8 happy stories from today to get your mind off politics.

8 happy stories from today to get your mind off politics.

For the majority of the country whose election anxieties were just replaced with presidential anxieties, today could be a really tough day. If you are in desperate search for some good news—political or otherwise, check out this list of not-crappy happenings that are going on right now.

1. Martin Shkreli is releasing his unheard Wu-Tang Clan album.

America's shitlord Martin Shkreli vowed that if Donald Trump won the election, he would release his coveted Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which he previously bought for $2 million at auction. Turns out he is actually making good on his promise.

He is currently uploading segments of the album onto YouTube, and according to MTV News, is planning on releasing the album in full. Even though Shrekli is a bona fide turd, it is somewhat gratifying that he has to share.

2. Pulse Nightclub will be turned into a memorial.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer just announced that the city is planning on buying the Pulse Nightclub and turning it into a memorial. Pulse's owner sold the property for $2.25 million.

For the next 12-18 months, the cite will remain untouched so visitors can pay their respects.


3. There are now four women of color in the Senate.

That number has quadrupled! Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will join Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (who was elected in 2012) as state Senators.


Additionally, Pramila Jayapal of Washington has been elected to the House of Representatives.

4. This dude found his wedding ring in a weird place three years after losing it.

According to German broadcaster WDR, an 82-year-old man found his lost wedding ring in a carrot in his garden three years after losing it.


The man, who has been married to his wife for over 50 years, just assumed he had misplaced it, and it would turn up somewhere. Well it did!

5. Recreational marijuana is legal in California now.

California voted to pass Proposition 64 on Tuesday, which makes recreational marijuana legal statewide. Now you don't have to pretend to get migraines just to score some weed.


If you're over the age of 21, you can possess, transport, buy and use up to an ounce of cannabis. You are also allowed to own up to six marijuana plants.

6. This snail found a mate despite the odds, so don't give up!

Dating is hard, but it's even harder when you are a snail with an extremely rare, left-spiralling shell that makes it nearly impossible to mate with other snails.

Jeremy, a snail with a left-spiralling shell, has been matched with Lefty, a snail with the same left-aligned anatomy.


So far they haven't mated yet, but they have been flirting pretty consistently, which is a good sign.

7. Toys R Us offers "quiet hours" for children with autism.

Toys R Us stores in the UK have begun rolling out "quiet hours" to make the shopping experience more pleasant for children with autism.


Stores will open an hour early and accommodate the needs of a child with autism by dimming the lighting, turning off the music and banning in-store announcements.

8. Jewell Jones becomes the youngest state representative in Michigan's history.

While most young people are extremely disillusioned by politics right now, a 21-year-old Councilman from Inkster City, Michigan was just voted into the House of Representatives. He is the youngest Representative in the state's history.


Representative Jones, a democrat, is a student enrolled at University of Michigan-Dearborn and is in the Army Reserves.