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  1. Nr. 1 /01 mai 2014

  2. Constant work can make a huge differenceInterview with Theodor Axenie, student in the 11th Grade, Colegiul Naţional de Informatică „Tudor Vianu”. • MC: I would like to start by congratulating you for winning the Silver Medal in the International Junior Science Olympiad which took place in India, last December. How do you feel like being an international Olympic? How has it changed your life? TA: Thank you very much! Well, I have to admit that people started to look at me in a different way, some of them with envy, unfortunately. But I expected something like this to happen. Perhaps the greatest challenge after the Olympiad was to remain an ordinary person. I am happy to say that my life did change, but it changed the way I wanted it to change. A lot of people congratulated me and when you have that feeling it’s likely to let yourself carried away. But I tried not to. Now, after a few months, I feel exactly the same as before. People still treat me in different way, but that’s not up to me. Overall, the Olympiad wasn’t just another contest, meant to test our knowledge; it was a unique opportunity to meet a lot of people, to make new friends from all around the globe and to discover the culture of others, especially the Indian culture which is among the oldest and richest in the world. • MC: I recall that when you were our age, you used to compete in Math and Computer Science contests. When and how did you switch to Sciences? TA: That’s right! I did participate in Math and Computer Science contests but I had to make a choice, not once, but several times. My first passion was actually Biology, I was fascinated by the wonders Nature created. But I was told that I am too young for Biology and that I should wait at least until 5th or 6th grade. So I had to turn this into a hobby and choose something else. So I chose Math. Then came Computer Science which I considered to be far more interesting. So I shifted my attention towards it. I participated in two international competitions and obtained good results. In 7th grade, I missed a very important contest. I was the first one under the line. I was truly disappointed. So I’ve decided to make a change, again. This time, Physics appealed to me. I found it to be very interesting and I still do, or at least I think I do. Physics, Chemistry and Biology, they are all connected. Biology remained a hobby so I believe it’s quite obvious now why I switched to Sciences.

  3. MC: Would you be so kind to share some key-success tips with us? How many hours a day do you study? How many days a week? TA: I can only give you little tips because we are all different; what worked well for me, may not work at all for someone else. However, I believe that it is very important to keep working. I can’t say how much but even little and constant work can make a huge difference. From my experience, the people with outstanding results work constantly. It’s also necessary to take breaks from time to time. The human mind is incredible but it needs to rest just like everything else. You need to find your balance between working time and free time. Personally, I don’t have a strict schedule. Maybe today I can work for 3 hours without the shortest break… Or maybe tomorrow I won’t be able to concentrate for more than 10 minutes. So my advice is work as much as you can when you have the mood, because you might end up having to complete assignments when you feel very tired or when you can’t concentrate. • MC: Which are your plans for the future? Do you aim a foreign university? Which one? TA: I would like to study abroad. But that’s all I can say. Because I haven’t decided, yet. I am not sure what I’m going to study or what career I’m going to choose. • MC: How do you spend your free time? Do you have any hobbies? TA: I love pottery. I used to go weekly to special course but now I only do it from time to time. But I have another hobby: Origami. You don’t need anything apart from a sheet of paper and your passion. It’s incredibly relaxing, although it’s sometimes frustrating when you can’t make the right fold. But these are the things that I do alone in my free time, because it is quite important to spend some time alone doing something like this. It allows your creativity to develop and this is a very important skill to possess. I like reading, especially detective novels. Nothing can compare with a solved mystery. I also go out with my friends a lot, which is usually much more fun that folding a paper or turning a piece of clay into an image of your mind and soul.

  4. MC: In the end, I would like to ask you for some advice aimed to our magazine’s readers as most of us has dreamed to reach an international Olympiad someday. TA: In my opinion, the most important thing is to do what you like. Sometimes the thing that you like and the one that are good at may not be the same at all. If they are close or related you can do any of them. But if they are not, then you may not be able to do them both so you will have to make a difficult choice. You might have to make many difficult choices and in time you will learn how to choose correctly. But you still have a long road ahead. So you should not feel concerned about this at all. When you will be doing the thing that you’re meant to do, you will know. But until then, you must try out everything! Learn as much as you can in all the subjects because you never know when you’re going to need the information! The road to an international Olympiad is filled with obstacles. The knowledge you gather will help you overcome them and as long as you believe in your dreams they are likely to become reality. • MC: Thank you for your time. I am sure my mates will find your words inspiring and will consider the thoughtness of your thoughts... I wish you best of luck in your future endeavor!

