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Here’s a quick look at the top five uplifting, quirky and funny stories you may have missed this week.
“Game of Thrones” fans may recognize this man.
Hafthor Bjornsson is best known for his role as “The Mountain” in the popular HBO series.
He’s now a world record holder.
Bjornsson deadlifted 1104.5 pounds in the world’s strongest man competition.
He posted the video to his Instagram account after breaking the record.
Now from one superhuman to superheroes.
Actor Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, is assembling the Avengers to help save the world.
Okay, not quite.
But he’s getting his fellow stars in the Avengers series to team up for the “All In Challenge.”
Evans is offering up a virtual hangout that involves games and Q&A with costars Robert Downey Junior, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
Proceeds will go to organizations that help feed people including Meals on Wheels and World Central Kitchen.
We’ve all heard of golf ball-sized hail and softball-sized hail.
Well in central Argentina the hailstones were so big, researchers needed a new category to describe them.
These are “gargantuan” hailstones.
They are the size of footballs at 6 inches or larger.
And based on calculations from photographs, it may set a new world record.
Earlier this week we shared the news that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds welcomed the arrival of their son.
The baby’s name is Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson.
Wilfred is in honor of Johnson’s grandfather and Lawrie is in honor of Symonds grandfather.
But today Nicholas is in honor of Doctor Nick Price and Doctor Nick Hart, the two doctors Johnson credits with saving his life while he suffered from coronavirus last month.
And finally if you’re bored of being at home, why not do what one California family did and turn the sidewalk in front of your house into a silly walk zone!
The family posted signs out front encouraging passersby to have some fun by doing silly struts, shimmies and shakes for the security camera.
A camera captures the silliness and the video is shared on social media.
The family says the got the idea from a classic Monty Python skit.
It’s definitely a welcome distraction at a time when, frankly, any distraction will do.
Posted – 5.3.20