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!

Featherweights

A photo of two mice brawling on a London tube station has won the Natural History Museum in London’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Silly sausage

I don’t know what it is about world record foodstuffs lately but the Argentine city of Tandil broke the record for the longest salami.

Speaking of records

A 75-year-old Egyptian striker aims to become the world’s oldest professional footballer.

Slow-mo

Ever wondered how a tranquilliser dart works? This video by the Slow Mo Guys is fascinating.

Going viral

A 5-foot-tall Coronavirus-warning robot descended on New York’s Times Square to inform the public about the symptoms of the virus and how to prevent it from spreading.

Ancient superstition

Ever wondered why people think that opening an umbrella indoors brings bad luck? One theory is that it dates back to ancient Egypt.

Brief Lives

Playwright Charles Wood who wrote the screenplay for The Charge of the Light Brigade; Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman; the real-life French Connection detective Sonny Grosso; tv presenter Caroline Flack; boy soprano Derek Barsham whose Land of Hope and Glory was broadcast on VE Day and; Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala.

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.

1 comment… Add yours
  • Roger Owen Green 9th March 2020

    I am now doing this really mundane thing. I’m taking all the links from my old blog (which ended in 2010) and adding to my new blog. It’s only taken a decade.

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