On May 3, a new zone of the volcano Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, USA, started erupting. On May 17, the volcano had some explosive eruptions spewing ash and smoke into the air. These eruptions have caused damage in the area. Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously for the last 30 years, but not always explosively.
A Japanese rail company issued an apology for a train that did not leave on time on May 11. Japan is a country known for an extremely punctual train service. This train left the Notogawa Station in Shiga Prefecture, at 7:11:35 a.m. instead of 7:12 a.m., a whole 25 seconds early.
Two Nepalese have recently set a world record for the most climbs to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Kami Rita set a record for the most climbs by a male with his 22nd climb to the top. Lhakpa Sherpa set a record for the most climbs by a woman with her 9th climb to the top. She broke her own record. Mount Everest sits on the border between Nepal and China and has a height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft).
Swedish meatballs are considered to be a traditional Swedish dish. The Swedish government’s official Twitter account had the following post – “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century.” Many were very surprised with the revelation that the dish has origins in another nation.
About 3,000 people in Sweden have gotten microchips inserted under their skin. It first started in 2015. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It can be used to unlock doors, to pay bills, and even as train tickets.
There is a debate going on the Internet. There is a clip playing a word where some people hear “yanny” and others hear “laurel”. Which is correct? Here is a video about it and another about the Swedish microchip.
Image Credits: https://twitter.com/swedense for the meatballs image, https://www.usgs.gov for Kilauea’s eruption image, shrimpo1967 and Papa Lima Whiskey 2 for the image of Mount Everest, dinkat for the image of the train
Sources: AsapSCIENCE, https://twitter.com/swedense/status/990223361648275456, https://www.mercurynews.com, https://www.forbes.com , www.thelocal.se, TRT World, https://mashable.com, https://twitter.com/Hawaii_EMA, https://www.usgs.gov, https://www.hindustantimes.com, NPR