In today's news roundup, SpaceX and NASA launch the first human spaceflight from the US in almost 10 years, a man comes down after spending nearly a year on a tower, and a very unusual baby name gets changed - a little.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…a teenager carries her father hundreds of miles on her bike, New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern doesn't let an earthquake shake her up, and scientists discover that penguin poop produces laughing gas.
In today's news roundup, Captain Tom gets a knighthood, a Singapore man wins a radio contest with the help of a singing star, and a family in Virginia finds nearly $1 million in "trash" bags on the road.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Peachtree Corners, Georgia tries out remote-controlled scooters, a diver saves a whale and almost catches a whale of a fine, and a woman is given a ticket that wins her a $1.1 million Picasso painting.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
There are a number of animals that glow in some way - including several kinds of insects and fish. Some kinds of mushrooms glow, too. But plants don't glow. Now, scientists are working to change that.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the US Department of Defense releases videos of Unidentified Flying Objects, the US Supreme Court hears cases over the phone, and an actor reads "The Hobbit" in 12 hours straight.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a TV reporter goes on the air without his pants, a runner writes a message with her marathon path, but makes a spelling mistake, and a reporter catches a tumbleweed "tornado" on video.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a French businessman pulls an eject handle that sends him flying from a speeding jet, a 16-year-old chess whiz beats the world champion, and Tom Hanks cheers up a boy named Corona.
Tomorrow, April 25, is World Penguin Day. It's not an actual holiday, but it's a fine time to think about these amazing flightless birds and take a look at some recent penguin news.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, Nicaragua is the only country in Central America not taking steps to control the coronavirus, Florida declares wrestling "essential", and a professional darts tournament begins - from players' homes.