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Louise has two arms, two legs and one extra chromosome (Picture: Caroline Boudet/Facebook) Caroline Boudet is mum to a beautiful four-month-old girl called Louise. Louise has Down’s Syndrome and, since she was born, Caroline has been shocked by the number of insensitive comments she’s received. Earlier this week, the journalist and mum-of-two decided to list all the inappropriate things people say on her Facebook page, in a bid to make them think before they speak. Because, as she says, ‘words are important’. Caroline begins by saying: ‘Here is my baby girl, Louise. She is 4 months old, has two legs […] Read more →
If Darth Vader suddenly walked in to your office and started waging light sabre war against his opponents, what would you do? Well, this particular video from YouTube prankster Remi Gaillard may go some way to answering that question – as a number of unsuspecting citizens find themselves slap bang in the middle of Star Wars action. There’s the office worker, for example, who can’t seem to quite get her head round R2-D2 wandering in to the building to warn her the Dark Lord of the Sith is on his way. And let’s not forget the reaction of the man […] Read more →
Students were being lectured on words like ‘banter’ (Picture: SWNS) A ‘hungover’ student at one of the world’s top universities threw up during a lecture – on boozing. The first year Oxford University student disrupted an English Language lecture about the origins of various phrases to do with alcohol and drinking. During the final minutes of the 2pm lecture on etymology and word meaning, lecturer Dr Charlotte Brewer turned the discussion into colloquialisms like ‘lord of lash’, ‘prince of pulls’, ‘banter’ and ‘Jagermeister’ – which led to one poor student vomiting on the floor. He has since been nicknamed the […] Read more →
(Picture: Flickr/Trent Strohm) Take a look outside. Can you see green fields or flat, grey suburbia? Finding life dull and laughter-less? You really need to get over to Ireland where the people are warm, the drinks are flowing and there’s fun to be had. The Lonely Planet reckons Ireland is one of the top five countries to visit in 2015. But we think it’s so good you should probably just live here. Here are 21 reasons you should move over the water right now: 1. The craic is 90 (Picture: Flickr/Michael Foley) Or mighty! Loosely translated means the fun factor is […] Read more →