Filed: Sunday Round-ups

Sunday Round-up

Pranked outback
An ITV reporter was tricked into donning body armour to protect her from the dangerous ‘drop bear’ she was holding in a report on the Australian bushfires.

Home alone
Spotify has launched playlists and podcasts for dogs to listen to when they are left at home alone. Read more ›››

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Weirdo
The latest to answer Dominic Cummings call to recruit ‘weirdos’ and ‘misfits’ to join the civil service is that shrinking violet Uri Geller. Personally, I think we have enough weirdos and misfits in Whitehall already – I call them politicians.

Name game
Lucius, Acasius, Earl and Grey are among the 21 boy names predicted to be all the rage in 2020. Speaking of names Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Sherlock Coin

Elementary
The Royal Mint has issued its Sherlock Holmes 50p piece to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Arthur Conan Doyle’s birth. They can be yours for £10 or £795 for a gold proof coin.

Speaking of money
Millions of $50 notes are circulating in Australia with the word ‘responsibility’ misspelt as ‘responsibilty’ three times. Read more ›››

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Sleazy Rider
The latest artwork by ‘patriotic’ artist Jon McNaughton depicts The Donald riding a red, white and blue motorcycle with Melania on the pillion.

Offensive driving
Many drivers are unaware of the things they can be fined for including driving with snow on the car roof and driving barefoot or in flip-flops. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Still moving
Another busy week with the hoped-for house move so again a shorter than usual Sunday round-up.

Last words
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. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Still moving
Another busy week with the hoped-for house move so a shorter than usual Sunday round-up as I try to catch up with last week.

Heavy metal
The inaugural Heavy Metal Knitting championships will kick off in the Finnish town of Joensuu in July. It’s a bit like air guitar but with knitting needles. Finland has 50 heavy metal bands per 100,00 population. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

There is no Sunday Round-up this week I’m afraid as it has been a hectic week on the domestic front and I have had little time for anything else.

We have been planning to move house for some time but things are now coming to a head. We went to view properties in our preferred area in the Peak District and stumbled on our ideal home on our first visit so we have rushed to get our present house on the market. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Burger me
The Oak Door steakhouse in Tokyo has created the world’s most expensive burger to celebrate Crown Prince Naruhito ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1st May.

But what does it mean?
The Crown Prince has named this new era as “Reiwa” but no-one is quite sure what it means. Read more ›››