Stories that made us smile this week

STORY: Stories that made us smile this week


This 17-year-old became the youngest person to fly solo around the world

Location: Radomir, Bulgaria

Mack Rutherford flew 33,631 miles and visited more than 30 countries

Date: August 25, 2022

"I'm feeling incredible to have finally after five months have done my journey."


NASA released these stunning new images of Jupiter

captured by the James Webb Space Telescope


This seal broke into a house in New Zealand

where it lounged on the couch and scared away the family's cat

Jenn Ross, Mount Maunganui resident: "I went to open the next door and was like 'oh', and then I hear this flippity-flop along the hallway and it's like, 'oh, that would be a seal, I cannot believe that would've come in through there."


Water rugby made a splash in Switzerland

Location: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Mathieu Falbriard, President of Water Rugby Lausanne:

"As part of the 50th anniversary of the Lausanne University Rugby Club, we wanted to organize a special event to invite everyone to discover rugby and to invite Swiss rugby to come and celebrate our anniversary with us. We had seen a water rugby event in Toulouse and we thought this was the perfect opportunity to try to bring it to Lake Geneva."