Due to the bad news that usually dominates the front page of NU.nl, the good news sometimes gets snowed under.

That is why we regularly make an overview of the positive and cheerful news.

Youp van 't Hek happily surprised by Todd Rundgren's Flappie cover

Youp van 't Hek finds the recently released cover of

Flappie

by the American singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren very funny.

He will let NU.nl know that on Wednesday when asked.

"I got it this morning and thought it was very funny. The song is forty years old and he translated it very literally. I am just as amazed as everyone else."

Rundgren has not asked Van 't Hek for permission and, according to the comedian, that is not necessary at all.

"He won't get a

Riding Judge

at the door

from me either

. I don't know exactly how it all works, but he will have to deal with composer Jan Kokken. I know a lot. I am in any case very honored."

See also: Youp van 't Hek happily surprised by Todd Rundgren's Flappie cover

Chinese spacecraft successfully collects rocks on the moon

Chinese Chang'e 5 spacecraft successfully collected samples from the lunar surface on Wednesday.

The rocket landed Tuesday after a week's journey on the moon.

China wants to use the stones to gain more insight into the geological evolution of the moon.

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Chinese spacecraft successfully collects rocks on the moon

Farmer, grower and grower sell twice as much as before the crisis

Sales to consumers at farmers, growers and growers have doubled since March compared to last year.

This ranges from flowers, lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes to cheese, potatoes, eggs and meat.

Almost one in five households has bought directly from the producer this year, according to data from market researcher GfK on Wednesday.

Before the corona crisis, that was slightly more than one in ten households.

It is mainly the elderly who know how to find the farmer, that group is overrepresented with almost 70 percent of the clientele, but the young are on the rise.

See also: Farmer, grower and grower sell twice as much as before the crisis

Austria relaxes measures, ski season starts on December 24

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced relaxation and set a date for the opening of the ski season in his country.

According to Kurz, skiing is safe during Christmas.

The slopes in Austria can be reopened from 24 December.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously unsuccessfully asked the Alpine countries to keep the slopes closed this year to slow the corona outbreak.

She then called on the countries to "at least not reopen too soon".

Kurz was one of the government leaders who did not agree

.

See also: Austria relaxes measures, ski season starts on December 24

NUjij shows the knowledge and expertise of users with expert labels

As of this week, you will find an expert label behind some comments on reaction platform NUjij.

Such a label tells you what the expertise, profession or study is of a user who leaves a comment.

This should increase the reliability of the responses and help NU.nl create new and even better stories.

User studies with NUjij'ers show that adding expert labels creates more valuable responses and increases the reliability of responses.

The labels help respondents to better contextualize a response.

See also: NUjij shows the knowledge and expertise of users with expert labels