Today’s Solutions: December 02, 2021

Miscellaneous

Despite bad weather, Italian cherry claims world record

Italy’s streak of bad weather this year has been horrible for Italian cherry farmers, but much to everyone’s surprise, that hasn’t prevented Alberto and Giuseppe Rosso, cherry farmers from Pecetto Torinese, from earning themselves a Guinness World Record for growing the world’s largest Read More...

Keep your white sneakers clean with these tips and tricks

No wardrobe is complete without a basic white sneaker, but keeping them clean and pristine is a bit of a challenge. Don’t give in to dirt and stains, though! These tips will help you restore old white shoes so that you don’t have to buy new ones. Make a DIY shoe cleaning solution If you’d Read More...

Every last pet found a home this holiday season at the Minneapolis animal shelter

Holidays are a popular time for “clear the shelter” events for local animal shelters. Recently, a Minneapolis animal shelter was overjoyed when over 300 residents showed up and waited in line in 30 degree weather to adopt every last one of the shelter’s pets. Dozens of cats, dogs, and Read More...

Why more cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Chances are you went to work or school yesterday like any other Monday. In past years that wouldn't have been the case, but fewer and fewer states and cities are celebrating Columbus Day nowadays. And in many cities, Columbus Day is being replaced with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Columbus Day, Read More...

Youth crime rates are at their lowest level in 60 years

The United States’ youth crime rates are dropping at an astounding rate. Youth arrests dropped for the 13th year in a row, hitting their lowest level in 60 years. This trend shows an optimistic future for the criminal landscape of the next generation, as these teenagers head into adulthood. The Read More...

Elephants at a Berlin zoo are enjoying unsold Christmas trees as festive snacks

A zoo in Berlin is treating its elephants with festive snacks in the form of Christmas trees which are left unsold during the holiday season. The zoo doesn’t accept trees from the public, which could contain chemicals or leftover decorations, but it takes only fresh, undesired trees from selected Read More...

First no-kill eggs hit supermarket shelves in Berlin

Scientists discovered a way to determine the sex of chicks before they hatch, which may prevent the slaughtering of an estimated 4-6 billion male chicks each year. The process can tell a chick’s gender nine days before an egg has been fertilized, and has the potential to put a stop to the Read More...

Scientists add rabbit gene to devil’s ivy to purify surrounding air

In an attempt to find solutions to indoor air pollution, scientists have discovered that by inserting a rabbit gene into devil’s ivy, the plant is able to clean harmful chemicals from the surrounding air. The gene is found in many mammals, including humans, and produces an enzyme that breaks down Read More...

Silicon Valley is fighting homelessness with tiny dwellings

In partnership with the San Jose City Council, Silicon Valley is building tiny home communities as a solution to the increasing rates of homelessness. The tiny dwellings are built to shelter the homeless as they transition into more permanent housing, which the city has been trying to construct to Read More...

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to fight climate change enjoys broad support

According to a new poll, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to cut down carbon emissions in efforts to tackle climate change is supported by as much as 81 percent of the respondents. The Green New Deal is a set of aspirational goals in line with the best available climate science. Among those goals Read More...