By Marion Gil |Staff Writer|
Nov. 15: Five-year-old Leukemia survivor becomes Batkid for a day thanks to Make a Wish Foundation
San Francisco became Gotham City for a day, complete with its very own caped crusader.
Miles Scott, a 5-year-old Leukemia survivor, asked Make-A-Wish Foundation if he could become Batman.
On Nov. 15, 2013, Scott’s wish came true when San Francisco was transformed by the foundation, numberous volunteers and city officials into Gotham City with Scott dawning the alias of “Batkid” to battle the Joker, the Riddler, and the Penguin.
Nov. 19: Rowdy drunks paid in beer and tobacco to clean Amsterdam streets
Paid in beer, tobacco, a warm meal, and around $13, a group of chronic drunks clean the streets of Amsterdam.
The group is part of a project organized by the state-funded Rainbow Foundation whose goal is to keep these chronic alcoholics occupied with work that benefits the community, according to The Independent.
The people participating in the project do so voluntarily, and report being happpy having structure and doing an honest day’s work, according to timeslive.co.za.
Nov. 19: New scientology building reported to have facilities that give people “super powers”
A new scientology building is reported to have facilities dedicated to giving people super powers.
Under the “Super Power” project, which was named by late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the facilities are said to grant enhanced senses and special abiliites.
The facilites are in Clearwater, Florida, where thousands of Scientologists gathered last weekend to celebrate the completion of their $145 million Flag Building.
Nov. 19: Swiss law to cut executives’ pay down to the same amount as their lowest paid workers
Switzerland’s initiative 1:12 could mean massive pay cuts for company executives.
Initiative 1:12 seeks to cut the pay of company executives so that they don’t make more in one month than the lowest paid employee makes in a year.
Despite Switzerland’s high standard of living the gap between the wealthy and the middle class is large and growing according to businessinsider.com.
Switzerland’s government leaders will vote Sunday on whether or not to pass the law.
Nov. 20: DNA from the remains of a 24,000-year-old boy found in Siberia matches that of Western Europeans and Native Americans
DNA from the remains of a 24,00-year-old boy found in Siberia matches that of Western Europeans and Native Americans.
The DNA match with Western Europeans leads anthropologists to expect that Europeans traveled farther east across Eurasia during the last ice age than previously supposed according to The New York Times.
The boy’s DNA also matches about 25 percent of living Native American DNA. This fact leads experts to believe that instead of having descended from a Siberian population related to East Asians, they are a mixture of Western European and East Asian.