Time to focus on the good things happening around the world. Here is our selection of good news this month.
Lost in Wilderness
The Tsavo East National Park in Kenya is 66% larger than Yellowstone. This is the place where a 4-year-old was lost after going astray during a storm. The area is known to harbor hyenas, jackals, buffalos and rhinos. The community searched for the child for six full days until finally his uncle found him. The moment was captured from the air by a helicopter, just as the child’s uncle swung him in the air in pure joy!
Oldest Known Comedy Skit
Lost in the archives of the National Library of Scotland, a 500 year-old parchment has just been uncovered which may hold the very first stand-up comedy sketch. The document was written by a cleric named Richard Heege, who was to recite the text at a feast. The material is full of humor, reminiscent of modern-day Monty Python, where characters get involved in many absurd situations. Full of self-irony, it’s great to know people didn’t take themselves too seriously in the Middle Ages!
Researchers around the world are working day and night to find definitive cures for cancer. A research team at Israel's Hadassah-University Medical Center has found a treatment that has a 90% success rate on a specific kind of blood cancer. The results are ground-breaking and could signal further advances in ending the fight against cancer!