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Sunday Round-up

Mind the step: A passenger on a Lucky Air flight from Sanya, on Hainan Island, has been fined £8,000 after opening the plane’s emergency door ‘to get some air’.

Jesus saves: Unlikely Rochdale superfan Jesus Sanchez left his home in Spain thanks to the home supporters who raised the £500 for his trip in the hope that his presence might save them from relegation. And it worked! Read more ›››

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Plastic kingdom: Canadian Robert Bezeau has built a four-storey castle out of 40,000 plastic bottles on the island of Bocas del Toro in Panama.

Out of this world: Thursday was Alien Day, but not about little green men in flying saucers, rather the Alien(s) film franchise. And let us not forget that yesterday was the eighth Ed Balls Day. although some feel it is becoming far too commercialised. Read more ›››

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April Fool: The BBC fell hook, line and sinker for the Observer’s Brexit emojis story as you can see from this clip. Other pranks included a spoof BBC report on the sighting of a Kraken on the Thames, Virgin Australia introducing the first in-flight spin classes, news that the European Parliament has decided to change the colour of Euro passports from burgundy to dark blue and Carabao’s Donald Trump-inspired mandarin energy drink. Read more ›››

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Love a duck: Widespread panic in households across the country after researchers found that rubber ducks and other bath toys can contain ‘potentially pathogenic bacteria‘. And speaking iof hygiene, here is why gyms can be unhealthy places.

Groundhog day: Punxsutawney Phil is wanted by the police in Pennsylvania for deception after failing to predict the end of winter. Read more ›››

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Final countdown: Channel 4 released an old video they call ‘Countdown’s WTF moment‘ that shows one contestant’s amazing solution to the maths puzzle. And it’s made all the more amazing because he seems to be winging it.

Speaking of videos: The Blockbuster video rental shops were once as common as nail salons and tattoo parlours on the high street but they are not quite yet a thing of the past. There are a few in Alaska of all places although news this week that the North Pole branch is to close. Read more ›››

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Bricking it: Theresa May’s choice of a brickwork backdrop for her big speech on housing was meant to say ‘strong and stable’ although most people thought it made her look like she had popped up from a chimney.

And on that subject, it is worth reading Craig Brown’s strong and stable guide to May-speak. How does he get away with it in the Daily Mail? Read more ›››

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Karma: An early example of the Indian snakes and ladders game from 1800 from The Royal Asiatic Society can now be found online. The game was originally a moral journey to achieve the supreme Brahman status of pure being.

That’s handy: A colony of the critically endangered red handfish (a fish that walks on its ‘hands’) has been spotted near a reef miles off Tasmania’s south-east coast. Read more ›››

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Hanging out: Swiss Olympic skier Fabian Bosch has made a name for himself even before he goes on the piste with this escalator stunt on Instagram, not to mention his two-man bobsled run.

Reptile dysfunction: Iran’s former chief-of-staff has accused the west of using lizards to ‘attract atomic waves’ and spy on his country’s nuclear programme. Read more ›››