Stories that made us smile this week

STORY: Stories that made us smile this week

“My name’s Loc. It's never too old to learn English."

These Vietnamese grannies meet every Tuesday to study English

The aim is to socialize and keep their brains sharp

(Nguyen Thi Loc, English student)

“The pronunciations, the tongue twisters, words with muted letters, words that we have to curl our lips. All of these are very difficult for us."

The French baguette has made it onto the U.N.'s cultural heritage list

The baguette is a symbol of France around the world

and has been a central part of the French diet for at least 100 years

These camels took part in a camel beauty contest in Qatar

Location: Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar

(Hamad Jaber al-Athba, President of the Qatar Camel Mzayen club)

"The idea is similar to the soccer World Cup, we did a camel beauty World Cup. We have participants from the Gulf Cooperation Council, we have big names and today is the fifth day of the tournament."

Location: New York

This 'gingerbread village' has around 4,000 pounds of icing

700 houses

4,000 pounds of candy

1,000 pounds of gingerbread

6,000 egg whites