Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense from the last days.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘

Tongue twister: Eric Morecambe’s jokey football result finally came ture. After penalties in the Scottish League last Sunday we had East Fife 4 – Forfar 5!

No brainer: A parasite that infects the brain could be the secret weapon of business tycoons. Toxoplasma gondii is usually caught from cats increases risk-taking behaviour and might even explain Donald Trump.

It’s there in black and white: The International Gardens Park in Cairo has denied painting a donkey with black stripes to make it look like a zebra.

Hamstrung: A Bulgarian swimming instructor set a new record by swimming over two miles with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack. The real question is – why?

Bee happy: We spotted the bee sculpture right on our way to one of our regular Breakout Rooms (escaped with eight minutes to spare). It’s part of Bee in the City and I think I need to charge up the batteries on my camera.

Up the pole: Despite the heatwave gripping Europe, 150 Father Christmases in full regalia gathered In Copenhagen for the 61st World Santa Claus Congress. Surely a way to unite a divided world?

Front page of the week: The New York Daily News nails it.

Rude awakening: Friday was National Sleepy Head Day in Finland when the last person awake in a household ends up getting thrown into a lake. It’s supposedly to do with the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus but how silly would that be?

Ducks in a row: A mother duck went viral after being pictured swimming across a lake with seventy-six ducklings paddling along behind her.

Brief lives: Leeds and England footballer Paul Madeley; Seven Samurai screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto; England wicketkeeper John Murray; tv clown Hal Brooks; snowboarder Ellie Soutter; Viking historian Peter Sawyer and; RAF pioneer and World War Two pilot Mary Ellis.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 29th July 2018

    What is the golden Manchester bee humping? Is it a snail? Mind you it could be the lid of a shower gel container or a bar of soap or something else. No wonder the bee has become the city’s symbol.

  • Steve 30th July 2018

    I would say that those football teams deliberately engineered that point score, just to make it come true — but your “after penalties” comment makes me think they couldn’t have planned it out that well!

  • Roger Green 2nd August 2018

    The new Daily News ownership has savaged the newsroom staff recently


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