Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.
British ‘store cupboard classics’ get a makeover – as ice cream
Ever wondered what baked bean ice cream tastes like? Londoners basking under Britain’s hottest ever summer are getting the chance to find out, and sample a range of other flavours more readily associated with savoury winter dishes – including porridge oats and HP sauce.
Games-Birmingham’s raging bull to stay after public campaign
A giant mechanical bull that turned heads at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in the English city of Birmingham will stay on show after a campaign against it being dismantled, the city council announced on Friday. A petition to save the 10-metre tall structure attracted nearly 10,000 signatures and it will now adorn Birmingham’s Centenary Square until the end of September for public viewing before being moved indoors.
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