Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense that caught my eye this week.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
Cornflake Ale

Flake News

The Seven Bro7hers Brewery in Salford is using cornflakes rejected by the nearby Kellogg’s factory to make Throw Away Ale and so cut down on food waste.

Not annoying at all

Parents of young children in America are about to be driven mad by the latest craze for cuddly singing sharks.

Flogging a dead horse

Phrases such as ‘bringing home the bacon’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ should be replaced with ‘bringing home the bagels’ and ‘feeding two birds with one scone’ according to Swansea academic Shareena Hamzah. And so avoid offending vegans.


Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ sold for $3 million in just four minutes, more than double its estimate at Christie’s.

Armour HoodieChristmas Gift Ideas

Once a king always a king but once a knight is enough. Try this hoodie which makes you look like a knight in shining dull armour.

And for the hipster in your life, these festive illuminated beard ornaments.

For heavy metal fans, this one-sixth scale Alice Cooper figurine, complete with snake.

You’re never alone with a clone

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was forced to deny rumours that he had died and been replaced by a clone called Jubril from Sudan.

Reinventing the wheel

German company Bigrep has produced the first motorbike to be made by 3D printing.

National LampoonLampoon

A family in Austin, Texas, have had to put up a sign explaining that the Clark Griswold hanging from the roof is part of their Christmas reconstruction of National Lampoon.

Speaking of lampooning

Randy Rainbow has published his latest parody – Trump’s Favourite Things.


A nine-year-old boy has convinced the authorities in the town of Severance in Colorado to repeal a 98-year-old ban on snowball fights.

Brief Lives

Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage; actor George A Cooper who played countless tv roles over 40 years; Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot and; Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley.

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