The Paralympics 2012- part 2

Boccia
Boccia is a target sport that tests muscle control and accuracy, demanding extreme skill and concentration at the highest level.Boccia is a tough test of nerve, tactics and skill. Played on a rectangular court by individuals, pairs and teams, the sport offers both tension and excitement, as athletes aim to land balls close to a target ball, across a series of demanding ends.

Events:

  1. Mixed Individual – BC1
  2. Mixed Individual – BC2
  3. Mixed Individual – BC3
  4. Mixed Individual – BC4
  5. Mixed Pairs – BC3
  6. Mixed Pairs – BC4
  7. Mixed Teams – BC1-2

Cycling Road
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Individual H 1 Road Race
  2. Men’s Individual H 2 Road Race
  3. Men’s Individual H 3 Road Race
  4. Men’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  5. Men’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  6. Men’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  7. Men’s Individual B Road Race
  8. Men’s Individual H 1 Time Trial
  9. Men’s Individual H 2 Time Trial
  10. Men’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  11. Men’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  12. Men’s Individual C 1 Time Trial
  13. Men’s Individual C 2 Time Trial
  14. Men’s Individual C 3 Time Trial
  15. Men’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  16. Men’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  17. Men’s Individual B Time Trial
  18. Women’s Individual H 1-3 Road Race
  19. Women’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  20. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  21. Women’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  22. Women’s Individual B Road Race
  23. Women’s Individual H 1-2 Time Trial
  24. Women’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  25. Women’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  26. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Time Trial
  27. Women’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  28. Women’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  29. Women’s Individual B Time Trial
  30. Mixed T 1-2 Road Race
  31. Mixed T 1-2 Time Trial
  32. Mixed H 1-4 Team Relay

Cycling Track
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Ind.B Sprint
  2. Men’s Ind.C1 Pursuit
  3. Men’s Ind. B Pursuit
  4. Men’s Ind.C2 Pursuit
  5. Men’s Ind.C3 Pursuit
  6. Men’s Ind. C4 Pursuit
  7. Men’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  8. Men’s Ind. C1-2-3 1km Time Trial
  9. Men’s Ind.C4-5 1km Time Trial
  10. Men’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  11. Women’s Ind. B Pursuit
  12. Women’s Ind. C1-2-3 Pursuit
  13. Women’s Ind.C4 Pursuit
  14. Women’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  15. Women’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  16. Women’s Ind.C1-2-3 500m Time Trial
  17. Women’s Ind. C4-5 500m Time Trial
  18. Mixed C1 to 5 Team Sprint

The Paralympics 2012- part 1

They start on the 29th of August – 9th of September

  Archery
There are 140 athletes in the competition and it takes place at the Royal        Artillery Barracks.

The events happening are:

  • Men’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Men’s Individual Recurve – Standing
  • Women’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Men’s Individual Compound – W1
  • Men’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – Standing

Athletics
The largest sport at the Paralympic Games and there are about 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals across track, field and road events.

The events happening are:

  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s Club Throw
  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Women’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s 1500m
  • Men’s 200m
  • Women’s 100m
  • Men’s 5000m
  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 100m
  • Men’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Men’s 5000m – T54
  • Men’s Long Jump – F42/44
  • Women’s Discus Throw – F40
  • Women’s 200m – T46
  • Men’s 100m – T35

Riddles

SINGLE MEN
Riddle:
Four men were in a boat on a lake.
The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake,
yet not a single man got wet!
Why?
Clue:
Don’t think too much.
Answer:
They were all married not single.

THE SAME TEA
Riddle:


A woman was horrified to find a fly in her tea.
The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea.
She shouted, “You brought back the same tea!”.
How did she know?
Clue:
Sugar
Answer:
She had put sugar in it before and when she tasted it was already sweet.

MOUTH THAT NEVER TALKS
Riddle:
What can run but never walks.
has a mouth but never talks.
has s head but never weeps.
has a bed but never sleeps.
Clue:
Water
Answer:
A river

MADE UP YOUR MIND
Riddle:
Whoever makes it, tells it not.
Whoever takes it, knows not.
And whoever knows it wants it not.
Clue:
Don’t think too much
Answer:
Counterfeit money

Poems-The Dragons of Monster Town

The Dragons of Monster Town

The dragons run the fire department
down in Monster Town.
They’re Johnny-on-the-spot when
there’s a building burning down.They carry ropes and hoses.
They have buckets full of sand,
which, every afternoon, they
practice passing hand to hand.

They’ve got a truck and ladder,
and a siren they can blare.
They’ve even got protective hats
and boots and underwear.

But every time that there’s a fire
they stand around and pout.
Unfortunately, dragons stink
at putting fires OUT.

Animal Jokes! HA! HA! HA!

VAMPIRE BAT

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.

Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it.

He told them to go away and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.
“OK, follow me” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him.

Down through the valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees.

Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him.



“Now, do you see that tree over there?” he asked.
“Yes, Yes, Yes!” the bats all screamed in a frenzy.”Good” said the bat, “Because I sure as hell didn’t!”


Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Prime Minister: David Cameron (2010)

Land area: 93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 61,284,806 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 10.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.7/1000; life expectancy: 79.1; density per sq km: 246

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): London, 7,615,000 (metro. area), 7,429,200 (city proper)

Other large cities: Glasgow, 1,099,400; Birmingham, 971,800; Liverpool, 461,900; Edinburgh, 460,000; Leeds, 417,000; Bristol, 406,500; Manchester, 390,700; Bradford, 288,400

Monetary unit: Pound sterling (£)

Read more: United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108078.html#ixzz1Yu04DgTm

SCIENCE FACTS!

  • Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
  • Flea’s can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
  • The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
  • Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  • The world’s largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  • 100 years ago: The first virus was found in both plants and animals.
  • 90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a national monument & Cellophane is invented.
  • 80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.
  • 70 years ago: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.
  • 60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon was invented.

Question and answer animal jokes!

Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?
A: To get to the Shell station!

Q: Why did the chicken scientist cross the road?
A: To invent the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To corrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken IRS representative cross the road?
A: To bankrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To get to the car accident on the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Dr. Kevorkian cross the road?
A: To help the patient find the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Jim Morrison cross the road?
A: To break on through to the other side.

Q: Why do birds fly South?
A: Because it’s too far to walk.

Why you should read books?

Yes, here is your answer:

  1. Reading books increases your vocabulary because when you read your brain is actually learning some of the words whether you think it or not improves spelling/grammar,which can lead to a wider outlook on life, increased general knowledge, greater imagination (depending on what you’re reading though).For example say your reading a Darren Shan book this will help with your imagination.How? when you read description of a person e.g. Harkat (from the book) you imagine how he would look like in your head.But if you are reading something on science like say a revision guide that is knowledge.
  2. When you read you pick up on the structuring of a paragraph without you even realizing it.You also learn different sentence openers.
  3. When you are bored have nothing to do why not just read a book!