In pictures: Did you know all of these famous folk were from the Borders? The Scottish Borders has provided a lot more talent to the world of culture and sport than you may have thought at first. And our gallery above shows just a small selection of the people who have made their name in acting, music, literature and sport. But have we missed anyone out? Let us know on our Facebook page. … [Read more...] about In pictures: Did you know all of these famous folk were from the Scottish Borders?
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April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970. This day brings to light the importance of being Eco-friendly and aims to bring the issue of plastic pollution to the attention of everyone around the world.As the day focuses on and celebrates the wonderful planet that is our home, the Earth in all its glory is brought to the forefront of people’s minds, but did you know all of these unusual, yet spectacular facts about planet Earth?1. All of the Earth’s rocks are recycled again and againThe ground that we walk on every day is recycled and will continue to keep being recycled, as the Earth's rock cycle transforms igneous rocks to sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks and this cycle continues again and again. Volcanoes spit the rocks out as magma, which then dry, harden and then after a very long time they either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards the … [Read more...] about Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?
0 Have your say Did you know that Jelly Tots were invented by a Sheffield University student by mistake? The sweet treats which have been wolfed down by generations of youngsters were created by accident - and we've got a former University of Sheffield student to thank for them.Dr Brian Boffey, who graduated from The University of Sheffield in 1959, came up with the sweets while working for confectionery giant Rowntree's in the early 1960s - but the discovery was actually a happy accident.He first first came to the Steel City in 1956 to undertake a BSc in Chemistry and completing a PhD in the subject in 1959.And when the York based sweet firm contacted the University looking for experts, Dr Boffey's name was put forward and he went off to become a research scientist.It was during his time at Rowntrees that he inadvertently invented the humble Jelly Tot.He was 28 at the time and was trying to develop a way to produce a powdered jelly that set instantly when it was added to … [Read more...] about Did you know a Sheffield student invented Jelly Tots by mistake?
PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:48 06 April 2018 Emma Youle Missing Romford teenager Suzanne Lawrence was last seen in 1979. Picture: Romford Recorder Archant In 1979 a Romford schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again. Romford Recorder coverage of the search for missing teenager Suzanne Lawrence, last seen in 1979. Picture: Romford Recorder Police launched a major hunt for the 14-year-old who vanished in late July 1979. Suzanne and her sister, Michelle told their mother they were going to stay with a girlfriend in Dagenham. On August 7, 1979, Michelle returned home and said the sisters had been staying at a house in Highbury, Islington. She said Suzanne would be coming home that night. But she never arrived. Her mother Pauline Lawrence, of Leamington Road, Harold Hill, made press appeals pleading for her daughter’s safe return. Police had a theory Suzanne may have joined up with a Highbury fairground after a … [Read more...] about Appeal: Did you know missing Romford teenager Suzanne Lawrence last seen in Highbury in 1979?
A new Facebook feature has just pushed the limits of oversharing on social media even further, and users are not impressed. As part of their Did you Know feature, Facebook users can complete usually harmless sentences so that small facts about themselves are featured on their profiles. But the innocent feature seems to have gone a long way since it's 2017 launch. Facebook users have reported being prompted by Facebook to fill in the following statement: Facebook had to take the question down altogether after people shared their thoughts on the bizarre and nosey sentence. The feature was initially flagged up by Reshima Sharma, who screen captured the Did You Know statement and shared it. "Nah @Facebook, I know you're keen on oversharing but this one is TOO nosey," she tweeted. Daniel Harrison, spokesperson for Facebook, said in a statement that the question was meant to reference sleeping habits, such as sleeping with "flannel pjs." However, something clearly got lost in translation, as … [Read more...] about Facebook’s ‘Did You Know’ feature just got really creepy with a very personal question