Viktoria Ryabikova, Fifty Two Before me stands a gray concrete building in Nizhny Novgorod (400 km from Moscow) that resembles a business center or hotel after a zombie apocalypse. Walking past the horror movie-style elevator and a couple of desolate corridors, you find yourself in a room that has “young gamer” written all over: console, garish posters, electric guitar, beer in the fridge. Welcome to the home of Fifty Two, a mobile games development studio consisting of three people: programmers Mikhail Shagin (28 years) and Dmitry Viktorov (32), and designer Alexey Kalinin (31). They know how to create mobile games that get millions of App Store downloads. From Game Boy to game men All three physically resemble young gamers. However hard they try, neither Dmitry’s beard, Mikhail’s glasses, nor Alexey’s serious mien help them look older. We are sitting in their office. Beer has not been offered (apparently a luxury for special guests only). … [Read more...] about How to get 5 million downloads on the app store
How to make clear slime
With the summer holidays not that far away now, you may be looking for ways to keep the kids entertained on rainy days. Get them off their iPads, tablets and away from the TV by turning their attention to hobby and craft sets - educational kits to help them learn new skills in fun and imaginative ways. Let them channel their inner scientist for instance, or get to grips with how to knit or even master calligraphy. The options are plentiful and wide-ranging. Whether you are looking for independent activities for your child or those the whole family can enjoy together, take a look at our edit - hours of fun guaranteed. Science Museum Science Laboratory Set Suitable for: 8+ years Ignite or build on your little one’s love of science with this Science in the Laboratory set. Featuring laboratory equipment to enable your kids to conduct at-home investigations, there are 150 different experiments to explore in all different areas of science: chemistry, microbiology and … [Read more...] about Best hobby and craft kits for kids
‘I was a little hesitant about setting up the National Poo Museum,” begins Daniel Roberts, co-creator of the Isle of Wight’s most intriguing new tourist destination. “I thought, am I going to be socially contaminated? Are people going to point at me? Am I going to become Mr Poo?” He needn’t have worried. The museum’s exhibits – encased in balls of resin, like something from a slightly troubling reimagining of Jurassic Park – were a hit. During the year in which the attraction was housed at the Isle of Wight Zoo, the zoo reported its busiest-ever summer. “People just loved it,” Roberts says. “We were nobodies, but because we mentioned poo, the whole world came running.” The museum’s arrival couldn’t have been better timed because, as Roberts puts it: “In the two years since we launched, we’ve seen an explosion in poo.” This is what we might term the sheitgeist. Is there a parent … [Read more...] about From the joke shop to the high street: why poo is no longer taboo
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield left the This Morning studio in disarray after taking part in a series of messy science experiments live on air. The presenting partners were joined by Zoe Laughlin from the Institute of Making, who guided them through a selection of practical investigations on Thursday’s episode. Before getting started, Schofield said that he was “slightly worried” to see “the amount of people standing behind the cameras” in the studio, noting: “We don’t normally have that many people in here. “Is this all health and safety, medics?” Laughlin invited Willoughby and Schofield to join her in mixing up some ‘monster slime’ made from baby lotion, PVA glue and Borax, before testing its viscosity by pouring it from a height. Things quickly went awry as Willoughby claimed that the material was “all coming out on [her] shoe,” before Schofield showed this his own footwear was now covered … [Read more...] about Holly and Phil cause chaos with dramatic science experiment
RYAN Thomas is the soap actor who has starred in Coronation Street, Aussie soap Neighbours and won Celebrity Big Brother 2018. Here is all you need to know about the star who had a rocky time in the CBB house, who his girlfriend is and his famous brothers... Who is Ryan Thomas? Ryan Thomas is a 34-year-old actor, born on June 10, 1984. He's a Manchester lad who grew up in the city and went on to star in its home-grown soap, Coronation Street. His little brother, Adam, also inherited the acting gene and played Adam Barton in Emmerdale. Meanwhile, other sibling Scott is known by telly lovers for starring on the 2016 series of ITV2's Love Island, where he found love with Kady McDermott. Who did Ryan Thomas play in Coronation Street? The actor is best-known for playing mechanic Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street. He was just 16 when he started out on the ITV soap and played the cheeky chap role until June 2016 to pursue a career in Hollywood. Ryan took a brief diversion from … [Read more...] about How old is Ryan Thomas, is the Celebrity Big Brother winner a millionaire and who’s his girlfriend?