Wednesday, November 7, 2012


When the spaceship Juno headed off to Jupiter during the summer of 2011, three 1.5" tall LEGO figures went along for the ride. The trio should arrive at their destination sometime in 2016. The specially-constructed aluminum mini-figures are the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and the "father of science", Galileo Galilei. "The LEGO crew's mission is part of the LEGO Bricks in Space project, the joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics", says Stephan Turnipseed, president of LEGO Education North America.

When you're 92-years-old, you're probably not used to being asked for proof of age. However, Diane Taylor, a 92-year-old English woman was asked for her ID; and, when she couldn't produce it, she wasn't allowed to purchase the bottle of whisky she had hoped to buy. Taylor says she doesn't have a passport or driver's licence, so she wasn't able to fulfill the request. Consequently, she wasn't served. A spokesman at the One Stop Shop where the woman attempted to buy the alcohol explained that they are very strict about enforcing the policy, "No ID, No Sale."

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