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  • Caitriona 2005 says:
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    I love celebrating New Years with my family. But we would never have any crazy traditions like those there. Some of those are really crazy traditions like the South American tradition. My family do not really have any big traditions like those. I think it would be cool though to have traditions like that. I also love making new year resolutions. Thanks click news for a great article. Keep sharing these fantastic articles with us

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  • liverpool FC liverpool FC says:
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    Finding a skeleton is rare and spending twenty years with a needle trying to clean is just mad. If that was me I would just leave because I wouldn't have that patience. Fair play to Ron Clarke for cleaning it off with a needle.
    I wonder what the person was doing when they found it in the sterkfontain caves and I wonder what went through the persons mind when they found a skeleton in front of their eyes.
    It would be cool to find out was that the persons home,I wonder is there more information about the skeleton further down the cave. I would be very curious to discover what the person would have looked like before they died.
    I have found this article very interesting and would like if you put up another article on this with further information.
    I thought this article was one of the best and thank you for putting it up. Great thanks to Emma Darcy and Clic news. Hope ye liked my comment.

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    I agree with luke 50. I like directers but I would rather be an actor . I was blousey in our play bugsy malone we did it in Irish and it was absolutely mind-blowing. every single actor was amazing. We might put it into a competition. I would love if we did. Heather must have been under a fierce amount of pressure directing Hamilton but I bet in the end that it was astonishing. Like Heather said if you want to do something Go FOR IT!!!

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    I never knew about this Irish satellite going into space until this click news article. It is great that an Irish satellite for once is going into space. I love thinking and talking about space. It is just so interesting and satisfying. All of the planets and probably other people living on all of these misterious planets. We are living on earth so how do we not know that their are other creatures living on the other planets. Well we know that no one lives on the sun or planets near the sun or as soon as they get close they will just turn to ash. I hope one day an Irish person will go to space. Great article padraic

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    That man has a really great heart. That is why you should get your pet microchiped because it is so important incase he or she gets missing or lost. He is great if he drove all the way to kansas especially if it was just a dog but then again a dog has feelings and a heart too and wants to be with her family. Cute article!!!

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    Wow! This advent calendar looks amazing but I should have read this article before now because Christmas is over. I am so sad I love Christmas. They should have an advent calendar for every month but obviously not called advent there should be a different name for every month calender. The next holiday is St. Patrick's day. I can't wait for that either. It is only in 8 weeks sooooo exciting!!!!!!

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    Wow!!!! 8 million that is a load of people. That is probably more people that even live in Ireland. I would not blame the tourists who love our country so much because it is gorgeous. There is one reason why I would probably think that that much people would come to Ireland is because it is always cold or raining You would be lucky if you came to Ireland on a nice day so you could really enjoy your day out in Ireland. I am proud to be irish I love Ireland sooooooo much and it is great that that much people love Ireland sooooooo much!

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  • ruthgsic123 ruthgsic123 says:
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    I like turtles. I have held one a few times.They feel quite tickley and weird. I like tortoises too. I always thought that tortoises were bigger then turtles. I don't see much of a difference. They have webbed feet that's why they are such great swimmers. I love turtles. Well done !!!!!

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  • Daniel_Nadt Daniel_Nadt says:
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    I think this is a close up picture of whats inside a shell! I have learned on clicnews that most fossils would come from snail shells and that they will have all type of patterns on them especially this type! My second guess might be a bit crazy for some people but if its not a shell, i think it is a snail that is curled up! That is all my guesses I have right now. thank you clicknews and the staff for making this website something to be worth to click on. Have fun everyone on trying to guess what this is! bye!

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  • dirpyfootballer dirpyfootballer says:
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    I cant believe that an Irish person uses there phone 57 times a day . I don't have a smart phone. I think that the modern day world has too much technology and that we should put them down and socialise with other people.you can actually learn a lot by doing this . I think that a lot of road accidents happen because a lot of people are staring at their phones and not looking where they're going.

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