If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘
Sign of the times: In a sad reflection of the state of the high street, Toys R Us is selling everything from its US headquarters, including their mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe.
Can it: Deputies in Florida managed to take out an armed robber with a couple of well-aimed cans of Bush’s Extra Brown Sugar Baked Beans as you can see from this video.
Geography test: How well do you know England? Can you recognise these towns and cities from the one-word clues given by locals in this BBC quiz? (I managed a less than perfect 9/10)
For what it’s worth: A simple maths puzzle for you – can you work out what an ice-cream cone is worth?
You don’t have to be crazy… But Google Translate might think so. Enter ‘I’m a flat-earther’ and in French, you got ‘Je suis un fou’ – or ‘I am a crazy person‘. Sadly, this accidental truism has been fixed. But more seriously, this article about a failed flat-earther convention in Australia is worth a read. As they say, you couldn’t make it up.
Appetising: Heinz is considering renaming Salad Cream because only 14% of people actually use it on salad. And this may be true if you try these alternative salad cream recipes from The Guardian. While you’re at it, see if you recognise these famous rebrands.
Bee that as it may: Scientists in Australia have taught bees to understand the concept of more, less and even zero.
Brief lives: American political prankster Dick Tuck; founder and president of the micronation of Achzivland Eli Avivi; Scottish footballer Neale Cooper who lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983 with Aberdeen; tennis player and spy Fred Kovaleski; Dave the barman from Minder Glynn Edwards; fashion designer Katie Spade; nightclub owner and Thatcherite Peter Stringfellow; chef and author Anthony Bourdain; Mary Wilson, wife of prime minister Harold Wilson; Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno; the first Bond girl Eunice Gayson and; Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from The Wizard of Oz.