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Sacla’ Stage a Surprise Opera in a School Lunch Hall

How cool is that and look what the kids are eating. Thats what all school kids should be having. Plus the singing too.

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Did You Know – 07/21/2015

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1. A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is Alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical. Bee stings needs to be neutralised with sodium bicarbonate and wasp stings are alkaline and can be treated with vinegar!

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2. The evergreen tree family includes mango, pistachio, cashew, and poison ivy.

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3. Apart from humans the animal most likely to suffer from leprosy is the armadillo

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4. The original flight by Wilbur Wright in 1903 was 75ft shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.

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5. On July 7, 1928, sliced bread was first put on sale to the public by the by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, USA.


In 1943, the US imposed a ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure. The ban was rescinded after only seven weeks.


The Ancient Egyptians used to pay workers in bread and beer but the use of “dough” in English as slang for “money” dates back only to 1851.

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6.Threefold coincidence relating to apples

On June 29, 1975, Steve Wozniak tested the first working prototype of his Apple I computer.

On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc released the iPhone, their first mobile phone.

June 29, 2015, sees the first night of a new production of Rossini’s apple-related opera William Tell at the Royal Opera House.

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Research in 2005 reported that mice fed concentrated apple juice perform better in mazes.

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Did You Know – 08/05/2013

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1. Duct Tape:  During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at the Permacel division of Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom. Their take on tape performed better than anyone expected. It was exceedingly strong, yet allowed soldiers to rip it easily into strips. And its ability to repel water  became legendary.  Soldiers returned home and took jobs on building sites.
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2. World’s Largest Outdoor Pool:  Outdoor swimming pool at San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile: This pool covers 20 acres, the pool is over 900 meters (3,000 ft) long. Its deep end is 35 meters (115 ft)—also a world record—and it holds 66 million gallons of water. Also, it could engulf 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, took five years and nearly $1 billion to build, and costs about $2 million yearly to maintain.The pool uses an advanced suction and filtration system and virtually no chemicals, making it surprisingly environmentally friendly
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3. Worlds Largest Waterfall. Inga Falls, along the Congo in Kinshasa, Zaire. It moves more water than any other waterfall on the planet. A lot more, as it turns out. Inga Falls has an average discharge rate well over 10 times that of Niagara—over 900,000 cubic feet of water per second.
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4. Worlds largest Video Screen. Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a big building. it seats nearly 50,000 and will be the 11th-largest stadium in Brazil. The entire front of the building is one giant video screen.
The screen will be capable of displaying images, video, and scoreboard information that will be visible to anyone even glancing in the stadium’s general direction. At 20 meters (65 ft) high and an astonishing 170 meters (560 ft) long, the screen is comprised of 34,000 LEDs and is easily the biggest video screen in the world.
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5. The largest man-made freestanding structure on the planet is in China.. Taking three years to complete, the structure holds a 14-screen IMAX theater, an ice skating rink large enough to host sanctioned international competitions, a complete replica Mediterranean village, and (of course) a water park. The water park alone can accommodate 6,000 visitors at once, all of whom could easily be put up in the 2,000 available hotel rooms. But even these details don’t do justice to the immense scope of this facility—inside this building, you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses. Or over 300 football fields. Or Monaco.
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Grocery Store Opera

I thought this was fantastic. It gave me goose bumps. I so love that song reminds me of my school days when we had to sing Funiculì, Funiculà. Such a fun song.
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A routine day of shopping for groceries at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose turned into a grocery store opera when five singers performed a rousing rendition of the Italian classic Funiculì, Funiculà. This creative and fun musical flash mob is from Sacla’ the Pesto Pioneers and Italian foodies favourite brand who served up a great surprise by staging this impromptu Opera in the food aisles. How cool would it be to have some opera singers perform each time you went shopping for groceries.

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