Saturday, 2 September 2017

Writing - 10 unusual news items

Donald Trump often refers to fake news, when you read some of these items you won't be surprised.

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1. Eminem says he's planning on moving to Scotland.

Great! Pleased it isn't England we've enough foreign hangers on.


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2. Two golden phonograph records were almost thrown off space probes Voyager 1 and 2 due to a rogue inscription.

Why were they there in the first place?


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3. Big Ben at Legoland is also silencing its chimes.

It takes too long to do jobs in the UK


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4. Taylor Swift's latest single contains "an interpolation of a melody" from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy".

Ok and the point is?


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5. Monkeys can see faces in inanimate objects.

So can I! I also like bananas.


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6. The Babylonians developed their own form of trigonometry 3,700 years ago and it is "superior" to modern day methods.

Okay so we'll change!


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7. Driverless lorries are coming to UK roads.

So what's new? When drivers are on their mobiles there is no difference.


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8. Climate change could make fish shrink in size by 30%.

Already started as seen in fish and chip shop portions.


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9. French president Emmanuel Macron has racked up a €26,000 (nearly £24,000) make-up bill since May.

Who's a pretty boy then?


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10. £203,583 in loose change was found on public transport in London over the past year, according to Transport For London.

Must look down the back of the settee.


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