Good News: Balloons, Gamers, and the World’s Biggest Jack-O-Lantern

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .

1.  An eight-year-old kid in Missouri named Kason Johnson lost hold of his birthday balloons he got at school two weeks ago, and they floated off.  So he was upset.  But then a guy 500 miles away in Tennessee found them.

His name is Todd Huyler, and they still had a card attached.  So he figured out where Kason’s school was and sent him a bunch of gifts, along with a HUNDRED BUCKS.  He also sent presents to Kason’s teacher.  (Here’s a photo.)

2.  A 16-year-old in England decided he was using his PlayStation too much during the lockdowns two years ago.  So he started writing a book and published it this month.  It’s a fantasy novel available on Amazon called Noble: Betrayed.

3.  NASA released a high-def photo of the sun that looks like a jack-o-lantern.  The dark spots that resemble eyes are temporary features called “coronal holes.”

4.  And speaking of Halloween:  The largest pumpkin in U.S. history is now the world’s biggest jack-o-lantern.

A guy in Minnesota grew it.  It weighed in at 2,560 pounds earlier this month.  He had it carved on Friday and went patriotic with it.  An artist carved the face of a bald eagle into the front.

We haven’t heard from Guinness yet, but it should easily beat the current record, which is owned by the same guy.

He grew one two years ago and had a tiger’s face carved into it.  But this pumpkin weighed about 200 pounds more than that one.