January 13, 2015

Top News Stories –

Beer with balls –
The Stedji brewery in Iceland has announced its new beer will be flavoured with smoked fin whale testicles. The Hvalur 2 beer is being sold for a limited period to mark the Icelandic midwinter month of Thorri. The fin whale is the second-largest living mammal after the blue whale and can grow up to 27m (88ft).

Trevor “Dozy” Ward-Davies dies –
Trevor Ward-Davies, best known as Dozy from the 60s pop group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, died today at the age of 70 after a short illness. The bass guitarist was a founder member of the band that had hits in the 60s with “Hold Tight!”, “Bend It!” and the legendary UK number one “The Legend of Xanadu” complete with whip-crack sound effects. Between 1965 and 1969, the group spent more weeks in the UK singles charts than the Beatles.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & TichDave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich in 1967

Model restaurant –
A restaurant in Zhengzhou, central Henan province, China, can get their meal for free if they are selected by staff from a cosmetic surgery as one of the best-looking within a group of diners. People have their photos taken on arrival and the five diners judged most attractive get a free meal.

Video of the Day –

Tall Tales Part 2 from Kilogramme on Vimeo.

List of the day –

Best-selling singles of the 1960s in the UK
No. Single Artist Record label[a] Year[a] Chart
peak[a]
1 She Loves You The Beatles Parlophone 1963 1
2 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles Parlophone 1963 1
3 Tears Ken Dodd Columbia 1965 1
4 Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles Parlophone 1964 1
5 I Feel Fine The Beatles Parlophone 1964 1
6 The Carnival Is Over The Seekers Columbia 1965 1
7 We Can Work It Out” / “Day Tripper The Beatles Parlophone 1965 1
8 Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck Decca 1967 1
9 It’s Now or Never Elvis Presley RCA 1960 1
10 Green, Green Grass of Home Tom Jones Decca 1966 1
11 The Last Waltz Engelbert Humperdinck Decca 1967 1
12 Stranger on the Shore Acker Bilk Columbia 1961 2
13 I Remember You Frank Ifield Columbia 1962 1
14 The Young Ones Cliff Richard and The Shadows Columbia 1962 1
15 Sugar, Sugar The Archies RCA 1969 1
16 The Next Time” / “Bachelor Boy Cliff Richard and The Shadows Columbia 1962 1
17 Telstar The Tornados Decca 1962 1
18 From Me to You The Beatles Parlophone 1963 1
19 Two Little Boys Rolf Harris Columbia 1969 1
20 Hey Jude The Beatles Apple 1968 1
21 Hello, Goodbye The Beatles Parlophone 1967 1
22 There Goes My Everything Engelbert Humperdinck Decca 1967 2
23 Help! The Beatles Parlophone 1965 1
24 Cathy’s Clown The Everly Brothers Warner Bros. 1960 1
25 Glad All Over The Dave Clark Five Columbia 1963 1
26 Needles and Pins The Searchers Pye 1964 1
27 Anyone Who Had a Heart Cilla Black Parlophone 1964 1
28 Apache The Shadows Columbia 1960 1
29 Lovesick Blues Frank Ifield Columbia 1962 1
30 My Way Frank Sinatra Reprise 1969 5
31 Distant Drums Jim Reeves RCA 1966 1
32 You’ll Never Walk Alone Gerry and the Pacemakers Columbia 1963 1
33 Get Back The Beatles and Billy Preston Apple 1969 1
34 All You Need Is Love The Beatles Parlophone 1967 1
35 Strangers in the Night Frank Sinatra Reprise 1966 1
36 The Last Time The Rolling Stones Decca 1965 1
37 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley RCA 1961 1
38 I’ll Never Find Another You The Seekers Columbia 1965 1
39 Are You Sure? The Allisons Fontana 1961 2
40 Yellow Submarine” / “Eleanor Rigby The Beatles Parlophone 1966 1
41 I’m a Believer The Monkees RCA 1967 1
42 Paperback Writer The Beatles Parlophone 1966 1
43 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones Decca 1965 1
44 Ticket to Ride The Beatles Parlophone 1965 1
45 Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin Apple 1968 1
46 Magical Mystery Tour[b] The Beatles Parlophone 1967 2
47 Wooden Heart Elvis Presley RCA 1961 1
48 19th Nervous Breakdown The Rolling Stones Decca 1966 2
49 It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones Decca 1965 1
50 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones Decca 1969 1
51 Penny Lane” / “Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles Parlophone 1967 2
52 A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles Parlophone 1964 1
53 I Love You Because Jim Reeves RCA 1964 5
54 Summer Holiday Cliff Richard and The Shadows Columbia 1963 1
55 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison London 1964 1
56 I Won’t Forget You Jim Reeves RCA 1964 3
57 Lady Madonna The Beatles Parlophone 1968 1
58 Surrender Elvis Presley RCA 1961 1
59 Delilah Tom Jones Decca 1968 2
60 Jumpin’ Jack Flash The Rolling Stones Decca 1968 1

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Other News Stories –

Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Health
International relations
Law and crime
  • Egypt‘s highest court overturns and initiates a retrial on the only remaining conviction against former President Hosni Mubarak (a May 2014 sentencing of three years in prison for embezzlement). (Reuters)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules 9–0 in favor of homeowners that the Truth in Lending Act clearly states that a simple notice by the homeowner to the bank within three years seeking to rescind their mortgage suffices over an actual court-filed lawsuit. (Reuters)

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