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!

Wash your mouth out

In these ultra-hygienic days, Russian artist Yulia Popova has come into her own by making models of foodstuffs out of soap.

What makes you funny?

You’re more likely to be considered ‘naturally funny’ if you are from the North of England, are taller than average and are the youngest child in your family according to The Beano comic.

Bless you

Social distancing has brought out the best in human ingenuity such as the Detroit priest who is using a water pistol to dispense holy water.

Speaking of social distancing

Customers in a Maryland restaurant get their take-out food surrounded by inflatable tubes to encourage social distancing.

And in other COVID news

A six-year-old in British Colombia has set up a walk-by joke stand to cheer up passersby, while you can avoid the summer solstice crowds at Stonehenge as English Heritage will livestream the sunrise celebrations. And in Belgium, A mother-daughter built a makeshift cardboard car to be able to get a McDonald’s drive-thru meal.

A world of colour

Crayola is launching a new range of crayons representing forty different skin tones to promote diversity.

Doggie doctorate

An eight-year-old Labrador retriever has received an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine for his years of service as a therapy dog. In more depressing animal news, a film has been released giving a final glimpse of the extinct Tasmanian tiger.

What a gas

A Hong Kong shop is offering tear gas flavoured ice cream in support of the pro-democracy movement.

And finally

Would you pay £350 for a toaster? I thought not but the Japanese Balmuda steam oven toaster claims to make the perfect toast.

Brief Lives

Photographer Astrid Kirchherr who helped create the Beatles image; one of the great figures of the French resistance Cécile Rol-Tanguy and; Pretty Things frontman Phil May.

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
  • rhymeswithplague 26th May 2020

    Crayola is to be applauded for its ingenuity but society at large to be deplored for its kowtowing to detail and political correctness. Just my opinion, of course.

    I can’t imagine that anyone would actually want to eat tear gas flavoured ice cream. What’s next? Flatulence flavoured?


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