If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
One for YP: Following last week’s feature on the Great Northern Sandwich comes news that The Yorkshire Roast Co has produced a full Sunday roast wrapped in a Yorkshire pudding.
Red faces in Red Square: The statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov that I also reported last week had to be altered within days of being unveiled because the sculptor had included the wrong gun. (Hat tip to Yorkshire Pudding)
Christmas is coming: Yes it’s that time of year when our thoughts reluctantly turn to plans for the festive season. Matalan are quick off the mark with a Father Christmas toilet seat cover and splash set. If that is too tacky for you, they also have a reindeer or elf version.
Supermarket sweep: A woman in India produced a husband-proof shopping list with illustrations to show him exactly what to buy and it went viral on Twitter.
Lost and found: A hundred search for a lost Greek temple ended this week when archaeologists realised that the ancient directions to it were wrong.
Bad omens: An installation of art outside Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has angered Inuits especially one figure which they say designates a dangerous place to be avoided.
Film 1917: Still in Canada, a stash of silent films made in 1917 that was dumped in the Yukon and preserved under the ice. Unearthed in 1978, they have been turned into a work of art by filmmaker Bill Morrison.
A mistake it be: The Saudi government is scrambling to recall history textbooks that accidentally include a doctored photo of King Faisal at the founding of the UN alongside Yoda from Star Wars.
Head over heels: Thirteen-year-old Lily Rice from Pembrokeshire is thought to be the first European female to perform a backflip in a wheelchair after a six-hour practice session.
Brief lives: Soul singer Charles Bradley who found fame late in life; actress Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for 34 years; Till Death Do Us Part actor and father-in-law of Tony Blair, Tony Booth; former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd; Lady Lucan, wife of the vanished Lord Lucan; Jack Good who brought pop music to tv with Six-Five Special for the BBC, Oh Boy! for ITV, and Shindig! in the US; Mr Bennett in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice Benjamin Whitrow; Playboy founder Hugh Hefner who is reported to be being buried next to Marilyn Monroe and; Lance Corporal Shenkin III the Regimental Mascot of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh.