Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy and happy news story from the past week with the Weekly News Rundown.
After England dominated group D, winning 2 and drawing 1 in the European Championships, England are hosting Germany in the Round of 16 fixture. A rivalry going back decades this is set to be a massive game, perhaps the biggest of the Euros already. If England win, they could set up a match against either Sweden or Ukraine. Kick-off is at a slightly earlier time of 5pm this coming Tuesday.
How much debt have you got yourself into? For one unlucky person, they ended up in the red by £35billion ($50billion). Karina from the States was shocked to see this and worried that she “might be going to prison” after getting into the gigantic amount of debt. After a call to the bank’s customer service team, they told her not to worry, and the figure was finally removed after 48 hours. Ultimately, it was only a computer glitch, but at least she is now back in the black!
Do you suffer with hiccups? Well hopefully not anymore, as an L-shaped drinking straw stops 92% of attacks on the spot. Requiring a suction and swallow motion, it is a patented product and is available for around £10. When placed inside a glass of water, the straw blocks the liquid from moving upward which causes the phrenic nerve to activate all of the diaphragm’s capacity, while swallowing uses something called the vagus nerve. These two nerves begin the hiccups and keeping them busy elsewhere stops them from happening.