It is a good way to earn extra money but can you imagine having a paper round when you are in your eighties? Well Joyce Pugh from Wales enjoys it so much she is still doing it at 81 years old and is officially the oldest paper girl in the world. She says she does it because “you just get out and about and meet people and it’s good exercise for you.” So far, she’s clocked up a massive 10,000 miles on the bike that she uses to deliver the papers. —
New animal called Liliger born
A new kind of animal, called a Liliger, a cross between a lion and a liger has been born in Russia. Her dad is an African lion but her mum is a liger — a cross between a lion and a tiger, making her the world’s first known “liliger.”
The baby big cat has been named Kiara and was born in a zoo.
Zoo worker Rostislav Shilo said that she thinks she has more tiger traits than lion traits. To make things even more confusing, Kiara is being raised by an ordinary domestic cat because her mother couldn’t provide enough milk to feed her hungry cub. Kiara is fed milk every three hours by her keepers and receives motherly love from the domestic cat. —
New words added to dictionary
Amazeballs, frenemy, and bang tidy are just some of the new words that have been added to the Collins online dictionary.
LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) gets a mention because of this year’s London 2012 Olympic Games. Floordrobe is the new term for a pile of clothes left on the floor, while lollage, a variation of LOL, means laughter. Some of the new words added include: Bashtag (bashing someone on Twitter), Blootered (drunk), Crowdfunding (funding a project by asking many people to contribute a small amount), Frenemy (a supposed friend who behaves in a bad manner), angry (feeling angry because of hunger), Helicopter parent (a parent excessively involved in their child’s life), Throw someone under a bus (to expose someone to an unpleasant fate to save yourself).