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Good News You Need 8.11.2020
Posted at 9:32 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 09:32:29-04

1. Love Alaska but know you won't be traveling there? Well, it's coming to you!

A new exhibition is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

"Under The Arctic: Digging Into the Permafrost" will feature a 30-foot long Alaska Permafrost research tunnel replica and interactive stations for the family.
It's all to help people learn about climate change.

The exhibition opens on September 26 and will run through next spring. The cost is included in general admission.

2. A 103-year-old Michigan woman celebrated her birthday by getting her first tattoo.

After spending months in isolation during a COVID-19 lockdown at a nursing home, Dorothy Pollack decided to check off some bucket list items.

She says weeks after being discharged, out of nowhere, she decided she wanted a tat.

The grandmother got a tattoo of a frog, the one thing she loves more than beer and burgers. The tattoo artist says she took the needle like a champ, and she didn't flinch once.

She says she loves it, and next up on her list is riding on a motorcycle.

3. Real-life superheroes can now easily dress up as their favorite Disney heroes this Halloween or any other time.

Yesterday, shopdisney.com released the first-ever life of adaptive costumes to its Halloween lineup.

The costumes are designed with stretch fabric that opens in back for easier dressing, longer lengths for wheelchair-friendly wear and flap opening on the front the wheelchair cover sets fit most wheelchairs and come with supportive plastic piping pieces.

The adaptive costumes are now available on shopdisney.com to order. The wraps are available for pre-order. Both wraps and costumes will be coming to certain Disney Parks in the future.

4. Fans of legendary pro skater Tony Hawk can now try his signature burrito from Chipotle for a limited time.

The Tony Hawk Burrito is made with chicken, brown rice, black beans, tomatillo-red chili salsa, and guac. It's available to order online or the Chipotle app now through Friday.

The first 2,000 customers who order the burrito will get access to Hawk's video game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater One and Two warehouse demo.

On Friday, Tony Hawk and friends will be live on Chipotle's Twitch channel from 2-4 p.m. playing the game and giving away 5,000 free burritos.

5. It's National Sons and Daughters Day.

Mark the day by hanging out with your kids if you're a parent. Go for a walk, the local park, or go to a drive-in movie to stay safe.

If your kids are grown and have flown the nest, give them a call and tell them why they're special to you.

If you aren't a parent, you're still a son or daughter. Be sure to call your mom and dad, or take them out for dinner if you can.