Unusual success: A young teen from a poor family in Lucban, a town in Quezon Province, Philippines, had an unusual opportunity for success on the modelling scene. Rita Badjao Girl Goviola's large family received very little income from her father's job, so she had to beg for alms on the street. One day, photographer Topher Quinto Burgos took photos of her and posted them online. That was the beginning of Goviola's rise to success. Her natural beauty was noticed by several celebrities who took her under their wing. Eventually, Goviola started modelling and acting, and she was able to afford to build a new home for her family.
Roadside bonfire: Toilet paper was in high demand and short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. So when a transport truck carrying a large load of the stuff crashed on a highway in the USA state of Texas, it would have been understandable if bystanders had helped themselves to a few of the rolls. Unfortunately, the toilet paper reported to be the type used in businesses caught fire. Instead of cleaning up the spilled load, onlookers ended up watching a bonfire of the important commodity. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.
Food art: The Japanese art called kyaraben involves arranging food into interesting and fun designs. One creative kyaraben-maker, known as Etoni Mama, lives in Tokyo and has three children. She became famous on social media for her version of the art. While any kind of food can be used in kyaraben, Etoni's choice is fried eggs. She makes cartoon characters with runny egg yolks as the head and body, and then she adds harder, cooked pieces of yolk to serve as arms, legs and feet. She dresses up characters with other food items, snipped and shaped to make clothing. Her children love it!
Fixing fences: Art Gladu has fixed a few fences during his time living in a house at a busy intersection in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). The reason? Vehicles somehow miss the corner and end up in his front yard. It happened in the mid-2000s when a truck backed onto the property before driving off. In 2015, another car careened into the yard, hitting his pine tree. More recently, in the wee hours, Gladu woke to a loud noise, only to find that yet another vehicle had punched through his chain link fence before coming a stop on his tree. He's hoping the city will have a guardrail installed.