if it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
On a roll: An unopened roll of Eidelweiss toilet paper issued to German troops is expected to fetch £100 when it goes to auction in Dublin, along with other Nazi memorabilia.
Neo-Nazi vino: Meanwhile, an Italian winemaker has angered just about everyone except neo-Nazis by producing bottles that feature pictures of Hitler and Mussolini on the labels.
Sweet tooth: Chocolate expert, Hayleigh Curtis, who works at Cadbury’s, has had her palate insured for £1 million with Lloyds of London and must now avoid eating chilli peppers and sword swallowing.
Negative is positive: A local café is making the most of negative comments on Trip Advisor by using them to promote its business.
Things I didn’t know last week: The sound effect of lasers firing in Star Wars was made by twanging one of the suspension wires on the Severn Bridge.
Things I didn’t know last week two: Jeremy Corbyn once signed an early day motion that looked forward to the day when an asteroid would slam into the earth and wipe out all humanity.
Records of the week: The Guinness Book of Records has confirmed a number of new records, including the highest jump by a llama, the most scoops of ice cream on one cone and the youngest woman to have a full beard.
Advice of the week: Cambridge University is displaying advice for freshers first published in 1893, including the excellent: ‘Don’t, if you are a teetotaller, wear a blue ribbon. An obtruded virtue is almost as objectionable as a vice.’
Spoof of the week: The Russian liberal party Yabloko (which means Apple) released a video to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 7 with the line: ‘a unique device capable of creating a bright future… a pen! Now your future is literally in your hands.’
Brief lives: Richard Neville, co-founder and editor of Oz magazine; Hugh O’Brian who starred on 1950s tv as Wyatt Earp; photojournalist Marc Ribaud; Richard Earlham, air ambulance pioneer; tv commercial director Barry Myers responsible for the Cadbury Flake ad among others.
And that legend of Ska and Bluebeat, Prince Buster.