Sunday Observer Online


Sunday, 23 November 2014





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette

Here comes…
the dog bride!

You’ve probably all heard of the odd occasion when dog lovers have their beloved pets as part of their special day -but have you ever heard of dogs being bride and groom? A tea-cup Coton de Tulear named Baby Hope Diamond and a poodle named Chilly Pasternak hold the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pet wedding.The $250,000 wedding was held to raise money for the Humane Society of New York and animal lovers donated their services to the cause.

The big day was held at the Essex House’s Grand Salon in New York and was attended by a special guest, Guinness World Records adjudicator, Sara Wilcox.Almost $30,000 of fuschia orchids and $5,000 worth of sushi was prepared for the occasion. Proud owners, Jake Pasternak and Wendy Diamond walked their fur-babies down the aisle in front of guests - 250 humans and 50 dogs! The wedding officiant was Triumph the Insult Comic dog.‘Cake Boss’ presented a five layer cake for the wedding, a model Bison Frise sitting on top. The dogs’ owners dedicated the expensive celebration to raising awareness for homeless animals – the groom, Chilly, was an ex-stray. From rags to riches – Chilly has done pretty well!



Reading helps children’s maths

A new study by the Institute of Education has shown that children who read for pleasure are better at both English and Maths.

The study examined the reading habits of 6,000 children.The study showed those who had read often at the age of 10 and read more than once a week by the time they were 16 performed better than those who had read less.

The findings showed that there was a 14.4 percent advantage in vocabulary, a 9.9 percent advantage in maths and an 8.6 percent advantage in spelling, once parents’ background and reading habits were taken into account.The study’s author Dr Alice Sullivan said they believe that reading improves vocabulary but also improves the brain's ability to absorb new information.

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Sprinter like no other

Usain Bolt is a sprinter for the 100 and 200 and the 4×100 relay heat. He competed in the Commonwealth Games this year on July 23 - August 3 – 2014. Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977.

The most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen. Usain St Leo Bolt, confirmed his tremendous talents when he realised his dreams by winning a phenomenal three gold medals and breaking three world records at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100m and 200m races in world record times and then as part of the 4x100m team that also smashed the world record later in the meet. He created history again and became a legend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by defending all three Olympic titles with 100m, 200m and 4x100m victories, the latter in a new world record time of 36.84 seconds.

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