Cow tipping

Most people will have at least heard of ‘cow tipping’, the mischievous and cruel passtime of inebriate yokels, but according to the Smithsonian it is highly implausible. Cows, of course, are not always placid creatures. Cow tipping

Fringe jokes

The prize for ‘Best Joke’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 was awarded to Rob Auton. Here are what were considered the ten best jokes from the Fringe.

Veteran Ryanair pilot dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’

After 26 years with the company, pilot Captain John Goss has been dismissed by Ryanair after criticising the airline on a Channel 4 Dispatches programme which carried out an investigation into safety at the airline.

The lab-grown burger has been eaten

Is it the way forward? First they grew a burger in a laboratory in Holland and then, quite logically, it was cooked and eaten in London. World’s first lab-grown burger is eaten in London

World is stunned by this news

The election in Zimbabwe was a “huge farce”, PM Morgan Tsvangirai says, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe’s camp. Wonder who the 116,195 over the age of 100 years on the electoral role all voted for? The UK has in the region of 12,600 people over the age of 100 years, by the way.

Duuh DM, it’s called an ‘entertainment’ programme for a reason

It’s another Top Gear FAKE: Stunt where presenters ‘infuriate’ riverside diners with trail of chaos in home-made hovercraft was choreographed with actors Despite being so obviously fake, it would seem that the DM team were completely taken in as usual, although not their readers judging by comments. Just wait until they find out that Wallace and Gromit didn’t actually go …

Court chooses not to believe defendant

A man caught with a prostitute in his car told police she was only there to show him where to buy tomatoes. Police officers found the woman sitting inside Muhammad Ikhlaq’s car while he withdrew £20 from a cash machine, which he said was to pay for tomatoes.

Susie Wolff set for full Formula 1 test

Susie Wolff given first opportunity to impress for Williams at this week’s ‘young driver’ test at Silverstone. On the face of it, very good. She raced in the DTM German touring car championship for seven years, best result ninth. However, 30 cannot considered ‘young’ in Formula 1. Hope she does well, though, great opportunity. Susie, by the way, is married …