If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
May be a sleeper? Amid all the media frenzy about Theresa May’s coughing fit, P45 prankster and malfunctioning set, the key issue was that she was wearing a bracelet of portraits by communist artist Frida Kahlo, one-time lover of Trotsky.
An easy mistake to make: The neighbours of a man in Zurich mistook the Jack Daniels whiskey flag flying outside his house for the ISIS black flag of death.
And another blunder: A brochure produced by the tourism department of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh promotes the many tourist destinations but forgot to include the Taj Mahal.
Stop press: Santa’s dead! Could it be that Christmas is cancelled now that researchers claim to have found the tomb of St Nicholas and strangely it isn’t at the North Pole.
Overseas aid: Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria and showed his empathy by throwing packs of paper towels into the crowd, presumably so they could begin mopping up.
Resumé: Scientists can have a sense of humour as one of the 2017 Nobel Laureates demonstrates in his cv on the University of Lausanne website.
Inappropriate: Despite the ongoing shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, Good Morning Britain went ahead with an interview with Mariah Carey lounging on a sofa next to a Christmas tree.
You couldn’t make it up: With the tv comedy W1A in mid-season, the BBC proves that truth can be stranger than fiction with some bizarre job descriptions. My favourite is Identity Architect: This role is empowered to identify the strategic direction required, define the delivery roadmap and drive projects to execute the vision for the identity service across the BBC.
Bargain of the week: A rare 19th-century camera bought for £60 on Antiques Roadtrip sold for a whopping £20,000 setting a new record for the programme. All profits to Children in Need.
Brief lives: Heartbreakers’ frontman Tom Petty; comedian and actor Bobby Knutt; trade union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe; Spain’s leading breeder of fighting bulls Victorino Martín and; former world middleweight champion Terry Downes.