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NPR News Nuggets: A Love For Pizza, A Race For Cheese & North Korea’s ‘iPad’

Competitors decrease down Coopers Hill in office of a turn Double Gloucester cheese during a 2016 cheese rolling foe nearby a encampment of Brockworth, Gloucester.

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Competitors decrease down Coopers Hill in office of a turn Double Gloucester cheese during a 2016 cheese rolling foe nearby a encampment of Brockworth, Gloucester.

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Here’s a discerning roundup of some of a mini-moments we might have missed on this week’s Morning Edition.

Cheese, greatfully

What wouldn’t we do for cheese? Maybe a little, or maybe a lot. In Cooper’s Hill, England people are peaceful to put their physique on a line. As Morning Edition host David Greene pronounced on Tuesday, people play themselves down a mountain — this is a really, unequivocally high mountain — as they follow after a 9-pound circle of cheese. This eventuality draws crowds of thousands and takes place on a normal bank holiday in a country. Now if you’re meditative about all a other things these people could be doing with their holiday, you’re not alone, yet they do this for a cheese, and maybe for a glory. In a routine of chasing after a wheel, people outing over any other. Really, they take a utterly tumble, and some finish adult rolling down a mountain like a cheese. In a end, a personality of a competition gets a cheese. This year’s cheese champion took home his 20th wheel, yet he pronounced he’s not gripping it. Instead, he’ll send his esteem to an auction. Apparently, a scattered cheese is a bit too clever for his taste.

It’s not usually any iPad

It turns out that if we wanted to go live in North Korea, we wouldn’t have to give adult your favorite technology, like your iPad. It’s improved to say, we wouldn’t have a iPad you’re accustomed to. It would be a “Ryonghung iPad.” As Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep pronounced Thursday, a North Korean association claims to have invented this new iPad. Yes, it’s a heading violation, yet that hasn’t stopped a nation before. North Koreans also have a Netflix service. It doesn’t have most accumulation though, as it mostly facilities programs about North Korean personality Kim Jong-un.

An paper to pizza

Papa John’s owner and CEO John Schnatter combined a pizza sequence that desirous a college essay, that afterwards led to a college acceptance to Yale University.

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Papa John’s owner and CEO John Schnatter combined a pizza sequence that desirous a college essay, that afterwards led to a college acceptance to Yale University.

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College essays are a required evil. Seriously, infrequently viewpoint students get usually 250 difference to explain what they consider their purpose in life is and how a specific module or grade is going to assistance them perform it. Nevertheless, they all have to write them, generally if they’re aiming to get into a prestigious school. Carolina Williams knows this well. As Morning Edition host David Greene pronounced on Friday, Williams told a The Tennessean she chose a initial subject that came to her mind: Papa John’s pizza. Apparently, to get into Yale University we have to write about something we adore to do, so Williams wrote about how most she loves grouping pizza from Papa John’s. Specifically, she wrote about how slices of something typical elicit feelings of autonomy and joy. The letter wasn’t cheesy during all, and yes, she got in. Williams afterwards posted a note she got from an admissions officer revelation her a officer laughed out shrill reading a essay, and afterwards systematic a pizza. Pizza lovers unite.