Good news, everyone! Somewhere in the world, it’s perfectly legal to ignore your boss. Elsewhere, scientists have figured out that you don’t need all those expensive, noxious cows just to make cow’s milk – there’s a perfectly viable way to skip the middleman. This isn’t exactly news, per se, but Dolly Parton is a gosh damn national treasure, and has figured out yet another way to generously change a whole bunch of lives. This shouldn’t be news, but the state of Alabama has finally changed its mind about a certain prominent klansman. While it’s not the first time, this news never gets old: a very good dog very deliberately saved a man’s life. A certain ocean-bound behemoth was recently taken off of a threatened species list, and not because we hunted them to death or anything, but because conservation efforts actually worked! And in petty, but symbolically significant news, a certain warmonger lost an honorific that was near and dear to his heart. Read on for more good news!

Belgium workers opt for four-day work week, and ignoring emails after hours.

Belgium approves the four-day work week, and the right to ignore your boss. Under a series of labor market reforms, workers in Belgium will be able to choose a four-day week, and the right to turn off work devices and ignore emails after work hours. CRACKED.COM

Source: Euro News

WD-40 fixes clock, and saves the church £50,000.

A broken church clock was going to cost £50,000 to repair, but only needed some WD-40. 25% EXTRA FREE WD-40 MULTI-USE PRODUCT Stone Squeaks Two bell-ringers, armed with a can of WD-40 and £3, have fixed Grimsby Minster's clock after 12 years out of service, saving the church thousands. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Sun

Cheese is being made without the need for cows.

A UK company is producing molecularly identical COWS milk without the cow. Better Dairy is using precision fermentation to produce products that are molecularly identical to traditional dairy, a process similar to brewing beer - with the end result being milk. CRACKED.COM

Source: Tech Crunch

Park employees at Dollywood get free ride to college.

Dollywood employees will get 100% of tuition covered. Dollywood Parks & Resorts announced that it will cover 100% of tuition, fees and books for any employee, helping employees at all levels pursue their personal education goals. CRACKED.COM

Source: WBRC

A building at the University of Alabama is removing the name of a Klansman.

The University of Alabama is renaming a building after its first Black student, removing the name of a Klansman. Students, faculty and community members disagreed with the University's trustee's decision to have civil rights activist Autherine Lucy Foster share the building's name with Bibb Graves, a former Alabama governor and a Ku Klux Klan leader. .OM

Source: CNN

Retired NFL offensive tackle returns to school, works in cafeteria.

Former NFL star goes to work in his old school cafeteria. CANDINALA 8 9 11-year offensive tackle Jared Veldheer returned to his primary school in Grand Rapids to sling tikka masala, saying, I was looking for something to do time wise and with the vacancy here, I figured I'd give it a go. CRACKED.COM

Source: WZZM

Concert-goer is saved by Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish stops her concert to help a fan get an inhaler. In stark contrast to how some artists handle similar circumstances, Eilish quickly stopped her performance when she noticed one of her female fans was struggling to breathe. CRACKED.COM

Source: MSN

A man was rescued from the sea after a dog spotted him in the water.

A dog rescued a man swept out to sea by barking at their owner until they helped. The man, in his mid-50s, fell from a small transport boat and was swept away 985ft. Poppy, a black cockapoo, barked until their owner saw the man and called for help. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Airbnbs in Ukraine are being booked en mass.

People are booking Airbnbs in Ukraine without planning on checking in. airbnb A social media campaign to funnel money to Ukrainians in need of financial assistance has seen Airbnb hosts in Ukraine being flooded with bookings from people all over the world who have no plans to visit. CRACKED.COM

Source: CNN

Cases of Guinea worm disease have dropped dramatically.

The fewest Guinea worm cases ever have been reported. 8 و 2 4 1 METRIC Centimeters In 1986, about 3.5 million human cases of Guinea worm disease occurred annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Just 14 cases occurred worldwide in 2021. CRACKED.COM

Source: Carter Center

Humpback whales make come back.

Humpback whales are no longer listed as endangered. The Australian government's independent scientific panel has removed the seafaring mammals from Australia's threatened-species list after making a major recovery. CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC

Bees must be able to live in your home, says England.

Bee-friendly bricks are now a necessity in new Brighton buildings. Perforated bricks that provide nesting space for bees became a planning requirement for new buildings in Brighton, England, aiming to improve biodiversity in cities. CRACKED.COM

Source: MSN

Serial home invading bear is not responsible for as many break-ins as previously thought.

DNA evidence clears Hank the Tank, the B&E bear. Hank was accused of breaking into 28 homes and was set to be euthanized, when DNA revealed the home invasions were perpetrated by three separate ursine criminals. CRACKED.COM

Source: World News Era

Putin lost his honorary black belt.

Putin had his black belt revoked by the International Taekwondo Organization. World Taekwondo announced it had revoked Vladimir Putin's honorary 9th dan black belt, given to him in 2013, in condemnation for his brutal attacks on innocent lives in Ukraine. CRACKED.COM

Source: Newsweek

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