if it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
Trump’s lasting legacy: A British fan of the president-elect has his face tattooed on his leg with the words ‘in Trump we trust’ because ‘all great art is controversial’.
Meanwhile, in Davenport, Iowa, a Bernie Sanders supporter has also ended up with a Trump tattoo on his back and all because of a stupid bet with his best buddy.
Poll of the week: The Brit with the Trump tattoo is in the minority as just 15% of British people think Trump will be a good president and 66% think he makes the world a more dangerous place according to a poll for the Independent.
The Pig Issue: Research published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters shows that pigs have personalities too. Some are positive optimists while others are gloomy pessimists, not unlike Brexiteers and Remainers or Hillary and Trump supporters. I leave it to you to decide which is which.
And pigs may fly: Meanwhile, here’s a video from 2012 of pigs in the Hunan province of China who take their exercise by diving off a three-metre board set up by the farmer who says that a healthy pig is a tasty pig.
Class action of the week: Following on from the woman I mentioned a few weeks ago who is suing KFC because her family bucket wasn’t filled to the top comes news that a Californian man is demanding $5 million compensation from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts because their fruit-filled and maple-glazed doughnuts don’t contain any real fruit or maple syrup.
We all need a hobby: 89-year-old Jimmy Kickham of Prince Edward Island, Canada, has been digging his own grave because he just loves digging.
Ready for Christmas Two? It’s never too early to get out the house bling as Michael and Lyn Farnes of Hove have proved.
Ready for Christmas Three? As town centres across the country deck the halls of commerce ready for the festive season, Leicester City Council landed itself in trouble with a Christmas tree branded a ‘disgrace’ by disappointed shoppers. They used the wrong sort of tinsel apparently.
Austerity bites: The D H Lawrence Heritage Centre is to be replaced by a tanning salon. Housed in the writer’s childhood home in Nottinghamshire, the museum fell victim to council cuts in March.
At the third stroke: Retired jazz DJ Alan Steadman is the new voice of the speaking clock. Hailing from Dundee, he is the first not to have an English accent.
Little Mix re-mix: I’m a bit late with this one but below is an audio of Bryan Cranston reading the lyrics of the Little Mix hit Shout Out To My Ex Breaking Bad style, an improvement on the original in my opinion.
Dib dib dib: Children who join the Scouts or Guides enjoy better mental health as adults according to research published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Guidance of the week: The UN has guidance on how much air the average condom should hold. 18 litres in case you’re wondering.
Brief lives: Record free diver Enzo Maiorca; Major General Peter Benson who once parachuted cats into the Malay jungle; Welsh rugby international Roddy Evans; Richard Nixon’s Defence Secretary Melvin Laird who came up with ‘Vietnamisation’; Pierre Picton, owner of the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and; soul revivalist Sharon Jones right with the Dap-Kings.