Tomorrow, 33 miners in San Jose, Chile are expected to see their families for the first time in two months. That’s because they have been trapped, 600 metres below ground, in a mine shaft. They became stuck underground when some tunnels […]
Author: Joyce Grant
This bug really stinks. Don’t accidentally step on a bug called the Halyomorpha halys. If you do, your running shoes will smell awful. When crushed, the bug emits an odour even worse than a skunk’s! That’s probably why the […]
Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.
A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.
And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.
David Johnston appointed Governor-General. Canada and the United States originally left England on very different terms. The United States broke ties with England completely, whereas Canada continued to be an English colony, accepting the British king or queen as its […]
Should these people have to pay to ride the bus? Recently, Toronto Mayoral candidate Rob Ford complained that more than 21,000 people in Toronto receive free TTC Metropasses. He said this was a case of wasted money and that these […]
WHO RIGHTFULLY OWNS $12.5-MILLION TICKET? Someone in Burlington, Ontario may be $12.5 million dollars richer – and not even know it. In 2003, someone from Burlington or St. Catherines bought a lottery ticket. After the lottery draw, they […]
Who will become Toronto’s next mayor? That’s the question voters will answer on October 25, when they elect a new mayor to replace retiring Toronto Mayor David Miller. It has been an exciting race so far, largely because of a […]
Canadian athletes to arrive at Commonwealth Games tomorrow. Athletes around the world are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games, which begin in New Delhi, India on Oct. 3. A team of 35 Canadians arrived last week at the event’s […]
MONKEYS GUARDING THE GAMES Langur monkeys have been put in front of some of the main venues at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. They’re there to scare off wild dogs, snakes and other wild monkeys that might endanger the […]
One way airlines reduce the cost of flights is to make passengers pay for any frills or extras such as meals, drinks, checked baggage and — as with one airline in Europe — even use of the washroom. Ireland’s Ryanair makes passengers pay one British pound to use the bathroom on the plane with a coin slot in the side of the door.
Now, a company called Aviointeriors has invented a new type of airline seat. It gives passengers less leg room than traditional seats, allowing airlines to pack more people into a plane. More people per plane means a lower cost for each person’s airline ticket.
The new seat resembles a saddle and provides just 58 cm of leg room compared with the 81 cm of leg room offered by traditional airline seats.
With the new seats, passengers would bear most of their weight on their legs, so the seats would only be useful for short flights, of no more than three hours.