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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1001  Postby Aca » Apr 29, 2016 9:45 am

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/a ... ?CMP=fb_gu

Borrower returns library book 67 years late – but escapes $24,000 fine

Woman checked out Myths and Legends of Maoriland from Auckland library in 1948 and had been ‘meaning to return it for years’


A woman has brought back a book to a New Zealand library 67 years after it was due to be returned.

Myths and Legends of Maoriland by AW Reed was checked out by a girl in 1948 and not seen again. But on Thursday a woman returned the book to a startled librarian at Auckland library and asked how much her late fines would be for returning the book 24,605 days past its due date.

“She told me she had checked out the book as a child and been meaning to return it for years,” said librarian Zoe Cornelius.

“She seemed a bit embarrassed but I was pleased because she said she had read and enjoyed the book many times over the decades and that made me happy – that the book had been in a good home and loved.”
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1002  Postby DougC » Apr 29, 2016 11:33 pm

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#1003  Postby DougC » Apr 30, 2016 12:17 am

B.B.C. - Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity
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#1004  Postby Mike_L » May 03, 2016 5:00 pm

Ceres cop drapes blankets over slumbering street people
2016-05-03

Jenna Etheridge, News24

Before his shift starts and the sun rises, Warrant Officer Andries Douglas visits the quiet streets of Ceres to put his "policing from the heart" policy into action.

He walks along Main Road to where the homeless are sleeping and quietly drapes warm blankets over the small group huddled together on the pavement.

Most do not wake from their slumber.
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#1005  Postby DougC » May 03, 2016 11:40 pm

B.B.C. - Instagram hacked by 10-year-old boy

A 10-year-old boy Finnish boy named Jani has been given $10,000 (£7,000) after he found a security flaw in image-sharing social network Instagram.
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#1006  Postby DougC » May 10, 2016 10:51 pm

DoctorE's new thread. :thumbup: :smile: :lol: :) :grin:
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#1007  Postby DougC » May 10, 2016 11:54 pm

B.B.C.- Car park orchestra wins classical award

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#1008  Postby DougC » May 13, 2016 11:18 pm

B.B.C. - Psychic pig 'Mystic Marcus' predicts Rams play-off semi-final win

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#1009  Postby Fallible » May 14, 2016 10:20 am

Mystic Marcus! :rofl:
Sorry that you think you had it rough in the first world.
You ought to get out a map sooner than later.
Knowledge has turned into a trap; you have to slow down.
Get out of your head and spend less time alone.
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#1010  Postby DougC » May 14, 2016 11:35 am

B.B.C. - Stephen Sutton's legacy: £5.5m raised in his memory

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#1011  Postby Ironclad » May 14, 2016 8:59 pm

My thread broke the 50 page mark! :Yay:

With thanks to D.c :D
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#1012  Postby DougC » May 14, 2016 9:04 pm

Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox. :thumbup:
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#1013  Postby Ironclad » May 14, 2016 9:09 pm

Is that what you kids call it these days... :intchychin:
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#1014  Postby DougC » May 18, 2016 11:44 pm

B.B.C. - Taipei Zoo releases panda 'proof of life' photo after death rumours

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#1015  Postby DougC » May 19, 2016 4:45 am

B.B.C. - Shakespeare Curtain Theatre: Remains reveal toy used for sound effects

A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet has been discovered.
Archaeologists found the whistle at the site of the Curtain Theatre, one of Shakespeare's least-historically documented playhouses.

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#1016  Postby DougC » May 19, 2016 5:57 am

B.B.C. - First [Real] UK astronaut calls for more Brits in space :british:

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#1017  Postby DougC » May 20, 2016 2:37 am

B.B.C. - Rwanda's technology revolution helps country forge new path after genocide

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#1018  Postby DougC » May 20, 2016 3:06 am

B.B.C. - US weatherman screams after spotting 'giant' spider
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#1019  Postby DougC » May 21, 2016 12:25 am

B.B.C. - Ethiopia's first skate park opens in Addis Ababa
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#1020  Postby Macdoc » May 24, 2016 12:39 am

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