Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

WEIRD WORLD; Mother Leads Second Shot at Bubble Blowing World Record

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

WEIRD WORLD; Mother Leads Second Shot at Bubble Blowing World Record

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FOR the second straight year, a New Jersey mother has led a worldwide attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people simultaneously blowing bubbles in multiple locations.

Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor had volunteers in 114 locations nationwide and as far away as Australia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on April 15. It will be several weeks before they know if they broke the 34,529 record set in England in 2007.

Mosca's 13-year-old son, Kyle, is autistic and loves blowing bubbles. That led Mosca to use bubble-blowing as a way to raise money and awareness for autism research.

Thousands participated last year, but people at many events failed to properly document their participation as required by Guinness World Records. This time she took no chances, with detailed paperwork required. Co AP

FIVE men have admitted their part in an attempted jewellery raid that was foiled by a handbag-wielding C[pounds sterling]SupergranC[yen].

Retired market trader Ann Timson, 71, was hailed as the C[pounds sterling]handbag heroineC[yen] after tackling the six-strong mob who were armed with sledgehammers and trying to smash the windows of Michael Jones Jewellers in Northampton town centre.

The raiders, who had arrived at the scene on three scooters, drove away just moments after the red-coated pensioner began lashing out at them with the large black handbag in February.

Five men charged in connection with the raid have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle at Northampton Crown Court, a court spokeswoman said.

The defendants will all be sentenced at the same court on a date yet to be fixed. Co PA

VIRGIN Galactic, the spaceline founded by Sir Richard Branson, has put out a call for pilots.

The Antelope Valley Press says the company is looking for pilots to operate its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft and WhiteKnightTwo mother ship.

Those selected would fly during development testing currently under way and commercial operations at some point in the future.

The company is looking for test pilots who graduated from a respectable flight school and who have a minimum of 3000 hours of flying experience. …

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