If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
Having spent the week in Wales and absence from the interweb (quite refreshing) a shorter than usual Sunday Round-up.
Discworld: The first annual Flat Earth Conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was attended by hundreds of people who are convinced that our world is a flat disc with the Arctic in the middle and the Antartic a wall of ice hundreds of feet high on the outside that stops us falling off.
Punching above its weight: Tuesday marked the 131st anniversary of the Papierlocher für Sammelmappen which to you and me would be the office hole puncher.
Heavyweight: 85-year-old Doreen Simmons from Nottingham has received one of Japan’s highest awards for her services as a leading sumo-wrestling commentator with NHK, the Japanese state broadcaster.
Soiled undies: A farmer in Scotland has a new method of determining soil fertility by burying pairs of underpants in his fields.
Quote of the week: ‘If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.’ – Benjamin Franklin
Away in a pastry: Greggs the bakers were forced to apologise after replacing the baby Jesus with a sausage roll in their spoof nativity. But then Jesus was Jewish so maybe a (supposedly) pork product was a no-no.
Meanwhile, a Welsh artist made his protest by painting a stunning portrait of Jesus using a sausage roll for a brush and ketchup for paint.
Brief lives: Bond girl Karin Dor from You Only Live Twice; second world war pilot Joy Lofthouse; French Resistance fight Jeanne Brousse who saved many Jewish lives; Scicillian mafia boss Totò Riina; AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young and; that wonderful heavy and lightweight actor Keith Barron.