In my little “town” (it’s South Australia main city) today is “Adelaide Cup” day. To break it down, instead of breaking it down into tinier stories. It’s a Public Holiday in South Australia (YAY) but it’s also the day in South Australia where our fanciest of the fanciest and the richest of the richest come out and take a bet on some horses.
The Adelaide Cup always takes place on the second Monday in March and it’s first run was in 1864. The first race usually takes places around lunch time and then continues at roughly 40 minute intervals for the rest of the afternoon/day.
Now this day does cause a lot of controversy, as you can probably imagine. That constant battle between “making” horses run and what can sometimes happen after the races. Also that eternal battle of do the horses really want to race? It’s also causes that big controversy of people needing to shop for everything in the whole supermarket, just in case…just in case, on that one public holiday day they run out of…stuff,lol
So readers, what do you think of racing? Horse racing or otherwise? Personally I am enthralled by car-racing, even though I don’t drive!
*If you do place a bet today, do so, responsibly*.
Share Your World – 2015 Week #33
What are some words that just make you smile?
Puppies, Butt, Flower (mainly because it makes think of that line in Bambi) Pippy Loo.
You’re given $500,000 dollars tax free (any currency), what do you spend it on?
What subject would you like to study in depth, if given the time to do so?
Would your rather be stuck in a small plane with bad turbulence for 2 hours or be a passenger in a car racing the Daytona 500?
Definitely the passenger in the Daytona 500, I get really bad motion sickness. To think about having really bad turbulence for two hours makes me feel physically ill just thinking about it.
I don’t know how many of you know about this or have already seen this, but I would have loved to have been there. I don’t think watching it on a computer screen is really doing it that much justice.
On the first of August 2015, New York and Racing Extinction put on a very impressive light show. On the side of the Empire State Building there was a huge light show. What was showing on the building were pictures of the animals that are considered endangered and are close to becoming extinct.
See Cecil the Lion and Other Animals Light Up the Empire State Building
Article written by Jack Linshi and published by online TIME magazine.
Uploaded by: news all the world
Published on 2 Aug 2015
The filmmakers behind the project calls “Racing Extinction” say they hope it will draw attention and inspire a global conversation about the plight of endangered species. Their documentary is due to air on Discovery channel in December. The live video projection will be on display tomorrow from 9 p.m. till midnight.