The Houston Zoo announced this week that a 90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles became a father for the first time. His species is critically endangered, so they joked that it’s a really “big DILL.” His wife Mrs. Pickles is 53, so it’s a real May-December romance. They welcomed three hatchlings named Dill, Gherkin, and Jalapeño. (Here’s a photo.)…………….A Southwest flight out of Vegas had to turn back on Wednesday after the captain had a medical emergency. But luckily, a pilot from another airline happened to be on board and filled in. The co-pilot was also fine to help…..And finally……..
A 41-year-old mom in Ohio recently enrolled in college to keep a promise to her husband, who died in Iraq 18 years ago. He told her she was the smartest person he knew, and made her promise she’d go back to school someday, so Tiffany Eckert enrolled at Bowling Green State in the fall of 2020 . . . finished her four-year degree in less than three years . . . and she’s set to graduate next month. She even joined a SORORITY, because it was something she always wanted to do.