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Singapore has become the first country in the world to allow the the sale of lab grown chricken meat.

The meat will first be sold as chicken nuggets. 

The chicken will be priced at premium chicken prices due to the cost of production.

This type of food is known as clean or cultured meat. It is grown from animal muscle cells in a lab

The product will be manufactured in Singapore.

The Actor that played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movies, Dave Prowse, has died.

He was 85 years old.

Prowse was a former bodybuilder who had a series of roles as monsters and villains. He was invited by George Lucas to audition for the roles of Vader and Chewbacca. He chose Vader.

Born in Bristol in 1935, Prowse developed a passion for bodybuilding and weight training. He competed in Mr Universe competitions, where he became friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He won the British heavyweight weightlifting championship three times and was selected to represent England at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.

Prowse was in the Vader suit for much of the Sith Lord’s screen time and reputedly even got to speak his lines on set. However, a different voice was used in the final movie.

An elephant trapped in Indian well was rescued in 12-hour crane operation.

The animal fell into well covered with bushes in village in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district of India.

Officials said they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.

The well that was covered with bushes did not have a fence or wall around it.

Two other elephants have fallen into such wells in the past year in the area.

Luckily, the elephant was found to be healthy and active when it came out of the well.

Toy Story – the famous movie franchise – has celebrated its 25th birthday.

The film reaches its 25th anniversary today. The first film came out in the US on 22 November 1995 and in NZ in March 1996.

In total there have been 4 Toy Story films.

  • Toy Story (1995),
  • Toy Story 2 (1999),
  • Toy Story 3 (2010), and
  • Toy Story 4 (2019).

This means that, for many of you, your parents might have even watched the film when they were your age, or maybe even younger than you are now!

Toy Story 1 made history by becoming the first feature-length film to be made entirely using computer-generated imagery.

The film also made more than $300 million at the box office. At the time this was a huge success. It led to three more films being made over the next 20 years.

Toy Story 3 became the highest-grossing animation ever when it was released in 2010.

To celebrate the film’s special birthday Disney and Pixar released some never before seen sketches of Buzz Lightyear’s original designs earlier this year, so we can see how the has character evolved.


Lil Nas X has performed a virtual concert on Roblox

Lil Nas X was recreated on Roblox this weekend, performing in his very first virtual concert.

In behind the scenes footage before the performance, the rapper explained: “This ain’t no ordinary concert, I’ve got my whole face and body scanned – I want to look good for my first appearance on Roblox.”

Wearing a motion capture suit, Lil Nas X was recreated in game and wore different costumes, including his trademark pink cowboy outfit.

He also wore a silver Santa suit for the performance of his new Christmas song, ‘Holiday’.

The Roblox community was also invited to customise their avatars with cowboy hats and signs that said ‘we love Lil Nas X’ before the concert.

Roblox has 100 million users in its community and video games are just one-way artists can reach audiences.

Fortnite has seen some of the biggest events with a Travis Scott concert having over 27 million viewers.

Meanwhile bands such have Little Mix and BTS have chosen to live stream performances via YouTube.

An Egyptian scuba diver is believed to have set a new world record by remaining under water for nearly six entire days.

Saddam Al-Kilany, 29, completed the feat in the Red Sea off the Dahab coast.

Al-Kilany stayed underwater for 145 hours and 30 minutes, surpassing the current record of 142 hours, 47 minutes. The current world record was set by Cem Karabay in Cyprus.

Al-Kilany had originally planned to remain underwater for 150 hours, but the attempt was ended at 145 hours and 30 minutes due to concerns about his health.

Al-Kilany, who previously made headlines when he and his fiancee, Pia Legora, held their engagement ceremony underwater in September.

Video from the attempt and other documentation is being submitted to Guinness World Records for recognition.