Filed: Sunday Round-ups

Sunday Round-up

Deck the halls
For an unusual piece of house bling, try the giant inflatable and illuminated bottle of Ranch dressing. And for your tree, this seasonal Star Wars Death Star tree topper.

It’s a cracker
The annual Christmas cracker joke competition winner is: ‘What does Donald Trump do after he pulls a cracker? – Pays her off’ Read more ›››

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Cornflake Ale

Flake News
The Seven Bro7thers Brewery in Salford is using cornflakes rejected by the nearby Kellogg’s factory to make Throw Away Ale and so cut down on food waste.

Not annoying at all
Parents of young children in America are about to be driven mad by the latest craze for cuddly singing sharks. Read more ›››

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Dreaming of a White House Christmas
Melania Trump has decorated the White House in typically understated style but what on earth are the red trees about? It looks like a weird Dr Who set.

Treasure Trove
Two lost episodes of the Morecambe and Wise from 1968 have turned up in a derelict cinema in Sierra Leone. Read more ›››

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536

Sign of the times 1: Forget the year of the Black Death or the Spanish Flu, medieval historian Michael McCormick believes the year 536 AD was the worst to be alive when a mysterious fog plunged Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia into darkness for eighteen months.

Keepie uppies: A group of women MPs were shown the red card after having a kick about on the floor of the House of Commons. Read more ›››

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Sign of the times 1: They were meant to brighten up the streets of Hull but the City Council has ordered that a multitude of handmade signs be taken down after just one complaint about the one on the left by a BMW driver.

Weighty matters: After 130 years, the definition of a kilogram is about to change because’Le Grand K’ has lost weight over the years. It will soon be defined in terms of electrical current. Read more ›››

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Divided nation: It seems that the Republicans and Democrats both won the mid-terms if the reports are to be believed. Still, at least there was some comic relief on social media.

Lazarus: Dennis Hof was elected to Nevada’s state assembly, despite owning several brothels, facing an investigation into rape allegations. And also being dead. Read more ›››

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Witch way: Hundreds of witches swapped their broomsticks for paddles to paddleboard the Willamette River in Oregon.

Dog Days: If my suggestion last week of taking a job as an elf didn’t appeal, how about being paid $100 an hour to play with puppies at the dog-friendly Mutts Canine Cantina in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more ›››

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Elf-employed: Anyone looking to earn some extra money this winter could get a job as an elf in Finland. Training will be given by the Arctic Hospitality Academy where you will learn ‘the required elfing and communication skills’.

Bin it: Do you pronounce scone so that it rhymes with ‘cone’ or ‘gone’? The Great Scone Map of the UK and Ireland illustrates the regional variations. Read more ›››

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