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Silly Season

25 Mar
1950: Ski jumpers soar over Hampstead Heath

01 Apr
1957: BBC fools the nation

20 May
1958: High Wycombe weighs new mayor

23 Feb
1963: Shocking wardens could be legal

07 Mar
1965: Goldie the eagle evades capture again

24 Aug
1967: Penguins cool off in heat wave

04 Jun
1968: Dover begins bird purge

25 Aug
1974: Human cannonball misses target

10 Jun
1977: Killer perch outwitted by electric rod

07 Oct
1977: Invasion of Swedish identical twins

09 Aug
1979: Brighton bares all

13 Sep
1980: Missing Scottish bear is found

07 Dec
1983: Tomcat halts steeplejack

11 Oct
1987: Search ends for Loch Ness monster

30 Jul
1991: Pavarotti sings in the British rain

09 Oct
1991: Sumos size up Royal Albert Hall

10 Oct
1999: Millennium Wheel edges upwards

10 Jun
2000: Swaying Millennium Bridge closed

19 Oct
2003: David Blaine ends glass box stunt


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