Trick or Treat People Kindly!

Courtesy Huffington Post
Courtesy Huffington Post

If you’re having a bad day, check out these skeletons playing soccer.

Quite simply, it’s Halloween. Well, nearly.

What are your plans for Halloween? Unfortunately, since I wasn’t really able to get my Doctor Who costume together, some of my friends took it upon themselves to put together a costume for me. That would be great, except that they expect me to go out as Michael from Peter Pan.

michael

Yeahhh. Don’t count on it folks.

IN BRIEF:

– New Jersey released a nurse Monday who had previously been held in quarantine since her return from Sierra Leone, after she tested negative for Ebola and hadn’t shown any symptoms for 24 hours. Said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

“I have absolutely nothing but good will for her going forward. She’s a good person and went over and was doing good work over in West Africa.” (Quoted by New York Times)

– Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man, was honored by the government of the Czech Republic today for his efforts to transport 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia through Hitler’s Germany to Britain in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. The president of the Czech Republic awarded Winton their highest state honor, and the CR has repeatedly nominanted Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Associated Press.

– The next time an incident occurs at the beach, people in trouble could be rescued a whole minute faster than than usual thanks to lifeguard drones. Designed by RTS Labs, the drone is now ready for mass production.

Coutesy RTS Labs and Popular Science
Coutesy RTS Labs and Popular Science

– Remember Ted Williams, the homeless man who who was discovered and hoped to become famous because of his amazing radio voice? He’s doing a lot better these days- back on track and renewing his faith in God. Just take a look:

TONIGHT’S FEATURED STORY:

If you’ve never seen one of these videos before, you’re missing out. Watch this house in Naperville, Ill. sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Because why not?

 

In case you’re wondering, the house also performs such songs as Hells Bells by AC/DC, This is Halloween, and many more.

The owner of the house, Nick Thomas, told the Chicago Tribune that he love Halloween and making people smile, and that the house takes about a month to set up each year. Thomas is expecting about 5,000 people to visit his house this year to see the displays. Steve Jandick, the technical wizard behind the displays, says that it takes approximately 40 hours to synchronize the lights to each song with a computer controller.

The music light show starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. during the week, 10:30 p.m. on weekends. The lights stay on until midnight.

It’s not just for fun, either; this year Thomas has set up donations box as well as a link on his YouTube videos to help to support Gigi’s Playhouse charity to help to take care of people with Down Syndrome. Check it out!

PICTURE OF THE WEEK:

The Society for Child Development in India is helping impoverished Indians to find work by giving them the chance to turn flower waste into beautiful and eco-friendly colors of paint.

Courtesy BBC
Courtesy BBC

VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

Speaking of homeless and impoverished people: don’t ever judge a book by its cover!! Thanks to a program called Keys to the Streets, cities in Canada are now dotted with public pianos that anyone can play. This homeless man, whose name is Ryan, taught himself how to play on this public piano in Edmonton. I think you’ll enjoy the results.

 

Interested in helping those less fortunate this Halloween? Check out UNICEF’s website for information on how to Trick-or-Treat for charity!

Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to (trick or) treat others with kindness!

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