More funny, useful and poignant stories from around the world:

  • Charity launches toilet twinning: A Coventry bishop gives his backing to a charity’s scheme to raise funds for better sanitation in Burundi, Africa – toilet twinning.
  • First zero gravity wedding: Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor of New York City said their wedding vows in a memorable way: in zero gravity!
  • Hockney turns to mobile artwork: Artist David Hockney is still at the cutting edge of art, producing mini-masterpieces on his mobile phone.
  • Banksy mural defaced with paint: A Banksy image on the side of a building in Bristol is defaced with blue paint pellets fire from a paintball gun.
  • Church blesses fathers with beer: Bottles of beer were given to fathers who attended church, in an alternative “blessing” for Father’s Day.
  • Charity posts back rubber bands: Keep Britain Tidy is delivering a giant envelope containing 13,000 rubber bands dropped by postal workers to Royal Mail.
  • Tube to platform inspiring words: Service announcements on the London Underground are to include the words of great thinkers to try to make journeys more inspiring.
  • India plans hot chilli grenades: Defence scientists in India want to put one of the world’s hottest chilli powders into hand grenades to control riots and fight insurgents.
  • Winslet’s surprise school visit: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet surprises students at her former stage school by turning up during rehearsals for their latest shows.
  • Women ‘happiest at 28’ : “The age of 28 has been pinpointed as the time in a woman’s life their hair looks the best, body shape is at its peak and confidence is at an all-time high. The security of your job, having a steady income, being in a relationship and having strong friendships all help create the perfect point in our lives when everything comes together.”
  • Aqueduct crowned world ‘wonder’: A 200-year-old aqueduct near Wrexham is added to a prestigious list of United Nations’ World Heritage Sites.
  • Faulty 20p coins ‘worth £50 each’: Thousands of 20p coins wrongly issued without a date are said to be worth up to £50 each.
  • Rap fans bombard family’s phone: Thousands of rap fans bombard an Oldham family with calls after their phone number featured on a rap track.
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  1. Having been to Taize most years for five years now, I know the brothers there manage technology and the lack of it rather well. In fact, one of the brothers I know well is the webmaster and their page is excellent and very modern, even though the community itself isn’t old fashioned as such but has no unnecessary technology, if you know waht I mean.

    The brother described to us once how each of the brothers is expected to learn a new foreign language so they can welcome people from that country when the visit and learning how to make a webpage was just another such language really.

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