Polish girl sends painting to Queen Elizabeth and receives reply
Sixth grader Wanessa Bąkowska has loved painting and all things royal since she was adopted as a little girl. Bąkowska has Down syndrome and recently decided to make a painting for Queen Elizabeth. She wrote a letter to go with the painting telling the queen about herself. In a Facebook post, Bakowska said she loves breaking stereotypes and that the impossible does not exist.
Queen Elizabeth responded in a letter dictated by her assistant, calling Bąkowska’s paintings splendid. She was both touched and thankful for the effort Bąkowska put into the painting.
Lost sea turtle flies home with own boarding pass
Three-year-old endangered loggerhead sea turtle known as “Julius Caesar” was discovered washed up with hypothermia on a beach in County Donegal, Ireland. The Aer Lingus airline teamed up with Exploris Aquarium to fly the turtle home to Gran Canaria, Spain. Caesar was kept at a comfortable temperature and with regular monitoring to guarantee he made it home safely.
Aer Lingus was happy to accommodate the sea turtle, calling him a special passenger and ensuring his well-being during the flight.
India air pollution being recycled into floor tiles
In an effort to recycle in Dehli, India, Angad Daryani has created a filterless outdoor purifier that collects air particulate matter and turns it into custom tiling. Daryani is keeping the cost of this device low so it can be used in schools, hotels and industrial projects.
His company, Praan, has raised $1.5 million in startup investments, making his product the world’s most advanced and cheapest artificial intelligence air purifier. Other countries who struggle with air pollution are showing interest in his work.