  5. Me and the Music, Interview with Ruxi • How often do you listen to music? When you feel that you need to listen to music?   Well, I listen to music when I'm bored.. I mean I stay on facebook and listening to music.. • How do you feel when you listen to your favorite music?   Some songs I feel like I'd get up from the chair, I would climb up on the desk and I dance ... but, other songs, are depressing .. I mean I listen to sad songs when I feel sad ... • 3. You prefer party songs or peaceful songs? Party songs!!!! • 4. Who is your favorite singer? What inspires you? I love Miley Cyrus because she does not care what other people think of her attitude and she continues to do what she wants. • 5. What'd you do to take an autograph from her? Personally, I'm afraid the authorities. I would not go backstage to take an autograph..

  6. 6. If you had the chance to meet, what would be the top 3 things that you'd say to her? 1. 'You're the best in the world” 2. "How you decided to quit Hannah Montana?" 3. "Who supports you now?“ • 7. Would you like to have a career in music? I love to sing but I do not think I'd be suited in this area .. is too weird .. if you do any mistake , how small, everyone jumps with his mouth • 8. If you will write lyrics what do you want to send to the fans? I'd probably write a song with two directions: from beginning to end will be a message about happiness and from the end to the beginning will be a message of sadness • 9. Did ever music save you? From what? I realized that if you are sad, you don't have to sit and suffer, you have to get over with.. smile again :) • 10.Are you living in music? Or you are just a great listener? Sometimes I found songs that were written for my feelings.. I usually listen continuously to them and after a while I get bored of them and I start to hate them :)) • 11. What do you think about the existence of Justin Bieber in the musical career? I don't like him but I can't blame the people who like him.. it's a matter of taste

  7. Adrian SARBUWith international consulting experience relying on an MBA in Belgium, Swiss technical education and truly international perspective on European business, Adrian can be called a successful Vianu College graduate . • Hi Adrian. Thank you for agreeing to share your experience with me and my colleagues. First of all a short quiz • Top Teachers: Prof. Bosneag - math • Top classes: Info, Math and Physics • Music: Rock • Fashion: Business-informal for work, colorful casual for fun & games • Sports: Ski, snowboard, tennis • I like: Perfect snowboarding day, powder snow • I don’t like: Bad weather that keeps me in-house • Your secret dream: Wow, that’s secret  • Top cities to live in: New York, Prague, Bucharest • Top countries to live in: US, Brazil, Seychelles • Best vacation: Two weeks roadtrip in southern France • Worst vacation: No such thing, vacation is up to you to make it fun

  8. I would like to know how was it for you to be a student at C.N. Vianu? 4 of the best years of my life - perfect balance of a solid education with a lot of fun. Classes are among the best there are, if you want to excel you have all the right support to do it, if you want to have fun you find the right people. • Please tell me 5 most pleasant memories that you have about our school? Ping-pong tables in the back-yard Climbing down from the first floor window because the teacher is already in the corridor History Olympics after one night of study Physics “Bac” exam Benches in the front yard with guitars and games • Please tell me know 5 most unpleasant memories about being a student at C.N. Vianu? Not much beyond flunking math in the 10th grade  • Can you please tell me what were your favorite subjects and why? Math, physics and “info”. There are the subjects that laid the foundation for my future career. No matter what you do, you come back to them. Whether I worked as a computer scientist or a management consultant, it’s what you learned in high-school that underlies it all.

