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Sunday Round-up

Bah humbug: One for the Scrooges amongst you – an Anti-Advent Calendar filled with misfortune cookies guaranteed to spread festive gloom. And the black wheat pastry cookies are vegan to boot.

Tasteless: But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – we haven’t reached Halloween yet and the first prize for most tasteless costume comes from the online store forced to remove the Anne Frank costume from its online store. Read more ›››

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Spider-sense: Lifeboat men from Sunderland and Seaham Coastguard and a rescue helicopter were sent to rescue a parachutist who had landed in the sea only to find that it was actually a Spider-Man balloon.

Who’s been sleeping in my bed? Three bears broke into a pizza restaurant in Colorado but failed to find either porridge or Goldilocks. Read more ›››

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May be a sleeper? Amid all the media frenzy about Theresa May’s coughing fit, P45 prankster and malfunctioning set, the key issue was that she was wearing a bracelet of portraits by communist artist Frida Kahlo, one-time lover of Trotsky.

An easy mistake to make: The neighbours of a man in Zurich mistook the Jack Daniels whiskey flag flying outside his house for the ISIS black flag of death. Read more ›››

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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) Read more ›››

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Upper crust: A  café in my local town centre has produced what it claims is the most northern sandwich ever – a muffin in which a pie sits on top of a pile of chips and topped off with mushy peas.

Don’t panic: If you’re reading this then the end of the world as predicted to happen yesterday by Christian numerologist David Meade has been postponed. Read more ›››

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The dream and reality: One of the dreams of the Brexiteers is the return of the blue British passport. Ironic then that the companies in the running to produce them are French and German.

Small portions: If you’re in the mood to lose a little weight then pop over to Tiny Kitchen where you can learn how to make teeny-weeny cupcakes and eclairs. Apparently, miniature cooking is very popular in Japan. Read more ›››

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In a post office far, far away: The Royal Mail has announced a series of stamps to mark the latest in the Star Wars franchise to be released in December.

Landless: Despite having been born in Liverpool, a 20-year-old woman has been told she doesn’t qualify for British citizenship thanks to an obscure archaic law. Read more ›››

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Avast behind: Penzance fell short in its bid to win back the world record to gather the most pirates in one place when 77 of the crew were still carousing in a pub when the count was taken. They can take heart that it will soon be Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Terror alert: A secret test of security at the Palace of Westminster showed that 100 MPs could be massacred in less than five minutes. Read more ›››

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