Posts in category Q10: Have you ever dreamed of being a champion?

Mali awarded medal for bravery

Readers of The Earth Emperor’s Eye will know of the dog Malachi, the messenger, and his antics and sacrifices in protecting Mother Nature and serving the Emperor. Well, is it merely coincidence that a dog named Mali has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross medal for bravery?  The military dog helped protect sold [...]

Hayemaker’s Achilles’ Hee...

Hayemaker’s Achilles’ Heel
British heavyweight boxer David Haye suffered an unexpected defeat in a bout with Tony Bellow. The fighter, known as the Hayemaker, injured an Achilles tender in his leg after a knockdown in round six.  Haye’s power and poise was severely impacted but he fought on bravely until eventually conceding in round 11. The Hayemaker’ [...]

Leicester City – Truth Is Stran...

Leicester City – Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Against all odds Leicester City FC are about to claim the 2015-16 English Premier league title. Also known as The Foxes, Leicester began the season as 5000-1 to claim the prize.  In 2014-15 the club only just avoided relegation to the Championship.  The remarkable and unprecedented rise of the club is even more miraculous because on [...]

James and the Giant Grasshopper

James and the Giant Grasshopper
The Earth Emperor still has a trick or two up his sleeve! In the soccer world cup in Brazil, a giant grasshopper landed on the arm of Columbia’s No 10 James Rodriguez during his country’s 2-1 defeat to the host nation.  Incredibly, the enormous bug clung to the world cup emblem on James’ shirt sleeve after he scored a p [...]

When April Beaver’s 16 year old son, Caleb, passed away last Christmas, she thought she’d never hear his heartbeat again. Caleb was an athletic, musically gifted son who fell ill suddenly on 23 December. After Caleb’s death, April prayed for a sign for Caleb and a chance to be close to her son again. The following morning s [...]

King Knut

King Knut
Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear, has died at just 4 years of age. Rejected by his mother he was put in an incubator and raised by humans from a cub at Berlin Zoo. His story captured the imagination of an adoring public and was adopted by many as an icon on tackling climate change.  Polar bears can live [...]

Making Haye

Making Haye
Congratulations to David Haye, British heavyweight boxer.  The champion successfully defended his world crown in nine rounds against contender, John Ruiz.  ‘The Hayemaker’  became only the second man to stop Ruiz and the first for 14 years. Here’s some of his greatest hits. The reign of the Hayemake [...]

Flying Fish World Record

Flying Fish World Record
A flying fish has set a new world record, travelling through the air for 45 seconds – breaking the previous record by 3 seconds.  The fish was caught on camera by a ferry doing about 30 kilometres per hour.  Here’s the amazing video… Curiously, Bill Richmond mentioned how he’d seen ‘fish fall from the sky’ during the Blakeswar [...]

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