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Linna Jones
Arts & Entertainment Editor 

Courtesy of MCT

Pride and Prejudice - Keira Knightley (left) stars as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen (right) stars as Mr. Darcy in the latest adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice."

A Hair Raising Experience

   Seventy-three-year-old Della Miller drove to Tina's Hair Pros to have her hair done. Before setting in the chair to let the stylist style her hair, she first plowed her car into the front of the building. The impact shattered two windows and damaged the walls. The collision knocked one customer 6 feet across the room. Miller still kept her appointment.

Ho, Ho, Ho 

   Santa's in Sydney, Australia received instructions not to say “ho, ho, ho.”  One Santa told a paper a recruitment agency advised him not to use “ho, ho, ho” because it could frighten children and “ho” sounded like the United States slang word for prostitute. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “ho” means "used especially to attract attention to something specified." The word defined as a noun means in slang "whore," and what does a 3- to 5-year-old child know about prostitution.

Stupidity at its Finest 

   Time for yet another story telling moment - Adam F. Cooper decided to break into a grocery store after finding out he could fit into the air shafts. He found this out after working on a clean team, who cleaned the vents earlier in the day. While cleaning he discovered he could move easily through the air vents, so he figured he could enter the store the same way to rob it later.  Cooper tried it and got stuck for an hour in the shaft between the roof and the ceiling. Police used vegetable oil and a rope to free him. The moral of the story: air vents may be smaller than they seem.  

Flying Spaghetti Monster 

   Some of the world's leading religious scholars will gather this weekend in San Diego; pasta will be on the intellectual menu. The scholars will discuss the satirical pseudo-deity called the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This one is hard to explain, so please see the link for more information. 

The Human Computer 

   The human computer, Alexis Lemaire, a 27-year-old artificial-intelligence researcher from France, calculated the 13th root of a 200-digit number in 72 seconds. He beat his previous record five times faster. 

This Week’s Read:

   “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austin. Austin writes of the different social classes during the 18th century. The book explores themes such a love, reputation and social class. The book displays on all levels, from higher class to middle class society, that any person can be snobbish and think themselves better than anyone else. The conditions of pride and prejudice come in the form of several characters, one of which is Mr. Darcy. He overcomes his pride, and Elizabeth works to get over her prejudices against, well, if you want to find out read the book. To find more classic literature visit Web-Books or look up other classic authors here.

 


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