NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

Today’s news comes via Facebook. The UK government, which recently disallowed a motion to provide free school meals to impoverished primary school pupils, has finally caved after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford and other activists, BBC News reports. London has … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

CANINE VISUAL CHALLENGE: Find the sleeping Pluto

  Now here’s a Bank Holiday challenge for you here at the Half-Eaten Mind. We took an unscheduled trip to Disneyland and enlisted the help of the ever excitable Pluto. All you need to do to pass this challenge is to look at the sea of happy dog faces above. However, one of the dogs appears to have fallen asleep in the parade. We can’t seem to figure which one of these adorable cartoon pooches has dropped off to Noddyland, so can you find it? Feel free to leave your answer in the comments section. All the best! IMAGE CREDITS: … Continue reading CANINE VISUAL CHALLENGE: Find the sleeping Pluto

HUMOUR MOMENT: The chilled-out pooch you can chill with

  As a news blog, this would be a very appropriate Humour Moment to feature today. The world’s coolest dog quits his lame-ass town to hit the road in a quest for a ‘chill place and even chiller owner to chill with’. It seems even the news channel has gotten chilled so much that they’ve let their proof-reading slip. There’s two ‘ands’ in the yellow ticker at the bottom of the image. I wish this totally cool dog finds the chillest place to chill out at, and maybe even a warm dish of chilli con carne waiting for him too. … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: The chilled-out pooch you can chill with

PHOTO MOMENT: Will the real Scooby Doo please lift a paw?

  “Is it just me or does this dog look like a real life Scooby Doo?” Relp!!…I think someone’s blown my cover. Retter find me some Scooby Snacks. Roh-ruh!!!   IMAGE CREDIT: I be like, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/itsibelike Related articles Batman and Gandalf team with Scooby-Doo in the new LEGO Dimensions trailer Words for Thought Scooby & Shaggy Enter ‘Lego Dimensions’ In Latest Gameplay Trailer ‘Scooby Doo’ Returns to the Silver Screen on 2018 Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Will the real Scooby Doo please lift a paw?

NEWHAM GUIDE DOGS: Residents offered chance to train up puppies

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in the east London borough of Newham is offering local residents a unique opportunity to bring some puppy love into their lives by helping train the next generation of guide dogs (seeing-eye dogs), the Newham Mag reports. The charity, which helps procure and train up dogs to assist blind and partially-sighted people in their day-to-day lives, is currently appealing for Newham residents to help give a temporary home to guide dog puppies. This volunteering role, known as Puppy Walking, also involves training and socialising of the young dogs, so as to prepare them for new careers living in owners’ homes. They can also learn to be comfortable around … Continue reading NEWHAM GUIDE DOGS: Residents offered chance to train up puppies

SMOKEY: Dog saves three people from West London apartment fire

A family’s pet dog, ironically named Smokey, has been hailed as a four-legged hero after saving three people from a fire in a block of flats in the west of London, the city’s Evening Standard newspaper reports. The fire broke out at a residential complex in the prestigious Shepherd’s Bush area and the local fire brigade have said that Smokey was partly responsible for helping save the three occupants from the flames. Smokey, who was given his name by local firefighters, smelt smoke while with his owners at a ground floor flat in Stanlake Road. The smoke alarm in the property failed to go off as the flat began to fill with noxious fumes. … Continue reading SMOKEY: Dog saves three people from West London apartment fire

HUMOUR MOMENT: The dog and the donkey

with Noor Malick Akbarali (contributor) Today’s Humour Moment comes from a submission volunteered by my friend and colleague Noor. He works with me at our events and conferences company based in Euston, London. He originally comes from India and is a graduate in computer sciences and engineering from the University of Madras, in the south Indian city of Chennai. He speaks fluent Tamil and is a big fan of cats. He is also a technological whizzkid and once hacked into his Farmville account on a social media site and awarded himself $2 million. I have known him for around five years, … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: The dog and the donkey