Jack Sparrow shows up at primary school. A group of schoolchildren in Britain got the surprise of their lives recently, when actor Johnny Depp showed up at the school, dressed as the character Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. […]
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Liu Xiao Bo Each year, the person who has done the most to help world peace is given what is perhaps the globe’s highest honour: The Nobel Peace Prize. Last year’s winner was U.S. President […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Don’t drink from those glasses, Don-keh! McDonald’s is recalling all of the “Shrek” glasses it sold recently, because the paint on them could make people sick. The paint contains cadmium, which could cause long-term health effects for people who drink […]
Teen fights principal’s decision–and wins. Hamish Jacobs has won the right to wear a kilt to his high-school graduation. The 19-year-old Alberta student asked his principal, earlier this month, if he could wear a kilt when he graduates. The principal […]