A south African man reached new heights, while setting a world record. Thomas Van Tonder climbed a 164-foot rope, in 3 minutes and 19 seconds. That’s as tall as a 16-story building! The rope was suspended between 2 buildings. I wonder if he got rope burns on his hands, while sliding back down!
The Rockefeller Christmas tree was delivered with an owl last month, but a woman in Australia can do better than that. She found a koala in her tree! She had wandered into her house, and decided to climb her Christmas tree, to get a better look at the ornaments. Wildlife rescuers safely relocated her.
A pachyderm named Kavaan, was known as the world’s loneliest elephant. He’d lived in a run-down zoo in Pakistan, with no animal friends. Now, he’s been moved to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, where he has a new elephant friend. He’ll have 25,000 acres to roam, and will soon meet 3 more elephant pals. Hooray for Kavaan!
Utah’s first wildlife bridge, is a big success. The overpass gives animals a safe way, to cross the busy interstate highway. Animals quickly grew comfortable with the bridge, which is covered with soil and logs to look natural. Video has captured moose, elk, bears, bobcats, coyotes, and more, enjoying the bridge to safety.
Eating meat is hard on the planet, not to mention the animals! But going vegetarian is hard, for people who love the taste of meat. The Eat Just company, has a solution. They grow meat in a lab! Singapore will be the first country, to serve lab-grown chicken in restaurants. Chickens will be thankful!
Today is Make A Gift Day. Homemade gifts mean so much to people, and sometimes they cost you nothing except time! You could make a craft or knit a scarf, write a story or bake cookies. You could make a coupon book for free hugs, or shoveling the sidewalk. Make a gift of happiness!
Calling all crazy cookie makers. Reynolds Kitchens is looking for a Cookie Connoisseur, to create recipes using wacky ingredients. The winner of the job, will be paid $5000 to produce 5 unusual cookie recipes, for their Facebook Cookie Countdown to 2021. Look for application details at ReynoldsKitchens.com/CookieCountdown. Maybe I’ll submit my chocolate-chip-chipotle-cherry-cheese bombs!
An 8-mile stretch of rock in the Amazon rainforest, is an ancient art gallery. Tens of thousands of paintings cover cliff walls. The 12,500 year-old cave paintings, were recently discovered in Colombia. Some of the artwork depicts Ice Age creatures like the mastodon and giant ground sloths, dancing figures, and the handprints of Paleolithic hunters.
China’s Chang’e-5 space mission, launched last week, and successfully landed a spacecraft on the Moon yesterday. During China’s 6th lunar exploration mission, a robot will collect rock samples, from the Mons Rumker plain. Scientists believe the rocks will be much younger, than lunar samples from other areas of the Moon, indicating more recent volcanoes.
Today is Package Protection Day. As more people order products online, there are reports of deliveries disappearing. Security cameras have caught many porch thieves in action. Sometimes, the thief is an animal, like a bear. Human criminals should beware, because sometimes the package is a decoy, full of glitter and poop!