Good news November!
For the Australian media this past month, reporting the news has been a sad and challenging time. From the terror attack on Bourke street, to the loss of Stan Lee and the wildfires in California. This month we focus on positive news stories to help you feel jolly for the countdown to Christmas. Here are 3 that warmed our hearts:
Conjoined twins successfully separated
Conjoined, 14-month old Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa Pelden were successfully separated earlier this month in a mammoth surgery at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
Four surgeons and a team of 18 people completed the surgery! The operation took 6 hours.
The two girls were joined from the lower chest, to just above their pelvis and they shared a liver.
The girls are doing well, but still love to crawl back to each other to remain close.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning less
As South Australia fells its last coal chimney stack, in Italy the Leaning Tower of Pisa stands a little straighter. Thanks to work that has been carried out since the 1990s, engineers have managed to correct the tilt by 4cm since 2001.
When construction started on the tower in the 12th Century, builders realised the soft ground would cause the tower to gradually lean. By 1990, the tower was tilting 1.5mm per year, leading to concerns the tower may fall. To save this monument, engineers removed groundwater and moved dirt to the opposite side of the tower. In 2001, engineers declared the operation a success after the lean reduced by 41cm! The corrections have been found to still be working and to date, the lean has reduced by another 4cm.
Firefighters save puppy stuck in recliner chair
This one is for all the animal lovers. A tiny Chihuahua puppy is lucky to be alive after getting stuck in a recliner chair. Firefighters were called to a home in Brisbane to rescue the tiny puppy stuck inside the chair. Once out, the drama didn’t stop there as the pup was barely breathing. Firefighters were forced to do CPR as if the puppy were a very small child – with one finger pumping the heart and an oxygen tube. Once firefighters got the pup breathing, it was rushed, in the firetruck, to the nearest vet. Upon arrival, the truck bumped the curb and that jolt gave the puppy all she needed to recover.
So there you have it! Let us know if you enjoyed our news stories from November, and if you’d like help getting your business into the media, get in touch with us today.