Good Things: August 26, 2010 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Good Things: August 26, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Let's take a look at some of the Good Things in the news...

A multi-million dollar submarine is diving right now.. down to the wreckage of the Titanic. The expedition aims to create a high-tech map of the wreckage to better understand how and why the ship sank in the North Atlantic back in 1912. Some 1,500 people died when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in one of the most famous maritime tragedies in history.

Kermit the Frog and 9 other characters from Jim Henson's first television show, called "Sam and Friends" were donated to the Smithsonian. This is the original Kermit, who came before the lovable guy we know from "The Muppets" show. The first Kermit was more lizard-like, and was fashioned using green felt from a coat Henson's mother had thrown away.

And British singing sensation Susan Boyle says she is humbled and honored by the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict the 16th during his tour of Britain. She will perform hymns and sing with an 800-strong choir on September 16th. The Pope's 4 day trip will be the first papal visit to Britain in almost 30 years.

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