November 30, 2020


Everybody’s Talking

Spider-Man Hero: An Indonesian man discovered that a Spider-Man costume can attract a lot of positive attention. Rudi Hartono, of Parepare, South  Sulawesi, was concerned about all the litter in the streets, and he took it upon himself to go on clean-up missions. However, no one else followed his example until he dressed as Spider-Man. He had purchased the costume to amuse his nephew but decided to wear it while picking up garbage. People took notice and started joining him in his endeavour. Since then, he has become a bit of a superhero in his community.
Ball Catcher: Many dogs like to play catch, but one Labrador retriever, named  Finley, can’t get enough of it. Finley lives in Canandaigua, New York (U.S.), with his human family, the Molloys. He has fine-tuned his catching skills to the point that he can fit six tennis balls in his mouth without help from his human playmates. When he was two years old, he could pick up four balls; eventually, he graduated to five, and then to six. Finley looks a bit odd with all those balls in his mouth, but his family is convinced he is proud of his unusual talent.  

Birds of a Feather: An artist from Bogotá, Colombia, wanted to learn about nature, so she started by observing and studying various species of birds. This led Diana Beltran Herrera to the art of making beautiful and precise life-size sculptures of birds from basic materials, such as paper and wire. She creates a form for the bird and then cuts and glues paper feathers to the form. She paints each creation so that it looks real. Her work includes pelicans, roosters,  parrots, sparrows, and many more. Over time, Herrera has managed to create sculptures representing over 100 bird species.

Key conundrum: It’s not unusual for people to lose their car keys. They might leave them in a restaurant or accidentally drop them on the ground. But not many people lose their keys the way Jovino Huerta lost his. Huerta is a political candidate in Huánuco, Peru. While campaigning, he decided to hand  out key chains with the phrase, “Vamos Peru!” Unfortunately, in the excitement of meeting people and shaking their hands, Huerta gave his own keys to someone by mistake. He explained his plight on social media, hoping that they would be returned. No word on that yet.

Quoteable Quotes

“A faithful friend is a strong defence, And he that hath found him hath found a  treasure.”
—Louisa May Alcott


“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”

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1. What type of acid is in a lemon?


2. Which whales are called “canaries of the sea”?

Beluga Whales

3. The art of tie-dying became a fashion statement in the 1930s, 1950s, or 1960s?


4. What are Op-Eds that appear primarily in publications?

Opinion Pieces

5. In what major city will you find The Louvre?

Paris, France


Did You Know?

Preventing Sunburn: The rhinoceros is the second-largest land animal, next to the elephant. Living in Africa and Asia, these beasts can get sunburn on their thick skin. That’s why they like rolling in the mud.

Cuts and Scrapes: People often call adhesive bandages “Band-Aids.” That term is actually a brand name for the first adhesive wound covering, which was invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson of Johnson and Johnson Company.

The Force Displayed: Steve Sansweet is known for his collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He has amassed thousands of items, which are on display at the  Rancho Obi-Wan museum in Petaluma, California (U.S.).

Animal Cross: A beefalo is a cross between a cow and a buffalo (also known as bison). Specifically, a beefalo is 37.5% bison. The meat of this animal is touted to have less cholesterol and fat than conventional beef.

Strong Winds: A cyclone is a strong, spiralling storm that can be destructive.  Winds rotate around a midpoint of low pressure. North of the Equator, they spiral counterclockwise, and they spiral clockwise if south of the Equator.

On the Lighter Side

Guest: “When I made this reservation, I specifically requested a room facing  the ocean.”

Desk clerk: “Well, you didn’t specify which ocean.”
There are only three kinds of humans: those that count, and those that can’t.

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Consultant: someone who gets $100 an hour to tell you the same thing your assistant told you last week.

I have a baby car. It goes everywhere with a rattle.

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