Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… most popular day for grilling. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:The winner eats the most hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes to win prize money and the Mustard Belt. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California, has won the title nine times (2007-2014 and 2016). He also holds the world record for eating 73 hot dogs. 1916 – The Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney island. 2011 – For the first time, men and women compete …


Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOh Wonder perform their single Ultralife for the Radio 1 Piano Sessions. Two and a half years ago, at the start of their career, Oh Wonder singer Josephine Vander Gucht fell over a gate, smashing her front teeth and breaking her nose. It forced the band to remain anonymous for almost a year: No photographs, no interviews, no videos. But there was an upside. Last year, as she caught a train home from Heathrow, she sat next to a …


Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… First series hopefuls Josh Ritchie went on to star in Ex On the Beach. But there have been other more lucrative successes – last year’s runner-up Olivia Buckland launched her own clothing range earlier this year. She also secured a number of endorsement deals with her Love island partner, Alex Bowen, including Christmas pudding flavoured condoms. And they do find love Yes they do apparently, although most haven’t. Despite promising to stay together forever on the show, Cara …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… realised what it meant. Then they changed it to Fred the Girl. The Lib Dem leader said the band, which had a recording session with island Records, were described as a “fourth rate New Order – which I’m very proud of”. And Mr Farron still hasn’t quite put his warbling days behind him, because his karaoke song of choice is the Waterboy’s The Whole of the Moon and he’s been known to be an enthusiastic singer at the Glee Club. Image caption Arelene …


Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… launching the iPhone 6S in the country. The Silicon Valley tech giant was only able to launch the iPhone 7 in neighboring Indonesia in April this year after acceding to Indonesian regulations. A customer poses for a photo with Angela Ahrendts, senior VP of retail at Apple Image: ng yi shu/mashable Ahrendts was surrounded by Apple fans at the store’s opening Image: ng yi shu/mashable While Singapore is a small market for Apple the island has the highest smartphone penetration in …

May 28, 2017

Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

… his homecoming, and assessed their motives as opportunistic and ultimately undedicated to Lopez Riveras ideals. His work teaches me that we as a diaspora can make change, Tirado said. On the island, Tirado said, university students and teachers have been fighting the severe austerity measures that have chopped education budgets. Lopez Rivera, she said, remains relevant because he still gives us hope. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBBF Videos Upgrade Videos only access to …

May 19, 2017