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Stage Surprises – A Party Game

Stage Surprises – A Party Game

Here’s a great game when you have several kids around. Whether it’s two children at home or ten at a birthday party, Stage Surprises is great fun. Write the names of animals or objects on slips of paper.

Bird Flu Virus Returns to Asia

Bird Flu Virus Returns to Asia

Where: China December 18, 2008: The deadly Bird Flu virus is back, and hundreds of thousands of chickens are being culled (killed) across Asia and Africa to stop the virus from spreading. The H5N1 virus is commonly referred to as Bird Flu virus since it spreads through birds.

Beef in McDonald's Fries

May 11: Fast food giant McDonald’s seems to be frying in its own fat once again – quite literally at that. Last week, an Indian-American lawyer, Harish Bharti took the fast food giant to a US court for lacing its french fries with beef flavouring, a chemical compound that mimics the taste of beef fat.

Anchor rips through phone and internet cable

Anchor rips through phone and internet cable

Where: The Mediterranean Sea December 22, 2008: A ship’s anchor slammed into the ocean bed, ripping apart an undersea cable that connected millions of computers and telephones. Cut somewhere between Sicily and Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea, the cut ends of the cable are being searched by an undersea robot.

Rainbow Flowers

Rainbow Flowers

Here’s a great way to see where all that water in your vase actually goes. Items required: You’ll need a jug of water, four clean glasses, four different coloured inks or food dyes, scissors & white flowers (carnations work out very well, try tuberoses too.

Plans to shut Guantanamo Bay prison

Plans to shut Guantanamo Bay prison

Where: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba December 19, 2008: The controversial prison camp, Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, may finally be closed. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered that plans be made to close the prison that houses “alien combatants” accused of supporting terrorist activities against the United States.

Wet behind the ears: Mumbai floods again

Where: Mumbai, India June 25, 2007: A kid of five would tell you that it rains in June. Especially in Mumbai, which being on the coast, takes a soak before the rains make their way to inland cities like Delhi.

Potatoes get you in the pink of health

Potatoes get you in the pink of health

Where: Spain June 25, 2007: Word’s just in: potatoes are good for you. But, you may still have to hold off on those fries you’ve been eyeing. Turns out, potatoes are best eaten in a cold salad, and not drowned in oil.

Swine flu flies to all corners of the earth

Where: Worldwide! April 30, 2009 : Swine Flu has claimed the life of its first victim in the United States of America, a small child who lives near the Mexican border. With this, it appears that the world is on the brink of a virus attack, the Swine Flu.

Couch pet-atoes

Couch pet-atoes

Where: Lucknow, India July 18, 2007: First it was kids. Now, it’s the dogs. Middle class families across India are plagued by obesity. In other words, from the master to his pooch, everyone is fat, and very likely sick.

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