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Friday, June 19, 2009

Things of Approach

  1. A new "anti-stab" knife has been developed.
  2. Last year more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 13 were prosecuted in the criminal courts in England and Wales. In the 14 to 17-year-old category that rose to around 107,000.
  3. The British Library has put two million digitised pages from 19th century newspapers online, which includes articles from reporter Charles Dickens and news reports about Jack the Ripper.
  4. NASA's Space Shuttle programme, which was launched in 1981, will come to an end in 2010 when the last craft will be scrapped.
  5. A man has duped Fidel Castro's son into having an internet relationship with him.
  6. A road sweeper is due to collect an honorary degree from Cambridge University.
  7. The word for singing song lyrics incorrectly is to "yoghurt".
  8. Queen Elizabeth II grows vegetables in her back garden.
  9. The same British beach has been turned into a film set twice in as many months.
  10. Boiling carrots whole is good for you.

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