Saved By Apple Watch
Saved by Apple Watch and Trees for Troops. Here’s a couple of Good News stories for Tuesday:
1. A woman in California is going viral after her pet tortoise named Tiptoe just celebrated his 22nd birthday. When she was 7, she asked Santa for an African tortoise, and he delivered. They can live up to 100 years. (Here are some before and after pics.)
2. In other tortoise news: The oldest living land animal in the world celebrates a birthday today. Jonathan the tortoise lives on an island in the South Atlantic and turns 191 today. His species has an average lifespan of 150 years. (He looks pretty good for his age . . . I guess.)
3. How heartbreaking would this be? A guy in Raleigh, North Carolina named Joshua Allen bought a lottery ticket last month and missed the jackpot by ONE number. He matched four of five, and only took home 250 bucks.
But don’t feel bad for him. A week later, he bought another ticket . . . matched ALL FIVE numbers that time . . . and won over 660 GRAND. He took home $472,000 after taxes. He’s planning to pay off his student loans and buy a house.
4. Every year for almost two decades, the Christmas Spirit Foundation has been doing something called Trees for Troops. They partner with tree farms and FedEx to bring thousands of Christmas trees to U.S. military bases all over the world.
FedEx announced they just delivered their 300,000th tree for the program last Friday to Fort Liberty in North Carolina. Most of this year’s other donated trees got picked up yesterday and should be delivered next week.
5. A guy in Georgia says his Apple Watch recently saved his life. He was hiking with his dogs . . . Cinnamon and Sugar . . . when they saw a coyote, knocked him down, and broke his femur. He couldn’t reach his phone, but his watch detected the fall and helped him call 9-1-1.
6. Government workers in New Hampshire showed up to a lake to remove an old dock last Thursday, and ended up saving a guy’s life instead. He didn’t have a life jacket on when his jet ski sunk, and he was drowning in pretty cold water.
They grabbed a kayak and a canoe, and got to him just in time. One of them wanted to remind people it’s probably too late in the year to be out jet skiing.
Need more good news? (don’t we all) – here ya go!