This will be the last full Friday Fun I'll be doing this year. I WILL be posting pictures all the way through Christmas and New Year, but today will the last one with news stories attached.
Next Monday and Wednesday I'm going to take a retrospective look at 2012 and imagine the future...well 2013 anyway. Assuming we all survive the end of the world on December 21st.
First up, a dog driving school. Yes, in New Zealand they're teaching dogs to drive cars. Not to be outdone, Scientists in the UK have invented a robot that's powered by faeces, while in the USA, a group of people are crowdsourcing a Millennium Falcon out of junk.
Do you sleepwalk? I used to, but I never got up to the things these people do, like cook. Ever wondered how tall a Lego tower can be before the bottom brick cracks? No, neither have I, but after some stress testing, scientists worked it out.
Have you noticed Christmas is coming? In Brussels they've erected an abstract Christmas tree made of lights and sounds. As unpopular as that may be, how would you like to live next door to the man who's made his light display move in time to Gangnam Style? It's one of those things that's impressive for five minutes, then leaves you feeling like getting a large sledgehammer to reprogram it.
Onto something more relaxing now and some photo displays sent in by BBC website viewers. The first set is on the subject of Autumn, and the second on Waiting.
Finally, NASA have created an impressive movie montage of the Earth at night from satellite photos.
And now it's PICTURE TIME.
And on that note, I bid you adieu and wish you a great weekend.