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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.

October 19, 2014 at 9:13am
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H is for Halley’s Comet

H is for Halley’s Comet

Halley’s Comet, seen in 1910

Halley’s Comet was named by Edmond Halley in 1705, but it has been seen since 240BC.

Every 75 years it passes close enough tot he earth to be seen. The comet was last seen in 1985-86.

47 years before its next sighting, expected in 2061, we will get a tiny snapshot of the meteor as it passes across our skies this October.

A trail of cosmic dust will be visible in the…

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September 29, 2014 at 6:46pm
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Hip hop culture is also controversial. Many people don’t like it. They think graffiti makes…

Hip hop is often used to describe the fashion and practice of rap music. But it is really the name of a culture that came from New York in the 1970s. The culture of Hip Hop has four main elements;  rap music , “DJing“), break dancing and graffiti which have helped it spread all over the world. There isn’t a city or town on the planet where young people aren’t listening to or making rap music,…

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September 17, 2014 at 5:27pm
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Cycle Heroes: Mr San Chima

Cycle Heroes: Mr San Chima

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San Chima – 1000 miles cycle

Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, San pedalled through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, the Lake District into Scotland, via the Highlands to the North Coast and John O’Groats.
The journey is roughly 1,000 miles through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.

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Cycle Heroes: Mr Dean Rolfe

Cycle Heroes: Mr Dean Rolfe

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Dean Rolfe’s 600 Mile Cycle

This father of two took time out of his busy life to raise money for good causes. There were 20 people who shared the challenge, 10 cycling and the other 10 walking or kayaking. Dean’s  team had the challenge of cycling 600 miles in just five days!  It was not only a huge self-achievement for him, but was going raise money for very worth-while causes – Proteus…

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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