Tuesday, 6 June 2017

FOOTBALL (by Egoitz)

The IFAB (International Football Association) board founded the game in the 19th century.

The very first international Football match was a match between Scotland and England in 1872.

Players wore long pants and hats or caps too.

Balls were not exactly round; they had an egg shape and they were made of pig´s bladder and a leather case.

In the  FA rules of 1863 there was no crossbar. If the ball went between the posts,it was a goal no matter the hight.

Football was for rich in England. In the 19th century. The working class adopted the sport in the end of the 19th century.

There were no referees  or penalties in the original rules of the game. Players were expected to be gentlemen .

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Dog Race in Alaska by Miguel

On the 13th February, a very special race is ran every year between Alaska and Canada: the Youkon Quest.
Mushers (sled drivers) have special trucks to transport their dogs. The dogs have separate compartments.
The dogs race 65 kilometers  every day.When the dogs stop , a veterinarian examines  them.
The Yukon  Quest is a sled-dog race in Alaska and Canada. The "mushers" have 8 to 14 dogs. They race 1,650 kilometers on snow and ice.

The dogs have special bootees, so they do not get hurt.

 The dogs rest and sleep only three times a day. They sleep on straw.
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Friday, 26 May 2017


Ballpoint pen is a writing instrument. 
Its inventor was Làszló Joszéf Biro. 

He was born on the 29th of September 1899. 
 Biró was born in Budapest in Hungary and he was Jewish. 

When he was a reporter in Hungary the newspaper printing dried quickly. He discovered that by putting a small ball inside the point the result was better. He presented the first production of the ballpoint pen in 1931 at the Budapest International Fair. Biró patented the invention in Paris in 1938. In 1943 the brothers moved to Argentina. On the 10th of June they formed Biró pens of Argentina. 

He had a wife, Elsa Sechik, and a daughter, Marina. Biró died in Buenos Aires on 24th of October 1985. Argentina's inventors day is celebrated on Biró's birth day.