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Archive for May, 2013

Plus Zone Friday – Kindness Boomerang

Here is how the world is supposed to be (or maybe it is, but we’re not paying attention?)


18 Year Old from California Invents 20-Second Cell Phone Charger

Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old American student of Indian origin, received a Young Scientist Award of $50,000 from the Intel Foundation for inventing a phone charger that fits within the cell and can re-charge its battery in just 20 to 30 seconds.

The grand prize of the annual Intel Science event ($75,000) went to Ionut Budisteanu of Romania who created a model for a low-cost, self-driving car (something Google has been raking its brain over for quite a while).

Read the entire story here http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-21/nri-achievers/39417300_1_top-prize-cellphone-battery-intel

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Man Leaves Waitress Exorbitant Tip, Pays for Her Trip to Home Town

A Tumblr blogger says her mom “has 8 years of art education” and yet works as a waitress. Her family is also originally from Florence, Italy – a country the blogger’s mother has always wanted to see.

A stranger ate at the place where the artist-by-calling is currently working, leaving a generous tip of $1000 on a $60 bill. That was after him and the waitress had a conversation, in which the latter expressed her desire to visit the country of her ancestors one day. “Your ticket to Italy – Enjoy!”, said the note on the bill.

Read full story here – http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-upbeat/woman-posts-photo-1-000-tip-60-42-202559115.html

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100 Years of East London Style in 100 Seconds

Enjoy! *..’*)

Mom Tearful as Man Finds Birthday Balloon Meant for Her Deceased Son

“Today is my son’s 33rd birthday. He passed away on Jan. 7, 2011. Please, if you find this balloon, please call,” reads a message, which mom Lou Ann Feher wrote on the balloon she prepared for her late son’s birthday anniversary.

For almost a year, the balloon’s whereabouts were unknown. But just as William M. Feher’s 34th birthday anniversary was approaching, the phone rang.

Read the full story here http://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/546661/An-act-of-kindness.html?nav=5010

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Total Stranger Gives 82-Year-Old a Lift at Pittsburg Airport

Locator map with the Point Breeze neighborhood...

Diana M. Galbraith who is 82 years old had spent Easter with her family in London. However, upon arriving at Pittsburg airport she realized that, due to a misunderstanding, there was nobody to meet her and bring her to Point Breeze where she actually lived.

Luckily, a total stranger at the car rental counter, who was also out of town, drove Diana all the way to her house.

Rear the full story here – http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/morning-file/random-act-of-kindness-out-of-towner-at-airport-counter-went-out-of-his-way-to-give-ride-685843/

P.S. By the way, you’ll find more act of kindness stories in Pittsburg Post Gazette, as they now have a separate column for that. Have an act of kindness to tell? Do post it there (or on our blog) .

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A compilation of videos from car dashboard cameras.