Current Events

Current Events

Nutty News

When you watch the news and see what is going on around the world you see things like war, politics, weather, and sports. There’s a lot more on the news that goes unnoticed and sometimes it can be pretty interesting!

There are funny stories like in Alameda County in California, a mouse was seen doing a “Ride-along” on a sheriff's deputy windshield. The mouse was sitting right in the windshield and stayed there for a couple miles before the cops noticed him. The mouse was safe and had the time of his life!

There are also interesting stories that can be quite sad. At an airport in Maryland a women was flying home with Spirit Airlines. She had called a few days in advance to make sure it was okay to bring her emotional support hamster on the ride with her to Florida twice and they approved this both times. When she was boarding her plane they stopped her and told her she could not bring her hamster onto the plane with her. Ms Aldecocea claims the airline representatives suggested she “flush it down the toilet at the terminal”. She flushed the hamster "She was scared, I was scared, it was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet," she told the Miami Herald. "I was emotional, I was crying. I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall. I didn't have any other options. She was so loving. It was like she knew I needed somebody”. However, Spirit Airlines denies saying that she should flush it.

In Kenya, there was a mixup and four surgeons mixed up two patients tags and took the wrong one into surgery. The surgery was to remove a tumor in the patient’s brain. The surgeon's did not realize they were operating on the wrong patient until two hours of searching for a tumor that wasn’t there. The patient survived and is in good condition but as for the surgeons "The management has suspended the admission rights of a neurosurgery registrar” said Dr Kronos.

A lot of things happen in the world that we don’t hear about. We only hear about the devastating things such as war and crime. We also hear about politics and weather. The news can be interesting and sometimes hearing odd stories such as the “Mouse Ride-a-long” can be a good thing. We are all so caught up in the negative parts of life that we don’t realize there are brighter sides.