  9. Would you recommend C.N. Vianu as a school and why? Most definitely yes! There are people there that always take care to provide the best academic conditions. It gives you a good basis to excel. • Do you believe that studying at C.N. Vianu has helped you in your carrier? Of course! I went to Computer Science at “Politehnica” and passed the exam without a “hitch”. That was based on what I learned in high school. Most of what I learned further on relied on the math, physics and algorithms I’ve first met in high-school. • Do you have any advice for me and my friends? Work hard, play hard! • Thank you for this interview and also for being so honest with me. Always a pleasure!  by Adela Sarbu

  10. MY BEST VACATION EVER In December 2013 I had the honor to participate in the World Youth Chess Championship in Al-Ain United Arab Emirates. Al Ain (The Spring in arabic), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Ain is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates, and it has the country's highest number of Emirati nationals. Al-Ain is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, inland on the border with `Oman. The freeways connecting Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai form a geographic triangle in the country, each city being roughly 130 kilometers from the other two. At the competition there were children from all over the world from 120 countries. I met children that looked different, talked different, but we all played, laughed, and enjoyed our victories and cried at our defeat the same way. I played football in the African team and we beat the Indian team. I played dress-up with the Arab students from the Female UAE University and I tried all of their national outfits. I went white river rafting on the longest artificial river, in the desert. I ridden camels and went an evening desert safari and eat a lot of very spice foods! I visited the Al Ain Oasis and I climbed the trees to get dates. I drank coconut juice and I can say that I will repeat the experience only if needed…But I also enjoyed to hear the mosque prays every day, to see smiley faces everywhere, I am thankful for meeting so many friendly people and I know that my mother is right when she is saying that the world is such a big, divers and wonderful place to be! You just need to be open minded and not to judge before you had the chance to meet someone. By Adela Sarbu

  11. England: Did You Know? • The English people drink more tea (per capita) than anywhere else in the world. • Although England is 59 times smaller than Australia, it is 2.5 times more populous. • The hottest it has ever been recorded to be in England is 38.5 degrees Celsius. That was in Brogdale (Kent) in August 2003, when the country’s worst heat wave hit. • French was England’s official language from 1066 to 1362.• When discussing class in England, it is not one’s money that counts, but one’s family, educations, and so on. • The police do not carry guns in England unless there is some sort of emergency.• At one time, Oxford University banned its students from bringing their bows and arrows to class. • The first modern Olympic Games were held in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, in 1850. • Windsor Castle is the oldest and biggest royal residence that is still in use. • The oldest zoo in the world opened in London in 1828. • From 1800 to 1830, West Cornwall produced up to two-thirds of the entire world’s copper. • London is the biggest financial centre in the world. Ceremonial soldiers marching past sentry and hut outside Buckingham Palace • During medieval times, animals could be tried and convicted in court. The fines were payable by the animal’s owner.• Hot chocolate originated in England by a Frenchman. The first store to sell it opened in about 1600. . • In medieval times, breakfast was usually enjoyed with a beer. • Queen Victoria had a fetish for Valentine’s Day cards and sent out well over 2000 cards during her reign. • England’s first telephone directory, published in 1880, had only 25 names in it. • The National Health Service is one of the largest employers in the world. • More than 12 000 English people are injured every year while trying to don their pantyhose or socks. • England is the largest country in the United Kingdom (which also includes Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and over 80% of the UK population lives in this country.• England is only 35 kilometres from France. • England is famous for its English breakfasts, which comprise scrambled eggs, black pudding, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns and tomato. By Adela Sarbu

  12. The “Tube” The tube system, despite being the first and the largest underground system in the world, is also the most unreliable and the costliest. The 409 escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe! • Royal Eccentrics Not surprisingly, it is considered one of the strangest historical factsthatBerengaria of Navarre, who was married to King Richard of England, had never once stepped on English soil! Did you know that the Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family and that the Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of an infamous brothel! It is also believed to be haunted by many ghosts including those of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, King George, and Charles I. The Queen of England, who once enjoyed extensive powers and authority over almost the whole world, and despite all her present majesty and glory, is not allowed to enter the House of Commons simply because she is not its member! And in medieval England even animals were tried in royal courts and punished for damages they inflicted on people or their properties! • God Save The Queen (or King) was first performed publicly in 1745 at London's Theatre Royal in Drury Lane after a performance of Ben Jonson's play The Alchemist. The origin of the words and music is unknown though a possible candidate is poet, playwright and prolific songwriter Henry Carey (who suffered great poverty and committed suicide in 1743). • Big Ben is not a clock Contrary to popular belief that Big Ben refers to the world famous clock, it is actually the name of the thirteen ton bell. The tower itself is known as St. Stephen’s Tower.

