First News : 2019-04-05

CRAZY BUT TRUE : 20 : 20


20. CRAZY BUT TRUE Issue 668 5 – 11 April 2019 FirstNews AIRLINE SUMMIT QANTAS airline held a special summit with a group of ten-year-olds last week. You might remember us telling you about Alex Jacquot writing to Qantas boss Alan Joyce? He asked for tips and advice on how to run an airline that he founded during his school holidays. Joyce responded to Alex’s letter by asking him to visit him in Sydney, where they could discuss the matter in person. Now the duo have come face to face at a unique summit. Alex, the CEO of new airline Oceania Express, brought his young colleagues along too. Wolf Stringer has been appointed Deputy CEO and Mila Jacquot is Head of Inflight Service. The group got to tour the Qantas jetbase hangar and explore an aircraft, before pulling up a chair in the boardroom and getting down to business. Qantas has now agreed to provide advice and assistance to Oceania Express, with a document reading: “If there are any disagreeme­nts, my mum will call your mum to sort it out.” MARKLE SPARKLE HOW DO YOU ORGANISE A SPACE PARTY? A JEWELLER has created a diamond-encrusted nappy cream lid to celebrate the upcoming birth of the royal baby! Tilletts jewellers in Norwich wanted to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expanding their family this April by creating an unusual piece of memorabili­a. Step forward the nappy cream lid. The lid has been designed with some Markle sparkle, so it’s topped with diamonds and features the flags of the UK and America. It’s now up for sale for £4,250, with all proceeds going to the Ickle Pickles charity for premature babies. PLANET EARLY! RECORD OF THE WEEK FASTEST SPEED IN A JETPROPELL­ED GO-KART WHAT DO YOU CALL A SHEEP THAT WRITES PLAYS? THE fastest speed in a jet-propelled go-kart is 112.29mph (180.72km/h) and was achieved by Tom Bagnall (UK) on CBBC’s in York, UK, on 5 September 2017. WOOLIUM SHEEPSPEAR­E! Officially Amazing, WOW! FOR INFO ON THIS RECORD AND HUNDREDS MORE, GO TO THANKS TO FIRST NEWS READER, EVE. SHARE YOUR JOKES WITH US AT [email protected] GUINNESSWO­RLDRECORDS.COM Written and illustrate­d by Paul Palmer

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