The Good News Thread

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  • As there is so much bad news, I thought I'd make a good news thread and begin with something to make you smile. Hope more good news posts will grow this thread. There is nothing better than hearing that the world isn't ending and that most people are still good guys.

    SA claims title for world’s tallest cupcake tower

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    The 10.7m tall tower showcased a whopping 6‚370 cupcakes. The previous record stood at 8m and was set up in Dubai last year. The event was organised by the charity Cupcakes of HOPE on September 23rd at Rio Sol in Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle.

    “It’s all to help very ill children‚” says Cupcakes of Hope founder Sandy Cipriano‚ whose team works tirelessly to raise money for the families of children with life-threatening diseases.

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  • Excellent idea, LW.:):thumbup::thumbup:


    And I love fairy cakes, can't compel myself to use the American term for the cakes.

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  • I always called them fairy cakes too. But today, the cupcake has replaced this wonderful name for them - the food of magical beings. Must get a recipe on the food thread. I have scoffed many fairy cakes in my life. We used to have them for cake sales at school. Iced and with hundreds and thousands on top, or a single silver ball. :)

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  • Durban hero rescues woman from her car during the recent terrific storm and floods.

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    Hero, Mbhele won the hearts of South Africans when he saved a woman from her car during the storms last week. His humility made such an impact on people who watched his bravery, that he has become an overnight sensation, for all the right reasons.

    https://www.thesouthafrican.co…-stranger-he-saved-video/

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  • Love this thread.:)


    That was a true act of bravery. That water was high and fast moving and it could've cost him his life. Great story and glad they're both ok.

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  • Now that I know that, there are about a billion current tv shows and films which feature heroes, so expect some threads on these soon, including perhaps a few anti-heroes too.;)

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  • When your cat gets stuck, who you gonna call?

    Watch the video in the link.


    (The link is the orange writing which says "Quote from BBC News website." All links on this site are in orange writing.)


    A nice good news story for today.:)

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  • Glad you created this thread, LW. I fear we need some good news, for what may be about to occur - heading to the NK thread now.

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  • Amazingly enough, there is always something good going on in even the worst of places and situations. One just needs to find it and publish it. Pity more journalists aren't keen on this worthy task.X/

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  • It's been proven multiple times that humans do possess a certain blood lust whether it be the "games" of Ancient Rome or the public spectacle of watching executions in 19th century England, people do seem to enjoy stories about murder, death and tragedy as opposed to nice stories.


    I'm no different. This site is meant to have have major parts dealing with media and entertainment How many such stories of that kind have I posted this year....?X/

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  • I have no bloodlust inclinations, I'm afraid. I like stories, and I write stories, about those who confront this and try to redress it. Of course that doesn't sell today, but I'm not willing to go against my soul's inclination, if I can put it that way. 8)

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  • US President Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said.

    A customer service employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it said, clarifying that it had been their last day in the job.


    The account was down for 11 minutes and Twitter is now investigating.

    11 minutes that Trump couldn't tweet, he must have been wetting himself. Perhaps he thought his son in law was responsible.;)

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  • I think a Tweeting President is a sign that politics is a bona fide farce and we are all becoming the hapless tools of internet controlled opinion.


    If something doesn't happen to stop this America will end up with Dennis the menace as president. Oh, wait ...


    Trump is merely doing what everyone else does and that should please the masses who tend to push for this sort of thing, but in practice, things tend not to go the way they do in theory.

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  • That is probably the best thing I have ever seen on youtube.


    As I've said before how anyone can not think that animals are thinking, feeling creatures like us, is beyond me.

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  • Education is the key, as always. Life is a continuous learning curve and if we leave steps out, we fall through the broken strands of the web.

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  • Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary have responded to this six-year-old's idea for a new word.

    Levi Budd, from Victoria, Canada has got a clever new word for the world's greatest English language dictionaries.


    Along the way he's won the backing of William Shatner.

    Captain Kirk is supporting a campaign to get a new word put into the Oxford English dictionary and it's a very clever word too. Well done that boy!:


    Levidromes

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  • A nice Christmas themed story for today.

    We once had neighbours from the UK. The husband was a Zoology PhD from Cambridge and he had started a reindeer herd in Scotland, I think. Was working on it as a project before he came to a university in SA for a five year contract. I wonder if these reindeer are descendants from that project?

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  • Could be. There's been quite a few projects in Scotland to re-introduce wildlife back to the country.

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  • No idling here!8o


    Sounds a good idea to me, as people prefer more chatty type threads.:thumbup:


    l'lI move most of your post and create a new thread with the title you suggest and move LW's reply in there too.

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  • All together now - aahhh!:)

    Aren't they wonderful the way they move in to protect the newborn. Like having friendly mountains around you as you enter the often dangerous world.

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  • All living things protect their young, but yes there is something very majestic about such large creatures doing so.

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  • What a nice gesture.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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