Posts in category Q40: Do you like surprises?

EnvelopeGate

EnvelopeGate
The 2017 Academy Awards has been plagued by a mysterious mix-up for the award of Best Picture.  Hollywood veterans, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty declared La La Land the victor, until we learnt that Moonlight was actually the winner.  Before producer Fred Berger could wrap up his thank you, another producer, Jordan Horowitz, cut in [...]

Out There

Out There
Performing in his ‘Out There’ tour, Sir Paul McCartney was joined on stage in Brazil by a swarm of grasshoppers.  The former Beatle played on stoically and even introduced one settled upon his hand as Harold. The Beatles are Ben’s favourite band. Curious then that this should happen in Brazil – home of the tropic [...]

Strawberry Frogs Forever

Strawberry Frogs Forever
In Sandhurst, Gloucestershire there’s an award winning museum and art gallery. It is the world’s first dedicated to art inspired by Nature.  Aside from the aesthetic and cultural appeal, we’re drawn to it because of magical events in nearby Quedgeley. The village has close connections with the RAF. Its official na [...]

Aphrodite’s Bust

Aphrodite’s Bust
A huge winter storms in Israel has brought 100kmph winds and 10 metre high winds crashing onto the coast. The harsh weather caused disruption and chaos but also revealed an unexpected surprise – the discovery on an amazing ancient 2,000 year old Roman statue in amazing condition. The headless marble figure of a woma [...]

Albino Blackbird in Hertfordshire

Albino Blackbird in Hertfordshire
An albino blackbird has been caught on camera in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Local residents have delighted at the bird’s antics. It’s another one for the White Album. Sir Paul McCartney would be delighted. Perhaps it sings in the dead of night?  

Kinder Squirrel

Kinder Squirrel
A squirrel in Finland has developed a taste for Kinder Surprise Eggs, stealing them from a shop twice a day. The store manager has named the creature, The Kinder Squirrel! Perhaps we need to be kinder to Mother Nature? Let’s do it right!

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye