Good News: Wordle, Lottery Tickets, and a Tragedy Averted in Texas

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

1.  A potential tragedy was averted over the weekend after a 44-year-old gunman entered a Jewish synagogue near Dallas on Saturday, and took four people hostage, including the rabbi.  The stand-off lasted almost 12 hours, but all the hostages survived.

Authorities say the gunman was a British citizen.  An exact motive isn’t clear yet, but he was demanding the release of a Pakistani woman with ties to Al Qaeda.  In the end, a hostage rescue team had to take him out, but no one else died.  They say the rabbi stayed calm and composed the whole time, and was a big reason no one else got hurt.

2.  A flight attendant from Salt Lake City got delayed in Kentucky last month . . . bought a lottery ticket while he waited . . . and won $50,000.

3.  Everyone’s obsessed with the game Wordle right now . . . a daily word-guessing game hosted by a British site called Power Language.  But there’s been confusion, because people assume it’s an app.  So an OLD app called Wordle has gotten a ton of downloads . . . about 200,000 in the first week alone.

It’s totally different and has nothing to do with the game everyone’s playing.  But check this out:  The guy who owns that old app has decided he shouldn’t make money off the confusion, so he’s DONATING it all.  He says he’s made about $2,000 so far, and it’s going up every day.  He’ll announce the full amount at the end of the month.