Posts Tagged ‘discarded’

Cigar Butt Discarded by Sir Winston Churchill Could Fetch £1,200 at Auction

A cigar butt discarded by Sir Winston Churchill and picked up by a policeman is expected to fetch up to £1,200 ($1,677) at auction. The item cast aside by the wartime leader in the 1940s will go on sale along with a pair of satin slippers that once belonged to Queen Victoria. Made in the […]

Discarded masks infecting oceans as side effect of Covid pandemic

The pale blue of a mask is easy to spot among the dry-brown reeds. People walk here along the northern coast of the San Francisco Bay, crowding a path that bends to the contour of the shore. At the small pebble beach near a park called Blackies Pasture, a surgical mask is tangled in the […]

Franco-British duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of discarded face masks

A Franco-British duo is walking from Marseille to Paris collecting discarded face masks, plastic bottles and fast food waste. Edmund Platt and Frédéric Munsch set off from the southern city on October 1 and should arrive in the French capital on Saturday (November 28). They will walk as close as possible to the TGV train […]

Discarded Treasures: Why we forget most of the books we read

     Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, who reads, it is fair to say, a lot of books. […]

Rare waterspouts injure 38 people on Cuba beach, levels dwellings

     A severe storm that created several waterspouts roared onshore at a popular beach south of the Cuban capital over the weekend, injuring 38 people and damaging dozens of buildings, the island’s official media reported Monday. The waterspouts happened with little warning Saturday evening at Caimito beach, on the southern side of the island in […]

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