Today’s hit-list.

The BBC gets whacked with a £400,000 fine for faking phone-ins.

The guilty programmes include Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Children in Need. I never trusted any of those shows.

Birmingham’s politicians have been branded half-wits as the ripples of discontent over plans to redevelop New Street station continue to spread out.

The criticism this time comes from Murray Rayner, who was behind the plans for a £2 billion main railway station at Birmingham’s Eastside. The scheme was ditched in favour of a £600m revamp described as a “cosmetic exercise” by MPs.

The theme tune for the next James Bond film – Quantum of Solace – will be a collaboration between Alicia Keys and Jack White, the first duet in the franchise’s history.

And thanks to Le Craic I now know that “the blind cave fish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows”.

This and many other priceless pieces of information can be found at Unnecessary Knowledge.

For example, did you know that you use more calories eating celery than there are in celery itself?

Or, that 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life?

I need to stop now…

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One response »

  1. Ursula says:

    Paul, go forth and patent the “Celery Diet” at once. It’ll make you a fortune. Admittedly the printed version will be a slim volume; however, if you let me co-author it I might be able to come up with 40 ways to munch a celery stick, embellished by Rachel’s photos of the greenery in all its feathery glory.

    You might laugh, but the simplest ideas are often the best.

    With you in the crunching,
    U

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