If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
That’s shoe business: British designer Debbie Wingham has produced a pair of diamond and gold-encrusted shoes which at £11 million are the most expensive pair in the world.
Up and away: Tom Morgan from the Bristol-based Institute of Adventure Reseach took to the skies up to a height of 8,000 feet sitting in a camping chair lifted by 100 helium balloons.
Voodoo: If the idea of 3D printing seems like witchcraft, how would fancy the idea of crossing the world’s first 3D printed bridge that has opened in the town of Gemert in the Netherlands.
Spot the burglar: Apparently, domestic burglaries increase by 160 percent during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period and the lock people at Yale have produced the image on the right to raise awareness. Can you spot the burglar hidden among the ghosts and ghouls? If not, here’s the solution.
Loose change: We all know that the Queen doesn’t carry cash in her ubiquitous handbag, but we are wrong. There is one day of the week when she does.
Potty noodle: The Japanese say that slurping noodles is the best way to appreciate the flavour, but the slurping noise isn’t always appreciated by tourists. To solve the problem of nu-hara (noodle harassment) a food company has developed noise-cancelling cutlery.
Happiness is relative: Speaking of loose change, a hundred years ago Albert Einstein found himself without any to tip a hotel bellboy so instead, he scribbled his advice on finding happiness. He told him that one day it would be worth more than a tip and he was right – that note has sold for £1.18 million.
Brief lives: England rugby player who helped defeat New Zealand in 1973 Brian ‘Stack’ Stevens; actor Robert Guillaume who played Benson, the butler in Soap; race-hate gang leader Jon Lester; folklorist Iona Opie expert on the games and beliefs of childhood; disability campaigner Sir Bert Massie and; the legendary Fats Domino.