Jobs name game: Guess what a ‘recycling operative’ or an ‘education centre nourishment consultant’ actually does?

A typically sensationalist article from the Daily Mail about the transition to politically correct job titles. A similar article from the Daily Telegraph here.

Did the media distribution officer deliver your newspaper this morning before the domestic technician headed off on the school run? 

These are just two of the bureaucratic – and often politically correct – new job titles now spreading like a deathly grey plague through British life.

 

11 Ideas From Billionaires That Are So Crazy They Might Just Work

This Inc. magazine article outlines some of the ambitious projects on the drawing board of billionaire entrepreneurs who are intent on reshaping the world to fit their dreams.

In 2012 Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt announced that they would be teaming up with filmmaker James Cameron to mine the asteroids that pass by Earth. The plan is for robotic ships to mine the asteroids for rare minerals like gold and platinum which are commonly used in electronics and batteries.

April Fool’s Day: The top 10 pranks of all time

A nice article from the Daily Mirror outlining some of the more successful April Fool’s pranks that have been played over the years.

The best known public prank is the 1957 news show broadcast by Panorama. It was a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. This was apparently because of an unusually mild winter and the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil,”