On this day…in 1980

On this day in 1980, the actor Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood’s leading men of the 1960’s and 1970’s and the star of such action thrillers as Bullitt and The Towering Inferno, dies at the age of 50 in Mexico, where he was undergoing an experimental treatment for cancer. n 1979, McQueen had been diagnosed … [Read the full story]

Ban the stupid bans!

Barmy officials in Nigeria have banned the import of fake flowers. Following the furore about Denmark stopping the sale of Marmite/Vegemite last month, a list of other strange import rules has been drawn up by freight firm DHL Express. It shows a license is needed to bring tents into Jordan, Algeria bans dental products (which … [Read the full story]