Quick Facts with Collin November

By Collin Miller

Quick Fact 1: The first responders to accidents in high-speed motorcycle races in Northern Ireland are motorcycle doctors. They travel at speeds upwards of 180 mph to get to the scene.

Quick fact 2: A teen injected himself with mercury at least three times in an attempt to convert his bones to metal after seeing X-men Origins: Wolverine. He also intentionally got bitten by spiders multiple times in an attempt to become like Spiderman.

Quick Fact 3: There is an annual lying competition in England, where people compete to see who can tell the biggest and most convincing lie. Politicians and lawyers are actually banned from competing.

Quick Fact 4: Mike the headless chicken survived for 28 months after his head had been chopped off, eventually dying after choking to death on a piece of food.

Quick Fact5: The loudest sound to ever be recorded on earth was the explosion of the Krakatoa volcano. The explosion could be clearly heard 3,000 miles away. The wave of air pressure created traveled around the earth 3 and a half times.

Author: ottawahillsbearpause

Junior High newspaper

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