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Last Updated Tuesday April 25 2017 10:19 AM IST

Tiny Bytes: Britain’s oldest man rejects b'day card from Queen and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes and here is a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Eiffel tower turns 128 years old

The Eiffel Tower is Paris’ most iconic monument. It was built by an architect called Gustave Eiffel in 1889 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the French revolution. At that time, the Eiffel tower was the tallest man made building in the world – at 984 feet, it remained the tallest for 41 years.

Saina-Sindhu clash at Indian Open

The Yonex Sunrise India Super Series bandminton tournament is on in Delhi. Star Shuttle players Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are all set to clash in the quarterfinals today. Read more

Padma Shri awards ceremony

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P. R. Sreejesh were honored with the Padma Shri by president Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. Read more

Beyonce statue made of cheese in London

There is an East Village Cheese and Wine Festival taking place in London this weekend. The organisers arranged for a sculptor named David Bradley, to make a sculpture of Beyonce made in cheese! The artist has called the sculpture ‘Brie-Once’.

Britain’s oldest man rejects birthday card from Queen

Robert Weighton turned 109 this week, and customarily, the Queen of England sends him a birthday card. Weighton says he’s received a card from her since he turned 100, but is rejecting the card this year because he wants to save on postage and printing, and he doesn’t want the cards to clutter up his home. Plus he felt the queen looked rather miserable while on official duties.

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me at 5 pm tomorrow too. Remember, it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.

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