December 4, 2015

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British astronaut set to be the first man to run a marathon in space –
A British astronaut is set to become the first man to run a marathon in space. Tim Peake is due to take on 26.2 miles on a tredmill at the same time as the London Marathon in April 2016. This will make him the first person to run a marathon in space. He is due to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 15 and will stay in space for 173 days until June 5 next year. He will be attached to the treadmill when he takes on the marathon by a harness in order to combat weightlessness and will be watching a video of the London course on a big screen. [Daily Telegraph]
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Norway newspaper publishes Father Christmas ‘obituary’ –
A Norwegian newspaper has apologised to its readers after publishing a death notice for “Father Christmas”. The fictional death announcement was for “Dear Father Christmas, born 12 December 1788”, said to have died on 3 December in Nordkapp, Norway’s northernmost point. The funeral was to be held on 28 December at the “North Pole Chapel”. Norway’s second-biggest selling newspaper blamed an error in its internal procedures. Aftenposten said it had removed the classified advertisement from its website after it was made aware of its error. [BBC]

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