If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
Another busy week with the hoped-for house move so again a shorter than usual Sunday round-up.
Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland is selling a telegraph dubbed “Hitler’s suicide note” containing a final message from the Nazi leader which is expected to fetch up to £70,000.
Airbnb is offering you the opportunity to stay in a giant potato originally made to promote the Idaho Potato Commission.
Judge and jury
A senior judge was called up for jury service in a case he was about to preside over but when he pointed this out his appeal to be excused was refused.
Mathematician Jack Leeming who co-founded the British Space Agency and taught maths at my old school; actor Ken Kercheval who played Cliff Barnes in Dallas; actor Edward Kelsey who played Joe Grundy in The Archers; Wagner’s granddaughter Verena Lafferentz who was close to Hitler; Mira Markovic the ‘Lady Macbeth of the Balkans’; sci-fi author Gene Wolfe; Watergate lawyer Jacob Stein and; former Celtic captain Billy McNeill, the first Briton to lift the European Cup.