If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘
Lazarus: Dennis Hof was elected to Nevada’s state assembly, despite owning several brothels, facing an investigation into rape allegations. And also being dead.
Never too old: 106-year-old Maria Valles Vda De Bonilla became an American citizen on election day, just too last to vote in the midterms but she is looking forward to 2020.
Hee-haw: Harriet the Irish operatic donkey went viral this week with her range being compared to that of Maria Callas.
Do not adjust your set: More than 7,000 households in the UK still watch television in black and white forty years after broadcasts began in colour.
Snap: What is it with footballers and statues? Following that widely mocked bust of Cristiano Ronaldo that had to be destroyed, a statue of Mo Salah that makes him look more like Leo Sayer or Marv from Home Alone.
Brief lives: Stuntman Peter Brace who worked alongside Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Michael Caine; mountaineer Tony Streather; social geographer Ceri Peach; jazz saxophonist Sonny Peach; Francis Lai who wrote the score for Love Story.
And lest we forget: A reminder that They Shall Not Grow Old airs on BBC2 tonight at 9.30 pm.