1. An 83 year old Turkish man lost everything he had in fire but saved his kitten. People bought a new house for him and his cats.
Ali Meşe, from Ordu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, burned his house down after trying to light his wood stove with gasoline.
As everything he loved perished in front of him, he took comfort in cuddling up to his adorable feline friend.
Photographs of Meşe holding his orange tabby kitten Sarıkız (Blonde Girl) while helplessly watching his house go up in flames went viral on social media and his heart-breaking story gained interest around the world.
News outlet CNN shared a still image captured by Anadolu Agency, which received almost 100,000 likes, while talk show superstar Ellen Degeneres posted a short video of the incident which was watched almost 10 million times.
2. Dutch Supermarket Chain Opens Slower ‘Chat Checkouts’ In An Effort To Combat Loneliness Among The Elderly
As the majority of supermarkets look at efficiency through technology, Dutch supermarket Jumbo are going more public facing by introducing a checkout people can use to have a conversation with staff.
The aim of the chat checkouts, known as Kletskassa, is to help tackle loneliness in society by having real contact with customers.
Colette Cloosterman-van Eerd, CCO of Jumbo, has been the driving force behind the chain’s introduction of the chat registers.
She said: “Many people, especially the elderly, sometimes feel lonely. As a family business and supermarket chain, we are at the heart of society. Our stores are an important meeting place for many people and we want to play a role in identifying and reducing loneliness. We do this in various ways, including our Kletskassa’s.
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5. A 10-year-old girl survived a blizzard in Russia by hugging a stray dog for 18 hours
After going missing from school in Uglegorsk, Russia, and getting caught in the freezing cold snow storm, the girl clung to the warmth of the stray animal before a pack of authorities and volunteers could target her
A tip came from a local person who recalled seeing a girl playing with a stray dog near a shelter, per Komsomolskaya Pravda. The girl, who was appropriately dressed for the cold, was found under a low balcony hugging the animal as both sat on a mattress. The girl said she was “hugging a fluffy dog for warmth.”
“The fact that the girl remained alive in such weather really is a miracle,” volunteer searcher Anatoly Ivanov, told the newspaper.
“We were looking all night, nothing was visible at all, our hands in mittens were so cold, it was difficult to straighten our fingers. By morning, we started to think she would not be found alive. How can you survive such a nightmare outside?”
6. Sylvester Stallone still has the turtles from the movie Rocky, and they are over 40 years old
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8. USPS announces ‘The Giving Tree’ stamp this year.
9. Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs
Mark Cuban launched an online pharmacy Thursday that offers more than 100 generic drugs at an affordable price with a goal of being “radically transparent” in its price negotiations with drug companies.
The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company (MCCPDC) is a registered pharmaceutical wholesaler and purchases drugs directly from manufacturers, bypassing middlemen to lower the price of more than 100 medications.
For example, the leukemia drug imatinib is priced at $47 a month on MCCPDC compared to the $9,657 retail price.
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