Shed alight: The only road legal motorised shed in the world set a new speed record by topping 100 mph at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire breaking its previous 80 mph record.
Illusions of perception: Following the gold/blue dress controversy of 2015, there is now an audio illusion on the web. So do you hear ‘laurel’ or ‘yanny’? The Donald, of course, hears ‘covfefe’. Read more ›››
T&Cs apply: Ever wondered what you are signing up to when you click ‘I agree’ for the various apps you use? Dima Yarovinsky has printed out the T&Cs for seven of the most popular social media apps and it’s quite a list.
Cool origins: The recent hot weather has done wonders for the ice cream trade but have you ever wondered how the 99 got its name? It’s all down to the king of Italy’s bodyguard. Read more ›››
Mind the step: A passenger on a Lucky Air flight from Sanya, on Hainan Island, has been fined £8,000 after opening the plane’s emergency door ‘to get some air’.
Jesus saves: Unlikely Rochdale superfan Jesus Sanchez left his home in Spain thanks to the home supporters who raised the £500 for his trip in the hope that his presence might save them from relegation. And it worked! Read more ›››
Plastic kingdom: Canadian Robert Bezeau has built a four-storey castle out of 40,000 plastic bottles on the island of Bocas del Toro in Panama.
Out of this world: Thursday was Alien Day, but not about little green men in flying saucers, rather the Alien(s) film franchise. And let us not forget that yesterday was the eighth Ed Balls Day. although some feel it is becoming far too commercialised. Read more ›››
Treasure trove: A thirteen-year-old boy has uncovered a significant treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth.
Third remove: Sainsbury’s has launched a ‘touch-free’ range of meat so that millennials can enjoy the taste of meat without ever having to lay a finger on their convenience meal. Sheesh. Read more ›››
Awkward: The makers of commemorative tat are gearing up for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle but poor Harry has been replaced by another famous ginger in this plate available on Etsy.
Never fade away: The Troxler effect, named after a Swiss doctor in 1804, describes the optical illusion that an image can vanish before our very eyes. Read more ›››
April Fool: The BBC fell hook, line and sinker for the Observer’s Brexit emojis story as you can see from this clip. Other pranks included a spoof BBC report on the sighting of a Kraken on the Thames, Virgin Australia introducing the first in-flight spin classes, news that the European Parliament has decided to change the colour of Euro passports from burgundy to dark blue and Carabao’s Donald Trump-inspired mandarin energy drink. Read more ›››
Love a duck: Widespread panic in households across the country after researchers found that rubber ducks and other bath toys can contain ‘potentially pathogenic bacteria‘. And speaking iof hygiene, here is why gyms can be unhealthy places.
Groundhog day: Punxsutawney Phil is wanted by the police in Pennsylvania for deception after failing to predict the end of winter. Read more ›››