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Sony has unveiled information about the new Play Station 5.

The new gaming system has been in development for nearly five years.

Sony’s current console – The PlayStation 4 – has been on sale for nearly six years, which is quite a long time for consoles.

PS5 lead designer Mark Cerny released some information about what we can expect.

However, they’ve STILL not revealed what the console or controllers will look like. The image we supplied is one person’s thoughts at this stage. What do you think?

KEY FEATURES
PS5 will be able to play PS4 games. Bad news if you’re a retro gamer with a large collection of old games.
The new console will have 8K resolution, which means games and films in that format are going to be amazing.
The console will include 3D sound technology.

The famous song YMCA by The Village People will be preserved forever.

The US Library of Congress has decided it is historically important enough to add the disco anthem to its National Recording Registry.

This means the audio is considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

The famous song has inspired partygoers to wave their arms around on countless dancefloors since 1978.

The National Recording Registry was established in 2000 and is tasked with identifying 25 titles per year that reflect the cultural heritage of the US.

The Village People’s disco anthem reached number one in more than a dozen countries, including the UK, although it stalled at number two in the US.

Check out the original video below.

A recent study has found that eating avocados improves concentration.

Avocados are high in lutein, which has proven to have positive effects on the brain.

Researches from the University of Illinois completed a 12-week randomised control trial.

They discovered that adults who are overweight or obese had an increase in cognitive benefits after consuming the fruit.

For the study, 80 adults were split into two groups and given the same meals. However, one set of participants included an avocado daily.

At the end of the study, those who had avocados had improved performances on a cognitive test which required them to focus on the task while being distracted.

Elisha Nochomovitz has probably become the first person in the world to run a marathon on a balcony.

Nochomovitz ran 42.2km (26.2 miles) back and forth, never leaving his 7 metre-long balcony.

He shared images of the feat online as a way to extend his support to medical personnel who were doing an “exceptional job” with COVID-19.

He also wanted to lighten the mood. “It was about launching a bit of a crazy challenge and bringing a bit of humour” he said.

He didn’t exactly make record time.

It took him six hours and 48 minutes. He got nauseous and worried the neighbours would complain about the pounding of his footsteps. But he did it.

How much toilet paper is a question lots of people seem to be asking.

Firstly, you don’t need to worry about this. We have heaps of toilet paper in our country. You will not go without.

However, that hasn’t stopped some people worrying and reports of people paying lots of money for a roll is all around the internet.

However, one website is certainly making the most of this situation.

The How much toilet paper” website has gone viral around the world as people see how much they need.

If you go onto the site you will see there are plenty of variables in play. I tried it with my family and the dicussion we had was hilarious. If you have a spare few minutes, get the family around the table and try and fill it out. It is a little fun.

If you are really serious make sure you click the ‘advance option’ tab. This opens up a new line of thinking and conversation.

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The coronavirus quarantine in Japan has not stopped one school from celebrating their graduation.

The students were so determined not to miss out, they built their virtual graduation ceremony – on Minecraft!

The father of one of the boys involved shared pictures on social media saying it looks as good as the real thing.

The students built a huge assembly hall with a stage and seating. They also had a red carpet for all the virtual classmates to walk down.

Minecraft has become a place for students in Japan to hang out, following the government’s decision to close schools two weeks ago.

A unicorn dog has become an internet sensation.

A golden retriever puppy called Rae, has made her both Instagram and TikTok-famous.

It all happened after Rae’s owner set up social media accounts to show off the cute pup’s unique look.

In less than three weeks, Rae managed to get more than 180,000 Instagram followers. the dog has been nicknamed the ‘unicorn puppy’.

Her TikTok video has also been viewed nearly 4 million times.

Rae’s bio says: “I’m a one-eared golden retriever! Accidental injury at birth left me with only my right ear. As I grew, it migrated to the top of my head.”

One of Rae’s ears became damaged when she was born, and it had to be removed.

But instead of just having a gap where her missing ear should be, the ear she does still have, now sits on the top of her head like a unicorn horn.

Her ear drama was also the inspiration behind her name: Rae is ‘ear’ spelled backwards.

Walt Disney will fast-track the release of the Frozen2 .

The company announced the move last week in a bid to spark “fun and joy” during the coronavirus outbreak.

The film will now be released in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands from March 17.

Walt Disney chief executive Bob Chapek said the company brought the release forward with the hope of “surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging period”.

At the same time, both Disney and Netflix said they would halt production of some of the films and TV series they were currently producing.

Netflix will shutdown its production of scripted TV and film production for two weeks, while Disney has paused production on some of its action movies.