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Sunday Round-up

Sweet theory: It has been scientifically proven that you are likely to get fewer red Smarties in a pack than any other colour.

Old technology: Forget email and even the fax machine, the Foreign Office still relies on telegrams and ‘secret’ ones at that, although they are hardly that when they are published on the front page of The Times. Read more ›››

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Trump’s lasting legacy: A British fan of the president-elect has his face tattooed on his leg with the words ‘in Trump we trust’ because ‘all great art is controversial’.

Meanwhile, in Davenport, Iowa, a Bernie Sanders supporter has also ended up with a Trump tattoo on his back and all because of a stupid bet with his best buddy. Read more ›››

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Seeing the light: Another great idea from China – motorists caught dazzling other drivers by using full beam are made to stare into the lights of a police car for a minute as a punishment, although some think that isn’t long enough.

It pays to advertise: The Australian state of Northern Territory has been accused of coming up with the most offensive advertising campaign slogan. Read more ›››

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The great debate: Having sorted out Europe, we can now get down to the important question of the day – should we pronounce the word ‘scone’ to rhyme with gone or bone? A YouGov survey reveals that 51% of us go for ‘gone’ while only 42% are in the ‘bone’ camp.

For the record, I prefer ‘bone’ but what I really want to know is how the missing 7% pronounce it. Read more ›››

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Rigged election: Donald Trump is already complaining that the US election will be rigged, but it seems it’s his own supported that are doing the rigging after a hoax poster appeared online claiming that voters could post their support for Hillary via Twitter or Facebook instead of all that ballot box rigmarole.

Good news, bad news: It seems that selfie-stick craze is on the way out according to the John Lewis ‘How We Shop, Live And Look’ report. The bad news is that we are now obsessed with pink flamingos. Read more ›››

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PC crossings: The traditional green man lights on pedestrian crossings around Trafalgar Square have been temporarily changed ahead of the London’s Pride Festival to show same-sex couples holding hands to form a heart shape and other LGBT symbols.

Whether that means that only gay or lesbian couples are allowed to cross at each isn’t clear. Read more ›››

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Watching paint dry: The latest trending fad in the whacky world of the web is watching other people mix paint online. Very relaxing apparently.

It’s a miracle: Or maybe not. The Pope has made it harder to achieve sainthood by tightening the regulations which now means that healing miracles must be confirmed by two-thirds of the medical panel that assesses them, rather than by a simple majority. Read more ›››

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Southpaw of the week: Jeremy Corbyn posed in the boxing ring as part of his campaign to cling on to the Labour leadership. Unfortunately, he overlooked the brand name on his gloves which certainly blows his pc credentials.

If that wasn’t enough, he also failed the Mumsnet biscuit test, branding himself a miserable git for saying he doesn’t touch them because he’s ‘totally anti-sugar on health grounds’ before admitting that he isn’t averse to the odd bit of shortbread. Read more ›››

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