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18/08

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Straight Outta Lexis

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A-Levels; Good Results

Last week we really felt for all the nervous teens who finally opened their long-awaited A-level results. We were relieved to hear that it was good news for most, as a record number of students earned a place at University.

Everyone took to twitter to discuss their results, with nearly 9,000 tweets an hour, 86% of which were positive.

To those who didn’t get in – it’s not the end of the world. Here’s a list of just some of the people who have excelled without a degree: David Karp (the founder of tumblr), Dov Charney (the founder of American Apparel), James Cameron (award-winning director), and many more.

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Cricket; The Ashes

England are finally good at a sport! We’re are now winning 3-1 in the Ashes going into the final test on the 20th August. The last test produced a record-breaking display from England, bowling Australia out for 60 before lunch. This is the quickest – in terms of balls faced – a team has been bowled out in the first innings of a test match. Stuart Broad cements himself into folklore by finishing the test with an astounding 8-15.
What Are We Watching

Technology continues to play a pivotal role in medical developments, from something as small as a hearing aid to a whole prosthetic limb. Now scientists have developed Enchroma Glasses, this new invention enables colour-blind people to see the world the way it was meant to be seen, blue skies, green grass, and the beautiful sunset…

Colourblind Guy Tries On Enchroma Colour For The Colorblind Glasses At Sunset”

Check out the glasses in action here [WARNING – this video is emotional]

What We’ve Been Sharing This Week

In anticipation of the Straight Outta Compton film, which just smashed the US box office, social media was given the gift of the ‘Straight Outta’ meme generator. What started off as a serious way to show off your city, the internet took no time to make it a hilarious viral sensation.

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