- A psycho murdered a dozen people in a movie theater and booby-trapped his apartment.
- The Midwest is experiencing the worst drought it's seen since the Dust Bowl.
- Syria is threatening to use chemical and biological warfare.
- The NCAA handed down its final verdict to Penn State football.
- A pickup truck packed with 23 illegal immigrants got into an accident, killing 14. Police claim that this was the worst accident they had ever seen.
- Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died of cancer.
So... that's depressing. And it may make you want to dive into a hole where you can secretly hate every horrible person you wish you could punch in the face. Lucky for you, I was in a super boring meeting yesterday and decided to find some happy news out there! Amazingly enough, there's actually sites dedicated only happy news stories! NBC's Wonderful World is pretty sweet, and there are tons of others if you're willing to Google.
Feel free to listen to this dude playing 100 guitar riffs from awesome songs - in one take! - while you read.
- With bullets flying all around them in the Aurora theater, one girl refused to run away and saved the life of her best friend.
- The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony is on Friday!
- On that note, a double-amputee from South Africa, nicknamed "Blade Runner," will be competing in the 400 meter sprint at the Olympics. Not the Paralympics - THE. OLYMPICS.
- The San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up last week. There's approximately one zillion amazing new pictures, movie trailers, and rumors floating around the interwebs to fuel your inner nerd.
- A little girl at SDCC asked Matt Smith (The Doctor) if he was afraid of the Weeping Angels. It was super adorable, and his answer was the greatest.
- Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman shot in the head in Jan 2011, hiked through the French Alps last week.
- A 7 year old girl fell out of a 3rd floor window - and was CAUGHT, unharmed, by a neighbor!!
Hopefully this will brighten your day just a tad. There's actually a bunch of other things I think are awesome, so if you need some more let me know!