The ancient pyramids of Egypt still hold secrets, but scientists may have just found a clue to figuring them out. Plus – Greg is here with the weekly Notice News Quiz!
All that and more today on… Notice News.
New Discovery at the Pyramids
Hey guys and happy Friday, we made it to the end of another week. I’m Jonathan here at Notice H-Q. Our top story today:
They may have been built over 4000 years ago, but believe it or not, secrets of the Egyptian pyramids are still being uncovered.
Just this week, a corridor, or hallway, was discovered near the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza which experts say may lead to the funeral chamber of the Pharaoh Khufu.
Khufu is the Pharaoh who had the Great Pyramid built, and it’s believed that he’s buried somewhere inside, although his body still hasn’t been found.
The corridor is 30 feet long and 6 feet wide and scientists say they’re still trying to determine what exactly it was used for.
Scientists were able to finally see this corridor thanks to an international project called “Scan Pyramids” that launched in 2015.
Instead of drilling, digging, and possibly damaging the pyramids, ScanPyramids used an endoscope from Japan that is basically an extremely powerful X-ray that can scan through the stone.
Nat: “This is the endoscope this is the camera of the endoscope, this is our crew of engineers, this is the tube, and here we are, this is the corridor” applause
Experts say this may be the most important discovery at the site of the pyramids in the 21st century.
Here’s what else is making news right now.
Former President Trump may soon be facing a new round of legal trouble. The Department of Justice said Thursday that he can be sued by police officers and members of Congress over the violence at the Capitol on January 6th.
The country’s largest maker of insulin, a life-saving drug for people with diabetes, just made a major announcement. They’re going to slash the cost of insulin by 70% – and other companies are expected to follow.
And – Snapchat just announced it’s going to start letting you pause your snap streaks, but there’s a catch. You only get one free pause, and then you have to start paying for each one.
The NOTICE News Quiz!
And now, live on tape from Brooklyn, it’s the Notice News Quiz!
I’m your host Greg, and this is the game where we ask… Have you been paying attention this week? Let’s find out.
Question One: The company that publishes Roald Dahl’s books came under fire for proposing changes to new editions of his novels. What changes did they want to make to his books?
A) Preserve offensive language
B) Remove offensive language
C) Add offensive language
D) Add new characters
The answer, B. The Roald Dahl Story Company was going to make hundreds of small changes to make “outdated” language more inclusive. Free speech advocates called this move censorship.
Question Two. On Monday, the White House gave federal agencies 30 days to delete TikTok from government-owned tech. Why is the government removing TikTok from its phones, laptops, and networks?
A) Data collection
B) Potential spying
C) The algorithm
D) All of the above
The answer, D. TikTok’s parent company is based out of China, and the federal government says the app’s user data, algorithm, and potential for spying pose national security risks.
And finally, on Tuesday, Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts said this:
Sound: “We’re talking about half a trillion dollars and 43 million Americans. How does that fit under the normal understanding of ‘modify’?”
What is the subject of the case he’s discussing?
A) Student debt relief
B) Funding social security
C) Infrastructure improvements
D) Computer chip manufacturing
The answer, A. Republicans have sued to stop Biden’s plan to forgive billions of dollars worth of student loans. The plan is currently on hold and we won’t know what the Supreme Court decides until June.
That’s it for this week. See you next Friday with another Notice News Quiz.
That’s it for today – but let’s see how closely you were paying attention. Go take the Notice News quiz on our website noticenews.com.
Angie will be back Monday with more from us, Notice News. Have a great weekend everybody.