  13. Where do they come from? That London is one of the cities with the high cultural diversity in the world can be gauged from the fact that about 25% of the inhabitants of London were born outside of England! • London One of the most well-known theatres of The United Kingdom is the Theatre Royal Bristol that has been continuously staging “Cats” since 1766! Did you know that London has had many names in the past? It was called Londonium during the Roman Invasion, Ludenwic in Saxon times, and Ludenburg during the kingdom of Alfred the Great. The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes. In the Great Fire of London that wreaked havoc on the city and necessitated massive reconstruction work, the casualty count was only eight! The treasures contained in the British Museum span two million years of world civilization. • The bridge that fell down 1000 years ago You must have heard the “London Bridge is falling down” nursery rhyme. Did you know that this rhyme might be over a thousand years old? The Saxons destroyed London Bridge using boats and ropes to tear it down. People think that is how the rhyme originated. • Did you know that the River Thames, which flows through London, has over 200 bridges and 20 tunnels?Something to keep in mind next time you’re walking back to your hotel near the Tower of London!

  14. Some of my favorite songs Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.Hey sister, know the water's sweet but blood is thicker.Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.Hey brother, do you still believe in one another?Hey sister, do you still believe in love, I wonder?Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.What if I'm far from home?Oh, brother I will hear you call.What if I lose it all?Oh, sister I will help you out!Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.Hey sister, do you still believe in love, I wonder?Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.What if I'm far from home?Oh, brother I will hear you call.What if I lose it all?Oh, sister I will help you out!Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do. It might seem crazy what I’m about to saySunshine she’s here, you can take a breakI’m a hot air balloon that could go to spaceWith the air, like I don’t care baby by the wayBecause I’m happyClap along if you feel like a room without a roofBecause I’m happyClap along if you feel like happiness is the truthBecause I’m happyClap along if you know what happiness is to youBecause I’m happy Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna doHere come bad news talking this and that, yeah,Well, give me all you got, and don’t hold it back, Well, I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine, No offense to you, don’t waste your timeHere’s why Bring me down Can't nothing bring me downMy level's too high Bring me downCan't nothing bring me downI said (let me tell you now)Bring me down Can't nothing bring me downMy level's too high Bring me downCan't nothing bring me downI saidBring me down… can’t nothing…Bring me down… my level's too high…Bring me down… can’t nothing…Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now) Avicii - Hey Brother Pharrell Williams – Happy

  15. Saint Patrick’s Day   Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration honoring Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick was born as MaewynSuccat during the fourth century in Britain. His parents were very wealthy. When Maewyn was about sixteen his family and their home was attacked by Irish raiders. Maewyn was kidnapped and forced to become a slave working as a shepherd in Ireland. It was during his time as a slave that he turned to God. He had a dream one night to escape the next day and travel back home to Britain. The next day he did just that and travelled the 200 miles back home to Britain. Once he returned, Maewyn had another religious dream. An angel told him to become a missionary and spread Christianity back in Ireland. He then spent the next fifteen years training to become a priest and chose Patrick as his Christian Saint name. According to one myth, Saint Patrick got rid of all the snakes in Ireland. On Saint Patrick’s Day people wear greencoloured clothing and some women wear ribbons in their hair. Traditionally, the colour green represents Ireland or the Emerald Isle. According to a legend, the colour green also has the magical power to make people invisible to leprechauns and other fairies. People who don’t wear green clothing get pinched as a punishment. Originally the color associated with St. Patrick was blue, not green. However, over the years the color green and its association with St. Patrick's Day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish. Shamrocks are also a symbol of the rebirth of spring and were considered sacred plants. In the 1600s the shamrock became a symbol of Irish nationalism. During the time when the English were invading Irish land, people would wear shamrocks as a symbol of their heritage.

