What’s your dream car?
~My dream car is BMW M3.
What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
~I think education.
What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
~A lot of people are obsessed with comic books but I really don’t get the point of them.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
~I look forward to a good job, a nice car and a healthy family.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
~I love traveling and exploring new places all the time and I have been to many different places, but the most interesting one for me was Washington DC.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
~I always wanted to skydive but never got the chance to.
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
~Hmmm. I got my driving certificate. Continue reading “Questions…”
What is the most recognizable object in the world? Could it be a football? Or a Big-Mac? No, the answer is a Coca-Cola bottle. The famous Coca-Cola bottle is almost 100 years old !
Coca-cola advertisement in Las Vegas
Footballs and big macs are certainly part of life for lots of people; but Coca-Cola is now a permanent part of world culture. People know and drink Coca-Cola all over the world.
It is said that the Coca-Cola bottle is the most recognised object in the world. Hundreds of millions of people can recognise a Coke bottle by its shape, even if they cannot see it! And the famous Coca-Cola logo is the most famous logo in the world. Unlike any other famous commercial logo, it has not changed in 100 years!
But the story of Coca-Cola is even older than that. It was in 1886 that John Pemberton, a druggist in Atlanta, Georgia, invented a new type of syrup, using coca leaves, sugar and cola nuts, plus a few other secret ingredients! Pemberton sold it as a medicine; and with its coca (the source of cocaine), it must have made people feel good!
Nevertheless, Pemberton’s medicine was not very successful, so he sold his secret formula to another druggist, Asa Candler. Candler was interested, because he had another idea; he thought that Pemberton’s “medicine” would be much better if it was mixed with soda.
Candler was thus the man who really invented the drink Coca-Cola. At first he sold it in his drugstore; then he began selling the syrup to other drugstores, who used it with their soda fountains. Candler also advertised his new drink, and soon people were going to drugstores just to get a drink of Coca-cola.
Before long, other people became interested in the product, including a couple of businessmen who wanted to sell it in bottles. Candler sold them a licence to bottle the drink, and very quickly the men became millionaires. The famous bottle, with its very distinctive shape, was designed in 1916.
During the First World War, American soldiers in Europe began asking for Coca-Cola, so the Coca-cola company began to export to Europe. It was so popular with soldiers, that they then had to start bottling the drink in Europe.
Today, Coca-Cola is made in countries all over the world, including Russia and China; it is the world’s most popular drink.
As for the famous formula, it is probably the world’s most valuable secret! The exact ingredients for making Coca-Cola are only known to a handful of people. And as for the “coca” that was in the original drink, that was eliminated in 1903. It was a drug, and too dangerous. Today’s Coca-Cola contains caffeine, but n in 1903. It was a drug, and too dangerous. Today’s Coca-Cola contains caffeine, but not cocaine!
Continue reading “The story of Coca-Cola”
I appreciate reading several writers. It depends on my mood. But mostly I read Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 in, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. England. Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and an actor. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613 His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, which are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances and collaborated with other playwrights. Continue reading “William Shakespeare…”
Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England. Continue reading “Valentines Day”
Is bullying a problem in your school? What can people do to stop it?
~ Yes, bullying is a problem in my school. People like making up stories and spreading around. Without knowing the reasons behind it and the real action. I think if people stop talking behind each other and if they stop judging one another then bullying would stop too.
By lunchtime Kay was really upset. Mrs Gibson her music teacher saw her crying and Kay told her everything. She offered to go to the police with Kay. She said they were better at finding cyberbullies now. The bell rang. It was time for class.
Kay had ICT next. Her class was in the computer room, but the teacher wasn’t there yet. Becky was in a different group for ICT. Everyone went quiet when Kay came in. There was only one computer left. She moved the mouse and saw the website. It was called hatekay.com. There were photos of Kay but they were changed to make them look horrible. There was one of Kay that looked like a zombie. There was a message at the top of the page: Continue reading “Bully”
No one believes me about what happened in the swimming pool. I’m not surprised because it’s a crazy story.
Everyone at school is talking about it. Jackie and Anya are saying I had my period, but that’s really stupid. There was too much blood for that. There is only one way my blood got in the water. There was a shark in the pool with me.
How else did I get these bite marks on my right leg? Like I said, they don’t believe me and I’m not surprised, but I’m not going in a pool ever again. I never go in the sea anyway, so that won’t change. I don’t know why people like swimming in the sea. Continue reading “The only thing to fear is …”