Sunday, 17 May 2015

Writing - 10 things



Things are wide, varied and numerous - week by week we see different things! Some things are interesting and some are funny, some are unusual and others common place, whatever we all experience things.


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1. The world's favourite colour is blue.

As I'm immensely predictable I concur.


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2. Micro pigs are offered to stressed students at the University of Exeter to help ease their exam fears.

They make me want to take exams again.
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3. To quit smoking, penalties work better than reward incentives.

Nothing like a bit of punishment to focus the attention.
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4. Radiohead's Thom Yorke appears on the front of an Iranian self-help book about marital and sex problems.


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5. A drugs test can detect cocaine use from a fingerprint.


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6. The strength of your handshake could predict the risk of a future heart attack or stroke, and is a stronger indicator of death than checking blood pressure.

This is a no thing article because it doesn't explain how or why!
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7. The UK has more lesbian, gay or bisexual MPs than anywhere in the world.


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8. Ants use their powerful jaws to catapult themselves out of "death traps".


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9. Endangered Andean frogs are being made into "smoothies" in Peru as a supposed natural Viagra and cure for illnesses.

Could put you off smoothies for life - if you were ever on them!


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10. Stone Age mourners marked their respect by placing flowers on graves.

Old habits die hard.
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This is what VG say about the book.

In our mission of connecting readers, writers, and books, Venture Galleries is beginning a new series, offering sample chapters from some of the best writers we know. Our Thursday Sampler is from The 51st State by British author David L. Atkinson. Want a good international thriller? This is the one.

I'm blushing as I type! The link is below and the book is available in all formats from Amazon and Smashwords.

God Bless