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South African Baboons Seek Out Private Pools To Beat The Heat

Title:South African Baboons Seek Out Private Pools To Beat The Heat

Article date: May 20,2019

By: Meera Dolasia

News type: World

 

Summary:

In South Africa baboons have discovered a way to cool off. Instead of cooling off in a lake or stream they’ve decided to refresh themselves in a pool owned by a family or a resort. Cameras were set up by people who thought their neighbors were sneaking into their pools. When they found out it was baboons they posted the videos of the playful baboons on the internet. The first video was released on May 14, 2019 by Garth Bradly. “They played in the pool for about five minutes, and it was wonderful to witness” Garth says. The second Video was released May 16, 2019 from a family. The thought it was their neighbors but it turned out to be baboons.” Given that baboons are very social primates, don’t be surprised if backyard pools across South Africa start to see a large influx of the uninvited guests!” they said.

Personal Response:

I choose this article because I thought it was funny that baboons were playing in peoples pools!

https://www.dogonews.com/2019/5/20/south-african-baboons-seek-out-private-pools-to-beat-the-heat

https://flipgrid.com/3565be

 

Self healing shoes may be in your future!

By : Shariqua Ahmed

 

 

Date: 5/14/19

 

 

News Type: World

 

Summary:

You may have shoes that have worn out soles and have no use anymore, but what if they could just be fixed by themselves! Impossible right? maybe not anymore. When people throw out shoes they do not think so far  as to question the cons of doing so. It’s very harmful to our environment. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, 300 million pairs of shoes end up in landfills each year, where they can take 30 to 40 years to decompose. Now we have a self-healing 3-D printed rubber material. The polymer is what was thought up by researchers at the University of Southern California’s  Viterbi School of Engineering and the University of Connecticut . The team, led by USC Assistant Professor Qiming Wang and UConn Assistant Professor Ying Li, created it through a process called photopolymerization. which uses light to solidify the liquid resin used to create 3-D printed plastic. The researchers found that adding the right amount of oxidizer to the liquid resin allowed the 3-D polymer to heal without slowing down the hardening process.Using the technique, the researchers were able to 3-D print a 17.5-millimeter square in just 5 seconds and entire objects in only about 20 minutes!The team, who published their findings in the journal NPG Asia Materials on February 1, 2019state that the repair time can be reduced by increasing the room temperature. “If you just put a broken shoe on a bench at room temperature, the rubber will heal itself in six to eight hours,” Wang said. With all this all we need is a automatic cleaner to get all the stains off and life will be perfect!

 

Personal response:

I choose this article because I think it would be cool to have shoes that I never had to throw out!

Sweden to offer one lucky person lifetime Employment for doing nothing!

Article date:April 1,2019

News type:world

summary:

Have  you always dreamed of going to work and getting paid? You’re in luck! in 2025 the Korsvägen train station in Göteborg, Sweden will offer a unique career opportunity to one lucky person, who will have a job for life with no defined responsibilities! This position comes with a monthly salary of $2,320! I mean there’s probably nobody in the world who doesn’t wan’t this opportunity! the  people behind this social experiment Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby, who are famous for incorporating real world economics into strange new art forms. the two  proposed this idea in response to a design competition organized by the Public Art Agency Sweden and the Swedish Transport Administration for the Korsvägen train station. Instead of presenting a  artistic design, Goldin and Sennaby suggested using the prize money which was $753,000  to hire a lifetime employee to do nothing! Oddly enough the idea worked and the judges liked it! who revealed their choice in October 2018 and the eternal employment was born! But not surprisingly, the Eternal Employment Project has been met with politicians, as well as the general public, who believe paying someone to do nothing is a total waste of taxpayer money. Though the job sounds like a waste of life the  artists believe the employee will be doing abstract work. The best part by far is the equal opportunity job, which means people from all over the world can apply to be considered for this unique position ,be sure to mark your calendars for 2025!

personal response: I choose this article because I t would be amazing for getting paid to do nothing  I also think that thuis idea was really smart and all countries should do this!

 

MY BROTHER AND I

If you hate your sibling from the tip of their head to the bottom of their toes than you will HATE this essay! If you love that kind of stuff let’s read! Me and my brother have a special relationship! He is sometimes like the greatest  present in the whole world! Other times it’s like holding a bag of poop! Yuck! My brother is older and has gone through all the things I’ve gone through! So that helps, but he’s a little less sensitive than me. Me and my brother are not close in age. Well at least it seems that way! Sometimes he makes me feel like I want to go invisible ‘cause he knows how to divide fractions and I don’t. Other times it’s like walking on the rainbow.

Me and my  brother have a special relationship because we can always tell  each others feelings. Also he can makes me laugh and never forgets to turn my frown upside down! But mostly because he forgives me and trust me there is a lot I have done wrong!

