Birthday of the week: The longest-running weekly comic in the world celebrated its 80th birthday this week. And if you were to read a different issue every day it would take you more than ten years to get through them.
Progressive of the week: Tory MP David Campbell Bannerman has demanded that Remainers should be tried under the 1351 Treason Act for ‘excessive EU loyalty’. Read more ›››
Bertrand Dawson was a renowned physician, a peer of the realm, a pioneer the National Health Service and also the last person to commit regicide in the UK – or at least the last one that we know of.
Dawson was born in Croydon in 1864, the son of an architect, and graduated with a medical degree from the Royal London Hospital in 1893. Read more ›››
Tongue twister: Eric Morecambe’s jokey football result finally came ture. After penalties in the Scottish League last Sunday we had East Fife 4 – Forfar 5!
No brainer: A parasite that infects the brain could be the secret weapon of business tycoons. Toxoplasma gondii is usually caught from cats increases risk-taking behaviour and might even explain Donald Trump. Read more ›››
Despite discovering photography late in life, Julia Margaret Cameron became the very first celebrity photographer and arguably also the first to treat photography as an art form rather than a science.
Cameron was born Julia Margaret Pattle in Calcutta in 1815 where her father was an official with the East India Company. Her mother was French and her early education took place in France. Read more ›››
Let them eat pets: Cake maker Hannah Edwards was branded ‘barbaric’ and ‘sick’ by internet trolls after she posted videos of her incredibly lifelike animal cakes. Haven’t these people seen Dogs in Food on Instagram?
Ninja whingers: The Japanese city of Iga, the birthplace of the ninja warrior, is facing a crisis as not enough people are training in the martial art even though it pays $85,000 a year. Read more ›››
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was the princess, born into the Egbado royal family of south-western Nigeria, who became a favourite of Queen Victoria and a regular visitor to Windsor Castle.
Bonetta was captured in 1848 during a slave-hunt war by the infamous King Ghezo of Dahomey when she was just eight years old. Her tribe was massacred and she was intended as a human sacrifice. Read more ›››
Survival of the fittest: The Madagascan moon moth has evolved elaborate decoy ‘tails’ that deflect the sonar of bats so that they often miss the moth’s body.
F*** Trump: Forget the inflatable Donald floating London for the orange one’s visit, when he flew to Chequers he saw a rather rude message in a large crop circle near Stoke Mandeville. Read more ›››