THE back of the fridge is an area which is infamous for harbouring shocking discoveries.
Where there might have been mouldy veg or perhaps an out-of-date banger, one Fife couple got the shock of their lives when they instead discovered a rather exotic wolf spider nestling comfortably in their chiller.
The spider is now warming up and making itself comfortable at Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, having most likely hitched a ride to the Kingdom in a box of grapes.
Of course, the discovery led to a few choice comments about the Scottish diet, with Irvine Welsh pointing out: “Those neebors over in Fife will deep fry anything and serve it with McCains oven chips”.
Sign up for a big shout
A THEATRE group bringing a play to the Fringe this year has hit upon a fundraiser that is something to shout about.
The team behind Cartwheels, which will be on at C Venues, is offering incentives to sponsor its trip to the Capital, including a promise that anyone who donates £2 or more will be sent a video of the entire cast screaming their name and “proclaiming to all the world that you are a wonderful human being” from the top of Arthur’s Seat.
Detective Rebus is
THERE are many measures of literary fame, but for Rebus author Ian Rankin it will surely be a sign of how popular he has become that
his detective was an answer on daytime quiz show Pointless yesterday.
And, if that wasn’t fame enough, the detective is a chosen specialist subject on BBC’s Mastermind this Friday.
In memory of dog days
THEY were two of the best-known faces on the Southside – now a Facebook page commemorates Border Collies Tess and Flash. Owner Suzanne Fraser set up the page after being inundated with questions about where her dogs were.