  16. A leprechaun is an Irish fairy most likely originated in Celtic folklore. They are tiny men and women who had magical powers used for both good and evil. In Celtic fairies, leprechauns were the ones who mended shoes for other fairies. They were grumpy and mean-spirited and best known for their trickery. If you catch a leprechaun, they can call you were the pot of gold is. But be careful, if you take your eyes off of them even for an instant, they vanish.   St. Patrick's Day   St. Patrick's Day is here, you see.We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.We'll count the leaves and look them over,And maybe find a four-leafed clover.I'll sew green buttons on my vest,Green for St. Patrick is the best.I'll wear a green hat, very high,And dance a jig--at least I'll try! By Mihnea CAZACU, GRADE VA Bibliography: http://www.st-patricks-day.com/ http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140314-saint-patricks-day-2014-culture-nation-ireland/ http://www.theholidayspot.com/patrick/poems.htm

  17. April Fool’s DayMotto: "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." (Mark Twain) April Fool’s Day has its roots in many cultures. According to some historians, it is related to the ancient Roman Festival of Hilaria which involved the donning of disguises or to the Hindu Festival of Holi (or Huli). In medieval times, there was a celebration called Feast of Fools, which involved parodies of Christian rituals.However, nobody is exactly sure where the tradition started, though many people think it can be traced back to a more recent event, namely a change in the calendar, occurred in the 16th century. When King Charles IX introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1582, it changed the first day of the New Year to January 1st. Before that, it was celebrated during the week of March 25th - April 1st. Those who refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st were considered fools for not changing. At the time, it was difficult to communicate over long distances, so people in certain areas likely did not know about the calendar change for some period of time. Others were stubborn and did not want to make the change. It became commonplace to play jokes on these people. Nowadys, people worldwide use April Fool’s Day as an excuse to play practical jokes on persons around. These are not mean-spirited tricks, just silly jokes. That's why you shouldn't believe what is said to you and you should be doubtful of the people around you on this day. Someone might change the time on another person's alarm to make him wake up very early or very late. Or he may put a lot of pepper in another's food. Of course all this is done just for fun. When the trick is played people say "April Fool" to make the poor person realize that it was just a joke. Many newspapers, radio personalities, television shows and Internet web sites take part into the celebration. For instance, a BBC television program ran a famous hoax in 1957, showing Italians harvesting spaghetti from trees. A large number of people contacted the BBC wanting to know how to cultivate spaghetti trees. In 1998, Burger King advertised its new Left-Handed Whopper on April Fool’s Day, saying that all the condiments were placed especially for the left-handed eater. In 2008, the BBC again reported on a newly discovered colony of flying penguins showing people walking with the penguins in Antarctica, and following their flight to the Amazon rainforest. All these practical jokes fooled tons of people.  By Mihnea CAZACU, Grade VA Bibliography: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.htmlv; http://www.classroomjr.com/april-fools-day-worksheets-for-kids/; http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/holidays/p/april_fools_day.htm; http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/

  18. May1stInternational Workers Day128 years of solidarity between the workers of the word Generally speaking, International Workers' Day is a celebration of labour and the working classes that is promoted by international labour movementand that occurs on May 1 every year. That day, May 1st, is also the traditional European Spring holiday of May Day. Therefore, May 1st is a national public holiday in more than 80 countries, but in only some of those countries is the public holiday officially known as Labor Day or some similar variant. In the other countries, the public holiday marks the Spring festival of May Day. May 1st was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago that occurred on May 4, 1886. In Romania, May 1st, known as the International Labour Day  or simply 1/First of May , is an official public holiday. During the communist regime, like in all former Eastern Bloc countries, the day was marked by large state-organized parades in most towns and cities, to which many workers were de facto required to participate. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, May 1st continues to be an official public holiday, but without any state organised events or parades. Most people celebrate together with friends and family, organising picnics and barbecues. It is also the first day of the year when people, especially those from the southeastern part of the country including the capital Bucharest, go to spend the day in one of the Romanian Black Sea resorts. By TiberiuMusat

