Welcome to the first full Friday Fun of 2013. To start with here are some good news stories from around the world.
First up, the Afghan toy that's inspired a land-mine clearing device powered by the wind. It will mark which paths it's cleared too. Brazil is usually associated with a lot of social problems, but the locals are starting to use 'social currencies' in order to keep business local and provide everyone with a decent standard of living. Finally, there may be a new treatment for deafness on the horizon: growing ear hairs. Regenerating them could cure deafness for a large number of people, though time will tell.
Now for the funny and strange stories to light up your dull lives. A giant rubber duck takes a swim in Sydney harbour, while at Melbourne Airport, a Kangaroo takes a jaunt round the car park. In the UK, a toy train company's bid to run one of the train lines has been politely turned down (they couldn't be worse than the current bunch), while several police officers have done a Gangnam Style video to raise money for charity. Will that song EVER go away?
Lastly in this section, how would silent monks sing the Hallelujah Chorus? These imaginative kids show us how.
Now for the pictures that I have painstakingly culled from various sources, and I do mean pain. My stomach hurt after laughing at some of these.
And finally, one for all the Trekkies out there.
On that note, I bid you adieu, a good weekend and I shall see you on Monday. (Yes it will be me outside your kitchen window in the clown suit on Sunday night)