And Finally



And finally... Secret Santa

A young footballer has pranked his friend by convincing him that he'd won £100,000 on a fake scratchcard he bought as a secret Santa gift.

Published 20 December 2019

And finally... Marvelous

The US Department of Agriculture has listed Wakanda as a free-trade partner.

Published 19 December 2019

And finally... Dethroned

New downward-tilting toilets have been designed to boost employee productivity.

Published 18 December 2019

And finally... an offer you can't refuse

An ancient Sicilian hamlet in Bivona, surrounded by peach and olive groves has joined the list of Italian towns fighting depopulation by selling houses for €1 each.

Published 16 December 2019

And finally... Home a-loan

The damage caused in the movie Home Alone would have cost almost £9,000 to fix, according to research.

Published 13 December 2019

And finally... Wizard

A book collector who purchased a signed Harry Potter book for 1p has found out that the signed copy is worth £2,500.

Published 12 December 2019

And finally... Doubts over sprouts? Barclays has you covered

Almost a third (32%) of Scots don’t know how sprouts are grown, according to new research from Barclays Business Banking.

Published 11 December 2019

And finally... Wrong number

A pensioner accidentally sent £193,000 to the wrong person after typing one digit of the sort code wrong whilst sending his banking details to his solicitor to receive an inheritance payment.

Published 10 December 2019

And finally... Bananas

Maurizio Cattelan's artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall has been eaten by a performance artist. 

Published 9 December 2019

And finally... printer out of paper

De La Rue, the world's largest printer of money is running out of money.

Published 6 December 2019

And finally... festive fancy

The five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella in Spain is home to the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, decorated with £12 million of jewels and emu eggs.

Published 5 December 2019

And finally... Pure gold

The largest gold nugget in the UK has been found in a Scottish river.

Published 4 December 2019

And finally... not so smart

Luxury skincare brand Foreo lost almost £8 million on Black Friday when a pricing error caused a £250 face mask to be reduced to £9.

Published 3 December 2019

And finally... backhanders galore

More than half of Indians have paid a bribe to the police or other government officials in the past year despite a pledge made by the government to create a corruption-free country.

Published 2 December 2019

And finally... Third of 15-year-olds unable to identify a one pence coin

The difference in how children are receiving their pocket money is resulting in their differing abilities to recognise cash.

Published 29 November 2019