  19. Traditional Scary story As bats flap through the musty castle, a coffin lid creaks open and an ashy white hand gropes for the cover. The lid slides off and a caped figure rises in the gloom - Dracula is on the prowl! Vampires have enthralled generations of readers and moviegoers; and the most popular ‘ vampire' is the fearsome Count Dracula of Transylvania. Of course, these blood-sucking monsters do not exist and are merely the figment of our imagination. British writer, Bram Stoker, created the Dracula myth for his 1897 horror novel, 'Dracula'. Many historians believe that Bram's Dracula was inspired by the 15th century Romanian ruler named Vlad Tepes.  Vlad ruled Wallachia (now part of Romania - in southeastern Europe) more than 600 years ago and is believed to have been very, very cruel. Vlad Tepes wasn't a vampire at all, but he did invent some spine-chilling forms of torture and used the nickname "Dracul" or "Dracula" which means both "devil" and "dragon.“ In the 21st century, Vlad's terrible reputation is coming in handy for a cash-starved country. For the past few years, Romania has been renouned for the Dracula myth and started organising an annual World Dracula Congress in the city of Sighisoara. The birthplace of Vlad Tepes, Sighisoara is part of the core largest region called Transylvania in the middle of Romania. The festival sees the screening of vampire movies; and fans, moviemakers, writers and history students from all over the world participate.Discussions are held on Dracula legends, and debates on vampire myths are hotly contested. The festival is a huge tourist attraction and small Dracula souvenirs, including tiny coffin shaped boxes and bottles of blood red wine, are sold for profit. Dracula’s story is scary and scary sells, si the vampires will still be the subject of different books, or of new movies, and they will be celebrated with a festival, but no one knows if they were here at all or still are. By TiberiuMusat

  20. Kid’s poetry The world We live in a world of lies Where you can see with your own eyes That the sky is blue and the grass is green But for them those things are unseen. Fake friends and fake feelings Lots of promises are make for dealings. But in this world there are some people That are honest and they live in freedom They are like kids, they speak the truth They want to find the fountain of youth. They chose the best way in life They cut the lies with a knife. What do you want to be? Bad and rich or happy and free? YoYo

  21. Sources: http://computergames.ro/dlc-ul-left-behind-pentru-last-us-anuntat/ http://gamerant.com/last-of-us-dlc-left-behind-details-characters-story/ http://www3.varesenews.it/blog/videogiochi/?p=12147 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Us http://www.thelastofus.playstation.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXsnz1-EDdE http://www.ign.com/games/the-last-of-us/ps3-123980 http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Us-Playstation-3/dp/B007CM0K86%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAICE7LOAJMK3SSLPA%26tag%3Dignblender-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB007CM0K86 YoYo

  22. JOKES Q: Why did the picture go to jail? A: Because it was framed.  Q: What did 0 say to 8? A: Nice belt! Which flower talks the most?Tulips, of course, 'cause they have two lips! A prisoner, after many years, is finally released. He runs around yelling, "I'm free! I'm free!" A little kid walks up to him and says, "So what, I'm 4." Knock, knock. Who's there? Lettuce Lettuce who? Lettuce in, it's freezing out here. Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road? To go with the traffic jam! Why do bananas have to put on sunscreen before they go to the beach? Because they might peel! Why did the boy bring a ladder to school? He wanted to go to high school. Where do pencils go for vacation? Pencil-vania Q: Why did the computer go to the doctor? A: Because it had a virus!

  23. More jokes Q: Why are frogs so happy? A: They eat whatever bugs them  Q: Why do fish live in salt water? A: Because pepper makes them sneeze!  Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite.  Q: What bow can't be tied? A: A rainbow!  Q: What is the best day to go to the beach? A: Sunday, of course! Q: Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance? A: Because he had no-body to go with.  Q: What is the difference between a school teacher and a train? A: The teacher says spit your gum out and the train says "chew chewchew".  Q: Why was there thunder and lightning in the lab? A: The scientists were brainstorming!  Q: What did the fish say when he swam into the wall? A: Dam!  Q: What did the little mountain say to the big mountain? A: Hi Cliff!  Q: Why did the traffic light turn red? A: You would too if you had to change in the middle of the street!  Q: What did one elevator say to the other elevator? A: I think I'm coming down with something  Q: What did the blanket say to the bed? A: Don't worry, I've got you covered!  Q: Why did Tony go out with a prune? A: Because he couldn't find a date!

