Saturday, 22 October 2016

Writing - 10 news snippets

A fine collection of b*******s this week. The items range from age related nuisance problems to rainbows in the dark - enjoy.


Image result for Ikea restaurants

1. Shanghai's Ikea frowns upon elderly daters clogging up its cafeteria.

My advice - leave them alone they will spend more in the store.

----------------------------------------

Image result for elderly marathon runner

2. It's possible to run a marathon in three hours 56 minutes at the age of 85.

I better get into training.

----------------------------------------

Image result for nobel prize 2016

3. You can't return or rescind a Nobel prize.


I find it slightly strange for people to refuse to accept awards, prizes whatever on principle. Usually they are awarded by a body that has observed you or your work favourably irrespective of what it is you do or who they represent.
----------------------------------------

Image result for Indian Uber for tractors

4. India has Uber, but for tractors.

I tried to get an Uber taxi in London this summer and think I would have been better off requesting a tractor.

----------------------------------------

Image result for fethullah gulen

5. School textbooks in Turkey must not contain geometry puzzles featuring the letters F and G - the initials of the out-of-favour cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Looks a nice old guy.
----------------------------------------

Image result for facial recognition database

6. Half of American adults are in a facial recognition database.


No mirrors at home?
----------------------------------------

Image result for aggressive driver

7. Aggressive drivers think driverless cars will be easier to bully.


Aggressive drivers think - really!


----------------------------------------

Image result for exeter city

8. An Exeter City supporter has bet £10 on his club to win 4-1 in every game they have played since April 2008, and believes he is around £600 up.

He reckons! Spending that amount of money I would know.


----------------------------------------

Image result for nuclear power plant in Alabama

9. Buying an unfinished nuclear power plant in Alabama would cost you at least $36.4m (£29.6m).


I'll have 2 please.
----------------------------------------

Image result for moonbows

10. Rainbows can also occur at night.

Great!!


----------------------------------------

God Bless