Saturday, 3 September 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

There is some pretty doubtful items this week; pizza not money as an incentive; love at first sight; and, selling slaves to pay off school debt!

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1. Victoria Beckham believes in love at first sight.

Isn't that sweet?

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2. Mayors in Pakistan can run cities from jail.

Home from home perhaps.
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3. There's a hidden message from Mussolini under an obelisk in Rome.

In Rome you'd need to be more specific as to which obelisk.

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4. Elephant numbers in Africa will halve in nine years at current rates of decline.

Poaching is obscene.

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5. People born underweight are less likely to exercise during their lives.

Self-fulfilling prophecy.

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6. Georgetown University in Washington sold 272 slaves in 1838 to help pay off the school's debts.

It'll never come back as an option.

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7. New Yorkers will pay $56 a month to trim a minute off their commute.

Can't see the wood for the trees.

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8. A fifth of UK parents regret the names they gave their children.

There are some simple rules that parents should consider; imagine yourself calling your child's name from the door to have them come inside; imagine your child trying to write their name; and, consider completing official forms.

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9. A psychiatric institute in Germany still holds brain parts belonging to victims of the Nazi eugenics campaign.

Useful!

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10. Offering free pizza to employees will motivate them more than offering more cash.

Bellies bigger than their pockets.

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God Bless