  24. More school Jokes and Riddles Why did the teacher wear sunglasses? (Because the students were bright!) How do you get straight A's?(Use a ruler!) What's the king of the classroom?(The ruler!) Why did the kid study in the airplane?(He wanted a higher education!) What did you learn in school today?(Not enough, I have to go back tomorrow!) What animal cheats at exams?(The cheetah!) Why was the math book sad?(Because it had too many problems!) Why did the student do multiplication problems on the floor?(The teacher told her not to use tables!) What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?(Pick them up and roll them back to her!) What did the pen say to the pencil?(What's your point?!) What did the paper say to the pencil?(Write on!) Which hand is it better to write with?(Neither, you should use a pen!) Pencils could be made with erasers on both ends, but that would be pointless. What did the computer do at lunchtime?(It had a byte!) What is snake's favorite subject?(Hiss-tory!) by Mihnea CAZACU

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  26. My name is Mihnea CAZACU and I really don’t like talking about me. However, when I have to do it, I usually say that I am just an ordinary boy. I am almost twelve years old and I think that the most important thing about me is that I love Computer Science and Math. I have studied C++ Programming for four years and I have managed to score well in several important contests. I am also interested in Science and I enjoy reading scientific books or articles. My hobby is playing with Lego. For the time being, I am trying to bring together my Programming abilities with my Lego skills and perform well in my first Robotics contest, next month. I love both school and holidays as I enjoy studying as much as I enjoy playing. I love travelling and I have travelled to many foreign countries so far. I hope dreams will come true and my future biography will be longer and more consistent.

  27. My name is YoYo and I won't start saying what I am good at, and I won't start praising me. I hate bragging. Its kinda boring. I started with things I hate, I am such a pessimist :) . • I live in music; it’s the best way to live. I think that perfection exists only in art; you can create anything and make your dreams come true. • The word I love most is the adventure. I tell things as they are, and sometimes this is bad. Because life is full of lies. And at one moment, you will have to lie just to keep you in safe. • I believe that stars can tell the way I am, but video games define me better that any zodiac signs. I am a person whit two faces, and you just don't want to see my second one. I don't like the rules, and sometimes I have to admit that some of them are really useful, but not all. • I have big wishes and an awesome imagination with creates more and more dreams... it makes me feel like I have no power on earth. • My hobby is drawing famous people. But I also love photoshoping, I want to be a great photoshoper. I would say some of the contests and awards I have, but I think I'll get bored the audience. • I can say a lot of phrases about what I did in 12 years of life, but I also can say it in just one word: "success".

  28. Hi, I am Adela Sarbu and am I quite shy also. I am 10 and half years old. I come from a big family, as I have 2 sisters, one older and one younger, and 3 brothers. This means that our house is always noisy! First of all I do enjoy being a child! I love playing all sorts of games! I consider myself very curious, very competitive but fair-play, open-mined and quite flexible in relation with other children. I like a lot of sports. I practice as hoppy swimming, tennis, horse-riding, marathon running and at a professional level hockey and chess. I am playing hockey for almost 5 years and I have participated in the last 2 years at the National Hockey League for Under 10 Juniors where my team won the Championship in 2013 and the second place in 2014. I am playing chess since the 2nd grade. I won the European Union Chess Festival once and I was present at all the European Chess Championships in the last 3 years. Competition but in the boys tournament and won the 1st price at classic and rapid tournaments. In December 2013 I participated for the first time at the World Youth Chess Championship that was held in Al Ain in the UAE. It was a wonderful experience and I hope that this year when I will participate in the World Youth Chess Championship in South Africa I will have the opportunity to meat so many wonderful people as in the Emirates!

  29. My name is TiberiuMusat and I was born on June 1st, 2002. • From an early age I loved to paint, draw, mold, and those who have guided me, when I was three years old, were Mr. Zidaru, in whose studio and under whose strong and passionate guiding I've perfected my hobby. There I've learned to paint and draw beautiful things, I learned to model etc. The most I enjoyed shaping fortresses, molding them by pouring them in plaster. • My desire to have an exhibition with my paintings was brought to life in the summer of 2008, when, along with two other children, I held my first Art House Gallery exhibition. • I like math because at the end of the fourth grade I won a math Kangaroo contest, and a summer camp in Greece. It was the first camp where I've met kids from other countries, and in the two weeks there we conducted together various activities on the Aegean sea shore. • I believe in the lifelong learning process and I never hesitate to get involved when it comes to learning new and interesting things. I like challenges the most! 

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