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NPR News Nuggets: Shake Your Tail Feathers & A Heart-Warming Helper

A peacock walks into a wine store and smashes $500 value of ethanol in between ruffling some feathers. But really.

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A peacock walks into a wine store and smashes $500 value of ethanol in between ruffling some feathers. But really.

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Here’s a discerning roundup of some of a mini-moments we might have missed on this week’s Morning Edition.

Keep Calm Mow Your Lawn

Tornadoes? They’re no large understanding for Theunis Wessels. Or during slightest that’s how it appears. As Morning Edition host Rachel Martin pronounced on Monday, there’s a print of a Canadian male that went viral final week. In it, Wessels is quietly mowing his lawn. That alone doesn’t sound too out of a ordinary, until we can’t assistance yet notice a humongous black hurricane swirling in a background. His mother and daughter attempted to get him to come inside, yet Wessels told them all was OK — that a hurricane was relocating divided from them. That appears to be a box since a family wasn’t injured, and a terrifying tornado left shortly after. Lawn caring is critical business and Mr. Wessels was not to be bothered. This is a things legends are done of.

Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture … Or Not

With that considerable wingspan, it’s no warn peacocks can do some repairs in wine stores.

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With that considerable wingspan, it’s no warn peacocks can do some repairs in wine stores.

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We all need to let lax sometimes, and peacocks, a artistic birds that they are, are no exception. As Morning Edition host Rachel Martin pronounced on Wednesday, there was a peacock follow that wasn’t utterly as crazy as a furious crow chase. That might sound like a start of joke, yet this is totally real. In Arcadia, Calif., a peacock wandered into a Royal Oaks Liquor Store. No one knows accurately what a extraordinary bird was looking for — or if it has a welfare in drinks. It did hang out on a tip shelf though, so chances are it wasn’t looking for anything underling par.

Once a store owners satisfied he had an surprising customer, he called a internal animal control to assistance him kindly decrease a bird service. Well, once a animal control officer got to a store, a peacock motionless it wasn’t withdrawal though a bit of a protest. As a officer attempted to net a bird to take it outside, a bottles started dropping and shattering. The bird was held and released, yet not before doing some repairs — approximately $500 worth. The store manager told KFOR, the internal NBC station, “Yeah, he’s got costly taste. I’m like, ‘You break, we buy, dude.’ But clearly he didn’t. He got divided with it.” Yep, that peacock really stormy some feathers.

Helping Hearts Helping Hands

Help can come in many forms and from anyone, even those who might not have a lot to give. This story is a sign of that. As Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep pronounced on Thursday, a lorry motorist had a heart conflict while he was pushing down Interstate 89 in Vermont. As a outcome of a conflict a driver, Paul Bristol, crashed. Bristol’s life could have finished after that, yet James Pocock was circuitously and listened a sound of a crash. Pocock is a homeless male that was vital in a tent in a woods nearby a site of a crash. Pocock, who knows CPR, helped keep Bristol alive until a rescue workers got there. Pocock is truly a lifesaver — and a sign that anyone can assistance out.