Saturday, 30 July 2016

Writing - 10 news snippets

In this more careful look at how my blog posts may be of value to readers and writers I wondered about this style of post. Initially I intended it to convey a little humour, however, there is more to be had from these snippets of the week's news. Some of the items, like the first, speak for themselves, others have less value.


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1. "Burn" is the most heavy metal word in the English language, whereas "particularly" is the least.

Not particularly of burning interest.


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2. Badgers are terrified of the BBC World Service, CBC News and The Wind In The Willows.

They don't like being badgered about it!


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3. Barack Obama does not eat exactly seven almonds every night, even though his wife once said he did.

How many then?


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4. Someone has painstakingly recreated 10 minutes of footage, filmed in Milton Keynes, from the 1986 film Superman IV.

Someone has to make the place interesting.


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5. You can turn urine into beer using solar power.

Surely the most extreme form of taking the piss.


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6. UK police fired their guns seven times in the year to March 2016.

Has this something to do with Obama's almonds?


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7. Australia is moving 7cm (2.75in) north every year

No!!! they're close enough.


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8. Strange markings on a pavement in Oxfordshire, suspected to be the work of burglars, were in fact left by a running club.

Whatever - it must be Banksy.


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9. There are at least 42 different fares for rail travel between London Euston and Birmingham, ranging from £6 to £119.

The pricing regime on the trains these days is the biggest mystery since The Mousetrap.


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10. One in three people have Staphylococcus aureus in their nose, including in some cases the superbug MRSA (multiple-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

I've nothing purple up my nose!


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God Bless