THIRTY YEARS OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB!
Today we’re celebrating thirty years of the World Wide Web.
It’s hard to imagine life without the internet these days But it wasn’t that long ago that it wasn’t even a thing.
Things have changed a lot since the world wide web first became a thing.
We have this guy to thank, Tim Berners Lee.
See, while the internet already existed as a huge network of computers, on March the 12th in 1989 he proposed a system for sharing information on the internet and he called it the World Wide Web.
2 years later the first website was born!
Websites started popping up all over the world and btn even got in on the act.
It took a while but pages got better, more interactive and we stopped calling it ‘web surfing”.
Today there are almost 2 billion websites.
Half the world’s population is online and the number of web surfers is still growing.
PLANES GROUNDED AFTER CRASH IN ETHIOPIA
A number of airlines around the world have stopped using their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes for the time being.
That’s the type of plane that crashed in Ethiopia recently.
Investigators are trying to find out what caused it and they’ve just found the black box which is a piece of equipment that records the flight instrument details and the voices of the pilots.
They’re hoping it will give them some answers.
CAPTAIN MARVEL SMASHING BOX OFFICE RECORDS
Captain Marvel has been smashing heaps of records at the box office!
It’s raked in more than $600 million dollars already!
Making it the biggest debut for a movie with a female director and biggest debut for a movie starring a cat!
Among the movie’s massive audience was Captain Marvel herself who rocked up to a local cinema in the US and even helped serve popcorn.
PENGUIN STUDY IN ANTARCTICA
We’ve known for a while now that the stuff we humans get up to has an effect on animals all over the world and often it’s not positive.
But what about animals in a pristine environment like Antarctica?
Well a researcher there has spent the past few months taking samples to see if the penguins are being affected by humans.
She’s looking at man-made chemicals that might be accumulating in the penguins. Things like plastic and electronics that we’ll find on stations.
She’s taken samples from the penguins blood, eggs, poo and the soil around their nests.
As you probably already know, when one species is in trouble, that can have an effect on the other species in the same environment.
So if we find things like plastics or chemicals in the penguins that could end up in our bodies too because some of the fish found here is actually sold and eaten in Australia.
STORM CHASING WINDSURFERS
These guys are using their fancy foot work to pull off some amazing tricks at a storm chase event in Ireland.
Windsurfing is an extreme sport even when you’re not doing it during a thunderstorm with a wind chill below zero degrees.
The competitors are in the water for about 20 minutes at a time!
MEET THE KID WHO CAN SOLVE A RUBIK’S CUBE WITH HIS FEET
Ever tried solving a Rubik’s Cube… with your feet?
16-year-old Daniel holds the record for doing it the fastest and now he’s teaching visitors how to do it at Rubik’s Cube exhibition in New York.
FLOUR FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN GREECE
This is the crazy and very colourful flour festival in Greece.
The colourful custom dates all the way back to 1801 when, the story goes that people in this town protested against a ban on carnivals by painting their faces with ash and dancing through the streets.
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