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Sunday Round-up

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 ›››

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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 ›››

Sunday Round -up

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.

Shed your inhibitions: Cuprinol revealed the twenty-four finalists in the 2018 Shed of the Year competition with entries ranging from the inspired to the oddball. Read more ›››

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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 ›››

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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 ›››

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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 ›››

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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.

F*** Trump: Forget the inflatable Donald floating London for the orange one’s visit, when he flew to Chequers he saw a rather rude message in a large crop circle near Stoke Mandeville. Read more ›››

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Teaser: Another of those annoying puzzles – can you spot the lollipop hiding among the ice creams? If not, here is the solution.

Name game: I take umbrage at some of the peculiar names that people give their children these days and it seems that I’m not alone. A writer from Utah has Tweeted the dumbest names from her son’s junior high yearbook that includes the likes of Dezalin, Jaxon and Cambrie. Read more ›››

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