Good Things: November 17, 2010

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

In rural Minnesota, a man is hoping to pluck his way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Johnny Butten once held the record for fastest banjo player in the world. He is attempting to regain that title this weekend and set another record for the longest consecutive banjo playing. Like any "athlete" preparing for competition, Butten is practicing and doing his own version of carbo loading. He is taking more vitamins and drinking cod liver oil for his joints.

You may remember seeing this story on Sunrise, divers in Europe discovered a shipwreck almost 200 years old with bottles of champagne onboard. Good wine matures with age. What about champagne after nearly 2 centuries under water? One bottle was opened and the expert who tasted it said he detected hints of chanterelles and linden blossom.

In London, archaeologists have discovered more than 11,000 Roman items just 18 inches below ground. They were digging on the plot of land ahead of the construction of a new hotel and found a Roman burial site with human remains. The experts say the site had remained remarkably undisturbed for almost 2,000 years.

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