if it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
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.
Ultimate recycling of the week: Researchers at the University of Ghent have developed a solar-powered machine that could be used to turn urine into beer.
Facts of the week: In our lifetime, we will sweat 74,000 gallons of perspiration, eat 35 tons of food, two weeks kissing and spend two and a half years at the cinema. See here for more wonderful statistics.
Road rage of the week: An Australian truck driver gets his revenge on cyclists hogging a lane in the road by giving them a soaking.
Speaking of a soaking: A pub in Dublin has decorated the gents urinal with an image of Donald Trump. Bar manager, Tony McCabe said: ‘We felt that the only place Mr. Trump’s opinion mattered was on the wall of a urinal.’
Computer error: Hewlett Packard had to take their website offline at the weekend when they mistakenly offered a £2,378 laptop for just £1.58.
Bored room of the week: As a Frenchman sues his employers over making him endure a career of boredom, others share their most boring jobs, including filling pork pies with jelly, testing the viscosity of bitumen and polishing plinths for model ships.
Faster-Higher-Eraser: The Olympics had to get a mention and the traditional complaints about the uniforms that the athletes are forced to wear, particularly the Iranians with suits that make them look like erasers.
Brief lives: Queen Anne of Romania, a country she hadn’t visited for 70 years; WWII bomber pilot Howard Murley; another daredevil pilot in Keith Leppard; Fred Tomlinson, singer on Mony Python’s Lumberjack sketch among others; Chief Dave Bald Eagle, film adviser and stunt double for Errol Flynn; Tom Clegg who directed The Sweeney and Sharpe; Dai Dower, champion flyweight boxer and; Violet Weston who ran Ye Olde Worlde Cafe for 75 years.