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July 22, 2024

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Dress dilemma: A groom's absentminded mistake led to disaster when he accidentally left his fiancée’s $2,000 (USD) wedding dress on the car roof and then drove away, leaving the dress to fly off the vehicle. Lindel Cain, the bride from Adelaide, Australia, shared the mishap on social media. The couple was retrieving items from a storage unit when the incident occurred. Despite frantic efforts to find the dress, it remained missing. The couple offered a cash reward for its return. But even with such a setback, the bride maintained a sense of humour, seeing the mishap as a future wedding speech anecdote.


Tomato trouble: A Nigerian woman stands on the brink of a potentially lengthy prison sentence for her online critique of a can of tomato puree, of all things. Chioma Okoli shared her discontent online about the excessively sweet taste of the product she purchased. Unexpectedly, her post snowballed, amassing thousands of comments. Despite warnings from someone linked to the food product company, she persisted in complaining online. Consequently, she faced arrest in accordance with Nigeria’s cybercrime laws. The company is suing her for significant damages, citing negative impact on their business. In response, Okoli is fighting back, suing both the police and the company.

Exquisite treat: The chocolate made by the To’ak company stands out in the world of fancy sweets, made from rare Nacional cacao found in small parts of Ecuador. Priced at up to $490 for a mere 50-gram bar, it’s not just candy, it’s an experience. To’ak sets itself apart by carefully selecting the finest cacao, once believed extinct. This chocolate undergoes a special aging process in wooden barrels, similar to aging fine spirits, giving it exceptional depth. Spices like Cambodian Kampot pepper further enrich its flavour. Although above most people’s price point, To’ak’s distinct taste makes it a sought-after delicacy for those seeking something extraordinary.


Digital host: Spain’s adaptation of the Survivor TV show will feature a unique twist: a segment hosted by Alba Renai, an AI-powered digital influencer. Despite her non-existent physical form, Alba was meticulously created based on feedback from a focus group of 350 young people, ensuring she embodied traits that were likely to resonate with a wide audience. Be a Lion, the team behind Alba, emphasizes the extensive human collaboration in her development. Claiming that no human jobs were lost in the project, they employ 32 people, including AI experts. The emergence of virtual influencers like Alba are sparking discussions on AI’s role in entertainment and employment.

Quoteable Quotes

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“Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”

—Thomas Carlyle

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
—Thomas Paine

What’s Happening

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July 22, 2024

Event Name: Safety Information Day

Event Date : 07-20-24
Event Location: Wyoming Fairgrounds
Event Time : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Details: Safety Information Day hosted by: Plympton-Wyoming Events Committee And Ride With Pride
Proudly supported by ENBRIDGE Life Takes Energy Saturday
Contact: Mike Nagle
Phone : 519-845-1004
Email : mikenagle00@hotmail.com

West London Puzzle Swap

Event Date : 07-24-24
Event Location: Fleetway- Spare Room
Event Time : 7:00pm-8:30pm
Details: Everyone welcome! Buy/Sell/Trade your used puzzles! We are collecting donations for the Food Bank. Door Prize Draw and more!
Contact: Christen Bourque
Email : kiki_bug77@hotmail.com

Volunteer Fair

Saturday, July 13
10 am - 1 pm
Talk to representatives from organizations across London to learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Central Library
251 Dundas St.
www.lpl.ca
519-661-4600
2 hours free parking in Citi Plaza

Concerts at Unity Centre

Every Wednesday evening there is a concert at Unity Centre, 501 Nelson Street in the heart of SOHO, with an emphasis on music attractive to (though not limited to) seniors. At just $10 per person, these concerts offer 90 minutes of top-notch talent every week.
Upcoming artists include:
June 12: Kevin’s Bacon Train
June 19: Leo Stock, Caroline Burchill, Guy Melanson, Brent Jones
June 26: The Lyle Kernighan Quartet featuring Mother Marion, The Attrill Family Band
July 3: John Bellone, Chet Risser, John Ham
July 10: The Young Ones

Event Name: Cards for Seniors

Event Date : Mondays@1pm
Event Location: Jalna Community Ctr.
Event Time : Mondays 1-4 pm
Details: $3.00 to play - Money prizes
Contact: Sue Fletcher-Keron
Phone : 519-668-1429
Email : sfletcherkeron@gmail.com

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Trivia

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  1. A large body of ice that moves over land is called a _____.
  2. An earthquake is measured by its depth, magnitude, or location?
  3. T/F—The constellation Orion’s second brightest star is called Betelgeuse?
  4. TACOCAT is an example of a palindrome, imponderable, or paradigm?
  5. What is a campanile?

