1. Ring Lost Down Toilet 13 Years Ago is Discovered at Wastewater Treatment Facility 1,000 Feet From Her Home
A woman in Minnesota has been reunited with an anniversary ring she accidentally flushed down the toilet 13 years ago. It was found in a sewage treatment plant just 1,000 feet from the woman’s home, in time to wear it for her 46th wedding anniversary.
2. Detroit Students Build a House–Then Deliver it By Truck For Low Income Housing
It was a surreal sight for Pedro Rivera, a whole house was on the back of a trailer driving down a Detroit suburban road; a house that he and his friends had built with their own hands.
“All my friends, we all looked at each other like, ‘Wow, this is what we did,’” Rivera, a student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northeast, told 7 Action News.
At the technical campus, students study to become specialists in carpentry, additions, or electrical work, but school instructor Aaron Swett who led the project to build a 1,368-square-foot home from the ground up, explained that it would help introduce the students to the whole gamut of construction trades.
3. Big White Dogs Save the World’s Smallest Penguin in Australia
Just off the coast of Warrnambool city, Australia’s Middle Island is home to some very small residents, at the center of a big achievement.
There one can find the little penguin, also known as the fairy penguin, which as the same suggests is the world’s smallest—standing just 35 centimeters tall.
Starting in 1991, sedimentation and tidal patterns created a short window during the year when a tidal causeway allowed access to Middle Island from the mainland, which foxes quickly discovered and used to devastate this ground-nesting bird population.