/ 06 March 2024

A heart warming record, furry forest fairies and Mr Darcy’s white shirt is up for grabs…

Mr Darcy

Dutchman Bert Janssen has set a new Guinness World Record, becoming the longest-surviving transplant patient. He was given a new heart back in June 1984 after being diagnosed with a serious heart disease at 17yo. He was told at the time he would only be around a few months, but he’s still here to tell the tale.

If you’ve never spotted a lowland Leadbeater’s possum, you’re not alone… Aside from being critically endangered, the tiny possums are so fast that they’re nicknamed ‘forest fairies’. And yay, conservationists in Victoria say their numbers are on the rise.

This is a PSA for Colin Firth/Mr Darcy fans: his iconic white shirt from the BBC mini-series is up for grabs. It’s one of more than 60 famous costume pieces being auctioned in London for charity. And FYI, it looks like it’s been to the dry cleaner since its dunk in the lake… 

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