So how did an intelligent, articulate man with a successful career come to be subjugated by pictures of strangers having sex? With admirable honesty Mike says he's always been fascinated by porn.
Four days - that was how long it took. When the Queen Mary launched on the River Clyde in Scotland in 1934, an ocean liner was the only way for most people to get across the Atlantic.
People with a second address might be expected to come from London and South East England, right? Wrong.
She was born on a farm in Wales two years ago, bought soon after by entrepreneur Mark Astley, and sent to America to get an education. She has the distinction of being the only certified bedbug sniffer dog in Europe.
Where did planking come from?
Once upon a time British cities at rush hour were a sea of grey suits, bowler hats and umbrellas.
The Celtic Tiger is in intensive care and young people are rushing for the exits.
Columnist Matthew Parris has been called "ignorant" and his actions "dangerous" after swimming across London's River Thames. But up and down the country, people are dipping a toe in the trend for outdoor swimming.
A problem shared is a problem halved, goes the old saying. But what happens if you share a problem with millions of people?
While some achieve absurd job titles all by themselves, others have absurdity thrust upon them.