Rainy days: Described as the ultimate weather-protecting product, you can buy the umbrella jacket for as little as £11 – if you have the nerve to wear one in public.
Filed: Brief Lives
Drag’s Army: Photos of wartime defence forces have emerged of them manning the guns in drag after they were called into action during a panto show at the height of the Blitz.
Birthday of the week: The longest-running weekly comic in the world celebrated its 80th birthday this week. And if you were to read a different issue every day it would take you more than ten years to get through them.
Progressive of the week: Tory MP David Campbell Bannerman has demanded that Remainers should be tried under the 1351 Treason Act for ‘excessive EU loyalty’. Read more ›››
Tongue twister: Eric Morecambe’s jokey football result finally came ture. After penalties in the Scottish League last Sunday we had East Fife 4 – Forfar 5!
No brainer: A parasite that infects the brain could be the secret weapon of business tycoons. Toxoplasma gondii is usually caught from cats increases risk-taking behaviour and might even explain Donald Trump. Read more ›››
Let them eat pets: Cake maker Hannah Edwards was branded ‘barbaric’ and ‘sick’ by internet trolls after she posted videos of her incredibly lifelike animal cakes. Haven’t these people seen Dogs in Food on Instagram?
Ninja whingers: The Japanese city of Iga, the birthplace of the ninja warrior, is facing a crisis as not enough people are training in the martial art even though it pays $85,000 a year. Read more ›››
Survival of the fittest: The Madagascan moon moth has evolved elaborate decoy ‘tails’ that deflect the sonar of bats so that they often miss the moth’s body.
And the winner is: Social media got itself in a tizzy this week thinking that a 1997 episode of The Simpsons had predicted a Portugal vs Mexico World Cup final. (See the video) A nonsense, of course, since they are both in the same half of the draw.