Since finals are only three weeks away, here’s a pick-me-up for your Friday. Enjoy the latest fun news.
Prince Harry wants “Fortnite” banned
During a visit to a YMCA in London, Prince Harry told parents to protect their children from “irresponsible” games like Fortnite, according to an Express article.
He said social media is “more addictive than drugs and alcohol and can have negative consequences to children's’ mental health.
“Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go, the only place you might go is online and you will probably end up getting bullied,” he told Express news.
Heinz Ketchup announces interesting combination
Heinz ketchup announced on Twitter that they are giving away 100 bottles of Kranch, a combination of ranch and ketchup, according to an ABC News article.
The announcement comes less than a month after Heinz released Mayocue and Mayomust, which are combinations of mayonnaise and barbecue sauce and mustard.
A small Danish town wants to build Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper
Brande, a town with a population of 7,000, plans to house the headquarters of Bestseller, a clothing brand. The tower will is planned to be over 1,000 feet high, according to a Smithsonian Magazine article.
The building will be as tall as the Eiffel Tower.
“The overall building project is thought as an investment in Brande, and the planned high-rise building will function as an icon for the new expansion,” Anders Holch Povlsen, the owner of Bestseller said in a press release.
The tower will house offices, hotel facilities, educational spaces and 30 retail shops.
A Different kind of Food Fight
A Wisconsin woman called police because her husband bought the wrong type of chicken, according to a Fox News article.
The couple got into an argument because he purchased the wrong type of chicken. He then agreed to stay at his father’s house for the night.
Dubstep v. Mosquitos
A study found that when they played electronic music, mosquitos were nearly four times less likely to go for blood, according to a CBC article.
The researchers studied a mosquito that is linked to yellow fever, zika, dengue fever and other diseases.
The researchers used Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” to test the mosquitos because of its variation of high and low notes. The song reduced mating success and attacks.
Previous research has shown that these mosquitoes require sound to mate.