And Finally



And finally... lucky number

A Chinese mobile phone number ending with five eights has sold for 2.25 million yuan (£250,000) in an online auction.

Published 18 August 2020

And finally... unmasked

ISIS allegedly ran a coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) scam, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). 

Published 17 August 2020

And finally... digging the dirt

Trowels will be left in 90 lay-bys in parts of the Highlands for people who desperately need the toilet to dig a hole and deposit their waste.

Published 14 August 2020

And finally... loadsamoney

The former chairman of China Huarong Asset Management, stored his money at several properties, including 270 million yuan (£29 million) in a room full of safes and vaults which he called the “supermarket” because he frequented it as often as he would visit a market. The court head that Mr Lai also accepted property, luxury cars, expensive watches, gold bars and works of art as forms of payment. He pleaded guilty to the charges of taking bribes, corruption and bigamy in a court in the northern city of Tianjin, The Times reports. He could face life in prison or the death penalty, although this is unusual for financial crimes.  

Published 13 August 2020

And finally... safety first

Ottawa police have reported that a man accused of robbing a bank last week followed physical distancing protocols before attempting to rob the branch. 

Published 12 August 2020

And finally... crypto-fascists

The family of Benito Mussolini have sparked controversy after demanding that the fascist's crypt be turned into a national monument.

Published 11 August 2020

And finally... what a Hassel-hoff

A man has spent £32,000 transforming his old beat-up car into his own Knight Rider car.

Published 10 August 2020

And finally... pubic pint

The co-founder of a Canadian brewery has apologised after being accused of cultural appropriation for naming its New Zealand pale ale 'Huruhuru' - which unknown to him is the Māori word for pubic hair. 

Published 7 August 2020

And finally... tunnel of love

A mother who allegedly dug a ten-metre-long, three-metre-tall tunnel in a bid to break her son out of prison has been arrested.

Published 6 August 2020

And finally… lights, camera, auction

The final manuscript for the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, has sold at an auction for £377,000. 

Published 5 August 2020

And finally... fool's gold

A treasure hunter who posted his rare finds online has been arrested for allegedly plundering archaeological sites with a metal detector.

Published 4 August 2020

And finally... scratch that

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon DJ'd at a party in the Hamptons which is now under investigation for flouting health guidelines.

Published 31 July 2020

And finally... cough it up

A man who bought a Lamborghini and other luxury items after receiving almost $4 million in coronavirus loans has been charged with fraud.

Published 30 July 2020

And finally... lot of luck

A woman has decided to raffle off her house and car for just £1 per ticket.

Published 29 July 2020

And finally... superior mother

The head of a convent has been ordered by religious leaders to give up a £100,000 Mercedes bought with charitable donations.

Published 28 July 2020