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Boredom

Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

I will be talking about how boredom is created, how to cure boredom and what boredom is. I will also be talking about how boredom is good and bad for you. Boredom isn't something you can see, smell, taste or hear but is is something that you feel. If you feel sleepy or drowsy you are probably bored. Boredom is the state of being bored. Boredom is created when you lose your attention on something and your brain starts wandering somewhere else. An example is when your teacher is talking about this subject you really don't care about and try to entertain yourself with something .That is boredom. Another example of boredom is when your parent or relative is talking about something you think is really lame and it seems as if the clock is not even moving. That is also boredom. The cure for boredom is really simple. All you have to do is entertain yourself or find something fun to do. But for some people it is really hard to find something to entertain themselves with. If you don't have anything to entertain yourself with,you could do something using your own body like running around or dancing. Imagining or dreaming of something you like would also help to cure boredom. Boredom can also get created by doing the same thing over and over again. You could even get bored of your favorite thing if you do it over and over again. If your favorite thing was a video game that you think is so cool, and you play it so many times you might even get bored of it. But then again you might not get bored of it. Everybody is bored of different things. One person might be bored of an test or quiz but another person might love it and could be their most favorite thing. Boredom is good for you because when you are bored is sort of forces your body to find and explore things, and finding and exploring is one part of creativity. It could lead people to looking or finding interesting bugs on the sidewalk just like Albert Einstein for hours when he was a kid, making a fort out of certain materials, sing a song or make a play about what they like. Boredom helps us explore and pursue what our interest and curiosity leads us. So boredom can actually help in some ways. Except in some ways it doesn't help because experts and researcher say there is a possibility that the more bored you are the more likely to die early. The scientists did a test about it and it turns out people are two and a half times more likely to die from a heart problem than other people if they are really
bored. So boredom can help and harm you in different ways, and this is the end of my speech.


Are Alien real?

Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25


Have you ever thought about if aliens are real. Well if you think aliens exist, then I will tell you why I do not believe it. Saying aliens are real is like saying elves or dragons exist, if you don't believe in dragons why believe in aliens, they are all myths. Some guy probably said that there are aliens about to attack us and the rumor spread and became a myth, and so when anybody sees something weird they blame it on aliens. There has never actually been 100 percent proof if aliens are real, sure you could have seen photos of aliens but they could have been copied of the internet or photo shopped. Scientists have been searching for aliens for so long and haven't found their trace yet because they don't exist, even with all our high tech equipment we still haven't found a single alien. The only reason is because they don't exist. One reason why aliens don't exist is because most people just dress up as an alien like in movies to scare us because they think it is funny to see us frightened. That is just pure Hollywood. People sometimes do really dumb things like dress up to scare people and make people believe in aliens, but even if they make us think that aliens are real that doesn't mean they are. People could believe in all the aliens they want but that doesn't prove anything. The second reason why aliens don't exist is because if they did come to invade us how would they get here, how would they build a vehicle on their far away planet to come to the Earth ? I mean come on people ,where would they get materials and enough materials to build a spacecraft and get down to the Earth. Most people believe in this stuff because of the shows they watch on television. If they watch an alien movie where aliens come and destroy they might believe it. The third reason they don't exist is because in space there is no air so if they adapt to living with more air and they come to the Earth where they would have air, they would just simply die. Think of it like this, a fish is built to breathe without air, and when you give it in air and take it out of from the water where it adapts to,the fish would quickly die. So an actual alien came here he/she would instantly die. Same thing with the planet’s gravity, because planets are different sizes which gives them different gravitational pulls, and if they come to earth they wouldn't be able to control their body that well and since they can't control their bodies well we would simply catch them. But we haven't caught a single one yet since they don't exist. Aliens are simply just a dumb myth people talk about, like Medusa or the Hydra. If anyone says that aliens exist give them those proofs, and don't believe them.Because Alien are not real.


memories

Grade: 8 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-09-10


“It’s good to bunk classes sometimes, because now when I look back, marks don’t make me smile but memories do”said by A.P.J ABDUL KALAM.
Good morning sir and my dear fellow classmates.Today I am here to talk on a very beautiful topic “MEMORIES”
Memories are both good and bad. Memories don’t mean remembering 1,2,3 or x,y,z etc.But actually means the funny or tragic parts of your life held in the past.I am sure that whenever you will look back to your memories they will surely make you smile or laugh like hell.As I said memories are both good and bad.Okay let’s take an example.You and your friend did something very stupid yesterday that you thought you will die today .But guess what? you are alive!
After many years when again you will look back to this moment you will surely laugh.So friends live the moment,enjoy every second of your life and make more and more memories…..


Animal Cruelty

Grade: 7 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-04-17

I’m sure most of us have had their hair accidentally pulled out or caught on something before. We all know how much it hurts even though it’s usually only a few strands of hair. Now imagine, being forced to live your entire life in a small confined cage just so someone else can pull out your own hair to sell for personal profit.
Imagine, watching your friends skinned alive and then left to die while you sit back and wait for your turn to come. It’s obvious that no one would ever want to be put in a position like that, but sadly, this is the life that millions of animals live every single day just because of the fur on their backs. Good afternoon. Today, You will be informed about the real truth about the fur and leather industry.


DARK CHOCOLATE

Grade: 12 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-04-21

Dark Chocolate
Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Creamy white, silky milk, sweet, semi-sweet, bitter sweet and even unsweetened chocolate warms our hearts with joy but out of all chocolates one of the healthiest chocolates of all is dark chocolate.
Good morning my dear teachers and friends, my name is Sneha. I’m fron 2 KRK.Today I’m going to talk to you about the amazing benefits of dark chocolate and the history behind it.
The creation of dark chocolate came to the earth nearly 3000 years ago. Back then dark chocolate was not a dessert but a bitter drink only drank on special occasions unless their status was royalty. The Mayans and Aztecs grew cocoa trees in their backyards were they were harvested and made in to liquid. Soon they shared this recipe with the Spanish. The Spanish healers used chocolate to heal insect bites.
Now day’s chocolate has been doused with so many chemicals that I can’t even list them! Out of all the chemical chocolates, dark chocolate is the healthiest out of all. Why? Well, the antitoxins in dark chocolate contain lots of good and healthy qualities such as improving your blood circulation and lowering your chances of getting high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, cell damage and heart disease in an older age. Dark chocolate not only can help you for the future but can help you if you have a simple sore throat or cough because it contains special Theo bromine.
Your parents must have told you eating chocolate is bad for you well now you can go tell them all these healthy qualities and add this healthy treat to your daily life but I think we all know its common sense that we should eat in moderation we don’t want to get obese or high on chocolate. If you think dark chocolate causes cavities or even tooth decay, it’s a lie it’s one of the least that is contributing to tooth decay so you can enjoy your snack and tell your dentist that. Did you know chocolate has chemicals hat can boost your mood and make you fell awesome? Eating dark chocolate is probably the best thing you can do for your body. Some of the thousand of popular chocolate name brands out there are Mars, Twix, Crunchie, Reese’s cups, Reese’s pieces, Smarties, Kit-Kat, Aero, Hershey, and my favourite, Toblerone because it was 3D first.
All though dark chocolate contains so many healthy qualities; it also contains lots of fats and sugars which can lead to obesity and health problems so if you eat it with moderation you too can enjoy the healthy goodness of dark chocolate. Here’s your excuse for eating chocolate. Thank you all for your time.


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