Food and Wine
Two British cities have made it into the top ten European destinations for food and wine and, no, London is not one of them. York came in fifth and Edinburgh tenth.
The top European destination for food and wine was Florence in Italy, with Paris second and Rome third.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone later.
The technology firm is staying tight-lipped, but invitations have gone out for “a special event” in central London which say “Let’s talk iPhone”.
Industry insiders have predicted the new phone – which is likely to be known as iPhone5 – will have a bigger screen and built-in voice recognition software.
Marilyn Monroe Quotes
There have been some great quotes from Marilyn Monroe on the show this morning to celebrate what would have been her 85th birthday yesterday.
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
“It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
New, never seen before, photos went on display in Washington Square, New York to mark the occasion.
Most Popular City
London is the world’s most popular city according to a recent survey of airport traffic by MasterCard. Here’s the top 5 cities:
- London (20.1 million passengers)
- Paris (18.1 million passengers)
- Bangkok (11.5 million passengers)
- Singapore (11.4 million passengers)
- Hong Kong (10.9 million passengers)
Mike’s Mindbender: A prisoner is told “If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you.” What can he say to save himself? ANSWER: He needs to say “you will hang me”.
Strange Items on eBay
What’s the strangest thing you’ve bought sold or seen on eBay? A 7-year-old boy clicked “Buy It Now” on a real life Harrier Jet advertised on eBay the other day. It was listed at £69,999! Here are some of your strange items:
- A school advertised and sold on eBay for £250,000 from Emily in Wigmore
- Jill picked up a free poster of guitarist Paul Gilbert and sold it to a buyer in the US for £45.
The Most Romantic Places to Propose
A survey carried out by flight comparison website Skyscanner has discovered that the top 3 romantic destinations for Valentines Day 2011 are (in order) Italy, France and the Caribbean. If you’re thinking of proposing a gondola in Venice is the most popular way followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Spanish Steps in Rome.