MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH British charity The Movember Foundation has launched its yearly Movember campaign to highlight its war on prostate cancer, which claims the lives of 11,000 men a year in the UK and will affect one in eight British males, according to figures by Prostate Cancer UK. Every November, men are encouraged to grow moustaches in any style they choose to help raise money to help fight cancer, as well as partake in other fundraising activities. The Movember campaign has broadened its scope in recent years from prostate  cancer to increasing awareness in men’s general health, mental illness, … Continue reading MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

DARKSOULES: New book club launched for fantasy fans

London – VIJAY SHAH Fans of indie author fantasy books are in for a treat as a new book club dedicated to the works of small-time author Leslie D. Soule has been launched online. The book group, named DarkSoules, has been unveiled on the social media network Facebook, and aims to bring together fans and new authors of fantasy literature, as well as being a forum for discussing the books of Soule, who has written fiction stories such as the Fallen Wood series, Hybrid Space, Birds of a Feather, and The Feast of Rule. New * Fantasy Author Support Group* Love … Continue reading DARKSOULES: New book club launched for fantasy fans

FACEBOOK COMMENTS: Three new comment tricks (tested out by HEM News Agency)

If you are a regular Facebook user, then you are probably really big on leaving comments on pictures, posts and videos you like (or make you want to kick in your computer screen). You have seen all sorts of comments, ranging from the downright weird and the abusive, to declarations of love (finished off with a tonne of hearts and heart-eyes emojis, no doubt), mini essays on intellectual topics and politics, and gushing comments. You probably know your way around Zuckerberg’s pet project very well. Right? Well maybe not! Let me explain. As you may know, Facebook has recently introduced … Continue reading FACEBOOK COMMENTS: Three new comment tricks (tested out by HEM News Agency)

PHOTO MOMENT: An intelligent ability

  If you are fluent in the English language, then even if the letters in a word are jumbled up, then you would still be able to make sense of the correct way to spell it. In scientific terms, this is known as typoglycaemia. In the photo above, the man is sporting a t-shirt with a quote attibuted to the mastermind Stephen Hawking. The trouble is, the t-shirt printing shop was short on letters, so substituted in some numbers, SMS-style. Can you figure out what the garment is saying? Answers in the comments. Enjoy! SOURCES/IMAGE CREDIT: Sarcasm, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/sarcasmLOL/ … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: An intelligent ability

HUMOUR MOMENT: Exercise??

  Exercise?? I thought you said “extra pies!” I’m a bit chubby myself, but not to the level of the orangutan up above. With my working life, doing two jobs, it’s very hard to find time to do exercise, especially since half of my family are doing sessions at the gym, but I try to sneak in some exercise whenever I can. And I don’t eat pies very often. IMAGE CREDIT: Via Sheik Atchia. Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/   Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Exercise??

HUMOUR MOMENT: Find the phone

    Somewhere around this ornate and flowery carpet, a mobile phone has been hidden in an act of masterful disguise. When this image was posted on Facebook, several commenters said it took them anywhere between 5 and 40 minutes to spot the well-hidden gadget. Before I posted this, I tried searching for the phone myself, but without success. So, HEM fans, let’s see if you can find the mobile. Answers in comments, please. IMAGE CREDITS: Macie Phillips via Washim Baulam. Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/ Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Find the phone

HUMOUR MOMENT: Don’t do drugs, do dhal puri

    Drugs are horrible substances. Whether legal or illegal, recreational narcotics usually cause harm to the body, damaging the user from the inside and out. So instead of sniffing that line or hitting that pipe, why not tuck into some Mauritian-style dhal puri instead. You’ll look a million rupees, and you won’t have to worry about the police pulling you over and busting you for illicit dhal puri possession. For those who have never encountered the awesomeness that is dhal puri, let me explain. This is a snack popular on the island of Mauritius and an unforgettable part of … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Don’t do drugs, do dhal puri