Sharpen up: A pencil obsessed man in Pakistan has set a world record for crafting the largest swing made entirely of pencils.
Tasty: Looking for a fun day out for all the family? Try the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden, which includes mouth-watering exhibits such as spicy rabbit heads, three penis wine and a goat kid’s rennet cheese described as tasting of gasoline and ammonia mixed with wax. Read more ›››
Back to the ’50s: Teresa May’s plans for a Festival of Brexit Britain echoing the 1951 version did not meet with universal approval and prompted graphic artist Richard Littler to reimagine the original poster.
What a lovely bunch: Police in Rome blew up a suspicious bag only to discover it contained nothing more than a bunch of coconuts. Read more ›››
Packet in: The Royal Mail has been forced to issue a plea for people to stop posting crisp packets back to the manufacturers in protest at their un-recyclability.
Lightweights: Weight Watchers has rebranded itself as WW but say that it doesn’t stand for weight watchers. So for what then? Wasted Wonga? Why oh Why? Or perhaps the unfortunate ‘Double You, Double You’ when spoken aloud. Read more ›››
Fashion victims: Fashion designer Christopher Kane’s latest creation are shoes made out of sponge. And despite costing £800 a pair they’re selling like hot cakes. Mind you, not as daft as $530 pre-scuffed and taped sneakers.
A penny for them: £1,000 worth of pennies were stolen from an artwork in Cambridge. But the artist hailed this a success as it ‘was there for people to interact with as they saw fit’. Read more ›››
I’ll be bark: A sculptor and Arnold Schwarzenegger fan has spent six months carving a six-foot-two-inch statue of his hero out of a solid chunk of oak. (Arnie gag)
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. Read more ›››
Ships of the desert: The Star newspaper got in a tizzy over the fleet of large ships found in a Kazakhstan desert, miles from the sea, that is ‘baffling scientists’. In fact, the mystery is no mystery at all and hasn’t been since 2015 as the Business Insider explains.
Jurassic larks: A hotel in Japan has solved its staffing problems by employing robots including animatronic dinosaurs at the check-in desk. Read more ›››
Cunning: We’ve all witnessed the lengths that some people will go to to keep the seat next to them free on crowded trains but now an American company has come up with their ‘Seat Saver’ range of fake food and drink spills to discourage interlopers.
The Gran Tour: Three grannies from Eccles, near Manchester, were sent on a five-day driving tour of Catalonia in an imitation of The Grand Tour. Read more ›››
Apologies to anyone coming here expecting to read my Sunday Round-up. We have been away this week, partly as a break but mostly to transfer our daughter to her first proper teaching job in London. Loaded cars and loaded questions about her choice of career and venue but what else can you do. Normal service hopefully revived next week. Read more ›››