Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense from the last days.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘

Birthday of the week: The longest-running weekly comic in the world celebrated its 80th birthday this week. And if you were to read a different issue every day it would take you more than ten years to get through them.

Progressive of the week: Tory MP David Campbell Bannerman has demanded that Remainers should be tried under the 1351 Treason Act for ‘excessive EU loyalty’.

Case closed: As I reported in March, the mystery of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator 81 years ago has been solved with proof that they crash-landed on a remote South Pacific island.

Something fishy: Thieves stole a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium and smuggled it out disguised as a baby in a buggy.

Dead end: A funeral comparison website has had its ‘edgy’ advertising campaign banned by Transport For London such as the one on the right showing a couple running along a beach with coffin lids instead of surfboards.

Jumble sale: Following the American embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square to central London you can bid for items the diplomats no longer need including 1,200 loo rolls, a circular saw and a Volvo S80.

Interbreeding: Scientists have discovered a dolphin-whale hybrid off Kauai, Hawaii.

Dogsbody: A Colombian drugs gang has put a $70,000 bounty on the head of a sniffer dog after she found almost 10 tonnes of the gang’s cocaine.

Germ of an idea: American states all have official birds, flowers and songs but New Jersey has gone a step further and adopted an official state microbe.

Ducks in a row: A mother duck went viral after being pictured swimming across a lake with seventy-six ducklings paddling along behind her.

Brief lives: Designer of the Ford Ka Chris Svensson; Mick Jagger’s 60s style guru Christopher Gibbs; fight choreographer William Hobbs; capsize survivor Tony Bullimore and; actor Bernard Hepton who starred in Colditz, I, Claudius and both Smiley’s People and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Jennyta 5th August 2018

    And now, sadly, one of the Chuckle Brothers (‘To me! To you etc’) aged 73. Keith tends to get nervous when he hears about people who have died who are close in age to him. 😉

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 6th August 2018

    The name of the uninhabited island where Amelia Earhart died was Nikumaroro in what is now known as the Kiribati group but was I believe once known as The Gilbert Islands. Regarding babies that look like sea creatures, I have seen a few of those in my time. Only the other day in Lidl, I saw a baby that looked and smelt like a squid.

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  • Roger O Green 9th August 2018

    Those “surfboards” made me chuckle.

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