Bailey’s News Bytes

Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
March 19, 2014

A student at Radford University decided that for his 23rd birthday he was going to do 23 random acts of kindness. Lewis Mitchell’s message at the end of his video was to “make a better world where we can help one another”. Most people on their birthdays want it to be all about them and have all the attention, but not Lewis. He wanted to make sure everyone else was better off before him. Lewis paid for someone’s Starbucks, gave a stranger a Frosty from Wendy’s and left a dollar in a vending machine just to name a few of his acts. A student-run website called Whim Magazine posted the video saying, “Little things people do for each other have a ripple effect that sets the bar for how we should act.”

As the search for the missing jet continues new stories are continuing to unravel. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing nearly a week ago and no one has been able to find the Boeing 777 yet. A new suggestion has surfaced now saying that maybe the plane had landed on the Abdaman Islands, based on navigations waypoints and the flight path it may have continued on. CNN reports that this theory could be highly unlikely because of the mass of the plane and how it would land undetected is unfathomable.

A 12-year-old Labrador retriever has been the watchdog at a Long Island winery since she was just 10 weeks old. Willow’s job entails chasing away deer and rabbits while she patrols through the vines. Bedell Cellars Winery is in New York about a two-hour drive from the city. The Winery has been around since 1973. CNN News states that this is the third dog to be alongside the owner now.

Ever wonder why birds fly in the V-shape? All species of birds do it, but why? Reports from LiveScience say that it is suspected the formation helps birds fly with less effort, but there was no proof…until now. If the birds expend less effort in a long flight it can be the difference between life and death. When the lead bird is in front it is taking on the most distress from wind and is burning the most calories so that the other birds are conserving theirs and then they’ll switch off.

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