Meet Pearl: The World’s Shortest Dog! (And More Good News)
Be sure to click on the words and phrases that are bold and underlined to see pictures and videos from each story!
1. Two lottery stories are in the news: A 61-year-old guy in Iowa bought a lottery ticket on April Fools’ Day, and thought he was being pranked . . . but he really did hit the jackpot for $40 MILLION.
And a woman in Florida spent her life savings to help her daughter beat cancer . . . then hit the lottery for $2 million. She won the day after her daughter finished her last treatment for breast cancer.
2. A fisherman in Texas was in the right place at the right time last Friday morning, when he saw a Jeep that was almost fully submerged in a lake.
He called the cops, who showed up to pull the Jeep out. Then they realized a woman inside it was STILL ALIVE. She’d been reported missing a few hours earlier, and they got her to a hospital.
3. Speaking of Texas: A 24-year-old guy named Cyril Bertheau just quit his job to spend 100 days riding a horse 2,300 miles from Austin to Seattle.
He says there’s a family tradition on his dad’s side, where he has to go on a “great big adventure.” His great-grandfather started it. He could choose any adventure he wanted, and this is what he picked. He left on Sunday.
4. A two-year-old chihuahua in Orlando named Pearl has set a new record for world’s shortest living dog. She’s only 3.6 inches tall, and weighs just over a pound. The previous record holder was her aunt Milly, who was 3.8 inches tall. (Here’s a photo of Pearl.)