The Week That Was #31


It’s been another eventful week here at ilk HQ. As the UK’s political parties gear up for the home stretch of #GE2017, Donald Trump continues to cause havoc in the US and Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform for mental health, here are five slightly more light-hearted stories that caught our eye…


That’s purrdy big

The Internet has been going crazy for this record-breaking cat from Melbourne. Four-year old Omar is 120cm (3ft 11in) long – breaking the Guinness world record set by Ludo the Maine Coon from Wakefield in South Yorkshire. Honestly, who needs politics when there’s news like this?


Pick that one out!

While we’re talking record-breakers, check out this spectacular own goal from Swiss side Pully Football. The unfortunate goal-scorer, defender Adrien Gulfo, has gone viral this week, with many claiming his acrobatic-cum-accidental finish is the best OG in history. Bet he couldn’t do that again!


Vote Corbyn, y’get me fam?
If there’s been one surprise story to the general election so far it has to be British grime artists rallying support for MP-turned-MC Jezza Corbz. Famous names including Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Novelist and Akala have all come out in support of Labour’s manifesto – for the mandem, not the few.


A snap from the past
Photographer Peter Mitchell has rereleased a collection of photos of Leeds first taken in 1979. A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission follows the concept that “an alien has landed from Mars and is wandering around Leeds with a degree of surprise and puzzlement” – make of that what you will.


Pringles PR problems
Pringles has been in hot water this week over its packaging, after it was called a “nightmare” by The Recycling Association because of the materials used. To help address the issue, the beeb has put together a list of Six things you can do with a Pringles can. Some of them are ridiculous, but we appreciate the thought.