Death in Space: Death by Space Craft Emergency Exit 

This is the best video ever. when you watch it you’ll start laughing a lot. I choose the Second one (Death by Space Craft Emergency Exit) and here is what I rote about it.

Death in Space from Thomas Lucas on Vimeo.

After two months in space orbiting Mars, Fred and Titus were running out of things to entertain them. They had already tried bobbing for apples in zero gravity, but it was a lot harder than it looked and since they only had freeze-dried apple slices, it wasn’t as much fun as they thought it would be. They soon ran out of ideas and they were worried about wasting too much food. It’s not like they could go to the grocery store. So, they decided they would have some fun playing Truth or Dare. Fred dared Titus to prank call NASA headquarters. Titus accepted.  

“Hello, Nasa Command Center. What can I do for you, Commander Small?” 

“Hello there. Is your refrigerator running?” 

“Yes, but I don’t understand…” 

“Quick, you better go catch it!” 

Titus quickly hung up and both of them laughed hysterically at the confusion he had just caused. It was all really hilarious until Nasa called back. They weren’t too happy with Titus’s decision to use the emergency telephone. Fred continued to laugh uncontrollably at his friend even though he was getting into some pretty big trouble. Titus furiously looked at Fred.  

“It’s your turn,” Titus said calculatingly. 

Unfortunately, Fred didn’t notice how angry Titus had become. 

“Sure,” Fred responded eagerly.  

Titus pulled out a package of freeze-dried jalapeños.  

“Hey,” Fred said, “I thought we weren’t going to use anymore of the food for fun.” 

“These are fine,” Titus replied convincingly, “These have been here since 1987. No one wants these.” 

“Ok,” squeaked Fred.  

“I dare you to eat the whole bag. All. At. Once.” 

Fred gulped. He knew he had to do it. He slowly opened the bag and brought a corner to his mouth. All 25 jalapeños tumbled into his mouth and down his throat. Instant fire blasted through his chest. Titus smirked. Sweat poured down Fred’s face like someone had turned on a shower faucet in his spacesuit. His suit sucked up his sweat as if it was a sponge absorbing water. He couldn’t stand it anymore. He needed something to help him cool down. He looked around the room. All he could find was the Tang drink he had made earlier. Yuck. He needed something that would cool his whole body at once.

Space! He quickly traveled up to the control booth. If he could land the shuttle, he could get out into the magnificent cold air of outer space. That would work! He sat down in the pilot seat, put his helmet on and tried to navigate to the closest planet. But he couldn’t stand it anymore! His whole body felt like it was in flames. He had to get out. Now!

Without thinking, he reached for the emergency exit window and pushed it open. Suddenly, he was sucked into the Thermosphere. The cold freezing air felt wonderful to Fred. If only he had attached his safety harness before exiting the ship. The last thing Fred saw was Titus regretfully looking out from their space shuttle as they floated further and further apart. 

 by Finn

Where I Live

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I live in the best town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia! The Comox Valley is made up of three main places: the town of Comox, the city of Courtenay, and the village of Cumberland. It has beautiful mountains that you can see from almost every direction with a giant glacier that the K’ómoks First Nation calls Queneesh, the white whale that saved their people during a flood. We also have lots of forests, beaches and rivers to explore.

There are so many places here that I enjoy, but I’ve chosen three to share with you.

1. Locals  Restaurant at the Old HouseImage result for local's comox valley
Picture from Locals website

If you ever visit the Comox Valley you should check out Locals because they make really yummy meals, which are all made from scratch. That means every time you order something, it’s made slightly different, which is neat. All of the food they use there is from local farms in the area.  That is why it’s called Locals. I’ll warn you when or if you go there, make sure you have some cash in you wallet because it is a little expensive, but remember it is super delicious. My favourite things to eat there are the cream of chicken soup and the chicken pot pie with a crust of potato slices on top. For dessert I like to choose the dipped chocolate banana popsicle.

2. Goose Spit                                                             

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Goose Spit is one of the nearby beaches. It’s really sandy and when the tide goes out you can walk pretty far. There are also fire pits there that you can use from May to October. I love to go there and roast hot dogs and make s’more cones. What’s a s’more cone you ask? It’s a sugar cone stuffed with a layer of marshmallow, then a layer of chocolate and then another layer of marshmallow. You wrap it in tin foil and put it on the rack above the fire. Once it heats up everything inside the cone melts and you unwrap it and eat it! Yummy in my tummy! We go there when it’s sunny like a lot of people, but my favourite time to go there is when it’s raining. When it’s stormy and high tide, big waves crash into the shore and the driftwood breakwater making the water sometimes splash on to the road and your car if you’re down there and that lucky. Before the breakwater was built the driftwood logs would often end up on the road because of the windy storms. The storms are fierce there and the wind makes it hard to stay balanced sometimes. It’s so much fun. When it’s really windy, but not stormy you can also see kite surfers down there and if you kayak or canoe off the end of Goose Spit you can sometimes see orcas in the bay.

3.Oyster River

Oyster River is on the northern edge of the Comox Valley right before you get to Campbell River. It’s really fun to go swimming there in the summer. There are big potholes in the rocks that you can sit in and in one of the holes there is another littler hole on the side that you can swim through. There are also places that you can jump off into the water, but you need to be careful that you jump in a safe spot where it’s deep enough and there aren’t rocks. The water is a little chilly so it’s best when it is really hot out. There is a slow current so you can float a little ways, but parts get really shallow. It’s pretty awesome place to visit in the summer.
this is a picture that my Mom took.

It’s hard to pick only three places to share with you because this really is the best place on Earth to live. I chose these ones because I have really good memories from them and hope if you ever visit Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley you might get a chance to enjoy them too.