The Daily: August 18
Monday, 18 August 2014

The Daily: August 18

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Nell Turner
Rip the dog that saved more than 100 lives in 1945
Rip the dog who was awarded the Dickin medal for animal bravery in 1945 has now become a part of the 'Hall of Heroes', which recognizes the heroic figures throughout history. Rip was founded in London in 1940 by an air warden, but shortly after Rip died in 1946. The 'Hall of heroes' allows the historic figures to be acknowledged amongst the bravery of every person and even rescue dogs who were involved in any aspect of history, which has shaped our lives today. Not only does the 'Hall of Heroes' include men who fought but also maids, such as Dorothea Crewdson, who was one of few who went overseas to help the injured.

The end of melted chocolate?
A fully funded job studying the reason why chocolate melts has recently set off. It is geared up to start in January 2015, and will include the investigation of factors that contribute to chocolate melting in warm conditions. There are many skills that are essential such as mathematical skills as well as theological and analytical methods used when studying the interior of soft solids. In four years time it could be the end of all melted chocolate.

Comedian Miranda Hart set to become part of the Generation Game on BBC
Miranda Hart is set to become the new presenter of the Generation Game on BBC. The show was remembered mostly by its comical phrases, and far from spectacular prizes which normally included children's toys. At its peak in the 1970s it hit an astounding 20 million viewers on Saturday nights. Hart has already experienced a version of the Generation Game on Comic Relief and described it is 'one of the best experiences ever.' It will become more modernized but still contain the classical aspects to it. With her supporting fan base the Generation Games starring Miranda Hart is set to add more than a staggering 20 million viewers beating the 1970s.

Meet the next biggest west end star; Barney the labradoodle
The scruffy Labradoodle is the next big thing on the West End stage. Barney demands not large pay checks but fat pork sausages as a reward for all of his hard work. The Labradoodle has appeared in the stge version of the Oscar winning film, Shakespeare in Love, where he caught the eye of everyone in the audience and even got the largest applause. Barney is known as the triple threat in the theatre, he offers everything he can bark, sit and jump. The competition with Britain's Got Talent winner Pudsey, who is the nation's favorite canine does not stop Barney from performing at his best. Barneys career as an West End performer has set off.

Little House On the Prairie memoirs set to be released
The new coming autobiography will show fans a more genuine view of frontier living. The series included dark scenes including domestic abuse and love triangles which were not so suitable for a child which is why it was cut out in the 1930s. Wilder did attempt to get the autobiography released in the 1930s but it did not succeed, so the original draft was kept in the museum in Mansfield for decades. For the fans of Wilder it will give them a view of what inspired her, as well as scenes which occurred in her life which was cut, such as the scene in Burr Oak when her neighbor set himself alight with kerosene. Scenes such as those make Wilders memoir seem filled with scandal.

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