 

I can always tell my brother’s feelings. It’s not that hard. He makes a different face for every emotion, and I’ve spent years cracking them. An example would be when he’s mad he makes  a face like the annoyed emoji! He also can tell mine. Once we were in the car driving to hebrew school. Then I looked out the window and guess what he asked “what’s wrong” . At first I thought he was trying to be nosy so  I said “wouldn’t you like to know” then he said “yes,yes I would” (he got me there)I told him and actually felt like a huge weight had just lifted off my chest. One of the reasons me and my brother get along is because I’m close to him and we talk a lot?. Well, at least I talk to him.Another story where my brother cheered me up is When I got home from school I was angry. I went to my room and my babysitter followed me and handed me the phone. Ding Dong! My babysitter rushed downstairs to get to the door to open it for my brother. My brother was writing with his pencil when he walked upstairs and I was still talking on the phone,”okay, bye Mom-” I paused click the door knob turned it opened and it was my brother. He cheered me up because he talked to me, he cheered me up because he hugged me , he cheered me  up because he said he loves me!. In the end we know what each other are feeling and are always ready to cheer each other up!

 

I know that my brother is the best brother in the world cause he can always make me laugh! He knows that I am special to him  and that he is special to me, but it’s never not the time to joke about it! My brother is the funniest person in the world to me. He doesn’t think that his jokes are funny ,but I laugh so much that sometimes I pee! He also thinks my jokes are funny! On occasion he even says “GINNY, *clears throat* if the joke doesn’t make sense then it’s not a joke!”. Usually I tell him dad jokes so that’s probably why he doesn’t get it!  I think that my brother knows how to turn my frown upside down because he probably knows what I’m going through! I also have some evidence for that I know that he knows what I’m going through and not what he’s going through because trust me when he’s sad there is no turning that frown upside down unless you get him a new smile and he would still be frowning underneath it . Once my brother was having some hard times at school I helped him by telling him a joke “hey, you know if you tell the bully that their amazing you could be best friends” I playfully whispered while holding in my giggles Then the whisper got louder “ you know” ,Then it was more of a laugh “ yeah I think he knows” I announced pretending to be a talk show host. My brother was mad because I think steam was coming out of his ears I think my brother was mad because his cheeks were red I think my brother was mad because he stood up slowly and I blurted out “It’s just a joke!” I laughed nervously. That was the last time I  ever told a joke like that! . I know that me and my brother know how to make each other happy and most of the time it’s with a joke or just simple words like I love you!

 

My final reason why me and my brother have a special relationship is he forgives. My brother forgives me and we all know just forgiving me once is enough. He thinks that I’m a handful and I have to admit I think that too! I have many stories of me just taking all the things he has and then he forgives me but there’s a few big ones that I still  think he is mad about them! “But what if he finds out?” Ella, my friend, trembled. “It will be fine” I nervously laughed. We were using my brothers school computer in a game! I wasn’t sure about it but we wouldn’t mess it up or open it, the computer would just be right there. What I didn’t know was that when you have a sibling there is always trouble! The next day it felt normal, until he asked for his computer. I went into the bathroom until my parents found me and  asked accusingly “ Did you take the computer and the music?”. “No” I horribly lied. Sooner or later they found out. That’s not the end of it though that day when I got home from school my brother gave me a look that I still can’t get out of my system!

 

Me and my brother have a special relationship because he can cheer me up, me and my brother have a special relationship because he can make me laugh, me and my brother have a special relationship because he forgives. If this wasn’t what me and my brother would do we wouldn’t have the special relationship we have now. I know that  what I have with my brother is special because we are not perfect but usually we get along great!

If you lived in colonial America

Summary: In the passage Colonial America  the main Idea is what happened in colonial America I know this because every time something changes in the passage it puts you in the position of this. for example when times are changing for the Africans the passage puts you in the African Americans shoes and says “If you were one of the native people at this time you would see your land changing”. Another piece of evidence is the number of slaves increased yearly. this gives me the information that the author is trying to give  you example of colonial times. I know this because throughout this whole passage I can give many examples of  what the author is trying to teach us about if we lived in colonial times.

That is the evidence that I think this article is about what happened  in colonial America!

The important thing about Henry Hudson

The important thing about Henry Hudson is that he is a

explorer.

His goal was to find the North West passage and the North East passage.

On his first voyage he got blocked by ice.

He sailed in the Hudson River. The boat he sailed on was called the Half Moon.

He sailed 4 voyages and on the 4th voyage he sailed up a  river and the river was named after him The Hudson River.

Henry Hudson got left adrift on his boat nobody knows what happened or when he died.

But the important thing about Henry Hudson is that he was an explorer.

Maglev Trains

 

                                                              Maglev trains

                                                                                By Ginger

     

       A  maglev train  is a train that levitates in the air using magnets. My  groups Idea was to cut up strip magnets it did not work the first time though. Also a maglev train can sometimes attract instead of repel obstacle.

      We had flaws in our design but the easiest thing was the track once we knew it was wrong it was easy to fix the track so the track as the easiest by far. Our design was wrong because we kept piling magnets on top of each other and the train was drooping down and that was the problem.

The engineering design process is the way we built our maglev we had to follow the steps of the engineering design process.

 

 

My group had  made our train the first time with a design that did not work. Luckily we tweaked the design and it was ready levitate.

My group struggled but eventually we made it work and we had a good time!

Here is a REAL Maglev!