On Friday March 3, 18-year-old Jordan Stolz became the youngest person ever to win a world speed skating gold medal. As the weekend went on, he won two other gold medals, defeating Olympic champions in each of those events.
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Last Sunday was the official birthday of the world's oldest land animal. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise living on the island of Saint Helena, turned 190 years old. The event was celebrated with a big party, which included a special "salad cake".
News Roundup: Migrants Land, Solar Parking, & a Record Train
In today's news roundup, four ships carrying migrants rescued at sea are finally allowed to land in Italy and France, a new law in France requires solar panels on large parking lots, and Switzerland sets a record for the world's longest train.
News Roundup: Iran Protests, Asteroid Smash, & a Giant Pumpkin
In today's news roundup, protests continue across Iran despite a harsh crackdown from the government, NASA reports that its effort to change the path of an asteroid was successful, and a Minnesota man grows a pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car.
News Roundup: Nobel Prizes, Baseball Record, & 433 Winners
In today's news roundup, the winners of several Nobel Prizes are announced, Aaron Judge sets a record with his 62nd home run of the season, and a lottery in the Philippines has a surprising 433 winners.
News Roundup: Ethiopia Fighting, Student Loans, & a Drone Record
In today's news roundup, fighting breaks out in Ethiopia after a five-month cease-fire, US President Biden says people won't have to pay back up to $10,000 of the money they borrowed for college, and a US Army drone flies for 64 days without landing.
On March 18, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a huge bridge that sets a new record for the world's longest suspension bridge. The "1915 Canakkale Bridge" crosses Turkey's Dardanelles Strait, linking Europe and Asia.
On Tuesday, the United Nations' weather agency reported on the longest lightning flash ever recorded. The lightning bolt shot through the sky over the US in 2020, crossing three states. It covered a total distance of 477 miles (768 kilometers).
News Roundup: Sudan Progress?, Massive Orchestra, and 10-Minute Hit Song
In today's news roundup, leaders of a military coup in Sudan bring back the prime minister they removed, thousands of musicians in Venezuela set a record for the largest orchestra, and Taylor Swift sets a musical record by reaching #1 with a 10-minute song.
Sweden’s First Female Prime Minister Resigns in Just Hours
Yesterday, Magdalena Andersson became Sweden's first female prime minister ever. But only a few hours later, she resigned after an important party in her coalition government pulled out. Sweden is now searching for a new prime minister once more.
Today NFK looks at three amazing older people who've made the news recently, mainly because they simply decided not to stop. Their inspiring stories are a good reminder that you're never too young or too old to do something incredible.