It’s Thursday, but we’re bringing you your Friday digest one day early just in case you’re too busy on Good Friday to check in. Plus we love to bring you some lunch time reading, and it’s been a busy week full of bizarre things you might have missed. There are some very sad things that have happened this week that we’re sure you won’t have missed, so we’ll just skip on to the stuff that might have passed you by.

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First up, us pesky adults have caused a coloured pencil shortage, it was announced on Monday. There has been a sharp increase in the past few years in the purchasing of ‘adult colouring books’ and naturally along with them, colouring pencils. Manufacturers of colouring pencils are having to work hard to meet demand (probably for the first time ever) and are warning that there could be a global colouring pencil shortage in the next few months if they cannot keep up with production. Why not taking up colouring with crayons or pastel chalks instead? Leave the kids their pencils.

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On Tuesday, it was revealed there is a gang of nutters breaking in to rooms of Kingston Uni accommodation. Yes, a gang of hardcore squirrels have been raiding flats and stealing food. One student even complained of a squirrel stealing a sirloin steak out of his frying pan as he cooked it. Are squirrels are changing with the times? Do they want bigger, better, leaner food? Or are they just adrenaline junkies living for the thrill of the steal and the nuts just don’t cut it anymore.

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A particular highlight of this week for us is the story of Mr Hot Wing the goldfish. This week, Mr Hot Wing became the first gold fish to be fitted with braces. He was born without a lower jaw bone, and has struggled with breathing. He has been fitted with a brace to help keep his mouth open to aid breathing and eating. If that story and the adorable picture don’t make you smile, we’re not sure what will.


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Today in Sydney, the latest giant mural to grace the side of Zigi’s Art Wine and Cheese bar has been condemned by the council, and they now have 14 days to remove it. What could the mural possibly be of that has elicited such an extreme reaction? It is, of course, none other than a towering, nude depiction of Kim Kardashian. Created by artist lushsux, the mural shows Kimmy K modestly self-censoring her body parts which could offend the prudes on the streets of Sydney. Fortunately they won’t have to look on the ghastly piece for much longer as it is due to be covered in the next week. The shame!

We wish all of you a lovely bank holiday weekend and a joyful Easter. We hope to see you again next Tuesday.

With lunch,