Good News Monday – 12/5/22

Good News Monday – 12/5/22

Here are some feel-good, positive news stories that you may have missed this week!

New Farm Robot Reduces Chemical Spray by 95%

A new robot uses artificial intelligence to specifically target and treat 500,000 plants per hour! This allows big farms to use 95% less chemical weed killer, which means less pesticides getting into our foods, waterways and environment.

Married By Mayo

A couple in Arizona tied the knot in the same place they met… the mayonnaise aisle! The two of them happened to both be looking for mayonnaise at the same time when their paths crossed. They chatted, exchanged numbers, and the rest is history! If you’re single and you haven’t been having a lot of luck with dating or with the apps, this gives you hope that you might meet ‘the one’ in the most unexpected place!

Free Village Oven to Save on Energy

As we all know, heating and electric prices are up considerably this year, especially in Europe. A baker in a small town in England has revived the tradition of the ‘village oven’! He’s allowing members of the community to come by his bakery and use his oven for free! People can drop their cakes or baked goods off on Friday and pick it up on Monday!

Teen Raises Money to Help 81-Year-Old CoWorker Retire

An 81-year-old woman had been working at Walmart for the last 20 years just to pay her bills and mortgage, until she received a blessing from a 19-year-old co-worker! Devan saw her looking tired and exhausted in their breakroom, so he posted a video on his tiktok with the caption “Life shouldn’t b (sic) this hard”. After being encouraged to in the comments, he started up a GoFundMe for her, and within 24 hours they had raised $110,000! In the end, the GoFundMe raised $186,000 which was enough to pay off her mortgage and finally she’ll be able to retire in peace as of January 1st.

Hydrogen Jet Engine Test Successful

There’s been a lot of focus on electric cars lately and trying to reduce carbon emissions from all sorts of things in our daily lives, but one of the biggest pollutants are airplanes. Rolls-Royce and easyJet have teamed up to develop and test the world’s first modern jet engine that runs on hydrogen fuel! Electric engines aren’t practical in jets because they need a lot of energy and batteries aren’t able to recharge fast enough. These hydrogen engines would have zero carbon emissions.

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