New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

  New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation as a result of the crisp shortage known as the “Chipocalypse”.   Up to a third of the country’s potato crop has been destroyed by persistent wet weather, meaning the majority of the islands’ hardened beer drinkers face the prospect of having to go home to eat…

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Marks and Spencer will peg the price of Percy Pigs to the value of Bitcoin

Marks and Spencer will peg the price of Percy Pigs to the value of Bitcoin

  Marks and Spencer has announced it will peg the price of Percy Pig sweets to the value of bitcoin in a bid to thwart the negative effects of Brexit on supplies.   A 170g bag of the famous sweets now costs £1.65, up from £1.50 and the retailer says that much like the adoption…

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IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

  IKEA has just launched a new collection of pre-destroyed furniture designed exclusively for pets.   The Lurvig furniture range, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries at the start of October and was inspired by the IKEA Head Product Designer’s badly behaved pet collie ‘Hjalmar.’ IKEA Head Product Designer…

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eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

  The UK arm of eBay paid its corporation tax last year in selfie sticks even though its US parent had total revenues from UK operations of $1.32bn (£1bn).   The company declined to confirm whether the selfie sticks in question were Bluetooth selfie sticks that are compatible with the i-phone 4, 5, 5s, 6…

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McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds has announced plans to turn itself into a Chinese take away chain after the recent success of its Szechuan sauce.   Despite being on sale for only a single day, no product relaunch has provoked an outpouring of such public emotion since Robin Thicke announced he was going back into the studio to record…

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Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

  The latest advert for Dove soap makes the rather bold claim that actress Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T. before using the company’s product.   The advert shows Mr. T’s character B.A. Baracus, shooting at bad guys (and missing them of course), refusing to board a plane and pumping weights at the gym…

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Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

  Thousands of shops in the UK will ignore the Royal Mint’s deadline to stop accepting the old £1 coins and will happily receive payment in supermarket trolleys instead.   A small business trade organisation representing 170,000 companies, has advised its members to accept the trolleys as payment because the changeover period for the new…

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Natural History Museum interested in selling 2 Sisters’ out of date chicken

Natural History Museum interested in selling 2 Sisters’ out of date chicken

  The Natural History Museum has expressed an interest in selling chicken from one of the UK’s largest supermarket suppliers after undercover footage revealed some of the meat was much older than originally thought.   The Guardian and ITV released film showing an occurrence where 2 Sisters workers altered the slaughter date of poultry being…

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Sex for sale at Poundland for a quid

Sex for sale at Poundland for a quid

  Poundland has announced plans to start selling sex for £1 a go.   The new product called Nooky, follows the success of the discount retailer’s £1 bullet vibrator which became a best-seller back in 2016. Poundland’s Head of Cheaply Procured Shorterm Dating, Mr. Pimpson Hoes said, “We’re really aiming to make sex more accessible…

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