risk by a whopping 65%. Excuse me while I sip away at my latte.
What would you do if you won US$43 million? Buy a new home? Go on holiday? Buy a new spark plug for your lawnmower? Okay, so the latter might not be high on your list of priorities, but that’s exactly what a couple in the US did after winning the Florida Lotto. After their spark plug purchase, they gave away every cent left over to their families. Their neighbour described the couple as the “quietest, nicest, most reserved people you ever saw in your life.”
By the year 2030, LEGO is aiming to have moved away from their petroleum-based plastic to a considerably more environmentally friendly alternative. The company are spending $150 million to collaborate with various experts and stakeholders in order to use raw materials in the production of the 60 billion LEGO bricks that are produced each year. The press officer for LEGO described the change as “a daunting and exciting challenge.”
If you visited Germany twenty years ago, I’ll bet you didn’t see any wolves. Why? Because they were all hunted to extinction over a hundred years ago. These days, however, Germany has a wild wolf population estimated at about 150 in the east of the country and 50 in the west, after scientists found they naturally started returning to the area 18 years ago.
In order to prepare shelter dogs for finding a new home, school children in the US have been given the job of reading to them to help strengthen the dogs’ bond with humans. The project is called the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, and the children are taught to read the body language of the dogs, determining which require “special attention.” The organisers have said the response from the dogs has been “incredible.” Where can I sign up!?
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