One of the cleverest ideas during the Fifa World Cup has to be Spanish LGBTQ group FELGTB’s “Hidden Flag” protest. The Pride flag is illegal in Russia, so activists made a “human flag” using different football strips, and ‘flew’ it across Moscow.
Nick Grimshaw and Greg James swapping Radio 1 shifts could have been no more than a small story in the entertainment pages. But after they teased listeners with a live 23-hour game of hide and seek, everyone was talking about it.
The UK has Ronseal, Sweden has ‘Sioo:x Wood Protection’. With “it does what it says on the tin” taken, Sioo:x’s “most boring billboard” is some planks painted with its products – which will now stay in situ for 12 years.
Walter Carr’s car broke down the day before he was due to start a new job. Unperturbed, he walked 20 miles to work. His (flabbergasted) new boss promptly handed Walter his own car. Footage of the handover quickly went viral.