NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s news comes via Facebook. An eight-year-old girl from the south London district of Deptford has been hailed a little hero after cooking 500 meals of meatballs and rigatoni pasta for her local community after being inspired by … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 13.02.2021: South London child feeds an entire community, other stories

MEGALODON: An ancient shark of mega proportions

VIJAY SHAH and SUNNY ATWAL Every year around six people are killed by sharks and dozens more injured, often seriously. Feared for their aggression, speed, size and taste for human flesh, the shark has been the stuff of legends for thousands of years and more recently, have been the subject of Hollywood blockbusters. Forty years ago, cinemagoers queued up for popcorn, ready to be terrified by the protagonist of the Jaws films, a bloodthirsty great white who snacked on sunseekers visiting the beach of sleepy little Amity Island.  On the 10th of August, 2018, a new movie resurrecting the familiar … Continue reading MEGALODON: An ancient shark of mega proportions

JURASSIC WORLD: The dinosaurs are back!

with Sunny Atwal (feature contributor) Back in 1993, the first of the instalment of the Jurassic Park movies enthralled and terrified audiences equally with their fearsome flesh-eating T-Rexes and velociraptors, alongside giant plant-eaters like Brontosaurus. We watched in horror as the kids were cornered in the kitchen by a bunch of bloodthirsty raptors and laughed at the sneezing Bronto. The Jurassic Park trilogy helped define millions of childhoods in the Nineties and now the franchise comes roaring back. Directed by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern, a group of palaeontologists visit a remote … Continue reading JURASSIC WORLD: The dinosaurs are back!

QUETZALCOATLUS: The flying dinosaur taller than a giraffe

One of the largest pterosaurs, or flying reptiles, ever to flutter above the prehistoric skies was the Quetzalcoatlus. When resting, this giant of the clouds was taller than a modern-day giraffe, and considerably stronger. Tearing through the air at 130 kilometres per hour, Quetzalcoatlus was said to be fond of snacking on juvenile dinosaurs that strayed too far from their parents, while its smaller flying cousins, the pterodactyls, settled for fish. Its height met it could very easily look a giraffe in the eye, which may well be an unpleasant experience for the giraffe. With a wing-span of around fifteen metres, half the length … Continue reading QUETZALCOATLUS: The flying dinosaur taller than a giraffe