Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Fun

First up: the oddbox. This week the highlight is a jet-powered school bus in America, but there's also the wife-carrying championships in Latvia and a drunken Elk.

Elsewehere on the BBC, a cat who was driven 17 miles...in a car engine and news that laughter is the best medicine. In some good news for the environment, the top 16 'green' companies are uncovered.

And now...ta-da-da-daaaaaaaaa...Newsbiscuit.

Top Headlines. In the wake of the (unsurprising) news that new British homes are too small for families, we've had 'cat concussions at all-time high in new housing estates'. Other headlines: 'Debt-riddled clockwork toy maker faces winding up order', 'Man with 20/20 vision sees cricket everywhere' (if you're American that one may pass you by), 'DJOKOVIC impossible to beat claims Scrabble champ' and finally 'Godot arrives'.

The major news stories of the week include the horrific story of Churchill the Dog and Madonna's new film not being what people expected.

In the blogsphere, Freya Morris has given her list of the top ten children's baddies.

On that note, I shall say goodbye to this week and not embarrass my middle son by telling anyone how he got his first hangover or who he groped. I'll save that for the future when I need to blackmail him.

2 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

Wife-carrying? Yesss! Thanks for the chuckles.

Martin Willoughby said...

Milo: You're welcome.