Filed: Sunday Round-ups

Sunday Round-up

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. Read more ›››

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A farewell to arms
The events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 include the annual Key West Hemmingway Look-a-Like Contest. Bad news for the purveyors of safari suits you would think.

Who’d have thought it
It was Star Wars Day this week but who knew that it was all started by Margaret Thatcher. When she first took office on 4th May 1979 an ad appeared in the London Evening News saying “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie.” Read more ›››

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Crepe idea
Surrey police celebrated Shrove Tuesday by calling in Crepe Artiste Philippe de Pan to help them locate some of their most wanted villains through the medium of pancake art.

Speaking of pancakes
An Englishwoman won the annual pancake race challenge between the town of Olney in the UK and Liberal in Kansas with a time of 1:06 seconds. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Lego Ramp

Ramp it up
An enterprising grandmother is making life easier for may people by constructing wheelchair ramps out of Lego bricks and installing them in the German town of Hanau.

Buried treasure
A ring that was lost in America 47 years ago has been found buried in a Finnish forest. Read more ›››

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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. Read more ›››

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Sun’s out
The National Science Foundation released close-up images of the sun’s surface which looks good enough to eat. In fact, each bubblelike granule of covecting plasma is roughly the size of Texas.

School of fish
Cuttlefish have demonstrated their ‘complex cognitive abilities‘ by choosing their daytime food based on their evening menu. Read more ›››

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Roaring trade
A factory in Iran is one of the largest producers of American and Israeli flags churning out 2,000 a month specifically for burning during street protests. Of course, the organisation responsible for burning most flags are the American Boy Scouts.

Ancient genes
It seems we may have more Neanderthal DNA than previously thought. This probably explains social media. Read more ›››

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Relatively rude
Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you’d need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you.

Cool for cats
Not being the owner of a cat I had never realised that those feline fiends are scared of cucumbers. Apparently it’s all down to ‘biological preparedness.’
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