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Berlin’s giant AquaDom aquarium with 1,500 fish bursts

 - International - Dec 16 SHARE ON:
Berlin’s giant AquaDom aquarium with 1,500 fish bursts

Around 1 million litres of water was spilled early on Friday as an aquarium in Berlin burst onto a major road in the busy Mitte district. 

The Aquadom aquarium was home to around 1,500 exotic fish, with around 100 emergency responders rushing to the site. 

The aquarium forms part of a leisure complex which houses a Radisson hotel and a museum apart from the sea-life exhibition. 

The Aquadom was the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium at 14 metres in height. Two people were injured during the incident as glass shattered and police evacuated the hotel on concern that there could be structural damage. 

Thankfully, no casualties were found as search and rescue dogs scoured the ground floor of the building. It is still unclear as to what caused the aquarium to burst. 

350 people staying at the hotel were told to pack and leave the building. Buses were sent to provide shelter for people leaving the hotel as outside temperatures in Berlin stood at around -7 degrees Celsius. 

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Here’s how many times you should go for a No. 2 according to expert

 - Science - Dec 16 SHARE ON:
Here’s how many times you should go for a No. 2 according to expert

Have you ever wondered whether you’re spending way too little or too much time in the toilet for a number 2? 

Well, the latest findings from the Zoe The Big IF study might just answer that question as they dive into the data and the science to tell us what the healthy amount could be. 

According to Dr Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology, polls revealed that 55% of people relieve themselves once a day. 

Meanwhile, 32.4% go twice a day whereas 10% head to the toilet up to three times a day. So who has the correct amount down? 

Well, there’s enough breathing room, says the doctor, as anything from three times a day to three times a week is considered normal. 

However, some participants claimed to be going to the toilet five times a day whereas others noted they only went once a week. All of this is impacted by hydration, diet, exercise and even stress levels. 

Gut transit time also plays a huge role, which is the time it takes for food to be digested. The average gut transit time in the UK is around 28 hours. 

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Jason Micallef could oversee Ta’ Qali park in new role

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Jason Micallef could oversee Ta’ Qali park in new role

It was revealed by sources to Times of Malta that former One chairman Jason Micallef could take on a new role which could see him run a unit set up to oversee Ta’ Qali National park. 

This comes, the sources claimed, as Micallef exits the Labour Party’s media wing, taking on a new post which has only been created. 

The Malta Government Gazette saw a legal notice amending the Public Administration Act and included the post as head of unit at the national park. Micallef himself has pushed governmental efforts to regenerate the park since 2019. 

The functions of this new role will be largely administrate in nature and will include recommending to the responsible minister a policy and rules for the use of the park. 

Micallef would be in charge of drawing up a strategy for park management, general management, health and safety protocols being institutionalised and creating publicly accessible emergency safety procedures. 

Times of Malta said that Micallef could not confirm nor deny that he would be taking up the post and that the official announcement will be made by the ministry in charge, which is that of public works. 

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Internet loses it as Donald Trump launches NFT cards about himself

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Internet loses it as Donald Trump launches NFT cards about himself

Former US President Donald J. Trump has unveiled $99 trading cards featuring himself, which can be purchased as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs). 

The cards see the former president, now re-running for the 2024 US election, donning various guises – ranging from a superhero to an astronaut to even a Nascar diver. 

 

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Mr Trump said: “These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career!”

Following his major major announcement to run for the White House, he triggered speculation this week after saying that he would make a major announcement. Some thought he would announce a running mate for the campaign.

Instead, Trump posted a promotional video on his social media platform Truth Social which features him ripping open his shirt in New York to reveal a superhero costume. 

He added how the NFTs would make a great Christmas gift as they would be more exciting than the ever popular baseball cards. The “one-of-a-kind” assets in the digital world can be bought and sold like any other piece of property, but have no tangible form of their own.

In response, current president Joe Biden took to Twitter to mock the ‘major announcement’, pointing out his his announcements reveal that inflation is easing, gas prices are lower than a year ago and how he signed the Respect for Marriage Act. 

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