Crocodile tears ( week 10) 


Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false, insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief.
The phrase derives from an ancient belief that crocodiles shed tears while consuming their prey. While crocodiles do have tear ducts, they weep to lubricate their eyes, typically when they have been out of water for a long time and their eyes begin to dry out. However, evidence suggests this can also be triggered by feeding.

The UK and GB ( week 9)


Great BritainGreat Britain is an island that consists of three somewhat autonomous regions that include England, Scotland, and Wales. 
The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a country that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Its official name is “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” 

Top Gear ( week 8)

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Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars. It has become the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. Since the relaunch, the conventional motoring magazine programme has developed a quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style over time, and has become a significant show in British popular culture. During its first 22 series, the programme received acclaim for its visual style and presentation as well as criticism for its content and often politically incorrect commentary made by its former presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

 

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Emoji ( week 7 )

 

An emoji is a visual representation of an emotion, object or symbol. Emoji can are in modern communication apps such as your smartphone’s text messaging or social networking apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. To access your library of emoticons in any app, tap the smiley face icon on the keyboard.

This will reveal a library of emoticons organized into categories. On iOS your most recently used emoticons are displayed, followed by emotive images, animals/creatures, food, sports/activities, motor vehicles, technology/equipment, hearts/symbols and flags. The categorization is a bit convoluted and not well organized. Often, it might be difficult to find an emoticon you want. Apple promises to make this easier in the next version of iOS by activating words into emotions by just tapping them. 

Soichiro Honda ( week 6 )

 

 

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The Honda Motor Company was founded by Soichiro Honda in October 1946. He was very interested in automobiles from a small age so he used to tune cars and enter them into races using his friend’s garage. As he grew up he decided to be in the automobile industry. Soon his efforts paid off and he got a contract for supplying piston rings for major car maker TOYOTA. But unfortunately he lost the contract as his products did not match the required quality. So he went to various factories in Japan looking for ways to improve the quality of the engines by making efficient piston rings.

Soon he was able to find a highly automated process that could use unskilled workers to produce high quality piston rings. In 1946 he founded Honda Technical Research Institute to sell customised bicycles with attached motors. He had only 12 employees who worked in a 170 sq ft. area.

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In 1949, after years of persistence Mr. Honda and his team were able to release the Model D which was the first complete motorcycle they had made with their own parts. Soon the demand for this low priced vehicle increased and by 1964 the Honda Company was the World’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles.

Uber ( week 5)


Uber Technologies Inc. is an online transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 528 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber software application, which allows consumers to request car transportation or food delivery via the Uber mobile app or the Uber mobile website. It also allows drivers to earn income from delivering food or transporting passengers. Uber drivers use their own personal cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.

Uber has been a pioneer in the sharing economy and the changes in industries as a result of the sharing economy has been referred to as “Uberification” or “Uberisation”

 Uber was founded in 2009 as UberCab by Garrett Camp, the cofounder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick, who had sold his Red Swoosh startup for $19 million in 2007. The name “Uber” is a reference to the common (and somewhat slangy) word “uber”, meaning “topmost” or “super”, and having its origins in the German word über, meaning “above”.

In terms of investing globally, with plans to expand in the Middle East, in June 2016, Uber received $3.5 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson ( week 4)

Rowan Atkinson is a British actor, comedian and screenwriter who was born on January 6, 1955. 

In 1979, Atkinson wrote for and starred in the BBC’s Not the Nine O’clock News. His later landed a role on the television series Blackadder and subsequent spin-off TV specials. 

In 1990, he starred as his originally developed character Mr. Bean on the televison series of the same name. Mr. Bean was adapted for film in 1997, and received wide success.