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Jutland Jack: The life and death of a boy sailor – BBC News

Image copyright Star & Garter Jack Cornwell was only 15 when he joined the Royal Navy – and only 16 when he died less than a year later. The Battle of Jutland – a 72-hour onslaught 100 years ago – was his first encounter with the enemy, and his last. The working-class lad was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War One; the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. So what is the story of Jutland Jack? Image copyright IWM Image caption Boy sailors would help man the guns and keep the deck clear When Lily Cornwell received a letter from doctors at a hospital in Grimsby telling her of her 16-year-old boy’s injuries, she immediately travelled north from her home in London to see her son. But Mrs Cornwell was still on the train when Jack died. All she could do was take his body home – and because the Cornwell family was not well off, have him buried in a communal grave. Tragic though it was, it wasn’t unusual. That quiet end may have been the last the world heard of Jack Cornwell, Boy Seaman First Class. But three months later Capt Robert Lawson, the captain of Jack’s ship, described the events to the British Admiralty. Image copyright IWM Image caption Jack’s story and funeral made the front...

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This is a major problem for the Apple HomePod

Image: apple Apple announce that it will finally be releasing a home speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. A little late, but with Apple’s logo on it, it should become a permanent piece in the homes of Apple fans. Mashable referred to the product as the “Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer,” but while the thing actually sounds pretty cool, there is one major issue with the home assistant that is not a problem for the Home or Echo. SEE ALSO: Forget OLED Apple’s reportedly already working on the next generation of display tech No, it’s not the $349 price tag or that it’s powered by Siri it’s the design. The HomePod is covered in cloth mesh and looks like a very expensive cat scratcher, and as a cat owner, I can tell you that my pets would definitely try scratching one given the opportunity. oh no darth: (@darth) June 5, 2017 HomePod is going to be the most expensive scratching post my cat has ever had. Jessie Char (@jessiechar) June 5, 2017 How many Genius Bar appointments will begin with “My cat thought this was a scratching post” come this December?#WWDC17 #HomePod Creative Rants (@Creative_Rants) June 5, 2017 Apple’s #HomePod is a $350 cat scratching post. Seriously, if the sound quality is great, it could be worth the money for Apple fanatics. Rob Segal (@robcsegal)...

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This Mom’s Post About Sex After Kids Is So True, And So Funny

Sex after kids isn’t impossible, but it certainly is a challenge. Aside from dealing with the logistics of having little ones in the house, it’s also difficult to feel sexy after a long day of caregiving. When my kids finally go to sleep at night, for example, romance is usually the last thing on my mind. What I really crave is a nice glass of wine and some time to myself! That said, it’s important to set aside time for our partners. This mom tried to arrange a steamy shower date with her husband, but what ended up happening...

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