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One of the six ravens in the Tower of London has disappeared
Workers fear he is dead, which could be a grim sign for the UK. According to legend, if there are less than six ravens in the Tower, the kingdom will perish.
The fusion energy device kept a temperature of 180 million degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 million degrees Celsius, for 20 seconds
The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion reactor recently set a world record by maintaining its plasma temperature at a super-hot 180 million degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds. It may not seem like a long time, but no previous fusion plant has operated for more than 10 seconds under these conditions - even the KSTAR reactor only lasted eight seconds in 2019.
53-year-old pastry chef from Great Britain decided to touchingly thank the doctors for their work on the eve of Christmas
Rosie Dammer is a former British Armed Forces helicopter pilot. The woman worked for more than two weeks on the creation of a cake for doctors. She called it “A Hug for Christmas”.
For example, a woman baked a huge 6-foot cake (about two meters) in the shape of a nurse who is affectionately hugged by Santa Claus.
The cake consists of 17 layers, and each layer has a chocolate-orange icing. Dessert contains about 360 thousand calories. The pastry chef presented her piece to the staff of the Royal Bolton Hospital. 1,200 hospital workers were treated to them.
A street art piece inspired by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy appears on a Bristol home on Wayne Street
The creation depicts a woman in a headscarf sneezing, her prostheses flying in the air.
The graffiti was covered for some time, and in the morning of today, December 10, the artist decided to demonstrate his work to the public.
Wayne Street is located on a steep slope. The 22-degree slope draws in a crowd every year. This street hosts an egg-rolling competition on Easter Sunday.
Rockefeller Christmas tree lit in New York
The ceremony was unusual this year due to restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Christmas tree was lit without a crowd of spectators; instead, some stars attended the ceremony. In particular, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon, Earth, Wind & Fire and others performed at the festive event.
The caretakers of London's ZSL Zoo in Regent's Park have installed miniature letterboxes in the meerkat enclosures, and now the animals are "sending" their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus.
Superintendent Luke Taylor said the meerkats "asked" Santa to visit the zoo in December, as ticket proceeds will support the professional care of 20,000 animals during this difficult time, as well as ZSL's global science and conservation efforts.
“Being closed for a total of 15 weeks this year means we have lost millions of pounds from the sale of vital tickets that fund our work; By celebrating Christmas at London Zoo, people can have a fun and safe day while supporting the work of ZSL, ”he added.
8-year-old boy Monty wrote a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
in which he asked if Santa would bring him gifts this year, as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the world. Suddenly, Johnson answered him.
The prime minister noted that he receives letters from children with such questions every day. However, he found out the exact answer to this question at Santa's residence.
“I called the North Pole and learned that Santa is ready and in a hurry to hit the road, like Rudolph and the other reindeer,” Johnson wrote.
However, he noted that the UK chief physician allowed Santa to visit the children at Christmas, but very quickly and in compliance with anti-epidemiological rules.
“Leaving cookies and hand sanitizer aside is always a good idea to stop the spread of the virus. Use it yourself, wash your hands regularly. This will help you and your friends get on the good list, ”Johnson added.
Nationwide quarantine lifted in UK on December 2
Great Britain will cancel the nationwide quarantine on December 2, however, strict restrictive measures will remain in place for the safety of citizens, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
In the UK, over the past day, the lowest increase in coronavirus cases was recorded - about 15.5 thousand cases. The daily number of deaths for the week decreased by 6%.