Trivia answers at the bottom of the page!

Your Weekly Horoscope

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Aries

(March 20 – April 19)

aries

You may experience burn out at midweek. Remember that Aries are undergoing a long-term transformation process that will be in effect for three more years. Lucky numbers: 7, 12, 19, 31, 32, 47.

Taurus

(April 20 – May 20)

Taurus

This weekend may be a good time for you to retreat for a couple of days. Relaxation and comfort food might be exactly what you need right now to recharge. Lucky numbers: 6, 14, 36, 37, 43, 44.

Gemini

(May 21 – June 20)

Gemini

Your energy level may be substantially increased this week. To what part of your life should you apply this boost? Don’t forget self-care as you zip through this process. Lucky numbers: 8, 9, 25, 30, 38, 42.

Cancer

(June 21 – July 21)

Cancers’ deep-felt emo - tions aren’t always easy to translate to others. But the next two weeks may present an oppor - tunity to communicate more precisely when speaking. Lucky numbers: 12, 19, 24, 31, 33, 43.

Leo

(July 22 – Aug. 22)

Leo

The ruling planet of Leo is the Sun, and it is shin - ing down on you during your birthday month. This is a good time to set your intentions for the next year. Lucky numbers: 4, 17, 19, 22, 26, 40.

Virgo

(Aug. 23– Sept. 22)

Virgo

Try to use this week to nail down details on your projects, including com - municating with others. After that, things may be a bit chaotic for a couple of weeks. Lucky numbers: 13, 30, 36, 37, 40, 42.

Libra

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Libra

Are you simmering below the surface about an issue? Try to find a pos - itive way to address it, or the situation could impul - sively erupt into the open at midweek. Lucky numbers: 14, 18, 20, 23, 31, 45.

Scorpio

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Scorpio

Your intuitive connec - tion to those around you may be subdued for a few days at week’s end. Rather than being dis - turbed by this dynamic, can you welcome it as a respite? Lucky numbers: 1, 14, 16, 18, 19, 23.

Sagittarius

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20)

Sagittarius

Sagittarians often have a broad, philosophical worldview. This may not go over well with others for the next two weeks. You might want to retreat until the dynamic passes. Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 11, 12, 18, 35.

Capricorn

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19)

Capricorn

In the next couple of weeks, you may have an opportunity for your hard work and discipline to be rewarded. Just be sure you read the fine print of agreements. Lucky numbers: 9, 12, 15, 17, 42, 43.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Aquarius

You may be in a stale - mate on how to proceed with your life. Making a list of pros and cons might help give clarity on adjusting your view of the situation. Lucky numbers: 5, 11, 23, 25, 26, 42.

Pisces

(Feb. 19 – March 19)

Pisces

Pisces sometimes are overwhelmed by their emotions and those of others. Now may be a good time to make an adjustment that grounds you in a more joyful attitude. Lucky numbers: 3, 16, 24, 25, 38, 43.

Lucky numbers this week: This week’s odds favour Capricorn winners with the luckiest number being 17.

Did You Know...

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No relatives: American author Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. He married Olivia Langdon, and they had four children. However, the author has no direct descendants living today.

Taking in flavour: Wood ear mushrooms are well known to Chinese cooks. These mushrooms grow on trees and bushes and look a bit like ears. They don’t have much flavour, but absorb flavours of the sauces in which they are cooked.

Famous cars: Hollywood has had many famous cars grace its screens, including a Volkswagen Beetle “Herbie” in Love Bug, a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible in Thelma & Louise, and a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit.

Canadian citizen: Canada has a population of about 39 million, and that includes Santa Claus. In 2010, the Canadian government affirmed Santa Claus as a Canadian citizen during a special citizenship ceremony in Calgary, Alberta.

Isolated world: The Sentinelese, who inhabit a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal, have lived isolated lives for over 60,000 years. They resist any attempts by authorities or anthropologists to study their culture.

On the Lighter Side

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My mom gave some old rope a time-out. It was knotty.

First monster: “Are the monsters in your town ugly?” Second monster: “Last year we held a beauty contest and no one won.”

That poor piece of paper pinned to the wall! It was under a tack.

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Deduct. Deduct who? Deduct said, “Quack! Quack!”

What do you call a knight who just lost a fencing match? A sword loser.

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