Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week

Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week

Following the week in which Tesco posted record losses of £6.4 billion, European leaders pledged to work together to tackle the issue of migrant trafficking and a volcano in Chile erupted for the first time in 40 years, EP brings you a brief round-up of some other interesting news items which may have skipped your attention

  • Oooh, cheeky! A jockey in Sydney suffered a wardrobe malfunction this week while riding down the final strait. There’s a bottomless pit of innuendo and jokes which he’ll no doubt be keen to put behind him…
  • Bringing new meaning to the expression “old romantic”, 103 year old George Kirby has finally popped the question to his girlfriend of 27 years, 91 year old Doreen
  • The New York Times has released a mesmerising time-lapse video “documenting” the growth of New York from 1500 to 2014 from would have been the elevator of 1 World Trade Centre
  • Next month, a 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB is expected to sell at auction for more than £8 million. That may seem like a lot for one motor, but actually would only place it 10th on a list of the World’s most expensive cars
  • Scre bleu! Originally included in the structure as a private retreat for the architect, the erstwhile closed apartment in the Eiffel Tower has now been renovated and is open to the public for viewings
  • Only unlocking the trigger when a built-in finger-print scanner “recognises” the owner’s identity, the “world’s safest gun” has been invented by a self-taught 18 year old in America
  • The town of Tisdale, Canada is looking for a new community slogan after it was decided that the 60 year old caption “Land of Rape and Honey” was having a negative effect on tourism
  • Accepted in 174 countries without need for a visa, the British passport is tied first with America, Sweden & Finland on a list of the world’s most powerful Passports. On the other end of the scale, Afghanistan is ranked the least useful as it is only accepted in 28 countries on a visa-free basis
  • The Chinese Ministry of Culture has finally passed a law banning strip-shows at funerals following some “obscene displays” of late
  • Good Deed Feed: Having lost both his legs in an IED explosion while serving in Baghdad, Staff Sgt. Joseph James has returned to Tennessee to be given a mortgage-free home donated by members of his Church, local community and “Operation Finally Home”

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