Weekly News

Welcome back to my world of news. My weekly sampling of weird, interesting or cool snippets that caught my eye. I don’t have a song to start this post off like last week, but I do have the world’s coolest dog.

This just makes me happy to watch.


This is awesome! I usually complain about spending money on stupid programs or signs that enable stupidity, but this just calls it out for what it is. The only thing I would change is to go back to the title from the original: Dumb Ways to Die.


In the world of science this week, an experiment I want to participate in. I teach about volcanoes, and each year I talk to students about the fact that we have to make models of volcanoes and eruptions because I can’t bring real magma/lava into the classroom. This teacher can. I’m jealous.


That’ll do it for the last Wednesday in June. The summer is going way too fast. By this time next week, it will be July. I’ll have to see if they invent a time-slower or a Hermione-type time turner before the summer ends. I will scour the news for it. I promise. Until then, see you in seven.

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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12 Responses to Weekly News

  1. That’s cool with the lava. That video is crazy, lol.

  2. lexacain says:

    Twinkie is the cutest thing! And it’s so adorable that his mother was the previous record holder. Those animations are funny! Not sure about the study of molten rock and water. Steam. Cooling rock chipping. Sounds like a no brainer to me. Get SW done! It’s time to move on to Dragon and other awesome ones I know you’re capable of!!!!

    • kimlajevardi says:

      It’s in the small details that scientists can learn things that might shatter previous knowledge about magma and lava. I just read an article that shows that the crystals formed from magma cooling can give scientists some idea of when a volcano will erupt. The trick is it has to be a well-studied volcano because the resulting crystal formation has to be closely monitored, but… It could mean so much or nothing. 🙂

      Almost done. Thanks for the encouragement, Lex! I’m getting there. And the good news is that my schedule will be slightly different beginning in the fall, so I will have an extra hour per day to write. Yeah!

  3. Thanks for my laugh for the day. 🙂 If you find a time turner, please let me know! I’d love one.

  4. That dog is so cute. My dog’s ears pricked up at the sound of all the popping, but I don’t think he’d be interested in doing it himself!

  5. Almost makes me wish I had a dog so I could teach it to pop balloons.
    The stick figures dying was hilarious!

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