Strange brew: It seems to have been the summer of faddy food and drink and it continued this week with the sky blue latte on sale in Australia. It costs £4.60 a glass and smells of seaweed, but the algae powder that gives it its colour is supposed to do you a power of good.
Crumbs: But if you thought that was a bit steep for a coffee, think about the £1,500 pastry that has gone on sale in the UK. The ‘Luxury Zebra Cro’ (above) contains cristal rosé champagne caviar, Iranian saffron-infused butter croissant dough, French delicacy Normandy butter, powdered Nutella and the world’s most expensive Amedei Porcelana Chocolate. Read more ›››
Women on top: This may be premature, but Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is a timely reminder that 21 years ago the t-shirt on the left was withdrawn by Wal-Mart because it was ‘offensive’ to some shoppers and against the company’s ‘family values’. A few years earlier shareholders had applied pressure to appoint a woman to its board of directors. That woman was none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton. Read more ›››
Rickroller of the week: Worse than plagiarising the words of Michelle Obama, Melania Trump was also guilty of Rickrolling when she said of Donald that: ‘He will never, ever give up, and he will never, ever let you down’.
Bargain of the week: A rare Star Wars Boba Fett figure sold for £26,000 at auction which beats the previous record of £18,000 for another Boba Fett figure sold last year. Read more ›››
Back in black: After writing about doughnut ice cream cones last week, the latest food fad is the perfect accompaniment – black ice cream coloured with coconut ash. Or if you really want to pile on the pounds, try an Eccles cake burger.
Healthy bad habits: As someone who bit his fingernails as I child, I now know that I was doing myself a favour since this bad habit, along with thumb-sucking, sparks your immune system and prevents allergies. Read more ›››
Hit the paws button: The University of Central Lancashire has designed a tv remote control for dogs so that they can choose what they like to watch when their owners are out.
Taking liberties: A controversial new theory would have us believe that the Statue of Liberty is a transsexual and that its creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, modelled the face on his brother and not his mother as previously thought. Read more ›››
Naked ambition: Workers in Belarus took their president quite literally when he asked them to ‘get undressed and work till you sweat’ to help ease the country’s economic woes.
Outraged of Tunbridge Wells: Apocryphal anger in the prosperous Kent town at news that a new supermarket isn’t the Waitrose they’ve been campaigning for for years, but the budget store Wilko. ‘We didn’t want a Poundland and we certainly don’t want a Wilko,’ said local resident Craig Smart. Read more ›››
Who’s the daddy: Cliff Richard may have been cleared of historic sex abuse crimes, but seeing this photo from Summer Holiday, you have to ask whether Cristiano Ronaldo is his love child, don’t you think?
And speaking of the Euros: Hungary goalkeeper, Gabor Kiraly, became the oldest player to appear in the competition and what’s more, he did it wearing tracksuit bottoms, some of which are older Marcus Rashford. Read more ›››
A rose by any other name: These posters have been appearing all over the country. If you want to take the bizarre pseudo-legal advice of those who say you’re committing legal name fraud by using your own name.
Lead balloon of the week: Worcester City Council is to impose a £70 fine on anyone releasing a helium filled balloon which surprisingly was supported by 54% of the Wordcester News. Read more ›››