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Let’s take a look at some of the more peculiar things that have been in the news:


  • You'll want to keep your eyes open for this one... America's tallest roller coaster opens amid spectacular views

    Thrill seekers with a head for heights were climbing over one and other to be among the first to ride America’s tallest roller coaster as it was unveiled on Friday.

    The latest addition to Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is set on a base elevation of 7,160 feet, making it the highest roller coaster in America.

    Named ‘Cliffhanger’, the ride is literally perched atop an Iron Mountain cliff, overlooking the city and offering glimpses of spectacular scenery.

    See it here :

  • Teen’s remarkable recovery after being impaled by three-foot fishing spear

    Medical experts have been left stunned after the stainless steel spear narrowly missed every major blood vessel in the brain of 16-year-old Yasser Lopez.

    A dramatic X-ray scan shows part of the spear protruding from his skull after rescuers cut down 18 inches of the spear from the outside of his head to allow doctors to carry out a full radiographic examination.

    The freak accident occurred on 7 June when Mr Lopez, of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was on a fishing trip with friends.

    As the schoolboy’s friend loaded the speargun, the spear accidentally deployed, hitting him in the head.

    The spear entered the teenager’s head two inches above the right eye and came out the back of his skull.

    Lopez was then rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where doctors were able to successfully remove the spear from his skull and brain.

    Read more here :


  • Politician caught on hidden camera having sex in forest

    Unnamed public figure photographed by wildlife camera in Carinthia, Austria

    In line for compensation of up to £16,000 if a court rules his privacy has been violated

    Read the story here :

  • Air guitar players rock out for US Championships

    Rocking the air guitar is serious business in New York where the search for America's best air guitarist continues with the chance to represent the country at the International Air Guitar Championships in Finland.

    Aspiring air guitar champions have gathered in New York city's leg of the US Air Guitar Championships.

    Twenty-two contestants rocked their hearts out to be crowned New York's best.

    Among them was Andrew Jackson Litz, a corporate event planner who performs under the alias "Seth Liebowitz."

    "For a competition like this I will normally start six months in advance. And I will pick out a song that I feel is comfortable with me and my character and I am just on all levels truly jiving with. And then I will practice for probably three to four hours a day leading up to the competition," Litz said.

    He explained what it takes to be a successful air guitarist.

    Watch the video here :


"I remember the first time I had sex - I still have the receipt" - Groucho Marx


  • 18% of Britons are now teetotal (i.e. they do not drink alcohol)
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone 
  • The shortest-ever war lasted 38 minutes 
  • The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet


This week we’ve got some pictures of the world-famous Isle Of Wight music festival, which takes place this week. It’s a mudbath! Have a look here :

Below are some ridiculous riddles (you will groan when I send you the answers next week!)
  1. A cowboy rode to an inn on Friday, stayed two nights and left on Friday. How could that be?
  2. What five letters do you say when you look into the refrigerator and are disappointed? 
  3. What goes up when the rain comes down? 
  4. What's in the church, but not the steeple, The parson has it, but not the people?  
  5. When is a car not a car?
  6. What can run but cannot walk?
  7. Mrs Bigger had a baby. Who was bigger?
  8. What is it that everybody does at the same time?
  9. What grows larger the more you take away?
Can you identify the following cities around the world
  1. ANIMAL = Manila
  2. ANTHER = ? 
  3. ANTIAR = ?
  4. BAULK = ?
  5. FOREWENT = ? 
  6. HASTEN = ?
  7. HORDES = ?
  8. HYDRIA = ?
  9. LOUSE = ?
  10. MORE = ?
  11. ORGANON = ?
  12. PAIRS = ?
  13. PLAZA = ?
  14. QUOIT = ?
  15. ROBINIA = ?
  16. SOLO = ?
  17. TIPIAE = ?
  18. UNITS = ?

Re-arrange the letters of each clue to find the name of a film. /> The letter distribution is given and, in brackets, the country and year of release. GB=Great Britain, US=United States
  1. END BADLY ON CINE = 6,3,5 (US 1967)  The answer is "Bonnie and Clyde"
  2. GHOSTS - BRUTES! = 12 (US 1984)
  3. IS HOT IF FOR RACE = 8,2,4 (GB 1981)
  4. REBEL AND RUN = 11 (US 1982)
  5. SSCI-FI CONTENT: THREE; HUNDREDS LOOK = 5,10,2,3,5,4 (US 1977)
  6. SHORT EXCITE / EXIT COST HER = 3,8 (US 1973) 
  7. TTUT FOWLES' "MAIN" HEN ENCHANTER = 3,6,10'1,5 (GB 1981)
  8. YOUNG AMBLES = 5,6 (GB 1976)
Have a good week and until next week when I will write again with more news and homework
Best wishes


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