Wednesday’s Webtacular High Fives

by Sarah Drummond

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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LARGE BADGER CAUSES MAYHEM AT ALL GIRLS SCHOOL (Rebecca)

Parents of pupils at the Folkestone School for Girls in Kent claim that the large badger has been spotted around the school ground for the past 2 weeks. Some pupils have told teachers that they are too scared to walk across the playground in case the badger attacks them with others also stating that the crazed badger was running at them during breaks. During an assembly held all pupils were told to stay away from the badger – crazy or what!
http://now.msn.com/badger-causes-hysteria-at-folkestone-school-for-girls

MATHEMATICIAN SOLVES THE GREAT SCONE DEBATE (Rebecca)

People always say the jam should go before the cream and vice versa but now due to the research carried out by the University of Sheffield’s maths department they have decided on how to make the perfect scone. According to the traditional Devon way you should slather the scone with cream first whereas the Cornish who also claim to invent cream teas, they follow the opposite method. Dr Cheng, a senior lecturer who often uses food to explain complicated maths, broke down the cream tea into its three key elements: scones, cream, and jam. The resulting formula suggested ratio of 2:1:1 (in weight measures) – so the average scone, weighing 70g, would require 35g of jam and 35g of cream. She also concluded that clotted cream is better than whipped cream due to the excessive volume size of whipped cream required.
http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/perfect-cream-tea-jam-first-cream-first-scone-debate-085450779.html

HUNGARIAN MAN CREATES WOODEN CAR (Sarah)

Mr Puskas, a 51 year old agricultural worker, was encouraged by his wife called Iron, to build the wooden car – certainly a different hobby to pass the time! Long winter breaks from farm work on the flat Great Hungarian Plains also gave him plenty of time to design and create the car. The fuel tank is an old beer barrel and even the suspension and gearbox are made out of wood. The car is powered by an engine from a Polish-made Fiat 126 whilst the steering wheel came from an old Mercedes Benz vehicle. Although the vehicle can’t be officially registered, police allow him to drive it around local lanes in his small village.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUwrzYT29cU

MISS YOUR FAVOURITE HOODIE? DON’T FRET (Ashti)

Everyone has their favourite hoodie, that soft, worn and story-telling hoodie. There is always that feeling of devastation when your favourite hoodie falls apart- a minute of silence and a burial ground required to get over it! To fix this detachment from you and your favourite hoodie, a ten year hoodie has been designed! Customers can buy a robust hoodie which grows softer with wear, it is said to gain the ‘favourite hoodie’ label in no time! This hoodie is put together with double stitching and strong materials and they have also attached a 10 year guarantee on it. This 100% American made hoodie is a fashion piece to be looked out for!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jakehimself/the-10-year-hoodie-built-for-life-backed-for-a-dec?ref=most-funded

TOM’S GIVING SIGHT THROUGH SUNNIES (Ashti)

Toms started doing their bit for the world through their shoes back in 2006. With each pair of shoes that a customer bought, a pair of shoes was given to a child in a third world country. They have stepped up their game and started Toms eyewear. Toms have impressively given 100,000 people their eyesight back, funding nearly 8,000 projects in total. The sunnies not only provide funding for eyesight but also clean drinking water areas to be developed. The sunnies are a high retail price at £115 and are being sported by many celebrities so no doubt we will all want a pair ourselves soon, plus, every penny is for a good cause!
http://howtospendit.ft.com/philanthropy/27663-double-vision

 

 

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