Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy and happy news story from the past week.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has sold the web source code as a NFT for £3.9million. An NFT is a non-fungible token which verifies ownership of digital assets which are often not physically ownable. However, there is a slight twist to the tale. As the sale was a photo of the code “stuck on the wall and signed”. The world wide web is designed for the people. But Berners-Lee has reiterated that it will still be free to use and the NFT sale will not alter any access or services.
A newlywed couple forgot to budget in the cleaning for the wedding. Taking it self-cater style, the guests had to clean-up and wash-up themselves. Apparently, most of the money went on the venue and the bride’s couture gown. In a first-hand experience, it is explained that “after dinner, the reception started, and maid of honour starts coming around and asking some of us to come with her into the kitchen and needed to wash them up. They rented the dishes and glassware, but they haven’t hired anyone to clean up. So, I and about nine other guests spend most of the reception in the kitchen. Elbow deep in soap and water.” What a wedding eh!
A mum took her young son with her to an interview after she struggled to find someone to look after him. Maggie from St Louis applied for a job and was told that they were child-friendly, and so she brought him along as well. Dressed in a blue and white striped suit with a bow tie, he also wrote up his CV explaining why he should be part of the team too! These included: eating all the snacks, destroying a clean space in 30 seconds, smelling flowers with my teeth, holding his mum’s hand to walk down the stairs, throwing a ball, and an expert eye to spot a dog a mile away. Following this, she was offered the job, fantastic news.