Occupy London eviction: as it happened
"Live coverage as police moved in to clear protesters' tents from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral,
breaking up a camp which lasted more than 100 days." + 5 pictures
Nepalese man becomes officially the shortest in the world
"A 72-year-old Nepalese man has become the world's shortest man as well as the shortest person ever recorded...
Guinness World Records official Craig Glenday and a doctor measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 54.6 cm (21.5 inches)..."
Chris Rea - The Way She Moves + LYRICS: "I see her coming down the catwalk
She all silk and high heel shoes...
She's a diamond in the night
She kick away your aching blues...
Oh, it ain't what she's wearing
It's in the way that she moves"
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World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance - February 24, 2012
"The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans,
which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change...
"We need a new SOS: Save Our Seas," (World Bank President) Zoellick said in announcing the alliance...
Working with governments, the scientific community, civil society organizations, and the private sector,
we aim to leverage as much as $1.2 billion (762.0 million pounds) to support healthy and sustainable oceans."
Lesson Plan on Money and Greed
"This lesson is based on an award-winning comedy short film called The Black Hole
directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams, and the themes of black holes, money and greed."
Road To Grammar Quiz Creator
"A new tool has just been added to the excellent Road To Grammar website. Now you can create a multiple choice quiz
and save it on Road To Grammar for your students (or whomever) to use..."
Wrigley Altoids: Curiously strong facts - Central Park
"Imagine this spot being on TV when you are watching your favourite television show. Will it put a smile on your face like it did with us?
The easy humour is what makes this commercial so funny. It’s absurd but will definitely be remembered."
"This cartoon by Matt from The Daily Telegraph relates to news that disruptive children are to be educated in "sin bin" schools
that will concentrate on basic skills with longer teaching days." Read more >>
+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + LINKS
El Bocón: blanks
"The Peruvian newspaper ‘El Bocón’, one of the countries leading sports newspapers, took a stand for peace in soccer violence.
When a fan got killed in riots after a match, they removed all of the soccer news out of their newspaper.
They left blank spots where the news was supposed to be. Great innovative way to take a stand as a newspaper."
"Navy SEAL trainees bounce off the bottom of the tank to catch their breath
during the Drown Proofing Test at the Combat Training Tank.
The trainees have their feet and hands tied and once freed they swim to safety."
The 23 Types of Vagabond
1. Rufflers (thieving beggars, apprentice uprightment)
2. Uprightmen (leaders of robber bands)
3. Hookers or anglers (thieves who steal through windows with hooks)
4. Rogues (rank-and-file vagabonds)
5. Wild rogues (those born of rogues)
6. Priggers of prancers (horse thieves)... (listsofnote.com)
The Big Egg Hunt - 12 images
"The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt takes place throughout London from Feb 21 - March 31. For its duration, over 200 eggs decorated by different designers, artists and celebrities will be strewn across the capital. The project will raise funds for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family."
"Designer Manuel Morgado, from Portugal, created a zombie themed invitation for a couple in Washington, America.
Manuel said: "The fiance is obsessed with zombie films and they wanted something to represent that..."
London 2012: Olympics and Paralympics security test - 22 February 2012
"A major exercise testing security and emergency services in the event of a terror attack during the Olympics and Paralympics is taking place.
About 2,500 personnel are taking part in the event in central London, which will test their response to a simulated attack on the London Underground."
The old sailor : The story + Interactive activities
Created by Rodolphe Maurel :
"J’ai mené cette activité avec mes troisièmes. La tâche finale était une prise de parole en continu : être capable de raconter la blague...
Le détail de la séquence ici."
Keep safe, stay alive "There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."
Pedestrians "Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK." + INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES + TRANSCRIPT
Roadsigns and modal verbs (7 exercises) - interactive
"Match the road signs to their definitions. Select your answer from the drop-down menus."
Jack Davis Commercials
"A group of animated commercials designed by veteran Mad Magazine illustrator Jack Davis.
Includes: McCracken's Apple Chips, Utica Club beer (2), Cask Mountain wine, True Temper Uni-Spin fishing rods,
Gillette Trac II razor blades, Sominex, The Dodge Boys (1969 Polara), Chex Cereal (with Ruth Buzzi),
Pennsylvania Lottery and Williams Lectric Shave."
This is my home
"On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be
a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore,
but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life.
This is a story of a man and his home."