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Sunday Round-up

More Christmas gift ideas: For the woman who has everything, how about the pillow hat on the left? Or for the cat-lovers, there is the Licki Brush which allows you to groom your cat’s fur the way nature intended.

What a shower: I do some of my best thinking when I’m in the shower but what do others think about? Now you can find out on the Reddit Shower Thoughts page. Read more ›››

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Rocket Man: Flat-earther Mad Mike Hughes who doesn’t believe in science has nevertheless built a steam-powered rocket in which he was due to launch himself into space yesterday.

Mnemonic of the week: ‘How to punish bad Daleks before many million earthlings truly see clearly.’ (For remembering the order of actors who played Doctor Who.) Read more ›››

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The dream and reality: One of the dreams of the Brexiteers is the return of the blue British passport. Ironic then that the companies in the running to produce them are French and German.

Small portions: If you’re in the mood to lose a little weight then pop over to Tiny Kitchen where you can learn how to make teeny-weeny cupcakes and eclairs. Apparently, miniature cooking is very popular in Japan. Read more ›››

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Mother of all flowers: Scientists have produced an image of what they think the ancestor of all flowers might have looked like 140 million years ago.

Belated anniversary: I overlooked to mention that it was the 60th anniversary of Test Match Special last which was remiss of me. To make up for that, here is poet Murray Lachlan Young’s excellent Ode to TMS with the epilogue below. Read more ›››

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Diversitea: There’s nothing like a good cup of tea but what exactly constitutes a ‘good’ cuppa? Yorkshire Problems posted this chart on Twitter and asked people to select their preferred shade, from black tea to more or less all milk. It caused quite a stir, pun intended.

Doolittle: According to futurologist William Higham we will have an app that will let us speak to our pets within the next ten years. Read more ›››

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The George Washington effect: Chances are that have never and never will be asked to take a lie-detector test, but if you are there is one sure fire way you can beat the polygraph.

Grand theft avocado: Three men in Southern California have been arrested on charges of grand theft of fruit and vegetables, specifically the unauthorised sale of up $300,000 worth of avocados. Read more ›››

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In the dog house: The British company Hecate Verona is marketing a range of luxury ‘dog manors’ for the pampered pooches of the wealthy, including a grand colonial villa, a Roman imperial mansion and a Spanish Palacio, with prices ranging from £30,000 to £160,000.

Spying between the lines: Be careful if you are an aspiring leaker of secrets – you may be betrayed by your printer. Read more ›››

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Bird brain: Lawrence Cobbald’s obsession with his collection bird ornaments has got out of hand. His 20,000 strong collection now takes up so much space that he has to visit his parents for meals and to do his washing because he’s run out of room in his own house.

Big bait: Although they’ve been known about for years, scientists have only now got their hands on the rare giant shipworm that can grow up to five feet long. Read more ›››

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