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Friday, 18 October 2013

TODAYS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

- FB PRIVACY FOR TEENS CHANGE

- COOL WEBSITE FOR RUGBY FANS

- WHY SOME CHINESE FOOD REALLY IS ADDICTIVE

STORIES

FACEBOOK PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR TEENS CHANGE

We all know that the internet is not really a safe place for kids.  (Sorry kids…it’s just not.)  Earlier this month there was a poll that came out saying teenagers aren’t into Facebook anymore because it’s been ‘infiltrated’ by their parents and aunts & uncles.  But Facebook has also been one of the very few ‘safer’ places for teens.  Up until this week, if you were younger than 17, your posts automatically couldn’t be made ‘public’ or accessible anyone but your friends to see.  Not even ‘friends of friends’ could see your posts.

But as from this week, teenagers can choose to make their statuses public.  That means strangers, and companies collecting data for advertisers and marketing companies, will be able to see select posts. Strangers will also be able to "follow" teens they don't know and see their public posts in the main news feed.

Kids can still choose whether they make their statuses public, and they get a warning if they change the setting that explains to them exactly what ‘public’ means.

COOL RUGBY WEBSITE:  GOALKICKERS.CO.ZA

Goalkickers.co.za is the brainchild of South African Jurie Nel.  He has worked out a rating system for rugby goal kickers.

Each kick to the posts gets a difficulty rating, based on the probability of it going over.  The times a player kicks the ball over the posts is combined with the difficulty of his kicks to rate him.

Morne Steyn was the best goal kicker in the 2013 Rugby Championship.  He has a 9.011 rating out of 10.  He is followed by NZ’s Aaron Cruden, who got only 5.7 out of 10, Nicholas Sanchez from Argentina.

Dan Carter was only 6th on the list, but his kicks were rated the most difficult.  Before you say ‘Ha! That’s why!’….he only kicked 8 goals in the Rugby Championship, as opposed to Morne Steyn’s 43.  He kicked more than anyone and he did better.

You can check out the statistics for the Mid-Year Internationals, Six Nations, Currie Cup, Rugby Champs and more on www.goalkickers.co.za

WHY SOME CHINESE FOOD REALLY IS ADDICTIVE

two Chinese restaurants that have been fined for serving their food with poppy seed powder.  Poppy seeds are okay – but poppy seed powder is illegal because it’s the stuff you make heroin from.  It contains codeine and morphine, and is very addictive.  Which is exactly why the restaurant owners said they used it.  They said they lace their food with the poppy seed powder otherwise customers don’t come back!

How do you know if your Chinese food is spiked with the sweet poppy?  Health inspectors say that heavily seasoned or aromatic sauces could contain it – which is basically all Asian sauces if you ask me.

You might be thinking ‘ag, it can’t be that bad.  How much could they be putting in anyway?’  Earlier this year a blogger went to an Asian hotspot that he suspected were using poppy seed powder in their food.  His urine tested positive for heroin after eating there.

COMPETITIONS

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WE WERE HIDING IN...Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey

Cut into one of the long, finger-like stone formations that make Cappadocia famous, the underground city of Derinkuyu is an eight-level warren of traps and wrong turns descending about 60m into the earth.

Believed to have been built in the seventh or eighth century B.C., it was subsequently enlarged by early Christians to foil the armies of various Zealot empires.

Nearly 20,000 people could live behind its sealed stone doors for nearly four months, and presumably any soldiers who had the misfortune to pursue them through the narrow passageways would get lost or be squashed by one of the Indiana Jones-style rolling-boulder traps.