Following the recent news that a baby in France, whose parents had named it “Nutella”, was renamed by a judge as “Ella”, here are some other names that have been banned at some point. Numbers eight and nine are particularly heinous.
1. Mafia No Fear – New Zealand
2. Bjørn – Norway
3. Superman – Venezuela
4. Anus – Denmark
5. Saddam Hussein – Brazil
6. Robocop – Mexico
7. Osama Bin Laden – Germany
8. Tom – Portugal
9. Linda – Saudi Arabia
Five people in San Francisco called the police on Monday after Facebook went down.
A dispatcher told CBC San Francisco said: “Our lines are dedicated to handle [sic] life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it’s not a matter of life and death when it stops working.
“One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn’t a life threatening emergency.”
The barrister’s wig tea cosy above was seen at The Judge’s Lodgings – a hotel in York – recently.
The grade 1 townhouse was the private residence for judges attending the Assize Courts at York between 1806 and 1976.
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