The HCOS Weekly Second Edition THE PAPER IS BACK! Are We Grateful? An Article By Megan Ferguson like that, advertising the coolest newest technology. Researching and surfing the web probably exposed you to advertisements you didn’t realize were there! Watching TV has ads. Magazines and Newspapers have ads. The Radio has ads. Everywhere you go, there is some form of an advertisement flashing and subconsciously creeping into your mind. Nowadays there are ads for everything, from what laundry detergent to use to buying a condo in the Philippines. I would like you to imagine with me please, your average day. Your alarm clock goes oﬀ. You stumble down the hall to breakfast and pour yourself some cereal. After breakfast, school starts. As you continue on with your day, you find yourself looking up a word in an online dictionary, researching for an essay, or just surfing the web. Later in the evening after the dinner, dishes are done you plop down in front of the TV to watch one of your favourite shows. After Jeopardy is over, it’s time for bed. After groaning that it’s too early to go to bed, you finally shuﬀle to your bedroom. How many adver- The producers of advertisement tisements have you seen today? companies want you to feel dissatWell let’s think about it… isfied with your current possessions so that you feel like you Did your alarm wake you up to the “need” their product. We have to Radio? If so, was a song playing or be careful not to be sucked into bewas it an advertisement? What coming discontent with what we about your cereal? I would guess have. That is the biggest weapon that somewhere on the box it advertisers use. Resist the temptawould say something similar to tion of having the newest, coolest “Try our new Crispy Oat cereal!” stuﬀ just because it seems like evWhat about the milk you poured eryone else does. So instead of goon your cereal? What did the car- ing out to buy the new iPhone 5S, ton advertise? “Buy our milk and be grateful for your iPhone 5, a you could win a trip to Italy!” Later blessing you already have. “So we you were looking up a word in on- fix our eyes not on what is seen, but line dictionary - ads bombard sites on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” -2 Corinthians 4:18 Cool Facts For Your Warehouse of Useless Knowledge By Jubilee Chiu Rats and horses can't vomit. Most lipstick contains fish scales. Cat's urine glows under a black light. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is diﬀerent. If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out. Astronauts have a patch inside their helmets so they can scratch their nose. Since 1945, all british tanks have come equipped with tea making facilities. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON’T try this) Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.