Thursday, 30 April 2015



Just for fun and because we are working on adjective and adverb comparison, let's watch this "25 Most Insane World Records Ever"


25 - Largest Rubberband Ball
Made up of over 700,000 rubber bands this record breaker was assembled in the driveway of Joel Waul in Lauderhill Florida. It is now owned by Ripley’s Believe it or not.

24 - Largest Commercially Available Hamburger
Weighing in at 164.8 pounds you can find this monstrosity at Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan for a hefty $400.

23 - Heaviest Vehicle Pulled Over 100ft
Reverend Kevin Faist of Canada pulled a fire truck weighing 126,200 pounds the length of the course before millions of viewers on “Live with Regis & Kelly” in New York City.

22 - Largest Shoe
With the ability to fit over 30 people within it leathery interior, the world’s largest shoe can be found in Turkey standing at 5.5 meters long and 1.83 meters high.

21 - Most Straws Stuffed In Mouth
Simon Elmore of Germany broke this record in 2009 by holding 400 straws in his mouth for 10 seconds.

20 - Most Spoons On Face
Achieved by Aaron Caissie from Canada, he managed to balance 17 spoons on his face at one time.

19 - Longest Nose
At 8.8 cm, the longest nose in the world belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek of Turkey who broke the record by having it measured on the set of an Italian TV show in 2010.

18 - Largest Collection of Navel Fluff
A librarian in Australia recently broke this record with 22.1 gram collection of fluff that he has been collecting for the past 26 years.

17 - Most Concrete Blocks Broken While Holding A Raw Egg
Joe Alexander of Germany broke 24 concrete blocks that were arranged in three stacks of 8 all while holding a raw egg in the hand he used to deliver the blows.

16 - Youngest Person To Climb Mount Everest
13 year old Jordan Romero from California instantly became the coolest kid in school when he broke the previous record of 16 years held by Temba Tsheri of Nepal. He made the climb with his father and several local Sherpas.

15 - Longest Time Spent Instant Messaging
For 96 hours straight (4 days) Norman Perez of California sat at his computer typing to set the first record in this category. As per Guinness Book of World Records rules he was allowed a 5 minute break every hour.

14 - Most Snails On Face
In 2007 Fin Kehler had 43 snails put on his face for a total of 10 seconds to break the previous record of 36.

13 - Most Insured Hair
Pittsburg Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu who is also a spokesperson for Head and Shoulders recently had his hair insured for a mindblowing $1 million.

12 - Longest Time Spent Buried Alive
Zdenek Zahradka of the Czech Republic survived 10 days buried in a coffin underground with no food or water and only a breathing pipe connecting him to the outside world. The previous record was 4 days.

11 - Tallest Man
Sultan Kosen of Turkey towers at 8 feet 1 inch due to a tumor affecting his pituitary gland. As a result of several recent operations at the University of Virginia his growth has been stabilized.

10 - Farthest Eyeball Pop
Measured on the set of “Guinness World Records: Primetime” in Los Angeles Kim Goodman popped her eyeballs 0.43 inches out beyond the confines of her eye sockets.

9 - Farthest Milk Squirt From Eye
On September 1, 2004 at the Armada Hotel in Istanbul Turkey Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye a distance of 9 feet and 2 inches.

8 - Heaviest Weight Pulled With Eyesockets
Chayne Hultgren of Australia, otherwise known as The Space Cowboy, pulled 907 pounds on the set of an Italian TV show on April 25, 2009.

7 - Longest Beard
Between the tip of his chin and the end of his beard Sarwan Singh of Canada achieved a record setting 2.33 meters on November 11, 2008.

6 - Fastest Hundred Meter Run On All Fours
At 18.58 seconds this record was set by Kenichi Ito of Japan at Guinness World Records Day in 2008.

5 - Longest Time Spent In Direct Contact With Ice
Wim Hoff of the Netherland has come to be known as the Iceman as a result of his insane ability to withstand cold temperatures for extended periods of time. On January 23, 2009 he remained submerged in ice for 1 hour 42 minutes and 22 seconds to set a decisive record in the cold exposure category.

4 - Stretchiest Skin
Because of a rare disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Gary Turner of the United Kingdom can stretch his skin up to 6.25 inches.

3 - Most T-Shirts Worn At Once
On April 24, 2008 Jef Van Dijck successfully donned 227 t-shirts at once in the town of Brecht, Belgium.

2 - Longest Fingernails On Both Hands
This is one of those records that can take several decades to break but Melvin Booth and Lee Redmond made the sacrifice and achieved combined fingernails lengths of 9.05 meters and 8.65 meters.

1 - Fastest Hundred Meter Hurdle Wearing Swim Fins
We’re not sure how many people have actually taken a shot at this one but on September 13, 2008 Maren Zonker of Germany became the new world record holder with a time of 22.35 seconds.



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

St George's Day

 As tomorrow is St George's Day, here is his story.
If, moreover, you feel like playing a couple of games, you should visit this page on British Council site: George and the Dragon

Have a nice long weekend.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Weekly Links 2º BACH —77

"What kind of books do you think young people should read as part of their education?"
The topic of your essay this week. After a few hours (literally, two and a half hours) I haven't found any video that may contribute some ideas, but I think that this one with John Green telling us "How and Why We Read" can be useful.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Weekly Links 1º ESO —55

album cover Christina Perri Human
A song by Christina Perri, Human, to watch the use of  'can' in context. Lyrics in English and Spanish

Una canción de Christina Perri, "Humana", para ver el uso de "puedo" en contexto. La letra en inglés y español.

Have a nice weekend.

Weekly Links 2º ESO —79

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Some songs with comparatives to practise grammar, reading and listening.
1. Kanye West - Stronger
2. Justin Bieber - Never Say Never
3. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
4. Cristina Aguilera - Fighter
5. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
6. Long-view - Further
7. Britney Spears - Stronger
8. Taio Cruz ft. Kylie Minoge - Higher
9. Petula Clark - My love (We listened to it in class).

Have a nice weekend.

Weekly Links 4º ESO —79

The Clovers album cover

Here is a classic song by The Clovers, Love Potion Number Nine.
You can listen to it first, then a second time hitting the pause button to see how reported speech works.

Have a nice weekend.

Weekly Links 2º BACH —76

physically challenged boy and his dog

"Different ways animals may help people."
This is the topic of your essay this week, so I think this video can contribute some ideas.

Have a nice weekend.