If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘
Punctuated: Cornwall Council spent ninety minutes debating whether or not to add an apostrophe to the name ‘Lands End‘ and if so where to put it. They eventually plumped for ‘Land’s End’. Quite right too.
Primitive art: Scientists have discovered what is believed to be the oldest drawing. The 73,000 crass hatch pattern looks remarkably like a hashtag.
Draft dodge: Twelve students in South Korea have been bingeing on pizza and hamburgers in order to gain weight and so avoid military service.
Breaking up is easy: Getting divorced can be a positive experience, at least according to the DivorceHotel where you check in married and leave single.
Health warning: A reminder that there once was a time when cigarettes were marketed as being good for you, as recommended by the medical profession.
New scientists: The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded this week and included research into the effectiveness of saliva as a cleaning agent, how consumers react to complicated product instructions (life’s too short to RTFM), evidence that chimpanzees imitate humans about as often, and about as well, as humans imitate chimpanzees and the use of roller coasters in removing kidney stones.
And now the weather forecast: Hurricane Florence will be ‘tremendously big and tremendously wet‘. Thank you, Donald, for that insight.
Think bike: Polish rider Dawid Godziek managed the world’s first quadruple tailwhip on a mountain bike.