Pope Francis Made A Historic First-Ever Papal Visit To Iraq On The 5th Of March, 2021. The Vist Also Marks The First International Travel For The Pope Since The Coronavirus Pandemic Began. His Trip Will Seek Peace And Reconciliation In A Country With Extraordinary Biblical History, A Surging Coronavirus Outbreak, And Ongoing Political Turmoil.
Atlanta Has Created The USA’s Largest Free Food Forest About 10 Mins From Atlanta’s Airport—The World’s Busiest Airport. The 7.1 Acres Of Urban Agriculture, Located In Browns Mill, Where The Closest Grocery Store Is A 30-Mins Bus Ride, Will Comprise 2,500 Edible And Medicinal Plants. There Are At Least 70 Free Food Forests In The USA.
Virginia, A State That Has Executed More People Than Any US State, Has Voted To Abolish The Death Penalty. And Establish A Maximum Punishment Of life In Prison Without Parole. But A Judge May Suspend Part Of The Sentence. The Bill, When Signed By Gov. Ralph Northam, Will Make Virginia The First Southern State To Abolish The Death Penalty.
A 21- Year Old Lady From Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England, has Become The Youngest Female To Row Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean. The Teacher, Jasmine Harrison, Began Her 3000 Mile Journey Across The Ocean From La Gomera, In The Canary Islands, In Dec. 2020, And Completed The Journey In 70 days, 3 Hours 48 Minutes After Reaching Antigua.
Southbank By Beulah, The $2 Billion Tower Scheduled For Construction In 2021, And Set To Be Australia’s Largest Tower, Will Also Be The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden. The Garden Will Comprise Plants Distributed Based On The Exact Nature Characteristics Of Each m² Of The Tower To Expose The Plants To Their Natural Climate Conditions.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Safely Landed On Mars On Feb. 18, 2021. The Rover’s Mission Is To Find Signs Of Life, Including Ancient Microbial Life On Mars. The Rover Would Characterize Mars’ Geology And Past Climate, Including Being The First Mission To Collect And Store Martian Rock And Regolith, Paving The Way For Human Exploration.
Geologists Have, For The First Time, Animated How The Earth’s Plates Moved Relative To Each Other Over The Last Billion Years. The Geologists Spent 4 Years To Create The Animation, Using Paleomagnetism And Current Tectonic Plate Data. The Animation May Help Explain How Earth Became Habitable For Complex Creatures.
Plate tectonic evolution from 1 Billion years ago to the present.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian’s Former Minister Of Finance, If Confirmed, Will Be The First Woman And The First African To Head The World Trade Organization (WTO). She Is Currently The Front Runner And Strongest US Supported Candidate For The Position After Her Fieciest Rival From South Korea, Yoo Myung-hee, Withdrew From Consideration.
The Catholic Pope, In His Desire For Greater Participation Of Women In Decision Making, Has For The First Time Appointed A Woman, Sister Nathalie Becquart, Age 52, Who Is From France, As An Undersecretary To The Synod Of Bishops (SOB). SOB Advises The Pontiff And Debates Some Of The Most Controversial Issues In The Roman Catholic Church.
Ms. Li Ziqi, A Chinese Internet Culinary Sensation, Has Set A Guinness World Records For Having The Most Subscribers For Her Rural Lifestyle Chinese-language Youtube Channel. At The Time Of Setting The Record, In July 2020, Li Ziqi Had 11.4 Million Subscribers. But The Number Has Gone Up To 14.1 Million At The End Of January 2021.
Chinese online star Li Ziqi provides an escape from urban life
A Ring, Named The Marigold, Or “The Ring Of Prosperity,” Has Set A New Guinness World Record For Having The Highest Number Of Natural Diamonds. The Ring, Which Weighs Over 165 Grams, Was Designed With 12,636 Diamond, Surpassing The Previous Record Holder, Which Was Designed With 7,801 Diamonds. Both Records Were Set In India.
South Korea’s Population Falls For The First Time In History. South Korea, With The World’s Lowest Birth Rate, Is Alarmed As, In 2020, It Recorded More Deaths ( ~307,764 People) Than Births ( ~275,815 Babies Were Born). The Decline Is Attributed To The Poor Balance, For Women, Btw Work And Life, And The High Cost Of Raising A Family.
Researchers Have Set A Distance Limit Of 44 km, Via Optical Fibres, For How Far They Can Send Entangled Qubits To Beam/Teleport Quantum Information With More Than 90% Accuracy. This Advancement, Given The Information Transfer Accuracy/Distance In A Blink, Promises a Huge Boosts In Internet Speed, Computational Power, And Network Security.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, To Combat Climate Change, Will Be The First US City To Require All Gas Pumps In The City To Display Bright, Yellow Stickers That Says “Burning Gasoline, Diesel, And Ethanol Has Major Consequences On Human Health And The Environment, Including Contributing To Climate Change.” Other US Cities May Follow Soon.
Sesame Street Has Added Two New Puppets, Noor And Aziz, To Feature In A Series Of Educational Videos That Will Deliver Early Years Of Education To Rohingya Children Living In The Worlds Largest Refugee Camp, Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. Noor And Aziz, Six-Year-Old Twins, Are Adapted To Be The First Media Characters To Look And Sound Like Rohingya Kids.
I Guess One Can Be A Guinness World Record Holder For Almost Anything. Simone Williams, A 32-Year-Old Brooklyn Fashion Designer, Have Broken The Guinness World Record For Having The Largest Afro. Her Afro Is Said To Measure 4 ft 10 in In Circumference. Aevin Dugas (USA) Previously Held The Record For 8 Years, With Afro Circumference Of 4 ft 7 in.
Japan Has One Of The Lowest Birth Rates In The World, With The Year 2019 Numbers Falling Below 865,000–A Record Low. And Because Of This, Japan Plans to Fund Artificial Intelligence To Help Residents Find Love. Hopefully, This Helps With The Projected Decline In Population From 128 Million In 2017 To 53 Million By Century End.
Women Are Standing Out And Holding Their Own. This Time, Rashida Jones Will Be The First Black Woman To Head A Major Cable News Network. She Will Be Appointed The President Of MSNBC On February 1, 2021, After The Current President, Phil Griffin, Steps Down. MSNBC Is The Third Ranked Cable News Network Behind CNN And Fox News.
The World’s Biggest Iceberg, Which Broke Off From Antarctica in July 2017 At A Size Of 6,000 sq Km, Is Headed For The British Overseas Territory Of South Georgia. The Iceberg, Known As A68a, With Current Dimensions Of 4,200 sq Km, Could Pose Major Hazard To The Island’s Seals And Penguins, As They Try To Get To Sea To Look For Food.
50 Years After The US First Planted Its Flag On The Moon, During the Manned Apollo 11 Mission In 1969, China Is Now The 2nd Country To Plant Its Flag During The Chang’e-5 Probe Mission. However, This Is Not China’s First Lunar Mission As They Previously Had 2. The Unique Chinese Flag Is 2m Wide And 90cm Tall And Weighs ~1Kg.