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Friday, March 02, 2018

Ten Things of Smart and Sassy

Teenage chocolatier Finlay Macdonald/Chocolates of Glenshiel
  1. At just 18 years old, Finlay Macdonald runs an artisan business called Chocolates of Glenshiel, based in a double-width static caravan.
  2. With his Madonna referencing music and porn star-featuring video, the vlogger turned musician, Troye Sivan is redefining what it is to be a male pop star.
  3. Singer Jessie Ware says children have been split from their families and seen loved ones die during the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Rohingya are Muslims who are not recognised as people by the mainly-Buddhist country and more than 700,000 have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence.
  4. How to dispose of old or damaged copies of the Koran can be a sensitive topic in Pakistan. An underground shrine in Quetta is offering a solution.
  5. A family adopted a sheep they called Marley, who thinks he's a dog. Now the family's other sheep, Bear, is giving Marley lessons on how to be a "proper" sheep.
  6. Pig is a card game native to just two counties in the US's Appalachia region, and it helps keep a community connected.
  7. US First Lady Melania Trump has called for adults to "take the lead" to encourage children to develop "positive habits with social media and technology". However, many took to social media to question the extent to which her husband, President Donald Trump, adheres to these principles in his own interactions online.
  8. Kobalt is a technology-driven music services company that gives songwriters and bands complete ownership of their work and a greater share of income than has traditionally been the case in the music industry.
  9. A pair of smart shoes has been created to let industrial workers keep in touch via toe-typed coded messages.
  10. The sea has frozen in Somerset as bitterly cold weather sweeps in from Russia.

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