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Pictures and quotations from the famous and not so famous come together in a fantastic display of wisdom... or not, as the case may be.

August 23, 2014 at 10:46pm
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Kimani Maruge went back to school at 84

Kimani Maruge went back to school at 84

Kimani Nganga Maruge became the world’s oldest student in 2003. 84 year old Great grandfather Kimani was a farmer in Western Kenya who, without realising it, led the way in the fight for universal free education in that country. 

Kimani wanted to go to school so that he could read the Bible. He was given a chance to go to school in 2003 after Kenya abolished primary school fees.

In 2005,…

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August 22, 2014 at 12:20pm
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H is for Hippocrates

H is for Hippocrates

HippocratesHippocrates is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He was the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine, which revolutionised medicine in ancient Greece, and made people think of medicine as a profession. Strangely, not much  is known about what Hippocrates as a person.

The Hippocratic Oath is historically taken by doctors and others in the medical…

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August 14, 2014 at 11:34pm
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Endangered animals: The Black Footed Ferret

The black-footed ferret was Once thought to be globally extinct, but it is making a comeback. It is found in North America and for the last thirty years, people have worked hard to give black-footed ferrets a second chance for survival.

Endangered animals: The Black Footed Ferret

The black-footed ferret was Once thought to be globally extinct, but it is making a comeback. It is found in North America and for the last thirty years, people have worked hard to give black-footed ferrets a second chance for survival.

July 23, 2014 at 12:30am
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H is for…

ha-ha |ˈhɑːhɑː|noun A ditch with a wall on its inner side below ground level, forming a boundary to a park or garden without interrupting the view.

H is for…

ha-ha |ˈhɑːhɑː|noun A ditch with a wall on its inner side below ground level, forming a boundary to a park or garden without interrupting the view.

July 5, 2014 at 10:29pm
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Chicken Newspaper Summer 2104 Issue

Chicken Newspaper Summer 2104 Issue

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We’ve invented a new job title. It echoes how we feel about the chicken newspaper project and tells all that this is more than just a project.

That title is Proud Publisher

Being the Proud Publisher of chicken! newspaper for children means that we have to deliver the best publication that we are able to assemble. Our pride is at stake!

The digital version of the chicken newspaper summer issue  is…

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June 9, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

— British pathe

June 8, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Lady Nancy Astor: “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.”

Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

— British Pathe

June 7, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Joe Pyne: “So I guess your long hair makes you a woman.”

Frank Zappa: “So I guess your wooden leg makes you a table.”

— TV talk show host Joe Pyne was a decorated WWII hero who lost his leg in battle. He had a wooden leg. Musician Frank Zappa was a guest on his show when Frank was wearing long hair. 

11:02am
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She loves nature, in spite of what it did to her.

— Bette Midler on Princess Anne:

10:05am
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Bringing History to Life

Bringing History to Life

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Are you worried children will be bored by stories of events that took pace ages ago?  A little self-conscious that you might start to sound like an old person, a know-it-all? You wouldn’t be the first parent or grown up stuck with the challenge of making history sound, well, current for children. Talking about war is an even trickier proposition. Trust in your child’s intelligence, imagination…

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