Just desserts for pie contestants – The 41st world custard pie throwing championships has been held in Kent. Competitors in Maidstone were given points for hitting each other with out-of-date pies, with the best scores reserved for headshots. This is the kind of thing that happens near where Hannah and I are moving to!
Romania village elects dead mayor – Villagers in north-eastern Romania elect a dead man as their mayor, to avoid giving votes to his living rival. Interesting story on change and how people deal with it.
‘Oldest’ computer music unveiled – A scratchy recording of Baa Baa Black Sheep is thought to be the oldest known recording of computer generated music.
On your bike – Where did all the newspaper boys and girls go?
Oi ‘pikey’ – What is the word’s origin and how offensive is it? An article following up the use of the word by Formula One commentator Martin Brundlein a television broadcast.
Swept away – A street-sweeping truck sucks up a dog in New York – oops!
Swiss TV in German anthem blunder – Swiss TV subtitles the wrong version of the German national anthem (they played the version used during World War 2!) during a live broadcast of a Euro 2008 football match.
Bidding begins on ‘entire life’ – An auction of an ex-pat’s lifestyle, including house, friends and job, attracts 113 bids hours after opening. Interesting to see what follow up there is following this.