Posted on: 22.03.2019

The Return of Woodstock, a Bear Grylls Adventure Game and Stranger Things 3

This week. Oh god. Just try and stay calm.

Here are five things to distract you from impending doom. This is the week that was.


Woodstock Revival

It’s been announced this week that Woodstock is making a comeback, marking 50 years since the original one which was held in August 1969.

But the lineup has very much divided opinion…

The iconic American counter culture festival is celebrated for its lineup of folk and rock legends of the time, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Who.


The 2019 lineup features the likes of Miley Cyrus, Jay Z, The Killers and Chance The Rapper.  


Whilst many are thrilled about the big names on the bill, agreeing that it reflects the modern music culture of today…


….others are not so pleased.


One thing’s for sure. This time it’s not free.



Million Pound Pigeon

A racing pigeon nicknamed the ‘Lewis Hamilton of Pigeons’ has been sold for a world record of £1.1m. Yes, you heard correctly, ONE POINT ONE MILLION.

Just let that sink in for a second.



The six digit figure was the result of an intense two week-long bidding war between two pigeon sporting enthusiasts.

The bird’s owner, Joël Verschoot, aged 63 from Ingelmunster in West Flanders, said his bird, Armando, was born to be a champion but had “never dreamed of such a huge sum being paid for it.”

Dreams can come true, Verschoot, dreams can come true.


Weird Baby Names

This week, the National Records of Scotland released a full list of all of the baby names that were registered in Scotland throughout 2018.

Olivia and Jack came top of the table for most Scots, but there were a few others that caught the eye of the Twittersphere…

The list included the likes of Corbyn, Rainbow, Awesome, Destiny-Dior and Lucifer. Yes, Lucifer.

Naturally, the tweets rolled in…

So next time you’re worrying that your name may be a little dull, be it Mark or John (apologies in advance to all the Marks and Johns out there), just spare a thought for all the little baby Lucifers up in Scotland.


How many bears would Bear Grylls grill if Bear Grylls could grill bears?

A question for you.

If you could wish for anything in the world, what would it be?

If you closed your eyes and whispered “I wish I could control Bear Grylls” … then you’re in luck!

Netflix has announced that it’s releasing a new adventure programme, featuring Bear Grylls, in which you can control what he does.

The new show, titled ‘You vs. Wild’ will follow a string of episodes where the viewer is firmly in the driving seat.

You’ll be able to decide whether Bear walks, crawls or runs through snowy terrain and over dangerous mountains.

What a treat.


And finally…


The much anticipated Stranger Things 3 trailer has finally dropped, and here at ilk we are very excited about it.

Take a look (and watch it over and over again until 4th July)…


Happy Friday Folks!