'Planet Earth II'filmmakers saved all the lost baby turtles they filmed
David Attenborough has been outspoken in his defence of not interfering with nature, but when Planet Earth II viewers saw thousands of baby turtles become confused because of man-made lights and start hurtling towards the dangers of the city, they couldn’t help but intervene
As we collectively mourned the loss of so many tiny lives, BBC Earth tweeted: “Every turtle that was seen or filmed by the #PlanetEarth2 crew was collected and put back into the sea.”Cue a sigh of warm, fuzzy relief.
A terminally ill boy received 28,000 Christmas cards from the public
In what could be the most heart-warming story of all time, Bradley Lowery, a five-year-old with terminal cancer has been sent thousands of cards and gifts from all over the world.
Following a show-stopping appearance with his favourite football team, Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light, an online appeal was set up to shower Bradley with cards to make his Christmas extra special.
The UN appointed the first independent expert on LGBT rights
In the wake of the nightclub shooting in Orlando, the UN appointed the first ever independent investigator to help protect LGBTI people from violence and discrimination world wide.
Vitit Muntarbhorn, an international law professor, started his three-year mandate in September.
An Indian businessman spent his daughter’s marriage budget on 90 houses for the homeless –and she was delighted
Ajay Munot, a wealthy cloth and wheat trader from Aurangabad in eastern India, spent his daughter’s whopping £93,000 budget constructing 90 houses to help the region’s poor.
criteria simply stated that the new residents must be poor, live in a slum and not suffer from addiction. Munot’s daughter fully supported his decision, and she and her new husband reportedly handed over the keys to the new homeowners after their wedding.
Paris sold off the ‘love locks’on their bridges to raise money for refugees
Millions of the padlocks that couples emblazon
with their initials and attach to the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archevêchéwere removed last year for safety reasons.
Now they’re being sold to the public in bunches, in a move that deputy mayor Bruno Julliard believes could raise €100,000 for refugees in need of shelter.