Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Fun

Another week gone by, another Friday closer to retirement.

Let's start with some news and photo stories of things that never actually happened.  Chinese state news carried the Onion's story of how Kim Jong-Un is a heart throb in North Korea. Bet there were a few red faces after that.  A more interesting one is the false photo story created about a failed African space program in the 60s, which is well worth a look.

The Large Hadron Collider has its critics, but now you can walk along a replica of it that's been built in Wales. Still on the subject of science, scientists are observing what people do in their sleep...like text.  Finally, did you know that watching someone scratch makes you itch? It also works when someone talks about it too. (Are you scratching yet?)

Onto trees now and some stunning photos from National Tree Week, and tale of a man who cut down a tree so he could have a better view of the ocean and ended up with a record fine. Well, he did nearly destroy a neighbour's house in the process.

Politics...yawn...now. Lord Biro is a serial bi-election candidate who regularly loses his deposit and stands under variations of The Elvis Presley Party.

In the world of travel nothing ever stands still...and one French town has been identified as the place to go if you want to survive the end of the world. Meanwhile, a Briton has started the attempt to sail a model boat across the Atlantic. If you want to go to Abbey Road, home of the famous recording studio, make sure you go the right one.  Several tourists are going to Abbey Road in London's East End instead.

CHRISTMAS ALERT! If you want to see some Christmas lights, don't go to Herne Bay which the locals have dubbed the worst in Britain.

Ninja's are dying out in Japan as few people want to carry on the art...that and the fact that most espionage is done online these days...or so they say.  Talking of old things - neat switch eh - divers in Donegal, Ireland are searching a river for some old golf balls that may have historic value.

Finally, two good news stories.  First how people in Tunisia are using microfinance to start up businesses in the wake of last year's revolution, while in the Middle East, scientists from across the Arab world and Israel are making plans to build a Large Hadron Collider across several currently warring nations.

And now for the pictures......



















































And on that note, I bid you adieu and wish you a great weekend.



11 comments:

Nearly Martha said...

Excellent as usual. Thank you for the books - they arrived today.

Martin Willoughby said...

Martha: I hope you enjoy reading them.

Dana said...

Haha! Love that coma one! Now I have the song stuck in my head—not sure I'm so happy about that part. ;)

Martin Willoughby said...

Dana: Cruel aren't I?

Jeff Hargett said...

Thank you for making Fridays fun. Good thing they were selling the kids at buy-one-get-one-free instead of half-off!

Kelley Lynn said...

These are always so fun! Back from my month bloggy break. :) Great way to start it off :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Jeff: I enjoy these posts as much you do.

Kelley: Welcome back.

Milo James Fowler said...

The red brick road... Man, I wish I'd thought of that first.

Martin Willoughby said...

Milo: I think it was the gutter of the yellow brick one.

Helen said...

Love this. Larfed out loud indeed. Thankyou.

Martin Willoughby said...

Helen: Glad to be of service in the cause of merriment.